In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
O glorious apostle, Saint Jude Thaddeus,
true relative of Jesus and Mary,
I salute you through the most Sacred Heart of Jesus!
Through this Heart I praise and thank God
for all the graces He has bestowed upon you.
Humbly prostrate before you,
I implore you through this Heart
to look down upon me with compassion.
Oh, despise not my poor prayer;
let not my trust be confounded!
To you God has granted the privilege of aiding mankind
in the most desperate cases.
Oh, come to my aid
that I may praise the mercies of God!
All my life I will be grateful to you
and will be your faithful client
until I can thank you in heaven.
Priest: “Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke you!”
People:”Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke you!”
Priest: “St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress.”
People: “St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress.”
Pray for us that we before death may expiate all our sins
by sincere repentance
and the worthy reception of the holy Sacraments.
Pray for us that we may appease the Divine Justice
and obtain a favorable judgment.
Pray for us that we may be admitted into the company of the blessed
to rejoice in the presence of our God forever.
The following prayer to be recited by both priest and people.
Saint Jude, glorious apostle,
faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many.
But the Church honors and invokes you universally
as the patron of difficult and desperate cases.
Pray for me who am so miserable.
Make use, I implore you,
of that particular privilege accorded to you
to bring visible and speedy help where help was 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
and that I may bless God with you
and all the elect throughout all eternity.
I promise you, O blessed Jude,
to be ever mindful of this great favor,
and I will never cease to honor you
as my special and powerful patron
and do all in my power to encourage devotion to you.
Saint Jude, pray for us
and for all who honor you and invoke your aid.
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