Number of Holy Communions: 155 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 5686 (183 per day)
The 29th International Prayer Encounter for the Youth is to start tomorrow and will finish on August 6, with the theme: “To Live on the Word of God”. A huge number of the youth from all over the world are expected to come and the final preparations are about to be completed. The International Choir and Orchestra is also ready, and their 100 members will be accompanying the whole programme.
Medjugorje, August 1st – August 6th, 2018
Living on the Word of God
“Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures”
WEDNESDAY, 1. 8. 2018
19.00 SOLEMN OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL
21.00 – 22.00 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Medjugorje parish celebrated on July 25, 2018 the feast of St. James, the Apostle, patron saint of this parish. Holy Masses in Croatian language were celebrated at 7, 8 am and 7 pm, while the central Holy Mass was celebrated at 11 am, in the Garden opposite to the ruins of the old church. (foto)
On Saturday, July 25, we will celebrate the Feast of St. James the Great, patron saint of Medjugorje parish. Holy Masses are going to be celebrated at 7, 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. while the central celebration will be at 11 a.m. in the Garden opposite to the ruins of the old church.
Sunday, July 22nd, was a special day, full of blessings for the parish of Medjugorje, but also for all of the pilgrims throughout the world who care deeply about Medjugorje Parish. (photos)
Fr. Karlo Lovric, OFM, the parish assistant in the parish of Medjugorje since May 2005, shall celebrate on Monday, July 23, at 11 am in the church of St. James, his 50th Anniversary since he had his first Holy Mass - his Golden Jubilee. After Holy Mass, the celebration will continue in the Hall of John Paul II. He would be really pleased if his elderly and sick people, that he visits and confesses on regular basis, would be somehow brought to this event. Radio Mir Medjugorje will be broadcasting this celebration.
On May 31, 2018, the Holy Father appointed Archbishop Henryk Hoser, former Special Envoy of the Holy See as the Apostolic Visitor with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje.
On Wednesday, July 25, we will celebrate the Feast of St. James, patron saint of Medjugorje parish. Medjugorje parish was founded in 1892, and consecrated to St. James, patron saint of pilgrims. This parish was equal to all others in Herzegovina up to June 25, 1981, when Medjugorje and church of St. James became the place of gathering of millions of pilgrims from all over the world.
The 23rd International Spritual Retreat for Priests finished in Medjugorje on July 7, with the Holy Mass at 11 am and more than 300 participants from 24 countries gathered for this event. (photos)
Mary's Meals, the international humanitarian organisation is opening the new centre and facilities in the recycled cargo container. Their facilities are in the style of the African classroom with photos that show work of Mary’s Meals throughout the world. They give information on the issue of the hunger in the world and simple solution they offer for its solution. (photos)
Female vocal group «Mir» from Medjugorje, won the first prize of the audience at the 17th International contest of vocal groups held in Perast in Montenegro last weekend. (photos)
The 23rd International Spritual Retreat for Priests began in Medjugorje on July 2, with the evening prayer programme and more than 300 participants from 24 countries:(photos)
Humanitarian Association “Mary’s Hands” was founded in July 2016, in Medjugorje, with the purpose of helping to the poor and all those in need of help. Prior to establishment of the Association, these members were active in Medjugorje for three years in office for those in need. Their activities are response to the words of the Queen of Peace:
Children from Romania are in Medjugorje at the moment. This is something initiated by Luchian Omania from Romania with his friends, and for four years now, they are providing money for the trip to Medjugorje. Owners of some of the hotels from the parish are providing them accommodation and food and drinks.