These reflections will take place on Wednesday, after the evening prayer programme, livestreamed on our YouTube channels and FaceBook pages, and also broadcasted live in radio programme.
These reflections will be given by Fr. Marinko Šakota, Fr. Stanko Mabić and Fr. Ante Vučković.
These reflections would be half an hour long and other Franciscans like Fr. Stanko Mabić, OFM and Fr. Ante Vučković, OFM and themes would include fasting, prayer, temptations, desert, the Word of God and forgiveness.
Due to the pandemic situation, the spiritual retreat was postponed, and new dates are September 7-11, 2021.
Number of Holy Communions: 20 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 569 (18 per day)
The whole programme is available in fifteen languages (Croatia, German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovenian, Portuguese, Slovakian, Hungarian, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin) and Arabic.
THE LINKS FOR LIVE-STREAMING IN EACH LANGUAGE
Hereby, we would like to inform you that, due to new legal regulations, the bank account of ICMM in Germany with Liga bank was closed. All of you, who had been supporting our services with your goodness and financial contributions, and made possible live-streaming of the evening prayer programme, or were registered to our bulletins, you can continue to do so with PayPal or one of the following accounts:
He found himself watching senator George McGovern addressing the Senate and saying: If America decided to provide one meal every day for every child in the developing world in a place of education, it would act like the Marshall Plan that would lift the developing world out of poverty.
The programme takes place in Germany and in Medjugorje. Part of the daily program, i.e. testimonies, interviews, talks and music, will take place at the Marienfried shrine in Germany, and the Evening Prayer Programme will be broadcasted from St. James church in Medjugorje.
Number of Holy Communions: 45 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1014 (32 per day)
In the previous 2020 there have been 1 381 200 Holy Communions given in the church, and total of 8612 priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses.
The prayer programme on Thursday, St. Silvestre’s day, December 31, 2020 begins with the Rosary at 5 pm, followed by the Thanksgiving Holy Mass at 6 pm. The prayer vigil begins at 8 pm, followed by the Holy Mass at 9 pm.
At the last daily apparition to Jakov Colo on September 12th, 1998, Our Lady told him that henceforth he would have one apparition a year, every December 25th, on Christmas Day. This is also how it was this year. Through Jakov, Our Lady gave the following message
The programme takes place in Germany and in Medjugorje. Part of the daily program, i.e. testimonies, interviews, talks and music, will take place at the Marienfried shrine in Germany, and the Evening Prayer Programme will be broadcasted from St. James church in Medjugorje. The Information Centre Mir Medjugorje will broadcast this congress via multi-language live streaming platform.
From the depth of my heart I wish for this Christmas to be merciful event when you will rush to the church with joy, open your hearts to the newly born Jesus and allow Him to be born in you. I also wish that love towards little Jesus, on this Christmas, moves you to walk towards your neighbours, so they would have the experience of Christmas in the encounter with you.
Christmas, this exalted mystery, is opportunity for us to remain silent, like shepherds and wisemen from the east were, before the mystery of God’s self-giving to men. While we gaze at the manger in our family home or in the parish community and as we sing Christmas hymns, may there be gratitude born in our hearts along with wonder and astonishment for this great mystery – that great God, out of love towards us people, became a little child. May all of you, parishioners of Medjugorje parish, all pilgrims from all over the world and all people of good will, have blessed and merry Christmas!
Let us invoke intercession of Mary and aid in prayer, for She is a woman of pain and she waits for the mystery in vigil, the mystery just about to take place. (Gaudete, Apostolic exhortation). One day, when this pandemic is over and when we again become a part of our old routine, let us recall how much we longed for what is the simplest of all – just one encounter. May this encounter now take place with newly born Jesus on this Christmas.