Christmas Novena of Masses

Solemn Novena to St. Jude

National Shrine of St. Jude at ChristmasGreetings 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.

Thank you for your continued devotion to our patron, St. Jude.  May he bless you through his powerful intercession during this Christmas Novena of Masses.  We are praying for you. See the Christmas Novena meditations below.

DAY 1 — Sunday, December 25th

Merry Christmas! Today we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior as we begin the first of nine days of the Christmas Novena of Masses. St. Jude listens to our prayers and offers new hope when we become weary.

Intention to St. Jude: St. Jude, I enter the Christmas Novena of Masses pleading for your intercession. May my daily prayers bring hope and healing for my special intentions.

Prayer to St. Jude:
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to 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 (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O 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 — Monday, December 26th

On this second day of the Christmas Novena of Masses, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family as we come together in prayer with a special intention to St. Jude.

Intention to St. Jude: St. Jude, friend of the Holy Family, watch over the Church. Grant all of its daughters and sons right faith, convinced hope and perfect charity. May the strength of the Holy Family be with us always.

Prayer to St. Jude:
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to 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 (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O 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 3 — Tuesday, December 27th

On this third day of the Christmas Novena of Masses, we offer an intention to St. Jude.

Intention to St. Jude: St. Jude, I pray that those who face family struggles may know the comfort of God and the support of the Holy Family.

Prayer to St. Jude:
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to 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 (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O 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 4 — Wednesday, December 28th

Today we begin the fourth day of the Christmas Novena of Masses.

Intention to St. Jude: St. Jude, I pray that the elderly may receive the care and comfort they need, so that the final days of their journey on earth may be filled with the knowledge that they are loved and valued.

Prayer to St. Jude:
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to 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 (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O 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 5 — Thursday, December 29th

Today we begin the fifth day of the Christmas Novena of Masses. This day we remember all those for whom we have promised to pray.

Intention to St. Jude: St. Jude, pray for those who come to you in faith. Intercede on our behalf as we place our deepest needs in your hands.

Prayer to St. Jude:
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to 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 (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O 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 6 — Friday, December 30th

On this sixth day of the Christmas Novena of Masses, we offer our prayers together. Today we pray for all those who are lonely.

Intention to St. Jude: St. Jude, I pray that all those who are lonely, depressed or despairing may know the saving presence of God and the support of family and friends.

Prayer to St. Jude:
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to 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 (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O 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 7 — Saturday, December 31st

On this New Year’s Eve we reflect on the blessings of the past year as we begin the seventh day of the Christmas Novena of Masses.

Intention to St. Jude: St. Jude, as this year draws to a close, we place ourselves in an attitude of thanksgiving. We thank God for the gift of the past year. We thank Him for all that we were able to accomplish throughout the year, and we entrust to Him the hopes we have for the New Year.

Prayer to St. Jude:
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to 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 (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O 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 8 — Sunday, January 1st

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God as we begin the eighth day of the Christmas Novena of Masses to St. Jude.

Intention to St. Jude: St. Jude, you who loved Mary and cared for her, bless my heart with true love and deep devotion to the Blessed Mother during this month of January.

Prayer to St. Jude:
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to 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 (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O 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 9 — Monday, January 2nd

Today we begin the ninth and final day of the Christmas Novena of Masses to St. Jude with a special intention and prayer to St. Jude. We are so grateful for this time to offer our petitions to our powerful patron.

Intention to St. Jude: St. Jude, you are with me in all that is new. May your path of hope be mine in the New Year ahead. On this final day of the Christmas Novena of Masses, give me the strength to be patient with myself, my family and all those I will meet, and the courage to follow Christ wherever he leads.

Prayer to St. Jude:
Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to 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 (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O 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.

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  • edgar January 2, 2017 at 7:28 AM

    pray for me and all those that need assistance in overcoming illnes

  • Bert bayhi December 25, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Praying for healing of toe.

  • Bert bayhi December 25, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Praying for healing of toe kidneys and diabetes.

  • Bert bayhi December 25, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    Praying for total healing of an infected toe and bone also asking for healing of kidneys and diabetes.Thank you Saint Jude and Jesus

  • Fernando Flores December 20, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Thank you St. Jude for the successful surgery to remove the breast cancer from my wife. Pray that it never return to her body again.

  • David Walsh January 20, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    My son is sailing from Florida to Cuba please give them good weather and good sailing and protect him thank you St. Jude’s you been very good to me

  • Kian Destreza December 19, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    St. Jude, I invoke you. Please pray for the eternal repose of the soul of my father – Mr. Florencio S. Destreza. May our good Lord grant him forgiveness and bless him with eternal life. May he now rest in peace and in happiness in our Lord’s loving presence. Also, please pray for positive results in my UST Entrance Test (USTET) and UP Admission Test (UPCAT). Thank you. Amen.

  • Norma Ruiz December 2, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    St .Judas , please help me find a better job to be able to support my family and to be able to live stress free , free from all the debt I am in.

