Message, 25. March 2017

“Dear children! In this time of grace, I am calling all of you to open your hearts to God’s mercy, to begin a new life through prayer, penance and a decision for holiness. This time of spring moves you to a new life, to a renewal, in your thoughts and hearts. Therefore, little children, I am with you to help you to say ‘yes’ to God and to God’s commandments with resoluteness. You are not alone; I am with you through the grace which the Most High gives me for you and your descendants. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Solemn celebration of Easter in Medjugorje

Many pilgrims gathered in Medjugorje also this year for Easter and all of them participated in the communion with parishioners in the liturgy of Easter Triduum. Pilgrims arrived from Poland, France, Belgium, India, Spain, Coast of Ivory, Germany, Austria, Korea, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, the United States, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, England, Ukraine, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, India, Romania, and Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

Pilgrims celebrated Holy Thursday Eucharist in the afternoon in their language groups and the Holy Mass of the Supper of our Lord was celebrated in the parish church by Fr. Perica Ostojic. Many faithful remained in the silent prayer after the Eucharistic celebration in the church.

Good Friday was a day of prayer on Cross Mountain in language groups, Fr. Marinko Sakota led the prayer of the Way of the Cross in Croatian language at 11 am. Many pilgrims climbed Cross Mountain from the early morning to late evening. Good Friday Services in different language groups took place in the afternoon, and in Croatian language it started at 6 pm. Fr. Vjekoslav Milicevic conducted this Service.

The Liturgy of Word in language groups took place on Saturday afternoon, and all pilgrims joined parishioners for Easter Vigil at 9 pm, when Fr. Marinko Sakota was the main celebrant. Fr. Zvonimir Pavicic sang Easter Exultet. Many local and foreign priests spent most of the day in the confessionals. (photos)

THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA!

15.04.2017

 

“Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

(John 20,21)

To all parishioners, pilgrims, friends, benefactors, and to all men of goodwill a

Blessed and Happy Easter!

Parish priest and the Franciscans

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 Uskrsna cestitka 2017 - fra Marinko Sakota

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The 6th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities međunarodno hodočašće za osobe s invaliditetom

11.04.2017

„That your love may increase ever more (Phil 1, 9) „In Our Lady’s School“

The 5th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities will be held in Medjugorje from June 15 – 18, 2017. Gathering and accommodation of pilgrims in homes of the parishioners shall take place on Thursday, June 15. What makes this pilgrimage more unique, it is the fact that parishioners of Medjugorje parish offer free accommodation to the participants. The Organisation Board of the Pilgrimage, along with the representatives of the local communities Medjugorje and Bijakovici, has made some decisions last year and those shall remain in force also this year, as follows:

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Ambulance of the Order of Malta in Medjugorje began to work on Palm Sunday

09.04.2017

The ambulance of the Order of Malta began with their activities in a new season in Medjugorje on this Palm Sunday. Their hours for urgent medicine are from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. They will continue to work until October 31, 2017.

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Solemn celebration of Palm Sunday in Medjugorje

09.04.2017

Palm Sunday or the Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord traditionally is an introduction to Holy Week, as a preparation for Easter, the greatest Christian feast. As in the previous years, the liturgy of Palm Sunday began at the ruins of the old parish church. The procession began after the Gospel about the entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem was read and the blessing of palm and olive branches followed. (photos)

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Information

08.04.2017 - The Press Conference of the Special Envoy of the Holy See, Mons. Henryk Hoser

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 4 pm, an hour-long press conference of the Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, Dr. Henryk Hoser, was held in the Hall of St. John Paul II. Even though there were about fifty journalists registered, the interest for this event was much greater. The conference was translated into the Croatian, English, Italian, German and French languages, and those were the official languages spoken during the conference, while  a translation was also given in the Polish, Spanish and Slovakian languages.

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03.04.2017 - The homily of Archbishop Hoser (the Special Envoy of the Holy See) in Medjugorje, on April 1st, 2017

Dear brothers and sisters, I will speak in French, excuse me, for I have not yet learned the beautiful Croatian language!

We have gathered around the altar on the 5th Sunday of Lent. We have two more weeks from the Easter, and in a week time, it will be Palm Sunday, and in two weeks we are going to celebrate, at the end of Holy Week, the greatest Christian Feast Day - the Feast of the Resurrection.

