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Thank you for joining us for our St. Jude Solemn Novena Mass and Devotions.

Since 1929 the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, located at St. Pius V Church, has been celebrating Novena Masses, St. Jude Devotions, and veneration of the Arm Relic of St. Jude.

We begin with the recitation of Most Holy Rosary in Dominican Traditional style.  The Dominicans use a more ancient form of the Rosary from most people today.

It begins with the Angelic Salutation at the Annunciation and St. Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary during the Visitation (Lk 2:28&42).  It is followed by the traditional call to prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours and many Catholic monastic and religious Orders.

It is prayed in antiphonal fashion, with leader and the congregation taking turns starting the prayers for alternating decades of the Rosary.  After the Mystery is announced by the leader, she or he begins the 1st, 3rd, and 5th decades.  The congregation begins the Our Father’s and Hail Mary’s for the 2nd and 4th decades.

In Dominican fashion, the Rosary ends with prayers for the faithful departed.

The Rosary is followed by a prayer to our patron St. Jude as well as other devotions which have been prayed at Shrine Masses for almost a century.


L= Leader
C= Congregation  

DOMINICAN WAY OF THE ROSARY

L: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

L: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
C: Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

L: Lord, open my lips.
C: And my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

L: O God, come to my assistance.
C: Lord, make haste to help me.

L: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
C: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Sunday, October 20 - Day 1

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES (Sunday)
THE RESSURECTION; THE ASCENSION IN HEAVEN;  THE DECENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST;  THE ASSUMPTION; THE CORANATION OF MARY

Monday, October 21 - Day 2
Tuesday, October 22 - Day 3
Wednesday, October 23 - Day 4
Thursday, October 24 - Day 5
Friday, October 25 - Day 6
Saturday, October 26 - Day 7
Sunday, October 27 - Day 8
Monday, October 28 - Day 9

CONCLUDING PRAYERS OF THE ROSARY

C: Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope; to thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears; turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

L: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.
C: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

L: Let us pray:
C: O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant we beseech thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

L: May the Divine assistance remain with us always.
C: May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. JUDE THADDEUS

ALL:       Most Holy Apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of his enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many.  But the Church honors you, and we invoke you as the special advocate of those who are in trouble and almost without hope.  Help us to realize that through our faith we triumph over life’s difficulties by the power of Jesus who loved us and gave his life for us.  Come to our assistance that we may receive the consolation and succor of heaven in all our needs, trials, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request in silence) and that we may praise God with you and all the saints forever. Amen.

Leader All
St. Jude, apostle of Word of God, Pray for us
St. Jude, follower of the Son of God, Pray for us
St. Jude, preacher of the Love of God, Pray for us
St. Jude, intercessor before God, Pray for us
St. Jude, friend of all in need, Pray for us
St. Jude pray for us, And for all who invoke your aid.

PRAYER FOR THE SICK

ALL: Loving God, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness.  Hear our prayers for our sick brothers and sisters.  May all who suffer in pain, illness, disease, and the frailty of old age realize that they have been called to be saints and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world. Amen.

PRAYER FOR A HAPPY DEATH

ALL:  Lord Jesus, we are to appear before you after this short life to render an account of our works.  Grant us the grace to prepare for our last hour by always living according to your commandments.  Protect us from a sudden and unprovided death by teaching us to watch, to pray, and to wait in joyful hope for your coming as our Savior.  If we are unable, at our last moments, to hear or understand the prayers of the Church, we wish to hear and rejoice in them now:

Prayer of Commendation:

L. I commend you, my dear brothers and sisters, to almighty God and entrust you to your Creator. May you return to God who formed you from the dust of the earth.

ALL:  AMEN.

L. May holy Mary, the angels, St. Jude, St. Dominic, and all the saints come to meet you as you go forth from this life.

ALL: AMEN.

L. May Christ who was crucified for you bring you freedom and peace. May Christ who died for you admit you into his garden of paradise.  May Christ, the true Shepherd, acknowledge you as one of his flock.

ALL:  AMEN.

L. May the Lord forgive all your sins and set you among those he has chosen. May you see your Redeemer face to face and enjoy the vision of God forever.

ALL:  AMEN.

SOLEMN NOVENA PRAYER

Sunday, October 20 - Day 1

Day 1:  PRAYER IN TIME OF SERIOUS ILLNESS

L. Lord God, giver of life, you created us in your image to know you, to love you, and to serve you in this world and to live in happiness with you forever. We come to you now in great need of your help.  We pray for those seriously ill, for whom the outcome is uncertain, and who are anxious and afraid as they wait for answers.

ALL:  Your Son, Jesus Christ, called St. Jude to be an apostle, and gave him authority to heal the sick.  Through the intercession of St. Jude, grant them some portion of that healing, and if it is your will, restore them to health.  At this difficult time, help them make wise decisions about medical care and treatment.  Guide all those responsible for their care.

L. Lord God, you are nearer to us than we are to ourselves. May all who suffer in mind, body, or spirit be ever more conscious of your presence.  Through the saving grace of the Sacraments, unite them more closely to you and to all who suffer.  All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.  Amen.

Monday, October 21 - Day 2
Tuesday, October 22 - Day 3
Wednesday, October 23 - Day 4
Thursday, October 24 - Day 5
Friday, October 25 - Day 6
Saturday, October 26 - Day 7
Sunday, October 27 - Day 8
Monday, October 28 - Day 9

TO CONCLUDE OUR DEVOTIONAL PRAYERS:

L. May the Peace and Blessing of Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, descend upon us and remain with us always.

ALL: AMEN.