The following paragraph is taken from the "Catholic Almanac"

Jude Thaddeus: One of the Catholic Epistles, the shortest, bears his name; various traditions say he preached the Gospel in Mesopotamia, Persia and elsewhere, and was martyred; in art, is depicted with a halberd, the instrument of his death; Oct 28 (Roman Rite), June 19th (Byzantine Rite).

The below paragraph is take from Father Foley, O.F.M. in his book on the "Saint of the Day."
Jude is so named by Luke and Acts. Matthew and Mark called him Thaddeus. He is not mentioned elsewhere in the Gospels, except, of course, where all the apostles are referred to. Scholars hold that he is not the author of the epistle. Actually, Jude had the same names as Judas Iscariot. Evidently because of the disgrace of that name, it was shortened to "Jude" in English.


Patron Saint: Impossible Situations
Full Name: Jude Thadceus (often confused with Judas)
Name Means: Gentle Character
Died: First Century in Persia

A Special Intention Prayer of St Jude:

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be Adored, Glorified, Loved & Preserved throughout the world, now & forever.  Sacred Heart of Jesus, please pray for me.  Saint Jude, Worker of Miracles, please pray for me.  Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless, please pray for me.  Amen.