The Heart of Jesus

The Foot of the Cross

Dear Friend of St. Jude, We have spent the last 40 days preparing for this one special day. We’ve fasted, prayed, asked forgiveness, and we’ve journeyed with Christ to the foot of the cross. So, today we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection – the one act that turns our hope in things to come into a promise…

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The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Our New Year opens with the beautiful celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, on January 1st. As we look forward to all that 2019 brings, I want to thank you for supporting our Pallottine priests and brothers and wish you many blessings. Mary is known worldwide by…


The Coming of Christ

Dear Friend of St. Jude, As we prepare to celebrate the coming of Christ, I am reminded of the millions of people in the world who have never heard of our Savior’s birth, nor have they experienced God’s glorious love made visible in the newborn Jesus. Thanks to your ongoing support of our mission, we…

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Help for our Beloved Shrine

Dear Friend of St. Jude, You are an indescribable blessing to our mission and ministry, and a cherished member of our Circle of Hope. Please accept my sincere gratitude for your prayers and faithful support. You’ve probably heard about the torrential rains and widespread flooding in the Northeast. Baltimore certainly got its share of the…

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In Honor/In Memory

Dear Friend of St. Jude, On a recent family gathering, we pulled out some family photos and began reminiscing about our loved ones, many of whom have passed. It brought back precious memories of my own mother and father, Lucy and Pasquale Sticco. Memories came flooding back of many cherished people from my past… of…

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St. Peregrine, the Patron Saint of Cancer

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Are you or someone you love in need of physical or spiritual healing? Because illnesses, and especially cancer, are among the most urgent requests I receive, I invite you to take advantage of the miraculous healing powers of two powerful saints. If you or someone you love has been stricken…

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May is the Month of Mary

Dear Friend of St. Jude, As a member of our Circle of Hope, you are a priceless treasure to all of us. In a world where so many people sit by and do nothing to help those crying out in need, you are one of our Lord’s champions for good – one who truly serves…

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St. Vincent Pallotti College in India

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Your compassion for the poor is an extraordinary blessing! Thank you for faithfully serving Christ who comes to us in the poor. Today Christ comes to us for help in the faces of impoverished children in Kattoor, India. I hope you will open your heart again to our Pallottine Sisters…

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The Feast Day Celebration of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, You are a cherished member of our Circle of Hope, and I would like you to be part of our 2017 Celebration of the Feast of St. Jude. This year’s celebration coincides with the 100th anniversary of our beautiful Shrine – the Nationwide Center of St. Jude Devotions in Baltimore…

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St. Jude Offers Hope and Healing

Dear Friend of St. Jude, “When you have your health, you have everything.” No doubt you have heard this common saying, and how true it is. Those who have recovered from illness usually say it in gratitude and relief. Illness, be it physical or mental, is a burden that keeps us from fully enjoying life….