Tuesday, October 4, 2022

28th October Saints Simon and Jude

Jude is so named by Luke and Acts. Matthew and Mark call him Thaddeus. He is not mentioned elsewhere in the Gospels, except of course where all the apostles are mentioned. Scholars hold that he is not the author of the Letter of Jude. Actually, Jude had the same name as Judas Iscariot. Evidently because of the disgrace of that name, it was shortened to “Jude” in English. Simon is mentioned on all four lists of the apostles. On two of them he is called “the Zealot.” The Zealots were a Jewish sect that represented an extreme of Jewish nationalism. For them, the messianic promise of the Old Testament meant that the Jews were to be a free and independent nation. God alone was their king, and any payment of taxes to the Romans—the very domination of the Romans—was a blasphemy against God. No doubt some of the Zealots were the spiritual heirs of the Maccabees, carrying on their ideals of religion and independence. But many were the counterparts of modern terrorists. They raided and killed, attacking both foreigners and “collaborating” Jews. They were chiefly responsible for the rebellion against Rome which ended in the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.

Novena To St Simon and St Jude, Apostles

O God, we thank Thee for the glorious company of the Apostles, and especially on this day for Simon and Jude; and we pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so we may with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. O Glorious Saint Simon, you were a cousin of Jesus and a devoted follower as well. You were called “the Zealot,” indicating that you were willing to give your life for your religion and your freedom as a human person. Obtain for us the grace to be willing to give our lives for Christ and to labor for the freedom and peace that only God can give. Help us to spend ourselves for God on earth and be received by him in eternal bliss in heaven. Amen. Glorious Saint Jude, with faith in your goodness I ask your help today. As one of Christ’s chosen Apostles, you are a pillar and foundation of His Church on earth. You are among the elders who stand always before God’s throne. Saint Jude, you are renowned for your kinship with Christ and your physical resemblance to our Savior. Help me remain close to Christ and resemble Him in my outlook and actions. Holy Apostle, you are venerated for your work of preaching the gospel and your faithfulness to Christ by a martyr’s death. Assist me to preach the good news of Christ by word and example, and remain steadfast in His service as you were. From your place of glory, do not forget the needs and difficulties of Christ’s little ones like me, still struggling on the way home to God. Pray for me that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (name special problem) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever. Intercede for us all, gracious, brother Saint Jude, and pray for us to the Lord our God in our daily toil and our necessities. Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT SIMON AND SAINT JUDE APOSTLES AND MARTYRS

O God, Who, through Thy blessed Apostles Simon and Jude, hast brought us to the knowledge of Thy name, grant that we may celebrate their everlasting glory by advancing in good works, and that we may advance in good works by celebrating their glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST SIMON AND ST JUDE, APOSTLES

Father, you revealed yourself to us through the preaching of your apostles Simon and Jude. By their prayers, give your Church continued growth and increase the number of those who believe in you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

THE COLLECT

O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to St Jude – Patron of Impossible Causes

Most holy Apostle, St Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honours and invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless causes, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Help me, I implore you, by that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolation and help of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulation and sufferings, particularly ………………… (state request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever. I promise, O blessed St Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour you as my special and powerful patron and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen

Prayer to St.Jude

Most Holy Apostle St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of the enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases and of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so needy; make use, I implore you of that particular privilege accorded to you to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings particularly (here mention your petition) and that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise you, O blessed Jude to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen

 

Feast of St Jude – The Miraculous Saint! Reminder! Start your 9-Day Novena in Honor of St Jude ! On October 28, the Catholic church commemorates the feast of Saint Jude Thaddeus. Often called “The Miraculous Saint”, Saint Jude is the patron saint of “lost causes” and “cases despaired of.”When all other avenues are closed, he is the one to call upon, and his help often comes at the last moment. He is one whose aid is sought when all hope is lost, especially in grave health matters and life-and-death situations. Saint Jude Thaddeus was closely associated with our Lord by blood relationship through Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin. A grand-nephew of these two saints, he is at once a nephew of Mary and Joseph, which places him in the relationship of cousin of our Lord. Saint Jude is known mainly as the author of the New Testament Epistle of Jude He heartens Christians to remain steadfast in the faith and foretells that false teachers, leading wicked lives and ridiculing religion, will arise, but that they will be punished. He likewise encourages Christians to build a spiritual edifice by living lives founded upon faith, love of God, hope, and prayer. He inspires the practice of love of neighbor; he urges Christians to endeavor to convert the heretics by the virtues of their lives.

