Preparations for Christmas are taking place in the parish of Medugorje. Along with the spiritual preparation in prayer at the early Holy Masses at 6 am, there is a construction site of “Bethlehem” taking place in front of the church of St. James. Members of Cenacolo community have been setting the site for the live nativity scene that shall take place on Christmas Eve. (photos)
On Friday, December 15, 2017, nine days preparation for celebration of Christ’s birth shall begin. In those nine days, Rosary will take place on Apparition Hill at 2 pm, and on Friday, December 15 and 22, we will not pray the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain. The evening prayer programme in the parish church shall take place according to the ordinary schedule.
Parish of Medjugorje organises the Advent Night on December 17. The whole parish will organise on the third Advent Sunday, on the grounds of the old parish church, the night of gathering of the parishioners and of all people of good will.
Number of Holy Communions: 57 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1404 (46 per day)
On Sunday, December 3, the Advent begins with the First Sunday in the Advent. May this time of the Advent help us to reflect in the better way on our lives and to make decisions how to improve it even more. We will celebrate early Holy Masses in this time in the church of St. James at 6 am, every day except for Sundays. As it was the case in the previous years, in this time we will not have Holy Mass at 7.30 am, only early Holy Mass, when we will pray for your intentions and deceased ones.
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, Radio station Mir Medjugorje, thanked the Lord for 20 years of their work with the prayer of the Rosary led by the employees of the radio and later on with the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Iko Skoko, with the singing of the choir from Albania. (photos),
The 17th Anniversary of Fr. Slavko’s death was commemorated last night in the parish church of St. James, with the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Walter Mixa, OFM, German Bishop Emeritus, while Fr. Petar Ljubicic gave the homily, along with 10 other priests who concelebrated at this Holy Mass. (photos)
On Friday, November 17, we will commemorate the 17th Anniversary of Fr. Slavko Barbaric’s death, a priest who devoted 18 years of his life to spreading of Our Lady’s messages in the world and care for all pilgrims. Fr. Slavko died on November 24, 2000, after having completed the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain and he was buried at the local cemetery Kovacica.
On Saturday, November 18, the spiritual retreat in Medjugorje was organised for the youth and students from Bistrik, Sarajevo. The members of YouFra from Brestovsko, on the occasion of preparation for their solemn vows in YouFra, joined this group at their spiritual retreat. (photos)
„Praised be Jesus and Mary. Dear listeners, you are listening to the radio station Mir Medjugorje” – these were the first words broadcasted live in the air on November 25, 1997, in the basement of the small house where facilities of this radio station had just been opened and blessed. The frequency at that time was 106,3 FM and it covered 800 meters distance in Medjugorje, only for five hours of radio programme per day.
The 18th International Seminar for married couples was held in this month from 8-11 November, with the theme “That your love may grow ever more”, Phil 1,9, In Our Lady’s School.
In a few days time we will commemorate the 17th Anniversary of Fr. Slavko’s death, a priest who devoted 18 years of his life to spreading Our Lady’s messages in the world and in caring for pilgrims. (photos)
Around 200 participants from 16 countries gathered at the 18th International Seminar for Married Couples in Medjugorje: Ukraine, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, France, USA, El Salvador, Sweden, Honduras, Ecuador, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. (photos)
„The Evening with Josko Marusic“, the university professor, cartoonist and the author of many animated movies shall take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 7:30 pm, in the Hall of John Paul II in Medjugorje. The evening shall be accompanied by the singing of the vocal female group „Mir“ from Medjugorje.
On Friday, November 10, the Voluntary Blood Donation Day shall be held in Medjugorje in the Hall of John Paul II, from 9 to 11 am, and all blood units shall be given to the University Clinical Hospital in Mostar.
The organisers are Parish Office Medjugoje, Red Cross of Citluk municipality and local communities of Medjugorje and Bijakovici.
The 18th International Seminar for married couples will be held
in Medjugorje from November 8-11, 2017
"That your love may increase ever more" (Phil 1:9)
In Our Lady's School