The programme of the 34th Youth Festival in Medjugorje

date: 09.05.2023.

Just a day after the parish of Medjugorje celebrates the feast of its heavenly patron St. James, the 34th Youth Festival will begin on Wednesday, July 26 - the feast day of Saints Joachim and Anna, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This year's Youth Festival, under the motto 'Here are my mother and my brothers!' (Mt 12, 49), begins with the evening prayer programme, the prayer of the Rosary at 6 p.m., which will be followed by the opening ceremony of Youth Festival, and then the Holy Mass and the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  

The second day of the Youth Festival begins as early as at six o'clock with the prayer of the Rosary on Apparition Hill, near the statue of Our Lady, and the morning programme continues with catechesis, prayers and testimonies on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. During these three days, the program will continue at 4:00 p.m. with testimonies, followed by an evening prayer programme at the White Dome of the Church of St. James: Rosary at 6 p.m., and Holy Mass at 7 p.m.

After the Holy Mass on Thursday there will be a procession with the statue of Our Lady and Adoration, on Friday prayer before the cross with candles, and on Saturday Adoration, Mission and Farewell with songs and music. The 34th Youth Festival will end on Sunday, July 30, at five o'clock with a Holy Mass on Cross Mountain, and for the detailed programme and instructions please click HERE.