St. Jude

Litany to St. Jude

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.          Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father of heaven ,           R./ Have Mercy on Us

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,   

God, the Holy Spirit,   

Holy Trinity, one God,


St. Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary           R./ Pray for Us

St. Jude, raised to the dignity of an apostle, 

St. Jude, who had the honour of beholding the Divine Master humble Himself to wash his feet,  

St. Jude, who at the Last Supper received the Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus, 

St. Jude, who after the profound grief which the death of your beloved Master cause you, had the consolation of beholding Him risen from the dead and of assisting at His Glorious Ascension,

St. Jude, who was filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of the Pentecost, 

St. Jude, who preached the Gospel in Persia, 

St. Jude, who converted many people to the Faith,  

St. Jude, who performed wonderful miracles in the power of the Holy Spirit, 

St. Jude, who restored an idolatrous king to health, both of soul and body, 

St. Jude, who imposed silence on demons, and confounded their oracles, 

St. Jude, who foretold to a weak prince an honourable peace with his powerful enemy, 

St. Jude, who took from deadly serpents the power of injuring man, 

St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, courageously preached the doctrine of Christ, 

St. Jude, who gloriously suffered martyrdom for the love of your Divine Master, 

Blessed Apostle, with confidence,         R./ We invoke You

Blessed Apostle, with confidence,

Blessed Apostle, with confidence,

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, R./ Aid me in my distress

St. Jude, help of the hopeless,

St. Jude, help of the hopeless,  


Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world.

Spare us, O Lord,

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world

Graciously hear us, O Lord,

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world

Have mercy on us, O Lord.


Priest: St Jude Thaddeus, pray for us

All: That we may be made worth of the promises of Christ


Let us pray, Saint Jude Thaddeus, cousin of Jesus Christ, glorious apostle and martyr, renowned for virtues and miracles, faithful and prompt intercessor of all who honour you and trust in you. You are a power patron and helper in grievous afflictions. I come to you and entreat you from the depths of my heart to come to my aid with your powerful intercession, for you have received from God the privilege to assist those who almost despair of all hope. Look down upon me, my life is a life of crosses; my days are days of tribulation; and my paths are strewn with thorns, and scarcely one moment passes but is a witness of my tears and sighs.

Overwhelmed by these thoughts, I see myself surrounded by a dark cloud. You cannot forsake me in this sad plight. I will not depart from you until you have heard me. O, hasten to my aid. I will be grateful to you all my life. I will honour you as my special patron, I will thank God for the graces bestowed upon you and will propagate your honour according to my power. Amen.

We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.