Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles – Feast Day
28 October

Simon came from Cana and was called ‘Zealot” – perhaps a member of the activist political party against Roman occupation of Judaea. Tradition holds he suffered martyrdom after preaching in Egypt and Persia. The Apostle Jude, called Thaddeus, spoke with Jesus during the Last Supper (cf. Jn 14:22), and is properly invoked as the Saint of Hopeless Causes


Prayer to St Jude Thaddeus;
Most holy Apostle, Saint Jude, friend of Jesus, I place myself in your care at this difficult time.
Pray for me; help me remember that I need not face my troubles alone.
Please join me in my need, asking God to send me consolation in my sorrow, courage in my fear, and healing in the midst of my suffering.