Prayer to St. Jude for Easter
St. Jude, I believe in the promise of the Resurrection. Our good shepherd has returned to us; His good news has been fulfilled. Alleluia! Thanks be to God! Even when the doors were locked, the risen Jesus came and stood in your presence. Unlock the door of my heart and shine on me the light of your hope. On Easter night, Jesus appeared before you – help me to see Christ in those I find difficult to love. St. Jude, I rejoice with you and humbly ask to be united in love and devotion to Jesus, the Living One. Amen.
National Shrine of St. Jude Holy Week Meditations
Thank you for joining us in prayer during Holy Week. Please send your special intentions to the National Shrine of St. Jude to be remembered in our Masses and prayers during this holy season. As you read and consider these Holy Week Meditations, know that our shared prayer and devotion to the Patron of Hope can enrich your spiritual journey. May the grace of God be with you during Holy Week, in anticipation of the joy of Easter.
March 29th - Monday of Holy Week
We take a moment this Monday of Holy Week to reflect with contrition and resolve.
"My children, I will be with you only a little while longer." - John 13:33
Holy Week has begun. Let’s spend some quiet time with Jesus. Soon He will be taken from our midst.
March 30th - Tuesday of Holy Week
We take a moment this Tuesday of Holy Week to reflect with contrition and resolve.
"I came into this world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness." - John 12:46
The disciples are frightened and heartbroken when Jesus tells them what must be done to Him. The one who was scorned will be glorified, and those who have faith will be rewarded.
March 31st - Wednesday of Holy Week
We take a moment this Wednesday of Holy Week to reflect with contrition and resolve.
"Behold, the hour is at hand when the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners." - Matthew 26:45
Jesus is loved by many. Yet soon He will endure much pain and suffering for us all. Be with Him today in prayer and in silence.