Palm Sunday – Sunday of the Passion of our Lord

date: 07.04.2017.

The long tradition of Mostar Duvno Diocese says that the whole week from the 5th Sunday of the Lent, until the Palm Sunday is offered for the prayer to prevent curses and blasphemous language in our people. All parishioners and pilgrims are invited to offer their prayer intentions, especially the Way of the Cross on Friday and to present those to the Lord as the atonement for all the pain He receives through slandering and blasphemous language. The Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and that week is the highlight of preparation for the Easter celebration. The liturgy of Palm Sunday will begin in Medjugorje parish on the grounds of the old parish church at 10.45 am, with the blessing of branches, and the procession will move from there to the parish church of St. James where the Holy Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Holy Masses in Croatian language will be at 7,8 a.m. and at 6 p.m. There will not be student’s Holy Mass, and Holy Masses in the branch churches will be celebrated according to the ordinary Sunday schedule.