Celebration of New Year in music and praise

date: 03.01.2015.

Apart from the parishioners, there were thousands of pilgrims that came to Medjugorje for celebration of New Year from all over the world and we registered organised groups from Poland, Ukraine, France, Korea, the United States, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Austria, Spain, Lebanon, Italy and Germany. Many young pilgrims arrived also from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fr. Ivan Landeka celebrated Holy Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, December 31 at 6 p.m. with 60 priests concelebrating. It was gratitude for all goodness that dear Lord gave to this parish through the Queen of Peace. Fr. Josip Marija Katalinic led the prayer of Rosary. After Holy Mass, the members of Cenacolo community held performance of nativity scene outside the church of St. James. The prayer vigil began at 10 p.m. and Fr. Stanko Cosic led that prayer. The parish priest, Fr. Marinko Sakota, celebrated the midnight Holy Mass that was broadcasted live on radio and internet, while thousands of people gathered all around the church, outside altar and hall at the back of the church to praise and joyfully celebrate God. (photos)