Message, 25. March 2014

“Dear children! I am calling you anew: begin the battle against sin as in the first days, go to confession and decide for holiness. The love of God will begin to flow through you into the world, peace will begin to rule in your hearts and God's blessing will fill you. I am with you and intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA!

“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
(photos)

 

 

 Uskrsna cestitka 2014 - fra Marinko Sakota

Easter Triduum in Medjugorje

16.04.2014


Sunday, April 20, Resurrection of our Lord – Holy Masses in Croatian language in the parish church will be held at 7, 8, 11 a.m. and at 6 p.m.

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Palm Sunday in Medjugorje

13.04.2014

Palm Sunday or Sunday of Passion of our Lord brings us into the Holy Week and the preparation for the greatest Christian solemnity – Easter. As in the previous weeks, the liturgy of Palm Sunday on April 13 began on the grounds of the old parish church at 10.30 a.m. After the Gospel was read and olive branches were blessed, the Procession with readers, priests, altar boys and all parishioners and pilgrims, continued towards the parish church. After arriving to the church, Fr. Karlo Lovric celebrated Holy Mass at 11 a.m. in the parish church of St. James. Fr. Mladen Herceg celebrated the evening Holy Mass at 6 p.m. with seven priests concelebrating. Many pilgrims have arrived from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, England, Italy, the United States, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium and Ireland. Apart from three Holy Masses in Croatian language, there were five Holy Masses celebrated in other languages. Many pilgrims also joined the parish in prayer of Rosary on Apparition Hill at 2 p.m. (photos)

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Way of the Cross performed by choirs “Pro Musica” from Mostar and “Prijatelji” from Ciltuk

06.04.2014

Every Friday during the Lent after the evening Holy Mass, Franciscans from Medjugorje parish are leading devotion of the Way of the Cross. Last Friday, this devotion was more special because two choirs “Pro Musica” from Mostar and “Prijatelji” from Citluk were leading this Way of the Cross with songs and in words as well. Fr. Dragan Filipovic, conductor of the choir “Pro Musica” composed the lyrics of late Croatian poet Branko Klaric that he wrote during the war. “This Way of the Cross was written for choir, single performers and orchestra. I thank all those who participated and who have helped and contributed in this music work of the Way of the Cross. I liked what Branko Klaric wrote and as I was discovering textual melody, this Way of the Cross was made. Late Branko Klaric wrote one or two verses for each station of the Way of the Cross and many are familiar with those words”, said Fr. Dragan. This Way of the Cross was broadcasted live by radio station Mir Medjugorje.

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Statistics for March, 2014.

01.04.2014

 

Number of Holy Communions:  65 800

Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses:  1344  (43 per day)

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Information

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. 
According to the personal statements of six persons, Our Lady has appeared in Medjugorje in June 1981, and those apparitions are still ongoing. The Bishop’s Conference in charge for this place, has expressed their restraint attitude regarding this phenomenon and they have forbidden the official pilgrimages into this place.
Vatican Commission has undertaken from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in March 2010, the task to investigate this pilgrimage destination. Nevertheless, the centre of their work was not only the apparitions of Mary, but also the spiritual life and spiritual care of pilgrims who are coming to Medjugorje.
The alleged apparitions of Mary have begun in Medjugorje on June 24, 1981. Six children have then stated that Our Lady have appeared to them while they were minding the sheep out in the village. The apparitions, according to six grown up persons now, are still ongoing every day. During those encounters, Our Lady is entrusting them with precise statements about various topics in the church as well as about other issues.


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Reminder

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)

 


2. INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL SEMINAR FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES

The International Spiritual Seminar for Doctors and Nurses will be held in Međugorje, May 28 - 31, 2014

PROGRAM

 


The 19th INTERNATIONAL PRIESTS SEMINAR

The 19th International Priests Seminar will be held in Međugorje from July 7 to 12, 2014

PROGRAM

 


15th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR MARRIED COUPLES

The 15th International Seminar for married couples will be held in Medjugorje from July 13-16, 2014
 

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The 25th International youth prayer festival

We would like to inform all groups of pilgrims that the 25th Jubilee Youth Festival will be held in Medjugorje from July 31 – August 6, 2014, which means that it will begin one day earlier than in the previous years.

 


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      -   http://www.medjugorje.hr/hr/multimedija/live-streaming/

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://web3.holidays-hosting.de/korea.html - 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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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

 

 

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)