On Thursday, December 15, 2016, we begin with nine days preparation for the Birth of Christ. In those nine days, every day until Christmas Eve (but not on Christmas Eve), we will be climbing Apparition Hill at 2 pm, and so on December 16&23, both Fridays, we will not pray the Way of the Cross on Krizevac. The evening prayer programme in Medjugorje church will be held according to the ordinary schedule. Early Holy Masses are celebrated each morning at 6 am, except on Sundays. The area around the church is also being decorated and prepared for Nativity scene performance. We invite all parishioners to participate in this Novena actively, so this would be more fruitful preparation for Christmas to all of us.