It was a wonderful afternoon and evening, this past Saturday, March 9, for our Diocese at the Public Veneration and special Holy Mass of The Arm of Saint Jude Thaddeus the Apostle Relic at our magnificent and historic Mother Church, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.


It was an incredible turnout of more than 3,300 faithful that venerated St. Jude Relic. Also, many more faithful attended the special Mass, which was standing room only throughout the church–downstairs, upstairs, balcony, and all lobby areas.

Holy Mass

For the joy-filled Mass, Bishop David P. Talley was the Celebrant, and Father Carlos Martins, Custodian of the Relic, gave a very informative Homily on the life and many miracles attributed to the intercession of St. Jude the Apostle, a first cousin of Jesus, and an amazing Patron Saint of hopeless causes.

Saint Jude Thaddeus the Apostle

St. Jude is one of the Church’s most beloved Saints. St. Jude is the Saint to whom people often turn to when they are desperate and have tried everything else. When things seem lost, unbearable, or hopeless, St. Jude is a faithful advocate to those in need.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

There was also an excellent tie back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the legacy of Danny Thomas here in Memphis—and it was great to have Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer, ALSAC, to venerate the St. Jude Relic. The American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) is the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Photos, Interviews, and Articles

Please enjoy all the beautiful photos of The Arm of Saint Jude visit at our Mother Church, The Cathedral, and the interviews and articles that took place over the past week:

Photos of the Visit

WMC Action News 5 with Fr. Robert Szczechura

News Talk Radio 98.9 FM with Deacon Bill Pettit

The Daily Memphian Article

The Commercial Appeal Article

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