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“Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

(John 20,21)

To all parishioners, pilgrims, friends, benefactors, and to all men of goodwill a

Blessed and Happy Easter!

Parish priest and the Franciscans


 Uskrsna cestitka 2017 - fra Marinko Sakota

Objavljeno: 15.04.2017.

The 6th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities međunarodno hodočašće za osobe s invaliditetom

„That your love may increase ever more (Phil 1, 9) „In Our Lady’s School“

The 5th International Pilgrimage for Persons with Disabilities will be held in Medjugorje from June 15 – 18, 2017. Gathering and accommodation of pilgrims in homes of the parishioners shall take place on Thursday, June 15. What makes this pilgrimage more unique, it is the fact that parishioners of Medjugorje parish offer free accommodation to the participants. The Organisation Board of the Pilgrimage, along with the representatives of the local communities Medjugorje and Bijakovici, has made some decisions last year and those shall remain in force also this year, as follows:

Objavljeno: 11.04.2017.

Holy Week and Easter in Medjugorje

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (April 10- 12, 2017): Holy Masses in Croatian language are according to the regular schedule at 7.30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Confessions shall take place before the morning Mass and in the afternoon from 4.30 p.m.

Objavljeno: 09.04.2017.

Solemn celebration of Palm Sunday in Medjugorje

Palm Sunday or the Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord traditionally is an introduction to 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)

Objavljeno: 09.04.2017.

Ambulance of the Order of Malta in Medjugorje began to work on Palm Sunday

The ambulance of the Order of Malta began with their activities in a new season in Medjugorje on this Palm Sunday. Their hours for urgent medicine are from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. They will continue to work until October 31, 2017.

Objavljeno: 09.04.2017.

The Press Conference of the Special Envoy of the Holy See, Mons. Henryk Hoser

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 4 pm, an hour-long press conference of the Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, Dr. Henryk Hoser, was held in the Hall of St. John Paul II. Even though there were about fifty journalists registered, the interest for this event was much greater.  (photos)

Objavljeno: 08.04.2017.

Palm Sunday – Sunday of the Passion of our Lord

The long tradition of Mostar Duvno Diocese says that the whole week from the 5th Sunday of the Lent, until the Palm Sunday is offered for the prayer to prevent curses and blasphemous language in our people. All parishioners and pilgrims are invited to offer their prayer intentions, especially the Way of the Cross on Friday and to present those to the Lord as the atonement for all the pain He receives through slandering and blasphemous language.

Objavljeno: 07.04.2017.

Welcoming words of Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota, given to Archbishop Hoser at the Holy Mass on April 1, 2017 in Medjugorje

Highly respected and dear Archbishop Henryk Hoser!

My words are too small to express how I feel ever since February 11, 2017, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, when our dear Holy Father Francis appointed you as his personal Envoy for Medjugorje.

Objavljeno: 05.04.2017.

Mons. Henryk Hoser’s biography, the Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje

Mons. Henryk Hoser was born on November, 27, 1942 in Warsaw. He is a member of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines) and at the moment he is Bishop of Warsaw Praga. He studied medicine in his youth and worked as a doctor and assistant lecturer at the Academy of Medicine.

Objavljeno: 05.04.2017.

The homily of Archbishop Hoser (the Special Envoy of the Holy See) in Medjugorje, on April 1st, 2017

Dear brothers and sisters, I will speak in French, excuse me, for I have not yet learned the beautiful Croatian language!

We have gathered around the altar on the 5th Sunday of Lent. We have two more weeks from the Easter, and in a week time, it will be Palm Sunday, and in two weeks we are going to celebrate, at the end of Holy Week, the greatest Christian Feast Day - the Feast of the Resurrection. (photos)

Objavljeno: 03.04.2017.

Statistics for March, 2017.

Number of Holy Communions:  70 300

Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1475 (47 per day)

Objavljeno: 01.04.2017.


The office of Apostolic Nuncio for Bosnia and Herzegovina released information on March 31, 2017 that the Special Envoy of the Holy See for the parish of Medjugorje “shall have press meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 4 pm, with the respected representatives of the press, in the Hall of St. John Paul II, in the vicinity of the parish church in Medjugorje.” (kta)


Objavljeno: 01.04.2017.

Parents of children who will receive the sacraments of the Holy Communion and of the Holy Confirmation for the first time came to Medjugorje on a pilgrimage

Parish of St. Philip and James organised also this year a pilgrimage to Medjugorje for parents of children who will receive the sacraments of the Holy Communion and of the Holy Confirmation for the first time. This pilgrimage was held from March 24 -26, 2017.

Objavljeno: 31.03.2017.

The Special Envoy of the Holy See arrived to Medjugorje

After arriving to Sarajevo and paying visit to Mostar, the Special Envoy of the Holy See for the parish of Medjugorje, mons. Henryk Hoser, arrived to Medjugorje in the company of the Provincial of Herzegovina Neretva Province, Fr. Miljenko Steko. On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 29, he was welcomed by Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest, brothers Franciscans, Franciscan School Sisters werving in Medjugorje and gathered parishioners and pilgrims. (foto)

Objavljeno: 30.03.2017.

The words of Special Envoy of the Holy See given to the parish of Medjugorje

Mons. Henryk Hoser, Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, on the occasion of his arrival to Medjugorje, in the church of St. James said to all gathered:

Objavljeno: 30.03.2017.