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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
October 20, 2021
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Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Saint of the Week

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Jude, Apostle

Judas Thaddeus, called Jude to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot, is often regarded as the brother of the Apostle, Saint James the Less. Other than a mention in the listing of the Apostles in the Gospels, there is only one reference to Jude anywhere in the New Testament. At the Last Supper, Jesus tells the Apostles that he will reveal himself to them. Jude then asked him, “Master, what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” (Jn 15:23).

In a vision to Saint Bridget of Sweden, Jesus noted that Jude would “show himself most willing to help.” Many people who have called on Saint Jude, like Danny Thomas, have found work after extended unemployment. Others with terminal illnesses have recovered after turning to Saint Jude.