Last early Holy Mass at 6 a.m. will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24. The evening prayer programme will start with the Rosary at 5 p.m., Holy Mass at 6 p.m. All priests participate in that Holy Mass that is why confessions on that day are only from 4 to 5.30 p.m. After the evening Holy Mass there will be live Nativity scene performance in front of the church of St. James. The vigil begins at 10 p.m. and will last until midnight when the Midnight Holy Mass begins.
On Tuesday, December 25, we celebrate Christmas, the Feast of birth of Jesus. Holy Masses are at 7,8,11 a.m. and at 6 p.m. and in branch churches in Miletina, Vionica and Surmanci at 10 a.m. After the central morning Holy Mass at 11 am, all parishioners are invited to the grounds of the old church for little celebration. The whole-night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will not take place this month.
On Wednesday, December 26, we celebrate the Feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr. Holy Masses are only in the parish church at 7, 8, 11 a.m.
On Thursday, December 27, we celebrate the Feast of St. John the Apostle. Holy Masses are only in the parish church in Medjugorje at 7.30, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Holy Innocent ones Feast is on Friday, December 28. Holy Mass for the children will be at 3 pm, and the live Nativity scene performance will take place afterwards. We invite all children from the elementary school age, as well as high school children, to present a gift to Jesus, according to Our Lady’s desire and those gifts will be taken by the members of Mary’s Hands Association and presented to those who are poor and in need, sick and orphans along Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On that day, we start with the blessing of the families.