Prayer to St. Jude

O, Great Saint Jude Whose traitor-sounding name By man’s perceptions crude Confused is with the obloquy and blame Of him who to our gain and his disaster Betrayed so kind a Master; We, seeing more clear, concede thee what was thine; The glory of a place beside that board Whereon, awaiting their predestined hour Of bowing to all-Good, all-Love, all-Power, Lay bread and wine Before that Host adored Through whom our hope and our salvation came; Thy kinsman, and our Lord. O, thou, the sad day done, Taking the homeward road To thine obscure abode In the long shadows of the setting sun, To meet the frightened crowd Sobbing aloud, With thine Aunt Mary silent in their midst, Leaning upon The faithful arm of John; Saint Jude, who didst } Join them in unbelief And utter agony of grief, And in a voice of pain and terror cried: “Saw’st thou–and thou– Saws’t thou indeed my Cousin crucified?” O, by the memory of that hour of birth Wherein Heaven’s door opened to us of earth, Befriend–befriend us now!

Short Prayer to Saint Jude

Most holy Apostle St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered the beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use, I implore you, of this particular privilege accorded to you, to bring visible and speedy help, where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolations and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here make your request), and that I may bless God with you and all the elect forever. I promise you, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen.

Prayer for Special Request

St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of difficult and desperate cases. Pray for me who am so miserable. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege accorded to you to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly — (here make your request) — and that I may praise God with you and all the elect throughout all eternity. I promise you, 0 blessed JUDE, to be ever mindful of this great favor. I will honor you as my special and powerful patron and encourage devotion to you. St. Jude, pray for us and for all who honor and invoke your aid.

Prayer in Marital Difficulty

Saint Jude, we have problems with our marriage. Beg Almighty God to give us the light to see ourselves and each other as we really are. Help us to grow daily in self-knowledge and mutual love, while at the same time developing our potential to love and be loved. Help us, Saint Jude, to see and root out every manifestation of selfishness and childish self seeking — those hidden enemies of love and maturity. Thus learning to love and being filled with love, we may complement each other the remaining days of married life.

Prayer of An Alcoholic

Saint Jude help me in this sickness which is spiritual, psychological and physical. Strengthen my weak faith, no matter what may befall me. Teach me to be patient and serene in the midst of troubles. Saint Jude, help me so that nothing will upset me or weaken my determination to stay sober and abstain from alcoholic drink.

Prayer in Mental Sickness

Compassionate Saint Jude, you have restored health and soundness of mind to so many through the Power of God, see me — (or here mention the person afflicted) — in this suffering. Confident of your powerful intercession, I beg you to ask Jesus, the merciful Healer of the sick to restore me — (name of person) — that helped by His love I — (he, she) — may experience once more that great gift of mental health.

Prayer in Financial Aid

Saint Jude, assist us in our present financial worry. Since these difficult financial circumstances have come into our lives, we are in dire want and economic embarrassment, being unable to meet our honest debts. Saint Jude, you know only too well, we are not asking for wealth, if the possession of it is not in accordance with the holy will of God. We beg you only for that immediate assistance which will enable us to meet and satisfy our pressing obligations. We plead with you, Dear Jude, to obtain for us the financial assistance we so urgently need in our present financial difficulty.

Prayer in Physical Sickness

Saint Jude, I have not the strength to pray as I ought. Nothing is able to give me any relief. My courage is faltering, impatience and loneliness are clouding my mind and my heart. Obtain for me, Saint Jude, the courage and resignation to accept all these trials from the hand of God with faith and patience. If it is for the good of my soul, grant that I may recover my former health so that I may be of assistance to others.

