Message, 25. July 2014

“Dear children! You are not aware of the graces that you are living at this time in which the Most High is giving you signs for you to open and convert. Return to God and to prayer, and may prayer begin to reign in your hearts, families and communities, so that the Holy Spirit may lead and inspire you to every day be more open to God’s will and to His plan for each of you. I am with you and with the saints and angels intercede for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Presentation of book “Life for others” about Fr. Jozo Vasilj

The book “Life for others” about Fr. Jozo Vasilj was presented on Wednesday, July 23 in the Hall of John Paul II, as a part of preparation for the feast of St. James. The book was written by Fr. Ivan Dugandzic and Fr. Filip Sucic. Fr. Marinko Sakota, parish priest in Medjugorje, greeted and welcomed everyone and said that he was joyful to greet all present during the introduction of the book on life of Fr. Jozo: “Fr. Jozo is a jewel of our parish and of the whole world. He is alive again since we have brought memory of him into life”

General Vicar of the Herzegovina Franciscan Province, Fr. Ivan Sevo spoke on behalf of the Province and said that many people were coming to Fr. Jozo, but youth really loved him.

Fr. Jozo worked as a professor at the University in Mostar for five years and prof. dr. Simun Musa as well as prof .dr. Zoran Tomic, dean at the University of Arts, spoke about his work there. Prof. Tomic spoke about the influence Fr. Jozo left there and they named one of the lecture halls after him, along with seven other great lecturers the University had. “In that way Fr. Jozo can live every day with our students”, said prof. Tomic.

The first Holy Mass of Fr. Goran Azinovic

23.07.2014

Fr. Goran Azinovic will celebrate on Sunday, July 27, at 11 a.m. his first Holy Mass in the church of St. James in Medjugorje. Fr. Goran, son of Srecko and Mirela, maiden Pehar, was born on September 28, 1988 in Konjic. Family Azinovic left Konjic during the war and came to live in Medjugorje in the parish of St. James, the apostle. He completed seminary in Visoko and completed Franciscan Classic Grammar School. He graduated at the Faculty of Theology in Zagreb and was ordained as deacon in Cerin. He spent his year as a deacon in Humac and was ordained as a priest on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in Cathedral in Mostar.

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The parish choir of “The Queen of Peace” held their concert

22.07.2014

Parish of Medjugorje is preparing for celebration of their patron saint St. James that will be solemnly celebrated on Friday, July 25. Every night prior to this Feast, along with the regular evening prayer programme, there is special event that takes place every night. On Monday, after the evening Holy Mass, the concert of the parish choir of the Queen of Peace was held in the Hall of John Paul II. The parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota, greeted everyone present at the beginning of this concert and thanked members of the choir, as well as their guests Jakov Colo and David Parkes. Prof. Katja Krolo Sarac accompanied them on piano, and all present had opportunity to hear various music pieces performed by this choir who has been serving in the life of this parish for the last 24 years.

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Celebration of the Feast of St. James

21.07.2014

On Friday, July 25, we will celebrate the Feast of St. James, the patron saint of parish of Medjugorje that was established in 1892, and since that time was consecrated to St. James, the patron saint of pilgrims. Holy Masses in the parish church will be at 7 and 8 a.m. and at 7 p.m. and the solemn Holy Mass will be celebrated in the Garden at 11 a.m. the representatives of the Franciscan Youth will carry the Statue of St. James from the church at 10.45 a.m. and procession will move from the church to the Garden following the main road.

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Married couple: „Međugorje is our second home”

21.07.2014

Šimo and Nada Šarčević came to Međugorje from the parish of St. Joseph the Worker from Belišće to participate at the 15th International Seminar for Married Couples that was held from July 13-16. They are married 35 years now and this is their second seminar for married couples: “We can learn so much at these seminars, so much to share with our spouses especially how and what to share when it is not easy for us. We really had nice time, we learned so much about our marriage”. Nada said that she has been coming to Međugorje from the very beginning and was here more than 30 times:

 

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20.05.2014 - The invitation

News about floods that have not been remembered so far and have affected parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, have travelled around the whole world. That is why many pilgrims have asked if Medjugorje was affected and if there was anything that they could do. Medjugorje is not close to those endangered areas but Medjugorje wishes to be close to all those who have felt or still feel consequences of this great natural catastrophe. Thereby we invite all pilgrims, people of good will and friends of Medjugorje to respond and help as much as they can. It is possible to do that through our humanitarian organisation Medjugorje - Mir - Mother's Village (that was founded in the time of the war and directed your help to all those in need) by giving your donations to this account:

Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank d.d.  Mostar
Kneza Branimira 2b,
BiH - 88 000 Mostar
KM: 3060130000884555;
IBAN:BA393060203720765924;
SWIFT: HAABBA22

Contact:
Međugorje Mir - Majcino selo
Bijakovići
88266 Međugorje
Bosna i Hercegovina
Tel: +387-36-651-704
Faks: +387-36-650-670
E-mail: medjugorje.caritas@tel.net.ba
http://www.mothersvillage.org

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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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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)


 

 

THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL PILGRIMMAGE FOR THE DISABLED
“IN MARY'S SCHOOL” 2014

Coordinator: Fr. Marinko Sakota P.P. OFM

The third international pilgrimage to Medjugorje for the disabled will be held from the 23rd to the 26th of October 2014. The main organizers will be the “Susret” association in Citluk, in association with the Parish Office and the “Mothers Village”. Participants should gather in the afternoon on Thursday the 23rdOctober. The Parishioners of Medjugorje are offering free accommodation and food for the weekend. The program for the pilgrims through from Friday evening to Sunday will be involve workshops, talks and gatherings for prayer. The Saturday morning will be dedicated to the climbing of Apparition Hill.

Bookings for the disabled partaking in the pilgrimage will be from the 1st to the 30th September at the email address: gospina.skola@gmail.com.
IN YOUR BOOKING we would kindly request exact information about the disabled person, who ever will be accompanying them, if parents will be travelling with them etc. and also how many days they will be attending and your contact.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 25th International youth prayer festival

 

The 25th International Youth Prayer Festival

Medjugorje, July 31 – August 6, 2014

BEHOLD YOUR MOTHER

 

Program

 


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)