News

Let us share with you the news from our Pallottine Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters as they bring help and hope to thousands of children and families around the world and here at home.

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The Christmas Hope of Mary

Dear Friend of St. Jude, What inspiring words for us to hear as we begin our Christmas preparations!  Every day, we hear about people looking for hope – for COVID to dissipate, for a vaccine or a reliable treatment, for more businesses to open safely, and for new jobs for people who lost their livelihoods….

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The Feast Day Celebration of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I was hoping that the COVID-19 news would be better by the time I sat down to write this letter, but unfortunately, it is not. As we wait out the isolation and hardship of this pandemic, I am here to remind you that the darkness will eventually lift and we…

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The Hope of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, As we are bombarded daily and even hourly with news about COVID-19, you’re probably struggling with concerns about your own health and that of your loved ones. This insidious and deadly virus looms over us, leaving us anxious and fearful… and alone. This pandemic has caused many to suffer despair….

You are Never Alone

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Please know you are in my thoughts every day as we make our way together through these difficult times. While you may experience the daily isolation on your own, you are not alone because our priests and brothers remain committed to your spiritual care now more than ever! The uncertainty and…

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St. Jude Shrine – A Beacon of Hope

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I know this is a difficult time for you and your family. Please know that you are not alone. In fact, even though the state of Maryland has closed our beloved Shrine, our priests and brothers remain committed to your spiritual care now more than ever!  During this time of…

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The Hope of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, You are a treasured member of our Circle of Hope, and I sincerely thank you for all you do for our ministries. Your kindness, compassion and generosity enable our priests and brothers to bring hope into the lives of people who live in darkness and despair. To thank you for your…

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Lent is a Time of Grace

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I am humbled by your continued kindness to our Pallottine priests and brothers who conduct St. Jude Shrine. As a cherished member of our Circle of Hope, you strengthen our ministry with your deep faith, compassion and generosity. Your support enables our priests and brothers to seek out and help…

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A Dire Situation in Peru

Dear Friend of St. Jude, We have an urgent situation in our mission in Lima, Peru, for which I need your prayers and help. Please let me explain…  You may not know this, but Venezuela is in the midst of an unprecedented political and economic crisis. Due to skyrocketing inflation, severe food and medicine shortages,…

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A Christmas Message of Hope

Dear Friend of St. Jude, At Christmas I think about the poverty into which Jesus was born… about his parents seeking shelter because they were homeless on the day of his birth. Even so, they were hope-filled by the conviction that God was always with them, guiding them and taking care of them even in…

The Feast Day of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I am so very grateful for you! I know you cherish our beloved St. Jude and rely on him for answers to your prayers and concerns. I know, too, that you generously support our Shrine that’s been devoted to St. Jude for more than 100 years. From the bottom of…