We are in the month of Our Lady – May, and the parish office Medjugorje, grateful for the abundance of graces we receive each month, invites parishioners for the evening prayer programme on Thursdays: Rosary, Holy Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The members of the Franciscan Secular Order are leading the prayer of the Rosary for a while already, and the Franciscans in this parish will be the main celebrants each Thursday from now on.
As many of you know, the Association “Mary’s Hands” has been helping to the poor for a while now, by supplying them with the food and the other necessities. Every help in food, each donation, regardless of how big or small it is, can help our Association to continue their activities of being extended hands of Mary in the lives of many poor families.
The elementary school Bijakovici and the parish of Medjugorje organise the celebration of Mother’s Day which will take place on Monday, May 14 in the Hall of John Paul II at 7.30 pm. It will be the celebration filled with music, jokes and joy and let us come in a large number to support the efforts of our children, but to make this more special day for mothers.
„May each day be as joyful as this one, may you be filled with good health and happiness, my dearest Mother.”
With the Mother of Life: the spiritual retreat for doctors and all medical workers, for those who are fighting for life, prayer for those who have lost a child, all who have been wounded by abortions, spontaneous miscarriages, for spouses who are longing for a child, for pro-life activists, victims of domestic violence, single parents, pregnant women...
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
Programme: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
2 pm Registration of the participants
4 pm Introduction to the Retreat
5 pm Rosary, Holy Mass, Prayer for the Healing of Body and of the Soul
Registration of the participants Introduction to the Retreat
Evening Prayer Programme in the church:
Months of May and October are devoted in a special way to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Let us never forget to thank Our Lady for all the blessings we received and the best way to do that is by regularly participating in the evening prayer programme, by praying the Rosary on Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain.(photos)
Number of Holy Communions: 126 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 2641 (88 per day)
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 34th Golden Harp – musical gathering of all children’s choirs from Herzegovina was held in Posusje. Children from many parishes, accompanied by their leaders showed how they can witness God in music and in joy.
More than 1600 present members of prayer communities, groups, homes of prayers, associations and initiatives united in the Coordination in the Renewal in the Holy Spirit gathered for their 4th Annual Meeting that took place in Medjugorje from April 4-8.
Also this year, many pilgrims gathered for the Holy Triduum celebration in Medjugorje from Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Mexico, France, Italy, Ireland, the United States, Columbia, Argentina, Ukraine, Spain, Lebanon, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.(photos)
Number of Holy Communions: 48 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1304 (42 per day)
Church of Divine Mercy is located in Surmanci, just along river Neretva, and each first Sunday after Easter we have celebration of the Feast and the blessing of this church built in 2002. The main Holy Mass shall be this following Sunday, April 8, at 11 am.
On Good Friday, March 30, smaller or bigger groups of the faithful and pilgrims were climbing Cross Mountain and praying the Way of the Cross in different languages. As traditionally, devotion of the Way of the Cross for Croatian speaking pilgrims began at 11 am at the foot of Cross Mountain and it was led by Fr. Marinko Sakota, parish priest of Medjugorje. (photos)
“Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”
To all parishioners, pilgrims, friends, benefactors, and to all men of goodwill a
Blessed and Happy Easter!
Parish priest and the Franciscans (photos)
Holy Mass of the Supper of the Lord was solemnly celebrated on Thursday, March 29 in the parish church in Medjugorje. Fr. Slavko Soldo was the main celebrant in the communion with the parish priest and 28 more priests. Rosary was said before the Holy Mass, led by Fr. Josip Marija Katalinić. The parish choir of the Queen of Peace accompanied the service with their singing. (photos)
Palm Sunday or the Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord traditionally is an introduction to the Holy Week, as a preparation for Easter, the greatest Christian feast. As in the previous years, the liturgy of Palm Sunday began at the ruins of the old parish church. The procession began after the Gospel about the entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem was read and the blessing of palm and olive branches followed. (photos)