The Feast Day Celebration of St. Jude

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Dear Friend of St. Jude,

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

You are a treasured member of our St. Jude Shrine family, and I would like you to be part of our Celebration of the Feast of St. Jude.

I invite you to attend one of the special Masses at the Nationwide Center of St. Jude Devotions in Baltimore beginning on October 18th and concluding on St. Jude’s Feast Day on October 28th (Please see our Events Calendar page for the complete schedule of Masses). 

If you are unable to attend any of the Masses, you can still be part of this important Celebration by praying with us for the miraculous power of St. Jude to touch your life.

Please visit our petitions page and send us the needs and intentions that fill your heart. We will remember your requests in our prayers and Masses during the Celebration services.

Our beloved St. Jude – Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases – has brought help and hope into the lives of thousands of people around the world. In fact, every week we receive hundreds of testimonials, like the ones shown here:

Our 14-year-old grandson was at Children’s Hospital for 10 weeks. He had a staph infection that damaged his lungs and was attacking his brain. Two ladies came to visit and both told my daughter to pray to St. Jude which we did. My grandson is home now and I am grateful to St. Jude for his healing  – Virginia

Thank you, St. Jude, for interceding on my behalf. My husband and I found out today that I am pregnant after many years of trying. I will encourage devotion to you always. – MPM

As a single Mom, I experienced difficulties with my teenage son who was giving up his studies to do drugs. I prayed to St. Jude and he touched our lives. Now my son is going to college and has excellent grades. St. Jude made him a different person. – Christina

Perhaps you, or someone you love, could use St. Jude’s incredible power in your life at this time. Maybe someone you care about needs St. Jude for healing . . . or for help with an addiction. Or perhaps someone you know has given up on finding a job . . . or changing his or her circumstances. Please let us help.

St Jude PetitionsWe are honored to pray for St. Jude’s help in bringing your prayer requests before God.

I hope you will include an offering for our ministries when you send your requests. Your gift will help our Pallottine priests and brothers bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the poorest of the poor in our ministries around the world.

From tangible goods, such as food, clean water and medicine that save lives, to education and opportunities that improve lives – your gift will go a long way toward helping Jesus, himself, who visits us in the poor.

My prayer for you is that the kindness you have shared with our ministry will be abundantly returned to you. Please know that you can count on me to seek God’s hope and help on your behalf and for those you love and care about.

May St. Jude obtain for you every blessing of health and happiness.


Wishing you the hope of St. Jude,

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

P.S. I encourage you to embrace the power of St. Jude’s wondrous intercession by sending us your intentions. Please send your most generous gift to help our vital ministries to the poor. Thank you!


Author: Fr. Peter Sticco

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