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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On Sunday we began Advent, waiting for the arrival of Jesus in our lives. If we wait routinely, it is possible we will not recognize Him. How can we be vigilant? By being alert to the people in our surroundings, listening to our spouses and children, putting care into our jobs, treating everyone with kindness,…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayNovember 29th 1st Sunday of Advent 1st Reading: Is 63:16b–17; 64:2–7:For you are our Father, whereas Abraham does not know us nor has Israel any knowledge of us. But you, O Yahweh, are our Father, from the beginning, you are our redeemer: this is your name. Why have you made us stray from your ways?…

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Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“As you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.” In the parable Jesus tells this week, we learn the importance of showing true compassion and mercy toward others. When we help our neighbor, we are also helping Jesus. Just…

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SundayNovember 21st 34th Sunday in Ordinary TimeChrist the KingSt. Cecilia 1st Reading: Ezk 34:11–12, 15–17:Indeed Yahweh says this: I, myself, will care for my sheep and watch over them. As the shepherd looks after his flock when he finds them scattered, so will I watch over my sheep; and gather them from all the places…

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In the parable, Jesus tells us about the amount of trust the master places in his servants. He expects the servants to use the money responsibly, and rewards the ones that do. God trusts us to use the talents He has given us responsibly. We are expected to share our gifts with others instead of…

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SundayNovember 15th 33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Albert the Great 1st Reading: Pro 31:10–13, 19–20, 30–31:The woman of character, where is she to be found? She is more precious than any jewel. Her husband has complete confidence in her; she will be of great benefit to him. She brings him only good and not evil,…

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In this week’s Gospel, Jesus stresses the importance of being prepared. It is important to trust in God and wait in hope with the right preparation. Many people begin their journey of faith with great enthusiasm only to quickly abandon it when they feel disappointed by God. Take a minute and ask God for perseverance…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayNovember 8th 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Wis 6:12–16:Wisdom is luminous and never tarnished; she willingly lets herself be seen by those who love her, and known by those who look for her. She hastens to meet those who long for her. Seek her in the morning and you will not be disappointed;…

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St. Jude Prayer for the Healing of 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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