  • Criszen November 20, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Dear St. Jude Please pray for me that my mother & my family would hear the desires of my heart, give me & LGA the blessings to live together for the rest of our lives with our children (MGA, CDBS & FCBS) besides us living in the same roof. Please clear LGA’s mind that he will love & needs me forever and to start the next chapter of our relationship (marriage) & to give us a son. To have a fruitful & loving relationship with my partner & family. And please me with my financial problems. Oh St. Jude please hear all my prayers and Thank you for helping me with all the problems i encountered, through you as Jesus patron i overcome all the grievances that came into my life. In Jesus name. Amen.

  • Jillian H August 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    please give peace and rest to the Mc Cool family at the loss of their devoted mother who never lost faith in the Christ child and in the mighty Lord. Blessed Be

  • Dorotina December 16, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    St. Jude,Please intercede for my son (KURT)for healing and deliverance from AUTISM.
    Kurt is 9 years old, but till to date does not speak as normal child (Kurt speak/write few words – lacking speech and understanding of language, hyperactive, emotional disorder etc) as he has been identified of AUTISM but praise the lord with minor rating of Autism – Personal behaviour disorder.

    I believe nothing is impossible to JESUS – YES! My Lord and Savior and by his stripes KURT is healed for Lord’s glory.

    Also prayer for healing and deliverance for convension of my husband soul
    Jesus may mercy upon my family
    Amen.

  • jc March 26, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    Please help my son find faith and believe that you will help him when he needs help. amen

  • jc March 26, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Please pray for my son and help him stay safe and strong. Please help relieve me of my worries and know he is fine. Please help his former girlfriend he made a terrible mistake and forgive him. amen

  • marion M.F. May 28, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    ST. Jude Thaddeus,

    THANK YOU!!! thank you for giving me another chance. i have prayed to you regarding the eligibility letter, and after 2months i already received it. This is the start of my nursing career. Thank you for giving me another chance to take the state board examination.Your so good to me and to my family. Thank you very much. All glory to you St.Jude and Lord Jesus Christ. THANK YOU for answering my prayers.Amen

    i love you ST. Jude Thaddeus!
    i love you LORD

  • Nicole February 7, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Dear St. Jude, I implore you to please help me in my Marriage, please clear my husband’s mind (head) he is confused and depress, please make him realize that he love me still, and that he wants his family, our kids, us, please St. Jude intersede for us. Amen.

  • Nicole January 9, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Once again St. Jude I ask for your help, My marriage is in danger, St. Jude please help me as I am helpless, please help my husband to realize that he loves me and his family and our kids and to come back to me to us and help us to work together our diferences. Amen.

  • DON January 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    I LOVE AND TRUST IN YOU ST.JUDE PLEASE HELP MY WIFE AT WORK THEY ARE MAKING HER SO SICK WHEN SHE COMES HOME SHE IS SICK HELP HER GET THIS OTHER JOB AND IF NOT HELP US MOVE BACK TO PENNA PLEASE ST JUDE SHE WAS BEEN PRAYING TO YOU NO STOP PLEASE HELP US

  • Elizabeth Myers January 4, 2012 at 5:05 AM

    prayer please that I get the financial assistance to pay my power, water, and telephone bills, as well as pay my mortgage which is so difficult for me.

    Also, that I don’t run out of money to buy food, as well as get the car repaired.. I thank you so very much!

    Elizabeth

  • Anne January 4, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    Dear St. Jude, Please intercede to help give me strength…My dear sweet 33 year old son suffer from schizophrenia, my brother only 57 years old) passed away last January- he collapsed in my 86 year old mother’s lap while she was driving him to the hospital-she was alone with him at the time… amazingly, she continued driving until she was able to pull over and call 911 for help….he died an hour later… I lost my job in August… My 8 year relationship with my boyfriend sadly ended two months ago. I just lost my health insurance this week. I am trying to stay strong….I am looking hard for work….and I am praying to be reuninted with my love. Most of all I pray for my son….it is heartbreaking to see him suffer. Please help. Thank you!

  • Tonia January 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Thank you Father for blessing me to take part in the christmas novena of masses. Please pray for me that my mother would hear the desires of my heart. I pray for salvation for my entire family and for my parents to hear the voice and words of God, not society and relatives. Thank You Father. Praise and Glory be to God. In Jesus name, Amen.

  • Elizabeth January 2, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Dear ST .JUDE with the help of almighty God and Holy Mary grant that my sons and family will receive the grace of God in our hearts and always honor and love and adore our lord while he lives in our hearts

  • grace g January 1, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    prosperity financial healing success in my place where ever that may be.

  • grace g January 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    healing camerons dilemna , Patrick finding a job in his new field. that i make the right decision according to your will. let me be aware .and not doubt my faith

  • Becky January 1, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Please intercede on behalf of all those who are affected by cancer or any other kind of sickness, especially our sister Jo who just learned she has cancer-and needs a healing miracle. Please be with each of her children, brother’s, sister’s and all her relatives and many friends as the learn of her illness and try to cope. Continue to give everyone hope, peace and faith.

