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The Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus

October Novena


Wednesday October 23, 2013 to Thursday October 31, 2013.


Fr. James Marchionda, O.P.


St. Vincent Catholic Church, 1530 Jackson Ave, River Forest, IL  60305


The Rosary will start 25 minutes before the schedules Mass times of Noon and 7 PM (So, 11:35 AM and 6:35 PM) with the following exceptions:

  • Saturday Oct 19th – St. Jude Masses at 10AM (Rosary 9:35 AM) and 5:30 PM (Novena prayers at Mass, Optional Rosary afterward)
  • Sunday Oct 20th  – St. Jude Mass in morning will be at the regular 11AM Sunday Mass (no Rosary because of Sunday parish schedule).   Novena prayers will be recited at Sunday 5:30 PM Mass.  The Rosary and a Question and Answer session about the Shrine follows.

Special Event for last day of the Solemn Novena on Thursday October 31st – Both Masses will include a blessing of oil with the Arm Relic of St. Jude and a blessing of the people with the Oil of St. Jude.  Veneration of the Arm Relic of St. Jude following both Masses.

  • Because some people will want to do Mass only at Noon to return to work, the blessings will take place after Mass.
  • For the 7 PM Mass, the blessings will take place between the Prayer after Communion and the final dismissal.