Sunday, October 19, 2014

Novena Prayer to St. Jude

St. Jude's feast day is October 28th and each year my parish offers a St. Jude Novena of Masses. This year it starts tomorrow (Monday, October 28th). St. Jude is known as the patron saint of desperate cases. If you have a special intention to pray for, I invite you to join us in prayer:

O God. the Apostle, Saint Jude Thaddeus was a faithful servant and friend of your Son and Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Your Church honors him and invokes his intercession universally as the patron of those in difficulty who have found no other help. Grant that through St. Jude's intercession we may know your will for us, have the strength to do it, and enjoy the consolation of your Holy Spirit, as well as your blessings in time and in eternity.

Heavenly Father, may St. Jude intercede for us in all our necessities, tribulations and sufferings particularly (here make your needs known.) With him and with all the saints may we praise You with Your Son and Holy Spirit forever. Amen.

St. Jude Thaddeus; pray for us and for all who invoke your aid.

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