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2019 Solemn Novena for St. Jude Thaddeus
Times and Important Details


Please note an important change to this year's novena! The novena is broken up into three sections composed of three days apiece. Each section has a different theme for the preaching, nightly veneration of the relic, and a chance to be anointed with St. Jude oil on the final of the three evenings. If you go to the bottom of this page you will see a link that will take you to a page with both a downloadable form of the prayer booklet we are using this year as well as an online version. When combined with the prayers available online, it will be possible for you to pray the entire novena, receive a fully developed application of the Gospel via multiday preaching, venerate the relic, and receive an anointing with St. Jude oil while only attending the novena in person for as few as three or six days. My hope is that this new format will alleviate some of the anxiety I hear expressed about missing a day or two of the novena due to important life and family commitments and assist you in participating in our novena.

Prayer Booklet download and Online Prayer Booklet