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Weekly Devotion – February 8th

February 8, 2021

Who do you take your troubles to? In this week’s Gospel, Simon brings Jesus to heal his mother-in-law. She was healed because Jesus heard Simon’s prayer. Try to be part of Christ’s healing ministry that is praying or working not only for physical healing but for spiritual development also. Say a prayer for what is…

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Bible Diary for February 7th – 13th

February 4, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 7th Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeBl. Pius IX 1st Reading: Job 7:1–4, 6–7:Man’s life on earth is a thankless job, his days are those of a mercenary. Like a slave he longs for the shade of evening, like a hireling waiting for his wages. Thus I am allotted months of boredom and nights of…

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St. Jude Journal — February 2021

February 4, 2021

Our Solemn Novena to St. Jude is a meaningful way to respond to God’s invitation to continually deepen our relationship with Him. We hold our simple prayer, “St. Jude, pray for us,” close to our hearts as we honor the blessings and ask for help with the challenges. We offer our needs and petitions to…

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February 2021 Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

February 3, 2021
Prayer to St. Jude for those Affected by Cancer

Throughout today’s liturgies at the National Shrine of St. Jude, we will pray in a special way for all those who suffer from cancer. Join us today, and on the first Wednesday of every month, as we call upon St. Jude’s intercession for the healing of cancer. This month, we also continue to pray in a…

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Weekly Devotion – February 1st

February 1, 2021

Jesus continues His ministry of healing and preaching in this week’s Gospel. He spoke with authority the way no one had spoken before, not even the Rabbis. Many people often forget prayer is the first and last act of a follower of Christ. How essential is prayer in your life? Find a quiet time to…

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Bible Diary for January 31st – February 6th

January 28, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 31st 4th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. John Bosco 1st Reading: Dt 18:15–20:“He will raise up for you a prophet like myself from among the people, from your brothers, to whom you shall listen. Remember that in Horeb, on the day of the Assembly, you said: ‘I am afraid to die and I do not…

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Weekly Devotion – January 25th

January 25, 2021

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus asks the fishermen to be His disciples. He chose these individuals, not for what they were, but for what they would be capable of becoming. The Lord takes ordinary people and uses our talents for greatness. We pray together: Just as Jesus called you, St. Jude, and the first disciples,…

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Bible Diary for January 24th – 30th

January 21, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 24th 3rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Francis de Sales 1st Reading: Jon 3:1–5, 10:The word of Yahweh came to Jonah a second time: “Go to Nineveh, the great city, and announce to them the message I give you.” In obedience to the word of Yahweh, Jonah went to Nineveh. It was a very large…

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Weekly Devotion – January 18th

January 18, 2021

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Behold, the Lamb of God.” John did not hesitate to direct his disciples to the Lord Jesus. Just as Jesus asked them, He also invites each of us to “come and see” for ourselves that His word is true and everlasting. We pray together: St. Jude, may the…

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Bible Diary for January 17th – 23rd

January 14, 2021
National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 17th 2nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Anthony the Great 1st Reading: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19:Samuel lay in the house of Yahweh near the ark of God. Then Yahweh called, “Samuel! Samuel!” Samuel answered, “I am here!” and ran to Eli saying, “I am here, did you not call me?” But Eli said, “I did…

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