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31.03.2017 - The words of Special Envoy of the Holy See given to the parish of Medjugorje

Mons. Henryk Hoser, Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, on the occasion of his arrival to Medjugorje, in the church of St. James said to all gathered:

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30.03.2017 - The Special Envoy of the Holy See arrived to Medjugorje

After arriving to Sarajevo and paying visit to Mostar, the Special Envoy of the Holy See for the parish of Medjugorje, mons. Henryk Hoser, arrived to Medjugorje in the company of the Provincial of Herzegovina Neretva Province, Fr. Miljenko Steko. On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 29, he was welcomed by Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest, brothers Franciscans, Franciscan School Sisters werving in Medjugorje and gathered parishioners and pilgrims. Children from the parish welcomed him with a bouquet of flowers.

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11.02.2017 - The Official Statement of the Franciscan Province of Herzegovina regarding the nomination of the Special Envoy of the Holy See to Medjugorje

At noon today, on February 11th 2017, the feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, the press office of the Holy See released a statement that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has nominated a Special Envoy of the Holy See to Medjugorje, his Excellency Msgr.  Henryk Hoser, S.A.C, a Polish archbishop and the current Bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland).

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21.09.2016 - COMING SOON: 28TH INTERNATIONAL YOUTH PRAYER MEETING IN MEDJUGORJE

The 28th International Youth Prayer Meeting in Medjugorje – Youth Festival, is going to be held from August 1 to August 6, 2017. The programme will be made of catechesis, testimonies, Eucharistic celebrations, prayers and Adorations of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

We expect you, dear young people, to join us for this 28th International Youth Prayer Meeting in Medjugorje in August, 2017. These meetings were initiated by late Fr. Slavko Barbaric in 1990, when there were only hundred people, two guitar players and a couple of singers in the former green tent. Each year, the number of participants grew more and more and now it is far more than of the all other events organised here.

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26.10.2015 - The Youth Festival 2016 in Medjugorje

Medjugorje, 01. 08. - 06. 08. 2016.

It was only few months ago that we had the 26th Youth Festival that gathered large number of the participants from all over the world. We are already preparing for the next one that will begin on August 1, 2016, not on July 31, 2016. The Youth Festival will finish on August 6, 2016.

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23.02.2015 - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Many pilgrims said that what impressed them most in Medjugorje is devotion of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We have Adoration on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-10 p.m., and on Thursdays after the evening Holy Mass. Every 25th in the month we have whole night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9-10 p.m., with music and meditations and from 10 p.m. it is silent Adoration until 7 a.m.

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07.04.2014 - Simultaneous translation

As of May 1, 2014 all talks and testimonies held around the church of St. James are going to be simultaneously translated. Thereby, we would kindly like to ask all of you dear pilgrims, to bring radios and headphones with you, so you could listen and participate in the programme that will be organised.

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05.04.2014 -

We were informed that some people are selling mass intentions from Medjugorje parish office on their web sites. This is huge misuse of the most sacred offering of Holy Mass and major fraud at the same time. Thereby, we would kindly like to ask you to be aware of this matter and not to support it by any means. If you happen to find out about similar activities of some other people involved in this, we would appreciate if you could notify us promptly about that.

Fr. Marinko Sakota, parish priest of Medjugorje parish

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19.01.2014 - The International Investigating Commission on Medjugorje completes its work

The International Investigating Commission held its last session on Friday, January 17 regarding Medjugorje

Vatikan, (IKA) – The International Investigating Commission on Medjugorje, presided by former Roman Vicar, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, has held its last session on Friday, January 17, 2014, confirmed on January 18, Director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi. The results of this investigation are going to be handed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for the further examination. 

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Reminder

to be held in Medjugorje from May 24-27, 2017
 
The theme of the seminar is:
"That your love may increase ever more" (Phil 1:9)
 
In Our Lady's school
 
With the Mother of Life this seminar is intended for doctors and medical stuff, for those who defend life; it is prayer for those who have lost a child; for those who have been wounded by abortion or miscarriage; for spouses who long for a child, for pro-life activists; for victims of domestic violence, single parents, pregnant women…

 


 

 The 6th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disability

Coordinator: Fr. Marinko Šakota, parish priest

Lecturer: Fr. Ante Vučković

The 6th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disability will be held in Medjugorje from June 15-18, 2017.

