Novena for the Feast of St. Jude

You are welcome to join us today as we begin our yearly novena leading up to the feast of our patron, St. Jude on October 28.

Hymn to St. Jude

Sung to the tune of “Come Thou Almighty King”

Saint Jude of glorious fame
We praise and honor your name
God gave you power
O help us in our need
Please for us intercede
You are our haven blest
O great Saint Jude.

Cousin of Jesus the Lord
You earned your just reward
You gave your life
Preaching amid the strife
Converting to new life
People most dear to God
O great Saint Jude.

Novena Prayer to St. Jude

Most holy Apostle St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered thy beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused thee to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things despaired of. Pray for me, who am so miserable; make use I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, 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 thee and all the saints forever. I promise thee, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor thee as my special and powerful patron, and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to thee. Amen.