Blessed Feast of St. Jude

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Jude (and St. Simon)–a Solemnity for us, since St. Jude is our patron.  In addition to our Perpetual Novena to St. Jude, we observe a special nine-day Novena in preparation for his Feast Day.  We keep all of you in our prayers as we offer our novena for the intentions of our friends, relatives, and benefactors, and all who call on us and on St. Jude for our intercession in their needs.  On this great feast may God hear and answer our prayers through the intercession of the Apostle St. Jude.