 


 
The 22nd International Priests Seminar will be held in Međugorje
from July 3 to 8, 2017
 
The theme of the Meeting is:
"That your love may increase ever more" (Phil 1:9)
 
"In Our Lady's School"

18th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR MARRIED COUPLES
 
The 18th International Seminar for married couples will be held
in Medjugorje from November 8-11, 2017
 
 
The theme of the Meeting is:
"That your love may increase ever more" (Phil 1:9)
 
In Our Lady's School
 

 

House of prayer “Domus Pacis” - Prayer and Fasting Seminars Silence

Seminars are conducted by franciscans of Međugorje.  Here are the dates according to language groups, as well as contact persons: Contact

 


Audio-video and photos live from the church in Medjugorje
 

 Beginning with the feast of St. Francis, we began broadcasting live audio-video programs and photos from the church in Medjugorje. You can follow them at the link
: http://medjugorje.hr/en/multimedia/  - croatia language from Church - Evening Prayer Programme - Adobe Flash media live  player

http://www.medjugorje.ie/live_streaming_video.html    - english language from Church - Evening Prayer Programme- Adobe Flash media live  player

 

Live streaming Medjugorje :  smoothstreamingplayer.html  - Smooth streaming player

 

 

Media

 

Links both live audio and video in various languages:

www.medjugorje.hr    

www.medjugorje.de (Deutsch)
www.kathtube.com (Deutsch)

www.kathtube.com/player.php?id=32333   (Deutsch)
www.kit-tv.at  (Deutsch)

www.centromedjugorje.org

www.centromedjugorje.it

 www.medjugorje.ie

www.centremedjugorje.org

 www.medjugorjearabic.com

 www.centrummedjugorje.pl

www.qpmm.org     http://62.75.216.148 - USA KOREA

 


Spiritual movement of the Queen of Peace in the world

The movement, born after the apparitions of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje, includes pilgrimages to Medjugorje, the setting up of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups all around the world, as well as pastoral, publishing, humanitarian and other kinds of activities...
This questionnaire will give us the opportunity to have a better grasp of the worldwide dimension of the movement in the service of the Universal Church. It will help us to get to know each other better, to have better communication with various groups worldwide, as well as to grow better in our prayer and service.
We kindly ask all the leaders of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups, as well as organisers of pilgrimages to fill in the questionnaire and to send it to Medjugorje to fax no. + 387.36.651.444, or to write to centar@medjugorje.hr  in order to receive the questionnaire by email.
 

Questionnaire:

ČESKY / DEUTSCH / ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL / FRANCAIS / HRVATSKI / ITALIANO / MAGYAR / NEDERLANDS-VLAAMS / POLSKI / PORTUGUÊS / ROMANA / RUSSIAN / SLOVENSKY

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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PRIESTS

We ask you to keep integrally the rules of the Church envisaged by the Code of the Canon La~ the general liturgical rules and the directives and the rules of the proper authorities of the Church in connection with the life and the service of the priest.
To take part in the liturgical life of the parish, according to the rules of the Church, it is necessary to have arecommendation letter of your bishop or your superior (celebret), not older than one year. (Cf" Code of the canon Law, Can. 903)


Medjugorje Film - Our Lady Queen Of Peace

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13XHKaF0T3g

 


Mother of God – the best pastoral theologian 

Max Domej from Gebetsktion Wien spoke to Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, during his visit to Međugorje.
Both in Lourdes and Fatima the events first ceased and than Church had its decision about that. Its final decision. Sooner or later that will take place here as well, but in this case we let Mother of God with freedom of choice...I think that Medjugorje can continue well on their journey, with full trust that Church, Mother and Teacher, in this case, is going to continue to monitor their journey.
 

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Kardinal dr. Christoph Schonborn - Medjugorje,  31. December 2009

 

Video: Kardinal dr. Christoph Schönborn - Medjugorje, 31. December 2009


 Hodnja mira 24.06.2015.


Q U E S T I O N N A I R E

Respected brothers, the purpose and aim of this questionnaire is to make a list of priests who received their vocation  through Medjugorje. So, we kindly ask you to fill out this form with following information: (Questionnaire)