Bible Diary for January 23rd – 29th

National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 23rd 3rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. VincentSt. IldephonsusSt. Marianne CopeSt. Emerentiana 1st Reading: Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10:Ezra brought the law before the assembly, both men, women and all the children who could understand what was being read. It was the first day of the seventh month. So he read it before the plaza in…

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Weekly Devotion – January 17th

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is: “Jesus did this as the beginning of His signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed His glory, and His disciples began to believe in Him.” In this week’s Gospel, Jesus performs His first public miracle at the request of His mother. The miracles of Jesus reveal…

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Bible Diary for January 16th – 22nd

National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 16th 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Is 62:1-5:For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, for Jerusalem I will not keep silent, until her holiness shines like the dawn and her salvation flames like a burning torch. The nations will see your holiness and all the kings your glory. You will…

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Weekly Devotion – January 10th

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is: “My beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Sunday’s Gospel tells us of Jesus’ Baptism. We, too, are called to humbly trust in God’s loving plans for us. He, in turn, anoints us with His Holy Spirit that we may be clothed with His power and…

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Bible Diary for January 9th – 15th

National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 9th Baptism of the Lord 1st Reading: Is 40:1-5, 9-11:Be comforted, my people, be strengthened, says your God. Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, proclaim to her that her time of bondage is at an end, that her guilt has been paid for, that from the hand of Yahweh she has received double punishment…

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January 2022 Day of 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. We pray together: God of healing mercy, in Jesus your…

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Weekly Devotion – January 3rd

Es fácil para nosotros ver las dificultades que pueden surgir en las relaciones entre personas de diferentes culturas. En las lecturas del domingo se nos dice que la Epifanía, nuestra celebración de que Dios se haga hombre y se nos revele, es para todos. Dios está aquí para todas las culturas y todas las naciones. Él ama a todos, y no ...

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Bible Diary for January 2nd – 8th

National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 2nd EpiphanySts. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen 1st Reading: Is 60:1-6:Arise, Jerusalem shine, for your light has come. The glory of Yahweh rises upon you. Night still covers the earth and gloomy clouds veil the peoples, but Yahweh now rises and over you his glory appears. Nations will come to your light and…

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Weekly Devotion – December 27th

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is: “Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” In this week’s Gospel, we hear Jesus use the word father for the first time to refer to God His Father in heaven. Jesus knows that He has been called by His heavenly Father, and…

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Bible Diary for December 26th – January 1st

National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayDecember 26th Feast of the Holy FamilySt. Stephen 1st Reading: 1 Sm 1:20-22, 24-28:And she became pregnant. She gave birth to a son and called him Samuel because she said: “I have asked Yahweh to give him to me.” Once more Elkanah went to the temple with his family to offer his yearly sacrifice and…

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