On Sunday, June 13th, Feast of St. Anthony, immediately after evening Holy Mass, there was a concert held in Medjugorje church of St. James, in the honour of the Saint of the Whole World, St. Anthony of Padua. Choir “St. Euphemia” performed, and they came especially for this occasion from parish of Padua, Abbazia di Pisano, where St. Anthony lived and spent part of his life. This choir wanted to come to Medjugorje especially on this Feast, and to give this concert as a gift to Medjugorje, its parishioners and all of the pilgrims. They performed beautiful sacral songs devoted to St. Euphemia, St. Anthony and Our Lady, Queen of Peace. Amongst the others, we could hear: Ave Maria, Salve Regina, Magnificat, Regina Coeli, Alleluia, and others. This choir was founded in 1930, in parish of Padua, Abbazia di Pisano and is devoted to St. Euphemia, Virgin and Martyr. There are around 50 members, guided by maestro Giovanni Fraccaro, and ever since they were founded they are participating in most of the parish celebrations throughout the liturgical year.
One day prior to the Feast of St. Anthony, on Saturday June 12th, the Association of Professors of the Physical Education from Ljubuski and the Association “the Alphabet of Sports” from Citluk organised bicycle tournament in the honour of St. Anthony. Bicyclists began their journey in Ciltuk, after having received special blessing from Fr. Robert Jolic, and through Medjugorje and Ljubuski they came to Humac, where they participated in the celebration of theVigil Mass of St. Anthony. (photo)