On Saturday, May 26, 2018, 32 young boys and girls received the sacrament of the Holy Confirmation at the Holy Mass held at 10 am in the church of St. James. The sacrament was ministered to them by Mons. dr. Ratko Peric, bishop of Mostar Duvno Diocese. The choir conducted by Sr. Irena Azinovic made this celebration more solemn and beautiful. (photos)
On Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 8 pm, there was a solemn Holy Mass and renewal of the vows for parents of the youth from Medjugorje. During the time of the Holy Mass, parents read aloud their vows when they promised to fast, pray and celebrate Holy Mass for their children and all children in the parish of Medjugorje for one year, each first Friday of the month.(photos)
May is always a special month in Medjugorje, the month of Mary and many pilgrims decide to come to Medjugorje in this time. Our journalists had opportunity to speak to one pilgrim from Columbia who came here for the second time. This time, she came to thank the Queen of Peace for her healing.
The 7th International pilgrimage for persons with disabilities will take place from June 14-17, 2018, with the theme Living on the Word of God “Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures” (Lk 24:45). The coordinator of the pilgrimage is the parish priest Fr. Marinko Sakota.
On May 14 there was a celebration of Mother’s Day organised by the parish of Medjugorje and Elementary School of Bijakovici. It was the event full of joy, music, songs and praise.
Mothers were overjoyed and there were even some tears because of children’s performance for their moms. (photos)
The 6th International Spiritual Retreat for Life held in Medjugorje finished on May 12, with the Holy Eucharist celebrated by Fr. Damir Pavic. The theme of this year was Living on the Word of God - “Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures” (Lk 24:45), and there were 160 participants from 14 countries: (photos)
The parish of St. James in Medugorje celebrated solemnly the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. (photos)
The 6th International Spiritual Retreat for Life began in Medjugorje on May 9, 2018 with the registration of the participants at 2 pm. (photos)
We are in the month of Our Lady – May, and the parish office Medjugorje, grateful for the abundance of graces we receive each month, invites parishioners for the evening prayer programme on Thursdays: Rosary, Holy Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The members of the Franciscan Secular Order are leading the prayer of the Rosary for a while already, and the Franciscans in this parish will be the main celebrants each Thursday from now on.
As many of you know, the Association “Mary’s Hands” has been helping to the poor for a while now, by supplying them with the food and the other necessities. Every help in food, each donation, regardless of how big or small it is, can help our Association to continue their activities of being extended hands of Mary in the lives of many poor families.
The elementary school Bijakovici and the parish of Medjugorje organise the celebration of Mother’s Day which will take place on Monday, May 14 in the Hall of John Paul II at 7.30 pm. It will be the celebration filled with music, jokes and joy and let us come in a large number to support the efforts of our children, but to make this more special day for mothers.
„May each day be as joyful as this one, may you be filled with good health and happiness, my dearest Mother.”
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...
The theme of the retreat is:
Living on the Word of God
“Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures” (Lk 24:45) In Our Lady's School
Programme: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
2 pm Registration of the participants
4 pm Introduction to the Retreat
5 pm Rosary, Holy Mass, Prayer for the Healing of Body and of the Soul
Registration of the participants Introduction to the Retreat
Evening Prayer Programme in the church:
Months of May and October are devoted in a special way to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Let us never forget to thank Our Lady for all the blessings we received and the best way to do that is by regularly participating in the evening prayer programme, by praying the Rosary on Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain.(photos)
Number of Holy Communions: 126 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 2641 (88 per day)
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 34th Golden Harp – musical gathering of all children’s choirs from Herzegovina was held in Posusje. Children from many parishes, accompanied by their leaders showed how they can witness God in music and in joy.