St. Jude Journal — October 2019

When someone we love dies, we celebrate their life and remember the love and life we shared with them. We are grateful for the time we had together and for the memories they left that continue to enrich us, even as we work through our grief.

We ask God for additional grace and strength to support us during this difficult time. In our devotion to St. Jude, we ask the Patron Saint of Hope for his intercession on behalf of our deceased, as well as on our behalf as we adjust to a new reality. This upcoming Solemn Novena to St. Jude for All Souls, October 26th — November 3rd, is an opportunity for focused prayer for all our family and friends who have died, and for our intentions and petitions of gratitude to St. Jude.

Remember your loved ones in this Solemn Novena by sending your petitions and we will place them at the altar of St. Jude at the National Shrine, where they will be remembered in our Masses and prayers throughout the Novena.

May God bless you with comfort and peace.