Christmas Nativity

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…

St. Jude

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…

St. Rita

The Healing Saints

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Often we read or hear in Scripture these very words from Jesus: ‘Go forth, your faith has saved you!’ Or ‘your faith has made you well.’ We walk in faith to a loving God who heals us with His grace. Today, as we continue on our journey, we ask the…

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 Lenten Journey

  Dear Friend of St. Jude, Thank you for 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. You are a good and faithful servant, and I thank you for…

St. Vincent

Everyone is Called to be an Apostle

Dear Friend of St. Jude, “Everyone is called to be an apostle.” These words from our founder are rooted in his deep desire to inspire people from all walks of life to work constantly for God’s kingdom. Thank you for your generous support in helping us continue the important work we do for Christ. In appreciation…

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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…

Nativity

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…

Remembrance Candle

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…