St Jude goes deaf, reads local paper.
"Thank you St Jude for answering my prayers. Michelle, Glenbrook."
From this I deduce that St Jude heard Michelle's prayers and that he answered them; but she felt that he could not hear her prayer of thanks, and so, somehow knowing that St Jude was an avid reader of the local rag, she placed the ad.
Makes perfect sense to me...