Fr. Peter


Dear Friend of St. Jude,

We are indeed Easter people! The Gospels tell us that Christ rose on the third day, triumphing over sin and death. This miraculous event proves that if we trust in God and His plan for salvation, we too, will have everlasting life. Happy Easter!

On behalf of our Pallottine priests and brothers, thank you for being part of our Circle of Hope. As you walk with Christ on His journey to the Resurrection, may your heart be filled with our Lord’s unconditional love. 

Easter is one of the holiest days in our Catholic calendar. It marks the great event that forms the very core of our beliefs… and the heart of our faith. Jesus’ Resurrection is an everlasting sign of hope that gives meaning to our lives.

As Easter people, we are forgiven and renewed by Jesus’ Body and Blood. As Easter people, we are called to go out in Jesus’ name to share God’s love and the hope of eternal life.

Our Pallottine priests and brothers are committed to proclaiming this Easter message to poor and suffering people around the world. We work day and night in 54 countries, delivering tangible relief aid along with God’s love and the hope of everlasting life through Christ.

Risen ChristPlease consider a generous gift today to help our missionaries be your heart and hands in their critical ministries. Here are just a few examples of how your offerings have helped us reach out with love to our neighbors in need…

You are helping to build parishes in an impoverished and spiritually broken community of Peru, bringing the love of God to people who hunger and thirst for the Lord. Our priests, brothers and sisters provide the Sacraments, food, shelter and education to these needy people.

In India, our Pallotine Sisters are caring for 25 abandoned children suffering with HIV/AIDS. Our Sisters provide food, clothing and shelter, and also meet the children’s extensive medical needs.

We have been able to expand our important work in Mozambique. In addition to two new churches, we are building a Mother Church. Also, we have started a new mission in Santa Maria de Namuno comprised of 142 communities. We continue to support our seminarians, whose number has grown to 22 young men in recent months.

My sincere thanks for your prayers and support of our ministries and the people we serve. In gratitude, we are honored to pray for your needs. Simply send me your special intentions. Our priests and brothers will place your requests in the hands of St. Jude and make sure they are remembered in our prayers, Novenas and Masses at the Shrine and on the tomb of St. Jude in the Vatican.

I pray the Risen Lord will graciously bless you and your family this Easter, and fill your hearts with His peace and abundant blessings.


In Christ, Our Risen Savior,  

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

P.S. Your gift today helps support all our Pallottine ministries, particularly our St. Jude Shrine and the poor we serve. Please be as generous as possible and don’t forget to send  your prayer requests, so they may be remembered in the prayers, Novenas and Masses at our Shrine and in daily Mass that is celebrated on St. Jude’s tomb in the Vatican.