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Statistics for May, 2020.


Number of Holy Communions:  16 000

Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 332  (10 per day)


Objavljeno: 01.06.2020.

Request to support live streaming of the evening prayer programme

Lately, many of you have contacted us and shared your difficulties when trying to send your contributions for expanding our live streaming capacities in several languages at our bank accounts. Hereby, we kindly send you our apologies for this.

We need to say that we, too, had difficulties since we sometimes had to pay for bank provision more money than the actual donation (for instance when the amount of couple of euros would be sent). In this way, both you and we were only helping banks.

Finally, at your request, our media centre ICMM was able to open PayPal account and this problem, is thankfully, resolved in that. Now, you are also able to contribute the minimum donation and cover our production, translation and live streaming services to the whole world.

Objavljeno: 26.05.2020.

The interview with Archbishop Henryk Hoser, the Apostolic Visitor with the special role for the parish of Medjugorje

Medjugorje in these days looks empty and there are not many people in the streets, no pilgrims and people of Medjugorje cannot be in the church due to sanitary demands. However, those families are big families with several different generations, and they all pray together every day, particularly the rosary. This Medjugorje liturgy is broadcasted to the whole world too – Holy Mass and Adorations and this is how the connection between Medjugorje, and pilgrims is kept, between all those who are longing for this place and anticipate the time when they would be able to return there.

Objavljeno: 19.05.2020.

Interview with Archbishop Henryk Hoser in tonight''s ''News from Medjugorje''

The project ‘News from Medjugorje’ was initiated in these extraordinary circumstances so many pilgrims from all over the world would be able to have Medjugorje closer to them, now when they cannot be here. This evening is the fourth edition and all will be live streamed and available on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Objavljeno: 14.05.2020.

Holy Masses celebrated at the White Dome in Medjugorje

Morning Holy Masses in Medjugorje will be every day at 8 am at the White Dome. This Sunday, Holy Masses will be at 8, 11 and 6 pm. Parish Office is asking all people who attend Holy Mass to respect rules designated for this occasion.

''We kindly ask you to keep the distance. When receiving Holy Communion, please keep the distance and receive the Host in your hand”, they wrote in their new parish bulletin information leaflet.

Objavljeno: 06.05.2020.

Weekly schedule of the evening prayer programme in St. James’ church in Medjugorje

On Saturday, after the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fr. Marinko Sakota, Medjugorje parish priest will give his catechesis. We would like to remind you that on Thursday, after the evening prayer programme, we bring you our new project ‘News from Medjugorje’, available on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and live streaming service, first time broadcasted last Thursday.

Objavljeno: 30.04.2020.

Fr. Ante Kutleša, OFM died

As a priest he served in Konjic, then in Zurich and from 1975 he became a missionary in Kongo, Kayeye,  until 1984, then he moved to Kamino until 1998 and served as Regional Guardian Priest. In 1998 he moved to Kimungo and stayed there until 2017, when he returned to his Province in Herzegovina and served as the confessor and assistant parish priest in Medjugorje in St. James parish from 2017, until his death.

As a priest he served in Konjic, then in Zurich and from 1975 he became a missionary in Kongo, Kayeye,  until 1984, then he moved to Kamino until 1998 and served as Regional Guardian Priest. In 1998 he moved to Kimungo and stayed there until 2017, when he returned to his Province in Herzegovina and served as the confessor and assistant parish priest in Medjugorje in St. James parish from 2017, until his death.

Objavljeno: 20.04.2020.

Medjugorje website in Chinese language


On Divine Mercy Sunday, the Medjugorje website has been launched also in Chinese language.
The purpose of Medjugorje websites in various languages is also to provide the accurate and precise information about current events in the parish of Medjugorje and Medjugorje phenomenon as well.

Objavljeno: 19.04.2020.

Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. MarinkoSakota’s Easter wishes


Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota’s Easter wishes:


Dear brothers and sisters, parishioners, pilgrims, dear friends of Medjugorje connected with Gospa all over the world through her words, all of you who opened to her and her messages of peace and prayer, I am greeting you all from the depth of my heart and I wish to extend few words to you.

The Lent is behind us and Easter is about to come. This is invitation to all of us to have Easter within us, a bit particular this year than normally. Exactly at this time of pandemic of coronavirus, when we no longer have the holy Eucharist, prayers in the church, sacrament of confession, this time is the time of silence, the time to enter within ourselves and allow our Lord to transform us.

Objavljeno: 11.04.2020.


Dear brothers Provincial Ministers and Custods,
dear brother Franciscans in Europe,
brothers and sister,

Our Union – UFME OFM has been talking about its project Europe for two decades already. There has been a lot of undertakings in a variety of aspects within our Provinces and Custodies throughout Europe.  In fact, this is true from our graceful beginnings when the Gospel became the forma vitae in our fraternal mission. Let us remind ourselves of our Franciscan past in Europe. How quickly Cis and Transmontania developed into respected Franciscan fraternities even during our Seraphic father’s lifetime, displaying great joy and mutual encouragement (Rb. 6). As early as the 13th century key Franciscans flooded Europe with their work, intellect, spirit, their tried and pure words, for the benefit and building of the people (Rb. 9). The brothers immediately recognized Francis extraordinary love for “God’s written words”, and from that love sprang numerous universities all across Europe, marked by names such as Alexander of Hales, Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Pietro di Giovanni Olivi, Duns Scott, William Ockham, and many others.

Objavljeno: 11.04.2020.



“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


Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota’s Easter wishes:

Objavljeno: 11.04.2020.

Easter wishes of Mons. Henryk Hoser, Apostolic Visitator

Dear priests, religious brothers and nuns, dear pilgrims and parishioners of Medjugorje parish,

Brothers and sisters,

The social life as it was interrupted in the whole world. We live painful and surreal time in which, along with changing many life habits, we had to give up regular life and meeting other people, spending time with them, as well as Eucharistic celebrations. Surely, the most painful is the “eucharistic fasting”, sacrifice required from us only in love towards the other.

More less, that is the picture of Medjugorje nowadays. Medjugorje is immersed in peace and fearful silence, paths of many pilgrims are nearly empty, accommodation homes and church is closed.

Objavljeno: 11.04.2020.

Pope Francis’ message given on March 27, 2020 at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican

Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” Dear brothers and sisters, from this place that tells of Peter’s rock-solid faith, I would like this evening to entrust all of you to the Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Health of the People and Star of the stormy Sea. From this colonnade that embraces Rome and the whole world, may God’s blessing come down upon you as a consoling embrace. Lord, may you bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts. You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm.

Objavljeno: 27.03.2020.

Several millions faithful following our live streaming service of the evening prayer programme

On March 24, 2020, the evening prayer programme was followed from 2.604.448 unique IP addresses. Besides that, many were following through other frequencies, Internet and satellite programmes our radio broadcasting, and there were many watching our YouTube channel and live Facebook broadcasting.

Objavljeno: 26.03.2020.

Fr. Marinko Sakota: This is the time of faith! Faith in God that He is with us!

This time of pandemic, isolation and solitude is the time of faith! This is not the time to run from one church to the other, from one Holy Communion to the other, from one spiritual director to the other, from one seminar to the other.

This is the time of faith! Faith in God – that God is with us, that we are His beloved children that we live in Him, as St. Paul says. This is the time of entrusting ourselves, our lives, our families and other people to Jesus.

Objavljeno: 25.03.2020.