As in the previous years, this year too was active for all students and teachers of the elementary school in Medjugorje, when they celebrated Day of Thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and labour.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, this event began with the prayer of children and their parents, led by the parish priest Fr. Marinko Sakota, and it continued in play, songs and music, as well as tasting of all the food made by the children and their parents.
Mons. Henryk Hoser, came to this event and was visibly thrilled with what he saw there!
Around 500 students and teachers of the elementary school, set around 20 tables and there was sale of bread and pastry products they made. (photos)
On Friday, October 5 on the feast of St. Faustina Kowalska, Holy Mass will be celebrated in the church at 8 am.
Church of Divine Mercy is located in Surmanci, just along river Neretva, and each first Sunday after Easter there celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy, while the blessing of this church built in 2002.
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of three Franciscan Orders, will solemnly be celebrated in Medjugorje on Thursday, October 4. The service of ''Memoria Transitus'' will be held on Wednesday, after the evening Holy Mass. Parish office invites all parishioners for this prayer event, especially all those who are members of the great Franciscan family – members of the Secular Franciscan Order, Franciscan School Sisters and the YouFra.
Number of Holy Communions: 229 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 4809 (160 per day)
In cooperation with the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need, the “Night of the witness” shall be held in Medjugorje on September 24, 2019 in Medjugorje. The Apostolic Visitor for the parish of Medjugorje, Archbishop Henryk Hoser will be the main celebrant that evening at the Holy Mass and the prayer vigil shall be held in the Hall of St. John Paul II from 8.00 to 9.30 pm.
On Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the occasion of the 11th death anniversary of Fr. Jozo Vasilj, memorial board was installed at the wall of his birth house. This board was the gift of his brothers Franciscans and Fr. Jozo’s family, and it was made by the sculptor Mile Maric from Citluk.
Family Counselling Medjugorje is organising a seminar for families, to be held on September 22, 2018 in the Hall of John Paul II. The seminar will consist of the interactive lectures with workshops in small groups of spouses, as the equal carriers of the family community with all specific and different roles that are mutually connected.
On Friday, September 21, 2018, at 8 pm, in the Hall of St. John Paul II, there will be public discussion organised by Family Counselling Centre Medjugorje and parish office Medjugorje, with the theme “A FAMILY, PILLAR OF THE SOCIETY – HOW TO RESPOND TO CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN OUR TIME?”
Your Excellency, Mons. Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Your Excellency, Bishop from Paraguay,
Dear priests and religious,
Dear parishioners and pilgrims, dear brothers and sisters,
On September 9, 2018, the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in Medjugorje and this feast in Medjugorje parish is always celebrated on the first Sunday after the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Masses were celebrated in the parish church at 7, 8, 12 and 6 pm. The solemn Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr. Slavko Soldo, along with the parish priest Fr. Marinko Sakota and 27 more priests, was celebrated on Cross Mountain at 11 am. ....(photos)
The culture of our time has the custom of celebrating birthdays and that is the important date defining our basic identity.
This date is found in the documents such as ID card or passport and the age of our growth and education, job promotions or finally retirement is calculated from that date... (photos)
The 15th Pilgrimage to Medjugorje and Siroki Brijeg of chess club from Ruscica, Croatia, took place this August. They also participated in chess tournament in Medjugorje on that occasion. These players, along with their families, took part in the evening prayer programme, prayer the Rosary on Apparition Hill and the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain. They also visited monastery in Siroki Brijeg. (photos)
This Sunday, September 9, is the day when the parish of Medjugorje celebrates the feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Holy Masses in the parish church of St. James are scheduled at 7 a.m.,8 a.m.12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Solemn Holy Mass on Cross Mountain is at 11 a.m. Holy Masses will not be held in the other churches belonging to the parish.
The Association of the Youth of Brotnjo in cooperation with the parish of Medjugorje, organised the concert of prayer titled “Jesus is calling you!” The concert took place on Sunday, September 2, 2018, after the evening Holy Mass at the grounds of the old parish church. (photos)
Number of Holy Communions: 342 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 7929 (255 per day)