Parish of Medjugorje is inviting us to bring our donations to the parish of Medjugorje and Fr. Ante would pass them on to Kongo afterwards.
“We are in the temple of the Queen of Peace, here in Bosnia and Herzegovina. If the genuine peace, as we said, is the result of forgiveness and mercy, how can Mary be the Queen of Peace and not be at the same time the Queen of Mercy? Mary is the Queen of Peace, for she is the Queen of Divine Mercy, whose face is Jesus”, said Msgr. Pezzuto in his homily for New Year’s Eve vigil Holy Mass.More
Number of Holy Communions: 90 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1787 (57 per day)
In the previous 2019 there have been 1 825 000 Holy Communions given in the church, and total of 44 764 priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses.
At the last daily apparition to Jakov Colo on September 12th, 1998, Our Lady told him that henceforth he would have one apparition a year, every December 25th, on Christmas Day. This is also how it was this year. The apparition began at 2:25 pm and lasted 9 minutes.
Our Lady came with little Jesus in her arms. Through Jakov, Our Lady gave the following message:
Dear children, today, on this day of grace, in a special way I am calling you to open your hearts and to implore Jesus to strengthen your faith. Children, through prayer with the heart, faith and works you will come to know what it means to live a sincere Christian life. Often times, children, darkness, pain and crosses overwhelm your life and your hearts. Do not waver in faith and ask 'why' because you think that you are alone and abandoned. Instead, open your hearts, pray and believe firmly and then your heart will feel God's nearness and that God never abandons you - that He is beside you at every moment. Through prayer and faith, God will answer your every 'why' and transform your every pain, darkness and cross into light. Thank you.More
And indeed, from His fullness we have received grace to grace, for He is our peace!
With desire that God’s peace reigns in all of the hearts, all of the families, all of the countries and in the whole world, united in prayer with all of the friends of Medjugorje throughout the world:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
May this Christmas be for you day of joy and peace. May Jesus visit you in your families and may he be born in the hidden place of your heart! (photos)
Čestitka - fra Marinko Šakota, župnik
The Apostolic Visitor with the special role for the parish of Medjugorje, the Archbishop Henryk Hoser, paid a visit to Radio Mir Medjugorje and met all those who work there. ...(photos)More
Siate obedienti al mons. Hoser» (Be obedient to Mons. Hoser), these is what the Holy Father Francis told me after I told him I was the parish priest from Medjugorje and that Mons. Hoser was sending his regards to him. (photos)More
After the ceremony of blessings of the Great Hall of the Croatian Catholic University in Zagreb, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, held a press conference on Monday, October 30, on which occasion he answered a question regarding Medjugorje. As the Informative Catholic Agency reports, this is what the Cardinal said:More
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 4 pm, an hour-long press conference of the Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, Dr. Henryk Hoser, was held in the Hall of St. John Paul II. Even though there were about fifty journalists registered, the interest for this event was much greater. The conference was translated into the Croatian, English, Italian, German and French languages, and those were the official languages spoken during the conference, while a translation was also given in the Polish, Spanish and Slovakian languages.More
Dear brothers and sisters, I will speak in French, excuse me, for I have not yet learned the beautiful Croatian language!
