St. Jude the Apostle parish in Lewes in its Parish Lenten Mission hosted a relic of St. Jude that was available for veneration March 20-22.
“Veneration is the practice of recognizing the grace of God working through a Saint and considering how we personally might emulate the Saint’s virtues,” said Father Brian Lewis, pastor of St. Jude’s in a message to parishioners.
“Our parish patron Saint’s great virtue is hope. Since he is invoked for intercession in hopeless cases, he particularly beseeches the Lord to satisfy the prayers of those who seek his intercession.
Father Michail Ford, a Dominican priest from the Dominican Shrine of St. Thaddeus in Chicago, led the parish mission and brought with him the relic of St. Jude, the parish patron in Lewes, the largest traveling relic of an apostle of Jesus Christ outside of Rome.