Greetings of peace and joy! In many ways our Advent journey of “preparing the way of the Lord” is a time of darkness – literally, days are shorter and nights longer – and in prayer our darkness comes from the waiting we must do before our Savior arrives.
Our preparation for Christmas includes the time we put aside in quiet prayer, celebrating the Eucharist and contemplating how we can grow in faith.
We at the National Shrine of St. Jude would like to remember you and your special intentions during the Christmas Novena of Masses, which will take place December 25th through January 2nd. We invite you to send your petitions to St. Jude, along with the names of any friends or loved ones for whom we should pray, and we will deliver those to the altar of St. Jude The prayers we offer during the Christmas Novena of Masses renew in us a spirit of hope for the New Year.