Prayers for the Catholic Church

Catholic Church

As the College of Cardinals gathers in Rome for the Papal Conclave, we ask you to send your prayers for the Catholic Church during this important election.

The Pope is a spiritual guide for millions of Catholics throughout the world, and inspires the work of the entire Catholic Church with his leadership. The Pope appoints bishops, calls councils, makes Church laws, and canonizes saints. In selecting the next Pope, the cardinals historically have chosen a member of their own ranks known for his love of God and commitment to the Church.

We at the National Shrine of St. Jude pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for the Catholic Church during this transition. We also pray for Pope Benedict XVI as he enters retirement.

The Claretian Missionaries, who built the National Shrine of St. Jude in 1929 and continue to maintain it, work to build a better future for as many of God’s people as possible. We hope you will join us in asking St. Jude, the Patron Saint of Hope, to keep the Church in his continuing care as we elect a new Pope.

Send your prayers for the Catholic Church to the altar of St. Jude or share your prayers for the Catholic Church with our St. Jude community of devotion in the comments below.

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  • Mary May 1, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Saint Jude
    Keep us in your prayers

  • Maria C Hernandez November 1, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    Almighty Father, I humbly ask for your assistance. We cannot do without your help. i deeply thank you for your love and mercy. My weak sinful soul aches for Your Word in the midst of the sorrowful world. We need You! hear our plea merciful GOD, Come we need YOU. Jesus, I trust in YOU!

  • Carlos L. Torres August 28, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    O Holy St. Jude, help me when I feel hopeless and alone. Come to my aid in this great, and ask God to assist me in my troubles and sufferings, particularly for the rest of the soul of Juan Gabriel, may he rest in peace in the kingdom of God at eternal life for ever and ever for eternity. For unselfish love, love and truth, truth and love, a high form of love that we must have for one another for Police Officers, Criminal Street Gangs, Tagger Crews, Gang Enforcement Unit Workers, Bachelors, my enemy, persecutors, all men and including myself. Because Jesus You are important and we need You for our salvation. In the name of Jesus, through Mary and Joseph, through the intercession of St. Jude, associating his intercession to the Holy Family, which You are relative and I promise to spread Your devotion as an expression of my gratitude to Your favors. Amen.

  • Carlos L. Torres August 25, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    By the sign of the Holy Cross, from our enemies deliver us, O Lord, in the of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Invoking Our Lady to open this prayer…
    O Holy St. Jude, help me when I feel hopeless and alone. Come to my aid in this great need, and ask God to assist me in my troubles and sufferings, particularly for Criminal Street Gangs, Tagger Crews, Bachelors, Orange Police Officers, Fr. Troy, Andrew, Benjamin, Hugo, Victor, Roy, Abraham, Abel, Ramon, Eric, Edwin, Edgar, Fernando, Johnny, Jonathan, Eric Miranda, Eric Gutierrez, Eric Dole, Eric Rocha, Homosexuals, Daniel Harper, Sean Porter, Daniel Huerta, Jehovah and his Witnesses, Priests, St. Dismas Brotherhood, Bruno, Juan Carlos Soto, Rocky, Oak, St. Jude Thaddeus, Juan Lepe, Rodrigo Ambriz, Ricardo Sotelo, Antonio Sotelo, Omar Sotelo, Armando Sotelo, Chino, Kid, Alan, Skylar, Alec, Steven, Raul, Alfredo, Myles, Lance, Daniel of Tustin, Efrain, Freddy, Frankie, ‘Un Nuevo Dia’, Palmyra, Adam Ribota, Edward Westry, West Snipes, Motel 6′s, Saul Flores, Vicente Argeta, Sammie Lyles, Sam Aquino, Marcos Herrera, Mark R., Marcus Jetmore, Jimmy, Joseph, José and Teresa, Jesse Lokes, ‘Hands of Stone’, Jason in Irvine, Jason Ramirez, Drake, Chris Brown, Colby O’Donis, Shad Moss, Kobe, ‘El Malo Mas Bueno’Actors, and including myself so that Together, we trust in God and ask Him for the strength we need to complete our journey of faith. We pray together: St. Jude, help us to enter God’s gate to heaven. May we resist temptations and grow in grace each day. So that we always kept our faith in God. So that we may be a truly holy layman. Because Jesus You Are important for our salvation and we need You for our salvation. In the name of Jesus, through Mary and Joseph, through the intercession of St. Jude. Associating his intercession to the Holy Family. Amen.
    St. Jude, fill our heart with the kingdom of God.
    Invoking Our Lady to close this prayer…
    By the sign of the Holy Cross, from our enemies deliver us, O Lord, in the of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  • Mary November 26, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Thank you St. Jude for innumerable
    Prayers answered. My two grown sons are not communicating and are both
    Stubborn and miserable. Please help them forgive each other and be brothers again.

  • Teresa Angami Gatta July 14, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Dear beloved St. Jude please bless and heal all the people suffering from different kind of sicknesses and please heal me for I have a very bad migraine for years and a kind of physil on my body I ask this through Christ our Lord Amen . Thank you so much St Jude.

  • Toni H. July 1, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Please St. Jude heal me of cancer and side effects of treatments…never to have them return. Also, please heal my dear husband of his excruciating pain due to a car crash that was not his fault.

    My heartfelt thanks to dear God, sweet Jesus, Mother Mary, St. Jude and all the Saints and Angels. By His stripes we are healed.