We have gathered around the altar on the 5th Sunday of Lent. We have two more weeks from the Easter, and in a week time, it will be Palm Sunday, and in two weeks we are going to celebrate, at the end of Holy Week, the greatest Christian Feast Day - the Feast of the Resurrection.More
Mons. Henryk Hoser, Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, on the occasion of his arrival to Medjugorje, in the church of St. James said to all gathered:More
After arriving to Sarajevo and paying visit to Mostar, the Special Envoy of the Holy See for the parish of Medjugorje, mons. Henryk Hoser, arrived to Medjugorje in the company of the Provincial of Herzegovina Neretva Province, Fr. Miljenko Steko. On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 29, he was welcomed by Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest, brothers Franciscans, Franciscan School Sisters werving in Medjugorje and gathered parishioners and pilgrims. Children from the parish welcomed him with a bouquet of flowers.More
will be held in Medjugorje from March 2 - 6, 2020
will be held in Medjugorje from May 20-23, 2020
With the Mother of Life this seminar is intended for doctors and medical stuff, for those who defend life; it is prayer for those who have lost a child; for those who have been wounded by abortion or miscarriage; for spouses who long for a child, for pro-life activists; for victims of domestic violence, single parents, pregnant women…
to be held in Medjugorje from 14 – 17 June, 2020
25th INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT FOR PRIESTS
will be held in Medjugorje from July 6-11, 2020
to be held in Medjugorje from October 7-10, 2020
Seminars are conducted by franciscans of Međugorje. Here are the dates according to language groups, as well as contact persons: Contact
Audio-video and photos live from the church in Medjugorje
Beginning with the feast of St. Francis, we began broadcasting live audio-video programs and photos from the church in Medjugorje. You can follow them at the link: http://medjugorje.hr/en/multimedia/ - croatia language from Church - Evening Prayer Programme - Adobe Flash media live player
Links both live audio and video in various languages:
The movement, born after the apparitions of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje, includes pilgrimages to Medjugorje, the setting up of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups all around the world, as well as pastoral, publishing, humanitarian and other kinds of activities...
This questionnaire will give us the opportunity to have a better grasp of the worldwide dimension of the movement in the service of the Universal Church. It will help us to get to know each other better, to have better communication with various groups worldwide, as well as to grow better in our prayer and service.
We kindly ask all the leaders of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups, as well as organisers of pilgrimages to fill in the questionnaire and to send it to Medjugorje to fax no. + 387.36.653 360, or to write to email@example.com in order to receive the questionnaire by email.
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We ask you to keep integrally the rules of the Church envisaged by the Code of the Canon La~ the general liturgical rules and the directives and the rules of the proper authorities of the Church in connection with the life and the service of the priest.
To take part in the liturgical life of the parish, according to the rules of the Church, it is necessary to have arecommendation letter of your bishop or your superior (celebret), not older than one year. (Cf" Code of the canon Law, Can. 903)
The important dates in Medugorje parish
There are many events taking place in Medjugorje parish throughout the year, along with the regular seminars of fasting and prayer and different international spiritual retreats. Here are some of the important dates for Medjugorje parish in 2020:
February 26 – Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lent
March 2 – March 6 – The 27th International Spiritual Retreat for the Group Leaders and Organisers of Pilgrimages;
April 5 – Palm Sunday (procession from the old to the new church);
April 12 - Easter;
May 20-23 -the 8thInternational Spiritual Retreat for Life;
June 11 – Corpus Christi (procession through the parish with the Blessed Sacrament);
June 14-17 – the 9th International Pilgrimage for Children and Persons with Disabilities;
June 24 – Peace Walk from Humac to Medjugorje;
June 25 – the 39th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions;
July 6-11 – The 25th International Spiritual Retreat for Priests;
July 25 – Feast of St. James, patron saint of Medjugorje parish;
August 1 -6 – the 31st Youth Festival;
August 15 – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
September 13 – Holy Mass on Cross Mountain, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
September 24-27, 2020 – the 2nd International retreat for musicians
October 7-10 – the 21st International Spiritual Retreat for Married Couples;
November 24 – the 20thAnniversary of Fr. Slavko’s death;
December 24 – Christmas Vigil;
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Vigil Prayer
Max Domej from Gebetsktion Wien spoke to Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, during his visit to Međugorje.
Both in Lourdes and Fatima the events first ceased and than Church had its decision about that. Its final decision. Sooner or later that will take place here as well, but in this case we let Mother of God with freedom of choice...I think that Medjugorje can continue well on their journey, with full trust that Church, Mother and Teacher, in this case, is going to continue to monitor their journey.
Respected brothers, the purpose and aim of this questionnaire is to make a list of priests who received their vocation through Medjugorje. So, we kindly ask you to fill out this form with following information: (Questionnaire)