“Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”
To all parishioners, pilgrims, friends, benefactors, and to all men of goodwill a
Blessed and Happy Easter!
Parish priest and the Franciscans
''For two thousand years there is no better news than this one, Risen Jesus, Son of God, is looking for us where we are. He is not afraid to come close to us, to touch us in our depths and to take us up, to the fullness of life. This miracle takes place each day here in Medjugorje. We come back to the grace of our baptism and become able to spread the faith of the Church and to walk on the path of holiness and salvation'', said Mons. Hoser and added that St. John Paul II, in the year 2000, introduced the first Sunday after the Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday, the greatest fruit of His Death and Resurrection''. (photo)More
Good Friday is a day of strict fasting. As per instructions of our Diocese, all alms collected on Good Friday are intended for Holy Land. Confession shall take place from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
The prayer programme will be broadcasted by Radio Mir Medjugorje. In Holy Triduum, all priests take part in the evening prayer programme and once the Holy Mass starts, there will no longer be any opportunity for confessions.
How many Christians were baptised, received the sacraments, fell into the sins and became atheists, liberals and enemies of the Christ and His Church. Crucify him, forbid him and spit on him!
How many times we force crosses on others instead of helping them to carry those crosses? How many times we betray God and our loved ones?
Dear brothers and sisters, the Holy Week is inviting us to weep just like St. Peter did. He swore that he did not know Jesus and then recalled His words to him, that he would deny him three times before the rooster crows. And so Peter came out and wept bitterly. Yes, we all need those tears.More
The Archbishop Pezzuto thanked Fr. Marinko at the end of Holy Mass, as well as Mons. Henryk Hoser, the Apostolic Visitor for the parish of Medjugorje for having invited him here and he said that is always his great desire to be here in Medjugorje.
“As the Apostolic Nuncio, my wish is to pass on to you greetings and the blessing of Holy Father Francis. Also, on his behalf, I wish to thank all priests and all those who take part in this parish. Thank you all for your presence here in such a great number. Once again, I wish to encourage you that the journey we started together here, that is also the will of the Holy Father, with each one of your efforts it may bring its fruits and have a great success”, said the Apostolic Nuncio at the end of the Holy Mass. (photo)More
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
to be held in Medjugorje from May 29- June 1, 2019
With the Mother of Life: the spiritual retreat for doctors and all medical workers, for those who are fighting for life, prayer for those who have lost a child, all who have been wounded by abortions, spontaneous miscarriages, for spouses who are longing for a child, for pro-life activists, victims of domestic violence, single parents, pregnant women…
to be held in Medjugorje from July 8-13, 2019
Međugorje, 1. 8. – 6. 8. 2019.
to be held in Medjugorje from November 6-9, 2019
The theme of the retreat is:
„Follow me! “ (Mk 10, 21)
In Our Lady's School
Seminars are conducted by franciscans of Međugorje. Here are the dates according to language groups, as well as contact persons: Contact
29. MLADIFEST - SLIKE - VIDEO
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)
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 2019:
March 6 – Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lent
March 18 – March 22 – The 26th International Spiritual Retreat for the Group Leaders and Organisers of Pilgrimages;
April 14 – Palm Sunday (procession from the old to the new church);
April 21 - Easter;
May 29 – June 1 - International Spiritual Retreat for Life;
May 18, Saturday – Sacrament of the Confirmation;
May 19, Sunday – Sacrament of the Holy Communion;
June 6-9 – the 8th International Pilgrimage for Children and Persons with Disabilities;
June 20 – Corpus Christi (procession through the parish with the Blessed Sacrament);
June 24 – Peace Walk from Humac to Medjugorje;
June 25 – the 38th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions;
July 8 - 13 – The 24th International Spiritual Retreat for Priests;
July 25 – Feast of St. James, patron saint of Medjugorje parish;
August 1 -6 – the 30th Youth Festival;
August 15 – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
September 19 – Holy Mass on Cross Mountain, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross;
November 6 - 9 – the 20th International Spiritual Retreat for Married Couples;
November 24 – Anniversary 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)