Prayer for a Drug Addict

Dear Saint Jude, drug addiction has caused a terrible upset in my family. The victim of this self-inflicted sickness has lost all sense of true reality – the reality of love as well as the reality of life. Beg Almighty God to make this addict aware that true euphoria can only be found in heaven and not with chemical dependence.

Prayer for a Happy Death

Oh, my Lord and Saviour, support me in that hour in the strong arms of Your Sacraments, and by the fresh fragrance of Your consolations. Let the absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me, and Your own Body be my food, and Your Blood my sprinkling; and let my sweet Mother Mary breathe on me, and my Angel whisper peace to me, and my glorious Saints … smile upon me; that in them all and through them all, I may receive the gift of perseverance, and die, as I desire to live, in Your faith, in Your Church, in Your service, and in Your love. Amen. — Cardinal Newman May he support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done! Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last! — Cardinal Newman

Prayer for Thanksgiving

(To be said when a favor has been granted) O Most sweet Lord Jesus Christ, in union with the unutterable heavenly praise with which the Most Holy Trinity extols Itself and which flows upon Your Sacred Humanity, upon Mary, upon all the angels and saints, I praise, glorify and bless You for all the graces and privileges You have bestowed upon your chosen apostle and intimate friend, Jude Thaddeus. I pray You for the sake of his merits, grant me Your grace, and through his intercession come to my aid in all my needs, but especially at the hour of my death deign to strengthen me against the rage of my enemies. Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, three times.

Prayer at the Death of a Love One

Saint Jude, you know the loneliness of my heart since God took (name of person) to his eternal reward. Make me realize taking (name of person) from me was not for my harm, but that I might look for (him/her ) always in your presence.

Prayer in Great Affliction

St. Jude Thaddeus, relative of Jesus Christ, glorious Apostle and martyr, renowned for your virtues and miracles, faithful and prompt intercessor of all who honor you and trust in you! You are a powerful patron and helper in great afflictions. I entreat you from the depths of my heart; come to my aid with your powerful intercession, for you have received from God the privilege to assist with your visible help those who almost despair of all hope. Look down upon me. Time and again I find myself discouraged and depressed by the troubles I must face. I know that others around me have burdens as heavy or heavier than mine but I sometimes come close to despairing that I will be able to continue carrying mine. Overwhelmed by these thoughts, I ask your help. Do not forsake me in my sadness. Hasten to my aid. I will be grateful to you all my life and will honor you as my special patron. I will than God for the graces bestowed upon you, and will encourage honor to you to best of my ability. Amen. Let Us Pray Glorious Apostle and martyr, St. Jude Thaddeus, whose life and accomplishments we celebrate and who used your gifts and talents to bring Christ’s love to many people, pray for us today that the love of Christ in our lives may increase. Pray that we may renounce every sinful habit and refrain from all selfish actions. May we always know your intercession in danger and difficulty, and may we safely reach heaven to adore with you the most Holy Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

Nine-Day Novena to Saint Jude

May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adorned and loved, in all tabernacles, until the end of time. Amen. May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be priased and glorified now and forever. Amen. St. Jude, pray for us and hear our prayers. Amen. Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Blessed be Saint Jude Thaddeus. In all the world and for all eternity. Say one Our Father and one Hail Mary

The Novena to Saint Jude

Prayed either once a day for nine days, or traditionally, nine times a day for nine days. This is a novena known and loved by millions of souls who have turned to Saint Jude to intercede with his kinsman, Jesus Christ, who is God. It is one of several, but is my favorite, as it enables me to speak from my heart. Other prayers will be included below which can be used instead if they speak more personally for you. -Begin: “O most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, people honor and invoke you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, for I am so helpless and alone. Please help to bring me visible and speedy assistance. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (state your request) and that I may praise God with you always.” -Say at this time 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys and 3 Glory Bes. (I also add the Fatima Prayer to Jesus, but this is not necessary.) -Finish with the following prayer: “I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you by publishing this request. Amen.” The publishing spoken of here is usually an ad taken in the personal section of the classified ads in the local newspaper, thanking Saint Jude in just so many words…”Thank you Saint Jude.”

