The Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus in Chicago is a worldwide ministry of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great that has been bringing the faithful together in prayer since 1929. St. Jude Thaddeus is the “Patron Saint of Desperate Causes” and has widespread popular devotion. Ministries of the Shrine include:
- Daily Mass celebrated for the intentions of the “Friends of St. Jude”
- Public Masses at the Shrine and elsewhere, including Dominican preaching
- PrayerNet, an internet prayer ministry providing the homebound and those in faraway places the opportunity to join in prayer with one another in times of need.
- The cherished Arm Relic of St. Jude is believed to be the largest relic of any apostle in the United States. This relic provides hope and wonder, a sign of how Christ’s healing grace works through the saints, even after death. It is present on permanent exposition at the Shrine and serves a role in the Novena wherever this devotion is celebrated
- An on-line gift shop offers religious articles for sale and is the exclusive outlet for St. Jude Oil (a donation is asked for the oil). Periodic mailings of spiritual interest
Ministry: Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus
Phone: (312) 226-0020
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Founded: October 20, 1929
Friars on Staff: Fr. Michail Ford, O.P.