Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us. Holy Mary, Mother of the Church, Pray for us. Holy Mary, Queen of Apostles, etc. Saint Jude, Apostle of Christ, Saint Jude, surnamed Thaddeus, Saint Jude, among "the brethren of the Lord," Saint Jude, cousin of the Lord, Saint Jude, relative of Mary, Saint Jude, brother of Saint James the Less, Saint Jude, Zealot party member turned Disciple, Saint Jude, spiritual heir of the Maccabees, Saint Jude, one of the Twelve, Saint Jude, honored by thy humble Master washing thy feet, Saint Jude, who received thy Eucharistic Lord from His own hands at the Last Supper, Saint Jude, Saint of the Impossible, Saint Jude, Helper in Difficult Cases, Saint Jude, in whom so many have confidence, Saint Jude, redeemer of the name of Judas, Saint Jude, one in whom we can trust, Saint Jude, sent by Christ on missions of healing, Saint Jude, sent by Our Lord to drive out demons, Saint Jude, sent to cure sickness and disease, Saint Jude, sent without silver, staff or sandals, Saint Jude, sent to raise the dead, Saint Jude, sent as a sheep among wolves, Saint Jude, sent to announce the reign of God, Saint Jude, promised the Holy Spirit under trial, Saint Jude, filled with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, Saint Jude, witness to the Resurrection of Christ and His Ascension, Saint Jude, miracle worker, Saint Jude, to whom the epistle by that name is attributed, Saint Jude, believed to have preached in Mesopotamia, Saint Jude, thought to have been martyred with Saint Simon in Persia, Saint Jude, saint for our needs, Saint Jude, saint for our times, Saint Jude, pictured with a burning flame, Saint Jude, patron of many shrines in thy honor, Saint Jude, beloved intercessor at novenas, Saint Jude, inspirer of confidence, Saint Jude, helper of the persistent,
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
V. Pray for us, St. Jude, Apostle of Christ,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises ofChrist.
Let Us Pray
O glorious Saint Jude Thaddeus, by those sublime prerogatives wherewith thou wast ennobled in thy lifetime, namely, thy kinship with Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh, and thy vocation to be an Apostle; by that glory which is now thine in Heaven as the reward of thine apostolic labors and thy martyrdom: Obtain for us from the Giver of every good and perfect gift all the graces we stand in need of in order to treasure up in our hearts the divinely inspired doctrines which thou hast transmitted to us in thine Epistle; that is to say, to build our edifice of perfection upon our most holy Faith, praying by the grace of the Holy Spirit; to keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of Jesus Christ unto eternal life; to strive by all means to help those who go astray, exalting thus the glory and majesty, the dominion and power of Him Who is able to keep us without sin and to present us spotless with exceeding joy at the coming of our Divine Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. R. Amen.
This litany was composed by Fr. Albert J. Hebert, S.M., with ecclesiastical approval. The "Let Us Pray" prayer is from the old Racculta.