On Monday, February 25, 2019, after receiving all of the sacraments, Fr. Mate Dragicevic, OFM died in Mostar Hospital Centre, in his 70th year of life, 52nd year of the religious life and 45th year of his priesthood.
He was the parish priest, guardian of the monastery, educator of seminarians and novices, vicar and the economist of the Herzegovinian Franciscan Province. He also worked as the editor at Radio Mir Medjugorje in radio shows: Footprints of St. Francis and preached in the show: Remember to Honour the Day of the Lord, while he also held many spiritual retreats in Medjugorje.
Holy Mass for his soul was celebrated in the church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Mostar, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 1 pm, and his funeral was at 3.30 pm in Humac.
All faithful had opportunity to pray for his soul in the Franciscan church in Mostar, where his body was exposed since 9 am on Tuesday morning until funeral Holy Mass.