This is the St. Jude Archdiocesan Shrine in J.P. Laurel, Manila. St. Jude is called the Patron of Hopeless and Desperate Cases. My girl friends and I have decided to attend the nine (9) consecutive days of mass and novena every Thursday in the said shrine.
We had started the mass/novena last 1st Thursday of January 2010. My friend's mother had told her that if we really wanted to complete the 9 days of novena we should attend the recital of The Epistle of St. Jude from the very beginning which is the verse 3 until the last Epistle which is the verse 25. Knowing it, we were encouraged to start attending the mass/novena and pursued to finish it. We have noted that the very first day of our mass/novena was January 14 and the 9th day would be March 11, 2010.
I was the only one who successfully completed the nine (9) consecutive days of mass/novena. My two friends did not make it because of some unavoidable circumstances beyond their control. When we attended the last day of novena dated March 11, I was so happy because we're all present. After the mass we treated ourselves to a sumptuous dinner at Chowking Morayta Branch. Then we went home with a big heart of thanksgiving and a great faith and confidence that St. Jude will grant our prayers and petitions at the right time.