Saint Jude

Daily prayer
to St. Jude

O kindSaint-Jude, our faithful intercessor to Jesus, receive the following special intentions : to present them to the Almighty Lord, Root of all good. Above all, grant us an increase of our faith in His love. May each day find us closer in our relationship with our Heavenly Father. KindSaint-Jude, you who has revived hope in our hearts, you whose model merits and life bring us the divine blessings and graces, be our advocate, and lead us to Jesus and Mary. With you, blessed apostle, we give thanks and praise God with all our heart for His innumerable kindnesses. Amen.

The Monthly Note

March 2020

http://www.dominicains.ca/p7ssm_img_1/fullsize/IMG_7466_fs_%282%29_fs.jpgWith the month of March, we leave the depth of winter and our expectation of spring is every day sustained by the brightness that increases, by the sunrays that are invigorating and the snow banks that diminish.
On the liturgical side, March is a big month with its 5 weeks of Lent, the feast of Saint Joseph, on the 19th, and the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, on the 25th.  It will always be a renewed invitation to welcome in our hearts the life that the Lord offers us, especially that the present liturgical year (year A) suggests an approach to neophytes.  The Sundays of Lent will bring us to renew our baptismal commitment, to more profoundly rejoice of this gift of God.
The Saint Jude Prayer Team will want to put into good use this time of learning and conversion by participating in the Novena that we offer to you to maintain this journey to Easter.  The Novena will take place from March 26th to April 3rd: we will meet each other just like to the Thursdays to Saint Jude at 2:00PM for the Rosary at 2:30 for Mass.
We will be expecting you in great numbers for this key moment of prayer.  However, know that even if you cannot be present, we form a community of hope and entrust the intentions of each of you during these celebrations.  In faith, we turn to Saint Jude, the saint of hope, asking him to accompany us on our way.
If we truly observe this time of Lent, God will be able to melt in our hearts the snow banks that impede His love, and, at Easter we will rejoice of at this source of gushing water that arises into eternal life.

Raymond Latour, o.p.
Director of the Saint Jude’s Apostolic Works.