Mission & Ministry News

Jesus dies on the cross

Journey with Christ to Calvery

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Thank you for your continued kindness to the Pallottine priests and brothers who conduct St. Jude Shrine. St. Vincent Pallotti, whose words appear above, was the founder of our religious community. He believed that meditating on the Stations of the Cross gives us strength and enables us to deepen our…

Sudanese woman and children

Emergency for St. Paul’s School in Sudan

Dear Friend of St. Jude, We have an urgent situation in the Sudan for which I humbly request your prayers and support.  It is for orphans and children who have endured a lifetime of pain that no child should suffer. The Republic of South Sudan is not necessarily front-page news today – nor is St….

Baby Jesus in the Nativity at St. Jude Shrine

The Gift of Love at Christmas

Dear Friend of St. Jude, When your heart pours out the gift of love, there is no greater or more satisfying gift to give or receive.  After the excitement of the holidays settles down and the twinkling lights are turned off, isn’t it the love we’ve experienced that brings the most Christmas joy? We Pallottines…

Nativity at St. Jude Shrine

The Special Gift of Prayer

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Merry Christmas! Please know that our Pallottine priests and brothers pray for you, not just at Christmas, but all the year through. We are truly blessed to have your kindness, loyalty and support to bring hope to the hopeless. This Christmas season, we want to give you our special gift of…

Nativity at St. Jude Shrine

First Poinsettias of the Season

Dear Friend of St. Jude, You just know it’s Christmas when you see those bright red poinsettias! Some say the red color symbolizes the blood of Christ, but the poinsettia’s red leaves are not the flower.  The yellow spikes in the very center are the flower, and some believe, represent the Crown of Thorns. What…

St. Jude's face

The Key to Realizing Hope

Dear Friend of St. Jude, “Do not let not your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid!” Jesus said to St. Jude shortly before dying on the cross. He was trying to help settle St. Jude’s troubled mind. Later, Jesus made an even bigger announcement: “If in my name you ask me…

School children in Cameroon

Back to School

Dear Friend of St. Jude, At this time of year, families are preparing to send their children back to school and their teens off to college. But for many families around the world, extreme poverty wipes out any chance their children may have for an education. For example, in Cameroon, more than 48% of the…

Fr. Peter and Brandon

The Pallottine’s Newest Seminarian

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Brandon is a very special young man who just started his journey in my religious community, the Pallottine Fathers and Brothers. Our community conducts St. Jude Shrine. Pallottines are called to be apostles of Christ, like St. Jude. As one of our seminarians, Brandon will be studying for ordination to…

Pallottine Sisters in Cameroon

Pallottine Sisters in Cameroon

Dear Friend of St. Jude,  The good people of Cameroon never forget the “ladies in the funny hats” who came to make a better place for them. At first, the villagers called them “brides” because their hats looked like bridal veils.  Even with the “funny hats” the poor people of Cameroon quickly came to think…

Aulia in Madhya Pradesh

Pallottine Mission Work in India

Dear Friend of St. Jude,  I want you to meet Rhadjh and some of his young friends.  They come from places in India most people never visit — like garbage dumps and work camps.  These are places where children as young as three are sold into slavery simply to pay off family debts.  Many of…