In this place, for many years now, many people have seen the flame of faith rekindle as they listen to the word of God and celebrate the sacraments, especially those of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. And it is here that freedom opens up to discover the gift of prayer, especially through silence and adoration. And this is why so many have been able to taste the gift of reconciliation and peace in this place.
Number of Holy Communions: 52 600
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1633 (52 per day)
In the previous 2021 there have been 880 000 Holy Communions given in the church, and total of 22 689 priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses.
Dear children, You are, and you are called, 'children of God'. If only your hearts would feel that immeasurable love which God has for you, your hearts would adore and give thanks to Him at every instant of your life. Therefore, little children, today, on this day of grace, open your hearts and implore the Lord for the gift of faith; so that you could truly become worthy of the name 'children of God' who, with a pure heart, give thanks to and honor their Heavenly Father. I am beside you and am blessing you with my motherly blessing.
We decide whether to remain only born "of blood and of the will of the flesh" or to be born again of God, anew every day. Merry Christmas to all parishioners of the parish of Medjugorje, all pilgrims and to all the people of good will!
Today, the atmosphere of Christmas should be given to the new youngest generations. Make them feel beautiful, to be happy because Christmas is coming. Let us not allow Christmas darken us, make us tired, insensitive, have no joy in us. Because, if we will not fight for new generations, when will we? What do we have left then?
Number of Holy Communions: 40 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1254 (41 per day)
The Press Office of the Holy See announced today at noon, November 27, 2021, the news that Pope Francis had appointed Archbishop Msgr. Aldo Cavalli, titular Archbishop Vibo Valentia (Vibo Valentia - lat. Dioecesis Vibonensis), former Apostolic Nuncio to the Netherlands, as the Apostolic Visitor with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje, indefinitely and ad nutum Sanctae Sedis. It is a continuation of the mission carried out in Medjugorje by Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., who died on August 13, 2021 in Warsaw.
During the day, two walks were organized to Fr. Slavko's grave, one from his hometown in Dragićina, and the other from the high school in Čitluk, which bears his name. High School Slavko Barbarić celebrated their day with this procession. Fr. Slavko died on this day, 21 years ago, in the afternoon, finishing the devotion of the Way of the Cross on Križevac, so also today we prayed the Way of the Cross on Križevac, and at 6 pm in the church of St. James. The Holy Mass for Fr. Slavko Barbarić was celebrated in Medjugorje, which was presided over by the Provincial of the Franciscan Province of Herzegovina, Fr. Miljenko Šteko, with the concelebration of the Medjugorje parish priest Fr. Marinko Šakota and 22 other priests. (FOTO)
Number of Holy Communions: 106 400
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 2846 (91 per day)
Wanting to improve the quality of transmission of our contents, the video broadcast of the evening prayer program from November 1, 2021, will be available only through our existing YouTube channels, and on our website www.medjugorje.hr you will still find the most important news from Medjugorje in your language. A link to YouTube is available on the website www.medjugorje.hr, where you have now followed the livestream, andalready now you can follow the broadcast of the evening prayer program.
"Conferences are also planned for the Russian-speaking area in February 2022, for the English-speaking area in late June and early July 2022 and for the Italian-speaking area in October next year," said Fr. Danko Perutina, and we invite you to be with our video platforms and online conferences on the fruits of Medjugorje in Chinese-speaking countries entitled “Pray and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you” (Mt 7:7).
The Chinese online conference is to take part on October 30, 2021, with much music and videos, and the Conference shall be held on October 30, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm local time, continuing with the evening prayer programme from St. James’. The Conference will offer lectures, testimonies, hymns of Medjugorje and speakers would be bishops, priests, witnesses of Medjugorje, pilgrims. Attached is the detailed programme.
After celebrating his 50 years of priesthood in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Sarajevo in September 2021, the former Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Archbishop Msgr. Luigi Pezzuto also celebrated his golden jubilee in Medjugorje with a Mass of Thanksgiving (October 10, 2021), and there were in concelebration Msgr. Petar Palić, Bishop of Mostar-Duvanj and Administrator of Trebinje-Mrkanj, Msgr. Guido Gallese, Bishop of the Diocese of Alessandria della Paglia in Italy, Provincial of the Herzegovina Franciscan Province Fr. Miljenko Šteko, Vicar of the Herzegovina Franciscan Province Fr. Iko Skoko, Medjugorje Parish priest Fr. Marinko Šakota and 29 other priests. (FOTO)
The Conference is being prepared and those who would be speaking are: Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong Joseph Ha Chi-Shing, the Provincial of Herzegovina Franciscan Province Fr. Miljenko Šteko, Fr. Danko Perutina, etc.
After he celebrated this event in the Cathedral of Sacred Heart of Jesus in Sarajevo in September, Archbishop Pezzuto would celebrate his jubilee in Medjugorje with Holy Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 10 at 6 pm.