Winter Solemn Novena to St. Jude

St. Jude calls us all to experience the intercessory power of Novena prayer in our lives. As we continue to pray during this Winter Solemn Novena, there is still time to send your petitions. To enhance your connection to this Novena you can also: View Novena meditations and videos Check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily Novena content Learn more about the Winter…

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In this week’s Gospel, Jesus reflects on the importance of the Ten Commandments. He urges us to live by these Ten Commandments, telling us He has come to fulfill them. Though they may be difficult, having faith in God makes it easier. With prayer, God gives us the grace to love as He loves and…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 16th 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Sir 15:15–20:If you wish, you can keep the commandments and it is in your power to remain faithful. He has set fire and water before you; you stretch out your hand to whichever you prefer. Life and death are set before man: which ever a man…

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Our trust in God is such an essential aspect of our spiritual paths—one that doesn’t simply just happen. We cultivate trust and we invest our faith in trust, so that as we experience life’s joys and challenges, our sense of God’s presence stays strong. The decisions we make each day in favor of trust over…

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National Shrine of St. Jude

Our reflection from the readings this week is:“Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Just as natural light lets us see the world around us, the light of Christ enables us to see and work toward God’s kingdom. Our mission is to…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 9th 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Is 58:7-10:Fast by sharing your food with the hungry, bring to your house the homeless, clothe the one you see naked and do not turn away from your own kin Then will your light break forth as the dawn and your healing come in a flash.…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Vigil Light Room

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. We pray together: God of healing mercy, in Jesus your…

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This Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Simeon waited his whole life to meet Christ.  He never lost hope and patiently waited as the Holy Spirit said “that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.” When Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 2nd Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 1st Reading: Mal 3:1-4:Now I am sending my messenger ahead of me, to clear the way; then, suddenly, the Lord, for whom you long, will enter the Sanctuary. The envoy of the Covenant which you so greatly desire, already comes, says Yahweh of hosts. Who can…

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Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” In Matthew’s Gospel, Peter, Andrew, James, and John all left their fishing boats to follow Jesus. They gave up their lives to spread His Word all over the world. Jesus calls all of us to be fishers…

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