The Advent began on Sunday, December 2 and this is the time of preparation for Christmas. Early Holy Masses begin in Medjugorje parish on Monday, December 3 and Holy Mass will be celebrated every morning at 6 a.m., except on Sundays. Those Holy Masses will also be broadcasted on radio station Mir Medjugorje. The schedule of prayer and liturgical programme remains the same for Croatian and foreign pilgrims. Parish office has invite families to increase their family prayer, to participate in the prayer programme in the church and in prayers that are organised on hills. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place every Sunday at 10.30 a.m., half an hour prior to the main Holy Mass at 11.a.m. for parishioners and Croatian pilgrims. This is a quiet period in Medjugorje and there are groups of pilgrims from Italy, Romania, the United States, Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany and Croatia.