Our Lenten Walk with Christ

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Dear Friend of St. Jude,

You are a faithful friend and a treasured member of our St. Jude Circle of Hope. We give thanks to God every day for you and all you do for our mission. Your faith and support are inspirations that help each of our Pallottine priests and brothers to embrace Christ’s message to serve the poor in 54 countries around the world.  

Lent is a time of grace, which unites us more fully to Christ. Pope Francis reminds us that by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ. 

I humbly invite you to open your heart now and let your love pour out for others who suffer poverty, discrimination, abandonment, and injustice. Please join us in our efforts to make our Lord known and loved by answering God’s greatest calling: to serve Christ in the poor. I ask for your prayers and financial gift of love that will help us in our ministries to the poor around the world. Each time you renew your commitment to our mission, you renew your commitment to Christ by serving the poor he embodied. 

During this Lenten season, I encourage you to ask St. Jude – our beloved Saint of Hopeless Cases – to intercede for you and give you the strength to find Hope in the Risen Savior. Please send your prayer intentions. Our priests and brothers will remember your needs in our prayers, Novenas and Masses. Please know that you are a special friend and part of our family, and we are honored to offer you hope and healing through the powerful intercession of St. Jude.

As we prepare for Easter and the most joyful event of the Resurrection, let us cherish our Lenten walk with Christ through our personal sacrifices and almsgiving. The ministries that you support save children from starvation, supply families with clean water and food, shelter refugees from danger, give medical care to the sick, and so much more. Please let this Lenten walk be one of giving freely to others in their time of need by sending your gift today. 

Our Pallottine priests and brothers are able to extend a hand, as Jesus did, to touch needy hearts with love and compassion. Thank you for helping us feed Christ, clothe and shelter Him, heal Him and comfort Him in the poor. 

May this Lent be filled with healing, peace and hope through the intercession of St. Jude to our Lord Jesus Christ.

 In Christ, our Crucified and Risen Lord,  

Fr. Peter Sticco, S.A.C.
Novena Director

P.S. Your Lenten offering today will help support St. Jude Shrine and the many ministries of the Pallottine priests and brothers. Please be as generous as possible. Please send me your prayer requests so they can be remembered in the prayers, Novenas, and Masses at our Shrine. I promise also to include your needs during a daily Mass that is celebrated on the tomb of St. Jude in the Vatican.

Author: Fr. Peter Sticco

Fr. Peter Sticco, S.A.C. is the Novena Director of the St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, MD.