New Year's Eve in Medjugorje

date: 31.12.2009.

Numerous pilgrims, especially young ones, have arrived to Medjugorje in the last couple of days to be here tonight, for the traditional evening prayer programme in the church of St. James. Evening prayer programme begins with Rosary at 5 p.m, and at 6 p.m. Holy Mass of Thanksgiving for the previous year. Just before Vigil prayer, boys and girls from Cenacolo community will have live Nativity performance at the area in front of the Church. Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament begins at 10 p.m. and Holy Mass will begin at 11.15 p.m. that Cardinal Dr. Christopher Schoenborn will celebrate in Latin language. Cardinal Schoenborn has arrived to Medjugorje on Monday, December 28 on his private visit, and so far has led Adoration in the Church and had given lecture yesterday in the church of St. James. Prayer programme tonight will be held in the church and will be transmitted to Yellow Hall, green tent and area around the church. Whole programme is simultaneously translated in many world languages, and radio station “Mir” Medjugorje will have live broadcasting of whole programme. International choir and orchestra will follow whole programme, and they meet especially for this occasion as they do every year.