Shrine Ministry

The Dominican Shrine of Saint Jude exists to provide hope to the faithful in times of challenge, both from without as well as within.

Through the support of the prayers of the Dominican Friars of the Saint Catherine of Siena community, this ministry is sustained. Masses are offered each day (except Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday) for the needs of our benefactors and all commended to us for prayer. In addition, remembrance of many friends of Saint Jude is made at Morning and Evening Prayer and during the praying of the Rosary.

Throughout the year Novenas of Masses are celebrated for the needs of our benefactors. Twice a year a Preached Novena is offered in Saint Catherine of Siena Church for the benefit of the clients of Saint Jude as well as all participants. These two Preached Novenas are: the Saint Jude Novena (20-28 October) and the Saint Catherine of Siena (21-29 April).

Catholic Health Care Ethics is a major focus of the Dominican Shrine of Saint Jude. Materials are provided to all Hospital Chaplains for distribution to all individuals requesting them: patients, patients’ families, doctors, nurses, and other support medical personnel.

To help provide well-informed Dominican Friars for hospital ministry, the Dominican Shrine of Saint Jude, with the encouragement and support of the Dominican Friars of the Province of Saint Joseph (New York Province of the Dominican Order) is helping to fund an endowed chair in Catholic Medical Health Care Ethics at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC: the seminary at which all of our new Dominicans are prepared for public ministry in the Church.