Novena to the Birth of Jesus began on Sunday, December 15, 2013 with the prayer of Rosary on Apparition Hill. Fr. Josip Marija Katalinic led prayer on the first day and this prayer will continue until December 23, 2013 every day at 2 p.m. The evening prayer programme begins with prayer of Rosary at 5 p.m., followed by Holy Mass at 6 p.m. and with the regular programme afterwards. Early Holy Masses, with Medjugorje Franciscans as the main celebrants, take place every day but Sunday in the church of St. James. Parishioners have opportunity for confession every morning from 5.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. and during the evening prayer programme. The Information Office has registered groups from Italy, the United States, Korea, Spain, Lebanon, Ukraine, Romania and Mexico.