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JULY NOVENA TO ST. JUDE THADDEUS

(DATE: JULY 18 TO JULY 26, 2017) THEME: “THE POWER OF HOLINESS"

Dear Friend of St. Jude,

Our nine days Solemn Novena to St. Jude Thaddeus in honour of Sts. Joachim and Anne (Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary) will begin on Tuesday 18th July,  2017. This gives us fresh opportunity to come together as families in prayer, bringing our needs / petitions to God in faith with assuring intercessions of his holy Apostle St. Jude Thaddeus and Sts. Joachim and Anne.

Sts. Joachim and Anne are blessed parents of our mother Mary. With years of childlessness, fervent hope and humble submission to the will of God, Sts. Joachim and Anne received God’s favour with the gift of a daughter named Mary (our Blessed Virgin Mother). Sts. Joachim and Anne represent that quiet series of generations who faithfully perform their duties, practice their faith and establish an atmosphere for the coming of the Messiah. As loving and dedicated family, Mary was nurtured, taught and grew with strong character, continuous practice of prayer and devotion to the laws of her faith as-well-as steadiness at moments of crisis; and through the power of the Holy Spirit, she conceived and became the mother of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. St. Anne exhibited great qualities such as hardwork, respect, obedient and love (Proverbs 31:31).

Our July Novena Preacher is Rev. Fr. Chinedu Basil Achusim from the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha. Fr. Achusim is a Formator and presently working in Pope John Paul II Major Seminary, Okpuno, Awka, Anambra State.
The Novena topics are indicated below:

Day 1 (Tuesday 18)

A Point on Navity

Day 2 (Wednesday 19)

The Apostolic Spirit

Day 3 (Thursday 20)

The Yoke of Christ

Day 4 (Friday 21)

Life in the Tomb

Day 5 (Saturday 22)

Double Loyalty

Day 6 (Sunday 23)

The Divine Triangle

Day 7 (Monday 24)

The Incredible Power of the Body

Day 8 (Tuesday 25)

The Spiritual Combat

Day 9 (Wednesday 26)

Sweet Death

We urge you to visit the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Yaba - Lagos for your petition envelopes and slips for the Novena or kindly complete our online petition form from www.stjudeyaba.com/submitnovena.php.

Let us at this Novena; pray for our family including all families to learn from the shining example of Sts. Joachim and Anne - models for parents.

We pray especially for our country Nigeria, for continuous peace and tranquility, forgiveness and fairness, unity and progress in our respective families…Amen. St. Jude Thaddeus and Sts. Joachim and Anne – Pray for us!

Devotedly yours in Christ,

Rev. Fr. Valentine Anyanwu, O.P.
SHRINE DIRECTOR

 
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