Novena to Saint Jude

To Saint Jude, Holy Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To you I have recourse from the depths of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Saint Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Father’s, 3 Hail Mary’s and 3 Glory Be’s.

Novena to Saint Jude for Desperate Causes (Short Version)

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and; sufferings, particularly… (You make your request here…) and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen PRAYER May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, and loved in all the tabernacles until the end of time. Amen. May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and glorified now and forever. Amen St. Jude pray for us and hear our prayers. Amen. Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus, in all the world and for all Eternity. (When finishing this prayer, recite the following prayers…) Our Father… Hail Mary…

Novena to Saint Jude (Long Version)

Begin by reciting the prayer: St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, and of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so distressed. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege accorded you to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and succor of Heaven in
all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly….

(Make your request here.)

And that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout eternity. St. Jude, apostle, martyr, and relative of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Mary, and of Joseph, intercede for us! Amen.

Recite the appropriate prayer for each of the 9 days.

DAY ONE

O blessed apostle St. Jude, who labored zealously among the Gentiles in many lands, and performed numerous
miracles in needy and despairing cases, we invoke you to take special interest in us and our needs. We feel that you understand us in a particular way. Hear our prayers and our petitions and plead for us in all our necessities especially…

(Make your request here.)

May we be patient in learning God’s holy will and courageous in carrying it out. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us! My Jesus, mercy!

DAY TWO

O blessed apostle Jude, who has been instrumental in gathering us here together this day, grant that we
may always serve Jesus Christ as he deserves to be served, giving of our best efforts in living as he wishes us to live. May we dispose our hearts and minds that God will always be inclined to listen to our prayers and petitions, especially those petitions
which we entrust to your care and for which we as you to plead for us…

( Make your request here.)

Grant that we may be enlightened as to what is best for us, in the present and future, not forgetting the
blessings we have received in the past. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us! My Jesus, mercy!

DAY THREE

O holy St. Jude, apostle of Jesus Christ, you who have so faithfully and devotedly helped to spread his
Gospel of Light, we who are gathered together today in your honor, ask and petition you to remember us and our needs.
Especially do we pray for…

(Make your request here.)

May it also please our Lord to lend an ear to your supplications in our behalf. Grant that we may ever
pray with fervor and devotion, resigning ourselves humbly to the divine will, seeing God’s purpose in all our trials and knowing that he will leave no sincere prayer unanswered in some way. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us! My Jesus, mercy!

DAY FOUR

Saint blessed Jude, you were called to be one of Christ’s chosen apostles and labored to bring men to a
knowledge and love of God; listen with compassion to those gathered together to honor you and ask; your intercession. In this troubled world of ours we have many trials, difficulties, and temptations. Plead for us in the heavenly court, asking that our petitions
may be answered, especially the particular one we have in mind at this moment…

(Make your request here.)

May it please God to answer our prayers in the way that he knows best, giving us grace to see his purpose
in all things. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us! My Jesus, mercy!

DAY FIVE

O holy St. Jude, apostle and companion of Christ Jesus, you have shown us by example how to lead a life
of zeal and devotion. We humbly entreat you today to hear our prayers and petitions. Especially do we ask you to obtain for us the
following favor…

(Make your request here.)

Grant that in praying for present and future favors we may not forget the innumerable ones granted in the
past but often return to give thanks. Humbly we resign ourselves to God’s holy will, knowing that he alone knows what is best for us especially in our present needs and necessities. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us! My Jesus, mercy!

DAY SIX

St. Jude, apostle of Christ and helper in despairing cases, hear the prayers and petitions of those who
are gathered together in your honor. In all our needs and desires may we only seek what is pleasing to God and what is best for our salvation. These, our petitions…

(Make your request here.)

we submit to you, asking you to obtain them for us, if they are for the good of
out souls. We are resigned to God’s holy will in all things, knowing that he will leave no sincere prayer unanswered in some way though it may be in a way unexpected by us. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us! My Jesus, mercy!

DAY SEVEN

O holy apostle Saint Jude, in whose honor we are gathered today, may we never forget that our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ chose you to be one of twelve apostles. Because of this and of the martyrdom you suffered for the Faith, we know you are a close friend of Almighty God.
Therefore we do not hesitate to petition you in our necessities, especially…

(Make your request here.)

