St. Jude Journal – April 2021

Our Solemn Novena to St. Jude is a meaningful way to respond to God’s invitation to continually deepen our relationship with Him. We hold our simple prayer, “St. Jude, pray for us,” close to our hearts as we honor the blessings and ask for help with the challenges.

When we take part in Solemn Novena prayer, the gifts we receive are many. Our devotion to St. Jude is at its heart about the gift of hope, a blessing for which we as devotees are especially grateful. With the focus of nine days of Novena prayer, the hope of St. Jude is accompanied by the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we pray for particular needs.

This guidance means that God lights the way for us, giving us the deep certainty that we are not alone and that we can move through our challenges and joys with the support, peace, and comfort our prayer imparts.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the upcoming Spring Solemn Novena to St. Jude April 24th—May 2nd at the National Shrine of St. Jude. Send your prayers and petitions and we will place them at the altar of St. Jude to be remembered at our Masses and Novena services during these nine days of prayer.

May you find hope and guidance through this Novena experience, whether you are able to join us in person or are joining us from a distance through prayer.