On Wednesday, July 3, 2013, all of the parishioners in Medjugorje parish were united in prayer and celebration of First Holy Mass of Fr. Filip Pavlovic from Bijakovici.
Holy Mass began in the parish church of St. James at 11 a.m. and his family, friends and many pilgrims were present, all wanting to participate in this beautiful event for Medjugorje parish.
Parish priest in Medjugorje, Fr. Marinko Sakota, congratulated the newly ordained priest at the beginning of Holy Mass, and homily was given by Fr. Andjelko Katanec. Fr. Andjelko explained how Fr. Filip came to his goal and that is something precious, unique and holy.
Fr. Filip was born on December 26, 1983 in Mostar. He was ordained as Deacon on September 29, 2012 in Zagreb, and as Deacon he served in the parish of Bl. Alojzije Stepinac Bestovje – Novaki – Rakitje close to Zagreb. He was solemnly ordained as a priest on June 15, 2013 in Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Zagreb by his Eminence Cardinal Josip Bozanic. (photo)