NOVENA TO ST. JUDE


In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who when on earth, did with a strong cry and tears offered up prayers and supplications to the Father, receive the offering of this Novena, during which we desire to join our prayers in thine for this intention:

We make this offering through Mary, your mother and our Mother, and through St. Jude Thaddeaus, your beloved cousin. For he is the helper in difficult cases. For their sake accept our prayer and render it fruitful. Amen

  1. O glorious Apostle, St. Jude Thaddaeus, patron of the desperate cases, who chosen by God to give testimony of the true Faith, suffered all kinds of tortures, and in the end gave your life rather than deny it, obtain for us, a faith strong as yours, and like you, make us ever ready to confess it with joy, so that we will die rather than deny it.
    (Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be.)

  2. O faithful Apostle, St. Jude Thaddaeus, beloved cousin our Saviour, by the admirable courage with which you sacrificed your life sooner than fail in your fidelity to the true Faith and the true God, obtain for us the grace to be always faithful to God and to the Church, in all our duties, so as to merit a share of glory in heaven.
    (Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be.)

  3. O fervent Apostle, St. Jude Thaddaeus, whose only desire was to please God in all things, obtain for us the same desire that inflamed with the same fervour, we may spend all our life in working out our salvation, so that purified by the fire of tribulation, we may be entitled to an eternal crown of glory in the kingdom of God. Amen.
    (Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be.)

V. Pray for us O glorious St. Jude

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY :
O God, who through thy blessed Apostle St. Jude, has brought us unto the knowledge of thy name, grant hat we may celebrate his eternal glory by making progress in virtue and by perpetuating his glory we may advance in sanctity through Christ our Lord. Amen.


PRAYER TO ST. JUDE

(To be said in grave need)

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 honours and invokes you as the patron of things despaired of; pray for me, who am so miserable; pray for me, that finally I may receive the consolations and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here make your request), and that I may bless God with the elect throughout eternity.Amen.

St. Jude, Apostle, martyr and relative of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Mary and Joseph, intercede for me!