Thursday is dedicated devotion to Saint Jude Thaddeus
St. Jude is the Catholic patron saint of hope and impossible causes, but did you know he was also one of Jesus’ original twelve Apostles? St. Jude—one of the Twelve Apostles—is a mysterious figure in many ways. He moves in and out of the Gospel story as a quiet background figure—almost as if he were deliberately seeking to submerge his own personality in that of Christ rather than draw any attention to himself.
St. Jude feast day is October 28.
Prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus for Desperate Situations and Hopeless Cases
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honours and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly –
(Make your request here…)
– and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour granted me by God and to always honour you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.
May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, and loved in all the tabernacles until the end of time. Amen.
May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and glorified now and forever. Amen.
St. Jude pray for us and hear our prayers. Amen.
Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus, in all the world and for all Eternity.
(Say this prayer, followed by the Our Father and 5 Hail Marys…) Amen.