Sunday, 28 October
Mass will be at the usual Sunday 5.30pm, follow by the procession and veneration of the relic right after the Mass.
“(You), my dear friends, must build yourselves up on the foundation of your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves within the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to give you eternal life.” – Saint Jude Thaddeus, Epistle of Jude 1:20-21
On his Feast Day on 28 October, the Cathedral will be expositing a relic of the Patron of Lost Causes. The ex ossibus relic is a piece of the pisiform bone from the left hand. It is enclosed in a wooden blessing ostensorium with the crown and palms identifying it as a martyr’s reliquary. The wax seal of His Excellency Bishop Pasquale Giusti (1780-1848) – Auxiliary Bishop of Caserta and Titular Bishop of Ascalon – corresponds with the seal on the accompanying authentic issued in 1845 in his name.
“O Holy Saint Jude! Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor, special patron in time of need; pray for us and all who honour thee and invoke thy aid. Amen!”