“I am very content how Franciscans organised this event, and how you as the community responded to it, so we would all be part of the Marathon of Prayer that was initiated by Pope Francis. It is evident that Rosary in this parish is such a strong pillar, and this community is founded on it. To my knowing of Pope Francis, if he was here, I am sure he would have told you the same”, said Msgr. Pezzuto and invited all not to forget to pray for the Apostolic Visitor Henryk Hoser and his recovery, so he would be back again at his work in Medjugorje among us. (PHOTO)
In these 40 years, “the mustard seed has become a great tree, bearing many fruits that are good and visible.” Once again, you are showing great interest in this Conference, which will be held on May 29 and 30, 2021 in Medjugorje. And in this way, like many times before, you are showing the love you have for our Divine Redeemer and His and Our Most Holy Mother Mary, the Queen of Peace. Because, the zeal of your heart, the love, the joy and the longing that you feel cannot be contained. Right?
''We need to gaze at the crucified Jesus, we need to look at Him, His passion while He carried his cross, that was not just His, but it is our cross in His life. If we have faith, we should not be afraid of anything discomfortable that can take place in our lives'', said Pezzuto, mentioning at the end of his homily this pandemic, as one of the main reasons that takes away our peace.
Number of Holy Communions: 36 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 626 (20 per day)
Due to the great interest of media from all over the world to broadcast the 2nd Online Congress on fruits of Medjugorje in the Spanish speaking countries, under the theme „By their fruits you shall know them“ (Mt 7:16), with 22 Spanish speaking countries taking place, the deadline for registration and broadcasting has been extended to May 15, 2021.
Aware of the existing needs, we have found a way to bring Medjugorje to your homes – but it will not be done by us, instead Medjugorje pilgrims will do it for Medjugorje pilgrims. This time it is the Spanish-speaking pilgrims who invite us to a spiritual pilgrimage to Medjugorje. From May 29 to 30, 2021, they are organizing an Online Conference on the Fruits of Medjugorje with the theme “By Their Fruits You Will Know Them” (Mt 7:16).
Rosary in Medjugorje is scheduled to take place on May 15, so the evening prayer programme from the Dome of St. James’ would be rescheduled for one hour. Rosary only on that day would be at 6 PM and Holy Mass at 7 PM.
We start our fasting and prayer on May 8th, on the Feast of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces, and we finish the fasting and prayer on June 24th. Through the website "Let us thank Our Lady's messages," each one of us, along with our families and friends, by clicking on the desired day of fasting, can participate in this great thanksgiving.
If you have TV or Radio channel or any other digital media and you wish to broadcast this Ibero- American Online Conference, please contact us so we would provide you with detailed instructions for this event. Please contact us on e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, latest by May 1, 2021. Trusting that media instruments enable our better communion and spreading of Our Lady’s messages in the world, we send you greetings from the Information Centre Mir Međugorje, whose staff works on bringing news on Medjugorje and the Queen of Peace each day into your homes.
The apostles were going to meet the whole Christ only after the Resurrection when Jesus appeared to them as the Risen Lord with the wounds he got on Good Friday, when He appeared completely, giving them at the same time the Holy Spirit that would introduce them to the whole truth of all the words He said during His earthly life. Only then the apostles and all other disciples got to know that Messiah had to go through passion and death first to obtain His glory.
Our Resurrection begins when we start to recognise God in man and when we decide to love and to forgive. Before Resurrection takes place, our selfishness and pride need to die within us. When love conquers within us, love ready to serve life, then the Resurrection will take place.
''It is about the encounter with the Risen One, allowing Him to take away the guilt of the sin, trust Him, forgive others, said Fr. Ante Vučković, speaking about our everyday lives and encounters with people ''who place bondages of guilt on one another, we can feel as the life is really in bondages there, as those people are enslaved''.
Number of Holy Communions: 46 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 936 (30 per day)
In these days, confession shall take place each day from 4. – 5.30 p.m., and from Monday to Wednesdays from 4.30 p.m. onwards. The prayer programme will be broadcasted by Radio Mir Medjugorje. In Holy Triduum, all priests take part in the evening prayer programme and once the Holy Mass starts, there will no longer be any opportunity for confessions. Parish office urges all faithful to confess prior to Holy Triduum.
After the reflections given by Fr. Marinko Šakota and Fr. Stanko Mabić, Fr. Ante Vuckovic will present us the sixth Lenten reflection. The theme is the Word of God. Fra. Ante said that ‘’countless people have changed their way of life in the encounter with the Word of God and in those moments, sometimes it takes only one word. It is sufficient for me to understand that this word was meant for me and the change takes place immediately’’. St. Anthony the Hermit and St. Augustine are just some whose lives were changed by one word they heard.