On Monday, November 12, the Night of Thanksgiving was held in Medjugorje in the Hall of John Paul II, for all Medjugorje parishioners who in the last years expressed their charity and mercy in numerous deeds of love by helping those who were in need. The evening began with the concert of music groups from the parish.
Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota, thanked all those who took priests for free in their homes, as well as persons with disabilities and other pilgrims, and to all those who were helping others in any way.
At the end of the evening, the Apostolic Visitor for Medjugorje parish, Mons. Henryk Hoser, addressed all the present and said: „This was such a lovely night and we had many beautiful and moving moments together. We just heart some thoughts on thanksgiving and how to do that and yet to know that gratitude is the response to the gift we received. But, it is possible to give something after we received something too. We had opportunity to see the experience of this youth full of love and talents. ... (photos)
More than 2000 pilgrims from Karlovac were in Medjugorje for their spiritual retreat. As a part of their pilgrimage they visited Apparition Hill, Cross Mountain and were there for the evening prayer programme.
Local Fraternity of the Franciscan Secular Order from Medjugorje, along with their spiritual assistant, Fr. Zvonimir Pavicic is in La Verna and Assisi from 7th to 11th of November. Around thrity of them are on a journey with St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Rita, St. Anthony and St. Leoplod Bogdan Mandic. ... (photos)
There are around 300 participans gathered to take part in the 19th International Spiritual Retreat for Married Couples coming from 15 countries: Ukraine, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, the United States, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Lebanon, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... (photos)
On Friday, November 8, we will commemorate the sixth anniversary of death of the former Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. Petar Vlasic. Fr. Petar was born on July 19, 1938 in Sovici, parish of Gorica and was ordained as a priest on October 11, 1966. He served in the various parishes as the parish vicar, the parish priest and the guardian of the monastery in Mostar, as well as the member of Administration of Herzegovina Franciscan Province. He was in Medjugorje since 1999, and he was appointed as the parish priest in August 2007 and served at this position until his death. He rayed with goodness, simplicity and warmth, even in the moments of his grave illness. He was buried in Kovacica graveyard, at the back of St. James' church in Medjugorje on November 9, 2012.
to be held in Medjugorje from November 7-10, 2018
The theme of the retreat is:
Living on the Word of God
“Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures” (Lk 24:45)
In Our Lady's School
Number of Holy Communions: 188 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 4261 (136 per day)
This year’s YouFra Music Festival was held on October 27 in Sarajevo, with the theme “Sing praise, play music, proclaim all his wondrous deeds!” (1 Chronicles 16, 9) This Festival gathered around 1150 members of the Franciscan youth, 43 fraternities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as from Croatia and Albania.
As in the previous years, this year too was active for all students and teachers of the elementary school in Medjugorje, when they celebrated Day of Thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and labour.... (photos)
On Friday, October 5 on the feast of St. Faustina Kowalska, Holy Mass will be celebrated in the church at 8 am.
Church of Divine Mercy is located in Surmanci, just along river Neretva, and each first Sunday after Easter there celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy, while the blessing of this church built in 2002.
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of three Franciscan Orders, will solemnly be celebrated in Medjugorje on Thursday, October 4. The service of ''Memoria Transitus'' will be held on Wednesday, after the evening Holy Mass. Parish office invites all parishioners for this prayer event, especially all those who are members of the great Franciscan family – members of the Secular Franciscan Order, Franciscan School Sisters and the YouFra.
Number of Holy Communions: 229 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 4809 (160 per day)
In cooperation with the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need, the “Night of the witness” shall be held in Medjugorje on September 24, 2019 in Medjugorje. The Apostolic Visitor for the parish of Medjugorje, Archbishop Henryk Hoser will be the main celebrant that evening at the Holy Mass and the prayer vigil shall be held in the Hall of St. John Paul II from 8.00 to 9.30 pm.
On Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the occasion of the 11th death anniversary of Fr. Jozo Vasilj, memorial board was installed at the wall of his birth house. This board was the gift of his brothers Franciscans and Fr. Jozo’s family, and it was made by the sculptor Mile Maric from Citluk.
Family Counselling Medjugorje is organising a seminar for families, to be held on September 22, 2018 in the Hall of John Paul II. The seminar will consist of the interactive lectures with workshops in small groups of spouses, as the equal carriers of the family community with all specific and different roles that are mutually connected.