Number of Holy Communions: 342 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 7929 (255 per day)
The Association of the Youth of Brotnjo in cooperation with the parish of Medjugorje is organising concert of prayer titled “Jesus is calling you!” and it will take place on Sunday, September 2, 2018, after the evening Holy Mass. The concert will be held at the grounds of the old parish church, at the roundabout, starting at 7.30 pm.
On Saturday, September 1, the timetable of the evening prayer programme is changing in Medjugorje. The new schedule shall remain in force until May 31, the following year. Prayer of Rosary as of September 1 shall begin at 5 pm, while the Holy Mass shall be at 6 pm. After the Holy Mass, the ordinary daily programme shall follow.
On Thursdays, August 16, 33 pilgrims of the “Marian Vow for Homeland” arrived from Mostar to Medjugorje. This is their tenth week and on August 17 they will walk to Metkovic, then Neum and Dubrovnik, where their pilgrimage finsihes on August 22, after walking for 75 days. (photos)
Several dozens of thousands of domestic and foreign pilgrims came to Medjugorje for a pilgrimage on this Feast. ... (photos)
Your Excellency from Gabon in Africa, Your Excellency from Italy, dear brothers priests, all of you who live consecrated life, dear pilgrims from this country and from abroad, dear parishioners of Medjugorje parish, dear brothers and sisters, ....(photos)
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 15. Holy Masses in Croatian language will be celebrated in the church of St. James at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 am and the solemn Holy Mass at 7 pm.
The 29th Youth Festival finished this morning with the Holy Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated at the top of Cross Mountain at 5 am, on August 6, 2018, by Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest. The Youth Festival began on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and was held with the theme “ Living on the Word of God”, when dozens of thousands of youth from 72 countries gathered. .(photos)
Today, on August 5, the youth had chance to attend morning Holy Masses in their own languages, and the programme began again at 4 pm at the White Dome with the final catechesis and testimonies followed by the evening prayer programme. .. (photos)
"What can we do to accomplish the works of God?"
Dear young friends,
This is the question we ask ourselves at the end of our Festival, bursting with the experiences, the intensive moments you had in your encounters, in friendships that were strengthened and we ask ourselves for the future:
On Saturday, August 4, the programme of the 29th International Prayer Encounter of the Youth, continued in Medjugorje. The prayer at 9 am was led by Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest and the catechesis this morning was given by the Apostolic Visitor for Medjugorje parish, Mons. Henryk Hoser...(photos)
Dear young brothers and sisters in Christ!
As I look at you all here with joy – full of youth and future – I am greeting you all in this Medjugorje communion of so many different people and cultures.
The central event of the International Prayer Encounter also this day was Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr. Marinko Sakota, Medjugorje parish priest, with 570 priests concelebrating.(photos)
“Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?
The world championship in high jumps, Croatian athlete Blanka Vlasic, spoke on August 2, and shared her testimony with the Youth Festival participants in Medjugorje. She spoke about her life, her career and the moment of her conversion, faith in God and how much He means to her.