|Dear Friend of St. Jude,
I invite you to join us in prayer during the Solemn Novena to St. Jude for Healing, August 12th—20th.
As word of Jesus’ healing spread, people came great distances to hear Him speak and with hope of being fortunate enough to possibly feel His touch. Some of the people who came were in need of healing, but many who came were caregivers—concerned family and friends—praying in support of their loved one.
During this special Healing Novena, we will offer petitions to St. Jude to help our family and friends experience the gentle and healing touch of Christ.
Today I have sent you all nine days of prayer in one message. Please save or print this message and return to it each day of the Solemn Novena to St. Jude. You can also view the Novena prayers on our website and send your petitions to the altar of St. Jude.
DAY 1 — Saturday, August 12th
Today we center ourselves in peace as we begin nine days of Solemn Novena prayer. St. Jude listens to our prayers and offers us hope for every intention.
Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request).
I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.
DAY 2 — Sunday, August 13th
On this 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we come together in prayer with a special intention to St. Jude.
DAY 3 — Monday, August 14th
On this third day of Solemn Novena prayer, we join together in the belief that there is power in praying with and for one another’s petitions.
DAY 4 — Tuesday, August 15th
On this fourth day of Solemn Novena prayer to St. Jude, we come together in prayer with our special intentions to St. Jude.
DAY 5 — Wednesday, August 16th
On this fifth day of Solemn Novena prayer, we remember all of God’s children throughout the world in need of healing as we offer our prayers together.
DAY 6 — Thursday, August 17th
Today we give ourselves over to trust in God as we begin the sixth of nine days of Solemn Novena prayer to St. Jude.
DAY 7 — Friday, August 18th
Today we begin the seventh of nine days of Solemn Novena prayer by asking St. Jude for his intercession, and then for God to hear our petitions.
DAY 8 — Saturday, August 19th
On this eighth day of Solemn Novena prayer, we offer our prayers together. Today I recognize how my Novena makes me stronger in faith and grace.
DAY 9 — Sunday, August 20th
Today we mark the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time as we begin the ninth and final day of Solemn Novena prayer with an intention and prayer to St. Jude. We are so grateful for this time to offer our petitions to St. Jude.
Yours in prayer,
Fr. Mark Brummel, CMF
Director, St. Jude League