We humbly submit ourselves to the will of God, knowing full well that no sincere prayer is ever left unanswered.
May we see God’s good and gracious purpose working in all our trials. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us! My Jesus, mercy!

DAY EIGHT

O holy Saint Jude, apostle of Christ, pray that we may ever imitate the Divine Master and live according
to His will. May we cooperate with the grace of God and ever remain pleasing in His sight. Especially do we ask you to plead for us and obtain whatsoever is necessary for our salvation. Forget not our special petitions…

(Make your request here.)

May we always be thankful to  God for the blessings we have received in the past. Whatsoever we ask for
the present or future, we submit to the divine will, realizing that God knows best what is good for us. We know He will respond to our prayers and petitions in one way or another. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us! My Jesus, mercy!

DAY NINE

O holy Saint Jude, apostle and martyr, grant that we may so dispose our lives that we may always be pleasing
to God. In working out our salvation in this life we have many needs and necessities. Today we turn to you, asking you to intercede for us and obtain for us the favors we ask of God. Especially do we petition for…

(Make your request here.)

May we not so much seek temporal good but rather what will avail our souls, knowing that it will profit
us nothing if we gain the whole world yet suffer the loss of our soul. Therefore, may we incline ourselves toward the divine will, seeing God’s good and gracious purpose in all our trials. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us! My Jesus, mercy!

Novena to Saint Jude (Short Version)

Holy Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr, Great in virtue and rich in miracles, Near kinsman of Jesus Christ, Faithful intercessor of all Who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To you I have recourse from the depths of my heart And humbly beg to whom God has given such great power To come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition, In return I promise to make your name known And cause you to be invoked. Saint Jude pray for us And all who invoke your aid. Amen. Next, recite… 3 Our Fathers 3 Hail Marys 3 Glory Be to the Father Amen.

Litany of Saint Jude Thaddeus

This litany is approved for private use, and appears in many devotional books. This copy is from a booklet of the Benedictines of Clyde, Mo., with imprimatur.

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 Ghost, Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Saint Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, while on earth deemed worthy to see Jesus and Mary, and to enjoy their company,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, raised to the dignity of an Apostle,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who
hadst the honor of beholding thy Divine Master humble Himself to wash thy feet,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who at the Last Supper didst receive the Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who after the profound grief which the death of thy beloved Master caused thee,
hadst the consolation of beholding Him risen from the dead, and of assisting at His glorious Ascension.
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who
wast filled with the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who didst preach the Gospel in Persia,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who didst convert many people to the Faith,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who didst perform wonderful miracles in the power of the Holy Ghost,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who didst restore an idolatrous king to health of both soul and body,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who didst impose silence on demons, and didst confound their oracles,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who didst foretell to a weak prince an honorable peace with his powerful enemy,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who didst take from deadly serpents the power of injuring man.
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, didst courageously preach the doctrine of Christ,
Pray for us.

St. Jude, who didst gloriously suffer martyrdom for the love of thy Divine Master,
Pray for us.

Blessed Apostle,
With confidence we invoke thee! Blessed Apostle, With confidence we invoke thee! Blessed Apostle, With confidence we invoke thee!

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, Aid me in my distress!

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, Aid me in my distress!,

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, Aid me in my distress!

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

Pray for us, that we may appease the Divine justice, and obtain a favorable judgment,
We beseech thee, hear us. Pray for us, that we may be admitted into the company of the blessed, to rejoice in the presence of our God forever, We beseech thee, hear us.

Lamb of God,
Who takest away the sins of the world:
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God,
Who takest away the sins of the world:
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God,
Who takest away the sins of the world:
Have mercy on us.

V. Saint Jude, pray for us,

R. And for all who invoke thy aid.

Let us pray.
O God, Who through Thy blessed Apostle Jude Thaddeus hast brought us unto the knowledge of Thy Name: grant us both to celebrate his eternal glory by making progress in virtues, and by celebrating his glory advance in virtue. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost art one God, now and ever and to ages of ages. R. Amen