Saint Jude Church

NOVENA TO SAINT JUDE

Saint Jude Parish commissioned Virginia Broderick
to create this original portrait of Saint Jude.

Saint Jude is the patron of hopeless and desperate cases.
Prayers said for nine days in succession (called novenas)
are a way of requesting the intercession of Saint Jude.

NOVENA TO SAINT JUDE

Prayer to Saint Jude

O glorious apostle, Saint Jude Thaddeus, true relative of Jesus and Mary, I salute you through the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Through this Heart I praise and thank God for all the graces He has bestowed upon you. Humbly prostrate before you, I implore you through this Heart, to look down upon me with compassion. Oh, despise not my poor prayer; let not my trust be confounded! To you God has granted the privilege of aiding humankind in the most desperate cases. Oh, come to my aid, that I may praise the mercies of God. All my life I will be grateful to you and will be your faithful client until I can thank you in heaven. Amen.

Litany

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Saint Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary, pray for us.
Saint Jude, while on earth deemed worthy to see Jesus and Mary, and to enjoy their company, pray for us.
Saint Jude, raised to the dignity of an apostle, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who had the honor of beholding your Divine Master humble himself to wash your feet, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who at the Last Supper received the Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who after the profound grief which the death of your beloved Master caused you, had the consolation of beholding Him risen from the dead, and assisting at His glorious Ascension, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who was filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who preached the Gospel in Persia, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who converted many people to the Faith, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who performed wonderful miracles in the power of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who restored an idolatrous king to health, of both soul and body, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who imposed silence on demons, and confounded their oracles, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who fortold to a weak prince an honorable peace with a powerful enemy, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who took from deadly serpents the power of injuring people, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who disregarding the threats of the impious, courageously preached the doctrine of Christ, pray for us.
Saint Jude, who gloriously suffered martyrdom for the love of your Divine Master, pray for us.

Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke you.
Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke you.
Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke you.

Saint Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress.
Saint Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress.
Saint Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress.

That by your intercession, both priests and people of the Church may obtain an ardent zeal for the Faith of Jesus Christ, we beseech you, hear us.
That you defend our Sovereign Pontiff and obtain peace and unity for the Holy Church, we beseech you, hear us.
That all heathen and unbelievers may be converted to the true Faith, we beseech you, hear us.
That faith, hope and charity may increase in our hearts, we beseech you, hear us.
That we may be delivered from all evil thoughts, and from all the snares of the devil, we beseech you, hear us.
That you aid and protect all those who honor you, we beseech you, hear us.
That you preserve us all from sin and from all occasion of sin, we beseech you, hear us.
That you defend us at the hour of death, against the fury of the devil and his evil spirits, we beseech you, hear us.

Pray for us, that before death we may expiate all our sins by sincere repentance and the worthy reception of the Holy Sacraments.
Pray for us, that we may appease the Divine Justice, and obtain a favorable judgment.
Pray for us, that we may be admitted into the company of the blessed, to rejoice in the presence of our God, forever.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us, O Lord.

Saint Jude, pray for us,
And for all who invoke your aid.

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Prayer

Glorious apostle, martyr and relative of Jesus, Saint Jude Thaddeus, who spread the true Faith among the most barbarous and distant nations; who won to the obedience of Jesus Christ many tribes and peoples by the power of His Holy Word, grant, I beseech you, from this day I may renounce every sinful habit, that I may be preserved from all evil thoughts, that I may always obtain your assistance, particularly in every danger and difficulty, and that I may safely reach the heavenly country, with you, to adore the most Holy Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.


May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.
-Jude 1:2

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