Archdiocese of Verapoly
Primary Language: Malayalam / English
Feast : March 19, May 1
Feast of St. Jude : January 2nd Sunday, October 28th
H. Mass & Novena Thursdays : 6.25 am; 6.45am; 10.45am; 3.45 pm;
5.30 pm; 7.15 (English)
Established in 1925, under the Archdiocese of Verapoly, St. Joseph’s Church, Thevara, is the first in Kerala to offer novenas to St.Jude in Malayalam. Every Thursday, thousands flock here to plea their petitions or to offer thanks for the favours received. St. Jude, through the most sacred heart of Jesus comes to the aid of the miserable with speedy and necessary help, especially in the most desperate cases.
St. Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of desperate cases and his feast day is October 28.