  • Patricia Ofodu January 1, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Please pray for Peace in NIGERIA,MOROCCO n other places where christians are beign persecuted

  • Patricia Ofodu January 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    For freedom foe Francis Okwechime,Fruit of the womb for Anthonia Onwubuya,Safe delivery for Nkechi n Nwaka Okwechime,Grace of God n Success in studies for Che,Chima Tobe n Ebele. For Mrs mowete sufferin from cancer,my mother for blood pressure n body pain myself blood pressure,body pain n headache.Grace of God for my family,brothers n sisters.For job n all things neccessary for salvation

  • Philomena Carolan January 1, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    First of all A Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

    And I would love to pray for World Peace.

    St. Jude please…..hear our prayer.

    Amen.

  • Colin UK December 31, 2011 at 3:27 AM

    St Jude help me resolve my temporary work issues, give strength to friends & family who are going through health issues. Peace in 2012. Thank you St Jude for all your help & support. Colin

  • Annette December 30, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    St. Jude…please intercede that I may be able to stay permanently in my home. Please allow the refinancing of my home to be approved to make it so. In your and Jesus’ name, I pray…Amen.

  • Richard A December 29, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    For help paying for the rent this month.

  • Rodrigo & John December 29, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Thank you St Jude to help us to get thrue to this year, and we ask in the name of JESUS , to pray for us for the 2012,that bring us health work , happines,and to reach the goals . AMEN

  • Geraldine Bac December 29, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    that our marriage get blessed and we are happy with the lord bless Jerry Valdez to help his alcoholism

  • Julianne December 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Thank you for all you have done for my family and friends. Watch over all those that need help and guidance. Especially watch over JL so that he may change his life for the better. Help MR, JR, DA & AF to find good life mates.

  • grace g December 29, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Help me find a resolution to Camerons dilemna, someone needs to be able to help us, a special needs child should not be bullied, it is not acceptable. school is ignoring situation. Please intercede st of hopeless cases.

  • grace g December 29, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Pray for Carrie and let her fight for breast cancer cont to end. give her strength. Give me courage to deal with job situation, I need more income , let me get what i truly financially deserve. i will work for it. Help Pat find a job in his field. give him the courage he needs

  • Caroline December 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    St. Jude I thank you for All the Blessings and Guidance that you have given me and my family this year.. I only ask of you and pray for a better year, better health and help us get through this Financial Burdens that has arised upon us.. St. Jude please intercede quickly for those afflicted with cancer, especially my Family, Friends and Mrs McNeff..

  • chris December 29, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    St jude thank you ver much for all the blessing and guidance I received this year… Please grant m my prayer request to process my application going to canada.. Hoping this new year more guidance and blessing to come… Amen.

  • gloria December 29, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    Please intercede on behalf of all those who are affected by cancer or any other kind of sickness, especially Nora who is 80 years old, and has breast cancer. For Vinen who is sick and needs a healing miracle.

  • michele December 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    my husband and I have been giving a eviction notice tonight we are praying for a financal brake through its been a long 10 months that my husband has’nt worked he just started working tonight but the pay is low we drained everything we had bills are behind landrent and mortgage now we are praying very hard asking ST.Jude for his help in our prayers to God to be answered thankyou and God Bless

  • michele December 27, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    we r being evicted from our home husband just started a job tonight with very low pay we are behind on our mortgage and land rent along with all our utilities,the landlord said he wants us here but there is also a very large ballon payment we dont have money for any of it and no place to go and our cat is on insulin we are in desperite need of a miracle thankyou for all your prayers thankyou ST.Jude ,thankyou God in Jesus name

  • chris December 27, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    praying for a big financial blessing, help me to keep my house until i find something better, for safety in my neighborhood and around my home, help me to be more patient and not so defensive, please work things out with me, a.y. and j.y. help me to improve my health, and help me to find a way to help c.j. and for w.b. that his condition can improve, for d.y. and her addiction and anger issues, for peace of mind. amen.

  • grace g December 25, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Please Bless those with cancer- healing , please bless those with family strife, -peace. Help those with children with special needs deilemnas, we need your intercession. help us financially, let us always be able to pay the bills. Help me make the right decision oh lord. Take me where my love for nursing is. where you lord wish for me to be. Let me not have regrets. help me to make the right decision. Help Patrick find a job in his new field. Amen

  • Concetta December 25, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    St. Jude, Please intercede quickly for those afflicted with cancer. Thank You for helping my sister Margie, she needs you more everyday. Thank You for this Christmas, it was beautiful. Connie

  • Dwight jewett December 25, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Please pray for my wife, mother of twins 14 month old. She is dying of breast cancer. Her name is Mercedes Barbara Jewett. I need nothing short of a miracal. We are surrounded in darkness and sadness,
    Please help!
    Dwight

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