Prayer to St. Jude

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope.

Please intercede on my behalf. Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most.

Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges. I praise God with you and all the saints forever.

I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.

Meet the Novena Preacher: Fr. Eddie De León, CMF

Each day of the Solemn Novena to St. Jude, a devotional service is held at the National Shrine of St. Jude. The 2023 October Solemn Novena to St. Jude preacher is Fr. Eddie De León, C.M.F.

Learn more about Fr. De León and this Novena in this short Meet the Preacher interview.

Celebrate this Novena with us in person at the Shrine or virtually on our Facebook page. Videos of the Novena services will be available Monday—Saturday at 5:30 p.m. CDT and Sunday at 3 p.m. CDT.

Also join us on the Feast Day of St. Jude for a special bilingual Mass. Celebrate with us either in person at the Shrine or virtually by viewing a livestream of the Mass on our website or Facebook page on October 28th, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT.