After the Last Supper it was Jude who asked Our Lord why He chose
to reveal Himself only to the disciples and not the world. He received the reply:
Whoever loves me will keep my word, says the Lord; and my Father
will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him.
- John 14: 23 (Today's Communion Antiphon)
Missionaries of Charity ~Home for the dying - Khaligat ~ Calcutta, India
"The more lively the Eucharistic
faith of the people of God,
the deeper is its sharing in ecclesial life
in steadfast commitment to the mission
entrusted by Christ to His disciples."
Sacramentum Caritatis, 6
Sts Simon and Jude
Apostles, Martyrs (approx 65 AD)
St. Jude: patron saint of hospital workers,
desperate situations, and impossible causes.
St. Simon: patron saint of sawyers and tanners.
FEAST DAY - October 28
"Just as Christ was sent by the Father, so also He sent the apostles, filled with the Holy Spirit. This He did so that, by preaching the gospel to every creature (cf. Mark 16:15), they might proclaim that the Son of God, by His death and resurrection, had freed us from the power of Satan (cf. Acts 26:18) and from death, and brought us into the kingdom of His Father" ~Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
Almighty God, You chose Your servants Simon and Jude to be numbered
among the glorious company of the Apostles. As they were faithful
and zealous in their mission, so may we with ardent devotion
make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who lives
and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Sts. Simon and Jude, pray for us!