  • Angel March 5, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    I was Head Chorister at Chelmsford Cathedral when John became the ygoeunst Master of the Music in Britain in 1964, succeeding PhilipLedger who sadly also died this week. I remember spending some Saturday mornings at his home in Chelmsford listening to Mozart and The Rolling Stones!John played the organ at my wedding in 1975 and we corresponded regularly. We met up again in the 1980 s when I moved to Norfolk where we I both live and work.We have stayed in touch all these years. I remember meeting up with him in St. Margaret’s Church in King’s Lynn once. As my wife and I entered the church he played Widor’s Toccata which he had also played at our wedding some 30 years before. He always stayed true to his friends and will be truely missed. God bless John.

  • gina lacanaria February 16, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Dear Saint Jude, Please heal my son suffuring cough many times.. Thank you.. And please help us in all our needs especially to my family. Please support us and guide us and protect us from all evil or bad spirits. Please bless our house of your Holy Spirit to take them away. Please always help us to our daily sales and continue us to help for our elite sales. Saint Jude please make us a succesful one and please please help me in our salescom report, meeting with our boss, hold their hearts for them not to get mad and ask many questions.please help me how to deliver my report.. Thank you Saint Jude.. God bless Us…!

  • suebowe February 9, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    First St. JUDE YOU PREFORMED A MIRACLE FOR MY BEST FRIEND. SHE IS OFF KIDNEY DIALYSIS and sugar medicine. God Bless you for all your magnificent help.

  • Katrina Mitchell January 27, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    St. Jude I ask of you foR giveNess and guidence. Today 1-27-15 my lawyer goes to court for me due to my work men’s comp case. It’s been along 4 yrs of struggling due to my injury. I ask of you to plz be with him in court to grant my case in good terms. This is not jst for me, it’s for my family as well. They two stuffed along my journey with my suffering and they never left my side. I thank you forever…

  • susana rodriguez January 12, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Please pray for me for saint Jude to answer my prayers please left my heart up from this hurt of losing my son I feel am going back into depression give me the strength to be strong for my other kids give the strength to accept that my son will never come back make me see it that I have lost him till we reunited again cuz there’s days I don’t even want to get up from bed

  • N and V January 5, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Please pray that we rid ourselves of our gambling addiction.

  • JOLIE FLORES December 1, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Dear Lord, I ask that U please continue to be with me as I journey through this battle of a drug addiction. I ask that You please give me all the strength for-which i am in need of to get through this. I can not nor will not continue living my life as an addict. My children need me as well as i need them. And together we need You Lord! Please help me open my eyes to a better wonderful loving life with not just my family & children but with You as well. I pray this in Jesus name, AMEN!!!

  • jyoti August 21, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    St.jude please pray for me & pass on my message to the Lord dear Saint.My message is.Jesus my only support.I love you,please forgive me,thankyou so much.Jesus Christ I invite you along with Father God,Holy Spirit,All Angels & Saints for miracles in my life regarding my marriage.Lord you know,the man Bhaskar, who I & my family met few months back for arrange marriage has not replied to us at all.Lord I found him decent.Lord but you know the reality. Nothing is hidden from you,if he is decent,conventional,virgin,has a long life & if he will believe, love & support me as his lady.Please bless me with him as my husband forever & ever.Cleanse both of us,our families in your precious blood fill all of us with your Holy Spirit.Let we have true soul-mate relationship with each & live a protected,blessed life with each other forever & ever.Amen!!!

  • Zoe July 27, 2014 at 5:51 AM

    Dear St Jude
    Please bless baby Charlotte born 12 weeks premature please help her to get strong and well!
    Please bless Marc back and serious heart condition!
    Conversions needed in my family !
    Thank you in advance !!

  • morner June 30, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    for my family to honour God and turn to church and God’s worship

  • Evelyn RODRIGUEZ Moura May 23, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Please pray for the conversion of all sinner dpeacially the ones in my own home. Pleade bless my children, grandchildren, Nephews, Godchildren.

  • Flossie April 19, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Please heal Roxann, to recover
    from her stroke Thank you Lord

  • mary ikhlaif March 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Prsy for all brother s and d isters to be well and my brother robert to be well and healthy from his liver a nd heart

  • mary ikhlaig March 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Please pray for my son’s continual recovery fr removal of kidney cancer.he has one kidney csncer free .please jesus keep him well. For me please make me well fr blood pressure as nd head avhes or heart palpitations. For lori and kaleb for god to hr lp her and her husband to under as tand noy to drink n restore yheir msrriage for the sake of kaleb yheirson who loves them both very much

  • ron v. February 11, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Dear Saint Jude:
    Mere words can never convey my most sincere thanks for the answering of my prayers petitions and intersessions.
    You know my heart and soul better than anyone.
    Just peek inside, and there is my love, devotion and thanks.
    Please keep the granting of my prayers, petitions and intersessions coming for I need them now more than ever before!!!
    Please pray for all here and may we all pray for those known to us and those not known to us!!!
    With the Love of God Our Father Almighty, Jesus Christ our Savior, Holy Spirit, and the of the Apostles, Martyrs, Saints and Angels !!!
    Ron V.

  • Vera November 21, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    BelovedJesus my Savior and best friend, guide us to grow your church, I am here to do what I can whatever You ask of me. I recognize and appreciate all of your blessings for me. I love you dearly Beloved Christ Jesus

  • Techie Mariano March 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Dear St. Jude, help me pray to build our home and make my branch a billionaire branch. Please pray for our good health esp my mother. Please pray for the soul of my father. These I pray in Jesus name amen

  • Carol March 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Please Lord, send your Holy Spirit over the Conclave, so that they may elect a Pope that you want to have. Thank you

  • Steve G March 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Please Lord, watch over our Church leaders as they elect a new Pope. May the Holy Spirit guide them in their decision making and may St. Jude intercede for all of us in need.

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