Hopeth all things” (1 Corinthians 13:7).

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Saint Jude is
The Patron Saint
of cases that are:
Difficult, Hopeless,
and Impossible

Saint Jude
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Saint Jude Thaddeus curing the sick King of Edessa
with a miraculous image of Jesus Christ.

Please click here for your Novena Intentions.
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Please follow the directions
on the page for your Novena intentions.

We personally know of a number of real miracles which Saint Jude has worked during a nine day Novena to him for various humble, sincere, devout people devoted to him, people who had one or more major problems which looked impossible to cure and/or hopeless to fix, humanly speaking.

But these people realized that they could not do it themselves.  They knew they needed our help, either because trying to pray to Saint Jude on their own was not working for them, or because, to use the words of this world, they realized their problem was "too big" for them, and that, therefore, they needed "professional help"!

So, they sent us their Novena Intention(s) along with their Stipend.

But, WHY did they need our "professional help"?

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Reasons to Send Us Your Novena Intentions,
Along with your Stipend, for Saint Jude Thaddeus
Why do the Laity need our "professional help"?

Because Priests are God's Helpers

By God's Holy Will, the Catholic Priest, who is “another Christ”, is the Ordained Mediator between God and mankind (cf. Hebrews 5:1-4). 

God and Saint Jude hear the prayers of God's Ordained Mediators as proven by the many Testimonials found on the Testimonials web page.

“The Priest [is] a Mediator between God and man.”
(Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii, On the Catholic Priesthood, Friday, December 20, 1935).

What is a Stipend?

The word “Stipend” comes from the Latin word “stipendium”.  

In general, it means, among other things, a pay, a salary, a donation, an alms. 

Today a Stipend is a set or fixed amount for a free-will gift, donation, contribution, and alms for Masses and Prayers, including 9-Day Novenas.  

In the Catholic Church, a Stipend is nothing new.

For example, in the New Testament:

1.  “Know you not, that they who work in the Holy Place, eat the things that are of the Holy Place; and they that serve the Altar, partake with the Altar?” (1 Corinthians 9:13).

2.  “So also the Lord ordained that they who preach the Gospel, should live by the Gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:14).

3.  “The labourer is worthy of his hire” (Luke 10:7).

For these reasons, the Catholic Church has commanded the Faithful to contribute to the support of their Pastors.  

The 5th Commandment of the Church is:

“To contribute to the support of our pastors.”
In the Old Testament, the Tribe of Levi, a tribe of the Jewish Priesthood, was financially supported by the other eleven Tribes of the Jews.

Priests are not supposed to have a secular job out in the world because Priests and Prelates are supposed to do only God’s Holy Work, which includes, among other things, offering Masses and Prayers (e.g. 9-Day Novenas) to Him for His Greater Honor and Glory and the Salvation of Souls. 

Historically, this is how it has worked in the Old Testament, and even now in these times of the New and Eternal Testament.

Priests are God's Helpers:
“The Priest represents Christ Who said:  
As the Father hath sent me, I also send you" (John 20:21).

He that heareth you, heareth Me (Luke 10:16). 

Admitted to this most sublime ministry by a call from Heaven, he 
is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins (Hebrews 5:1).
To him must come anyone who wishes to live the life of the Divine Redeemer and who desires to receive strength, comfort and nourishment for his soul; from him the salutary medicine must be sought by anyone who wishes to rise from sin and lead a good life. 

Hence all Priests may apply to themselves with full right the words of the Apostle of the Gentiles:  

For we are God’s coadjutors [assistants; helpers] (1 Corinthians 3:9)."   (Pope Pius XII, Apostolic Exhortation, Menti Nostrae, To the Clergy of the Entire World, On the Development of Holiness in Priestly Life, Saturday, September 23, 1950.)

Send Us Your Novena Intentions, 
Along with your Stipend, for Saint Jude Thaddeus



God and Saint Jude hear the prayers of God's Ordained Mediators as proven by the many Testimonials found on the Testimonials web page.

The bottom line is that this means that the actual Novena Prayers to Saint Jude that are used here at the Shrine of Saint Jude WORK as proven by the many Testimonials found on the Testimonials web page.

The primary reason WHY these Novena Prayers to Saint Jude WORK is because these are the Novena Prayers which, as an Ordained Catholic Priest, and therefore, as one of God's Ordained Mediators, I have used for many, many decades which have gotten the results about which you read from those Testimonials that are the more recent Testimonials which are on the Testimonials web page!

I look forward to making the 9-Day Novenas to Saint Jude Thaddeus for your intentions!

But, just remember, the sooner you send in your Novena intentions on the Novena Form, along with the required Stipend, the sooner I can begin to make the 9-Day Novenas to Saint Jude Thaddeus for your intentions!

Will YOU be the very next person to send me your very own Testimonial to be put on the Testimonials web page?!  DO IT NOW!

God Bless You!

Father Michael
Shrine of Saint Jude

Novena Prayer to Saint Jude Thaddeus
Apostle and Martyr
Patron Saint of Difficult and Impossible Cases

Most glorious Apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor, who delivered thy beloved Master into the hands of His enemies, has caused thee to be forgotten by many. But the Catholic Church honors and invokes thee universally as the Patron Saint of hopeless cases, and of things of which are despaired.

Pray for me who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee to bring visible and speedy help whereof help was almost despaired.

Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and succor of Heaven in all of my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may Bless God with thee and with all of the Elect throughout eternity.

I promise thee, O Blessed Saint Jude, to be ever mindful of this very great favor, and I will never cease to honor thee as my special and powerful Patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to thee. Amen.

Saint Jude, pray for us and for all those who honor thee and invoke thy aid.
Saint Jude, Patron Saint of the Impossible, intercede for me.
Saint Jude, with confidence, I invoke thee.

(Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.)

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“Rejoicing in Hope.  Patient in tribulation.  Instant in prayer” (Romans 12:12).

“Now the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing; that you may abound in Hope, and in the power of the Holy Ghost”  (Romans 15:13).

“Charity is patient, is kind: Charity...beareth all things, Believeth all things, Hopeth all things, endureth all things” (1 Corinthians 13:4, 7).

“Now Faith is the substance of things to be Hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not” (Hebrews 11:1).

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