On Tuesday, December 24, 2013 we are celebrating Christmas Eve, and that is the day of fasting. The last early Holy Mass will be celebrated at 6 a.m. and there will not be Rosary on Apparition Hill since Novena has finished on December 23, 2013. The evening prayer programme will begin at 5 p.m. with Rosary, followed by Christmas Eve Holy Mass at 6 p.m. when all of the priests will concelebrate and that is why confessions will only take place from 4 p.m to 5.30 p.m. After the evening Holy Mass there will be live Nativity scene performance of Cenacolo community. The prayer vigil with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 10 p.m. and last until midnight when Midnight Holy Mass will begin.
On Wednesday, December 25, we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Christ. Holy Masses in the parish church of St. James will take place at 7, 8, 9.30 and 11 a.m. and at 6 p.m. After the main Holy Mass at 11 a.m., the parishioners will come for traditional gathering in the parish facilities. Holy Masses in the branch churches in Vionica, Miletina and Surmanci will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
On Thursday, December 26, 2013 we will celebrate feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr. Holy Masses will be celebrated only in the parish church at 8 and 11 a.m. and at 6 p.m. On that day, one of our parishioners, Fr. Goran Azinovic, will be ordained as a deacon in the church of St. Stephen in Cerin. Bishop Ratko Peric will ordain him during Holy Mass at 6 p.m.
On Friday, December 27, we will celebrate feast of St. John and Holy Masses will take place at 7.30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. in the parish church. The blessing of homes will take place on that day in our parish.
On Saturday, December 28, 2013, we will celebrate the feast of Holy Innocents and apart from the regular prayer programme there will be Holy Mass at 3 p.m. for children and their parents. Again, after this Holy Mass, community Cenacolo will have live Nativity scene performance.
Christmas concert of Medjugorje parish will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2013 in the Hall of the Blessed John Paul II.