Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Visit To The National Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus


By Alon Calinao Dy: St. Jude, often called as Jude Thaddaeus, is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and a patron saint for 'The hopeless and the despaired.' Most people correlate him to Judas Iscariot who betrayed and kissed Jesus prior to his Crucifixion, Death, and Resurrection.

To everyone's knowledge, St. Jude Thaddaeus and Judas Iscariot are not the same person. According to some scholars, St. Jude and apostle Simon the Zealot suffered martyrdom 65 AD in Beirut. They were persecuted because of their faith for Jesus. After his death, many devotees felt the powerful intercessions of  St. Jude. While Judas Iscariot was the apostle of Jesus who did not die a martyr's death. According to New Testament, he committed suicide by hanging himself.


Holy Mass Schedule:


Sunday

06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
English

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
English

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
English

06:00  PM - 07:00 PM
English


Monday

06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
English

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
English


Tuesday

06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
English

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
English


Wednesday

06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
English

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
English

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
English


Thursday

06:30 AM - 07:00 AM
English mass/novena/confession

07:00 AM - 08: 00 AM
English mass/novena/confession

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
English mass/novena/confession

09:00 AM- 09:45 AM
English novena only

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
English novena only

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
English novena only

12:00 PM - 03:45 PM
English mass/novena

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
English novena only

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
English novena only

05:00 PM - 6:00 PM
English mass/novena 

06:15 PM - 07:15 PM
English mass/novena

07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
English mass/novena


Friday

06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
English

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
English


Saturday

06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
English

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
English


The National Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus,
J.P  Laurel Street, San Miguel  Manila, Philippines,
Near to the Malacanang Palace

I remember I visited this shrine several times, before I took the Philippine Nursing Licensure last June 2005; it was followed by international exams (CGFNS and NCLEX). Through St. Jude, Jesus answered my prayers. Remember, he is the patron saint for 'The hopeless and the despaired.' For me, he is the patron saint of all students and examinees who want to be successful in their studies and future careers.


Now, I visit him again for another prayers and for a deep gratitude for all the blessings that I have received from our Lord Jesus.

Prayer Before Lighting The Candle:


Father  in Heaven 
The Light of Jesus
Has dispersed the darkness 
Of hatred and sin
Accept this candle 
And let the light your truth
Guide me to your  kingdom
Inflame my heart with your grace
Keep me  in the radiance of your truth 
Fill my heart with your divine love
And please help me in my needs
( mention your petition) 
Grant this 
Through Christ our Lord  and the 
Intercession of St. Jude Thaddeus

Amen.