The 16th International Youth Festival - Mladifest 16 – will take place in Medjugorje from August 1st to August 6th, 2005. The theme “We come to adore him” (Mt 2,2) is in harmony with the Year of the Eucharist and the World Youth Day, which, later in August, will gather together in Cologne hundreds of thousands of young people around the Holy Father. (Programme)
Things to bring with you: small FM radio with headphones (for simultaneous translation), a Bible and umbrella. All groups participating in the Youth Prayer meeting: please do not arrange or make plans for any other programs during this week. The evening prayer programme for all begins with the Rosary at 6 pm followed by Holy Mass at 7 pm. On arrival in Medjugorje, please register at a registration table set up from 9 am to 6 pm every day; registration will take place throughout the entire week.
Duding the time of the Youth Festival (except on Sunday) there will be no morning masses for pilgrims. All pilgrims will attend the evening Mass with youth. During the whole Youth Festival, there will be simultaneous translation.