Number of Holy Communions: 57 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1404 (46 per day)
On Sunday, December 3, the Advent begins with the First Sunday in the Advent. May this time of the Advent help us to reflect in the better way on our lives and to make decisions how to improve it even more. We will celebrate early Holy Masses in this time in the church of St. James at 6 am, every day except for Sundays. As it was the case in the previous years, in this time we will not have Holy Mass at 7.30 am, only early Holy Mass, when we will pray for your intentions and deceased ones.
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, Radio station Mir Medjugorje, thanked the Lord for 20 years of their work with the prayer of the Rosary led by the employees of the radio and later on with the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Iko Skoko, with the singing of the choir from Albania. (photos),
The 17th Anniversary of Fr. Slavko’s death was commemorated last night in the parish church of St. James, with the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Walter Mixa, OFM, German Bishop Emeritus, while Fr. Petar Ljubicic gave the homily, along with 10 other priests who concelebrated at this Holy Mass. (photos)
On Friday, November 17, we will commemorate the 17th Anniversary of Fr. Slavko Barbaric’s death, a priest who devoted 18 years of his life to spreading of Our Lady’s messages in the world and care for all pilgrims. Fr. Slavko died on November 24, 2000, after having completed the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain and he was buried at the local cemetery Kovacica.
On Saturday, November 18, the spiritual retreat in Medjugorje was organised for the youth and students from Bistrik, Sarajevo. The members of YouFra from Brestovsko, on the occasion of preparation for their solemn vows in YouFra, joined this group at their spiritual retreat. (photos)
„Praised be Jesus and Mary. Dear listeners, you are listening to the radio station Mir Medjugorje” – these were the first words broadcasted live in the air on November 25, 1997, in the basement of the small house where facilities of this radio station had just been opened and blessed. The frequency at that time was 106,3 FM and it covered 800 meters distance in Medjugorje, only for five hours of radio programme per day.
The 18th International Seminar for married couples was held in this month from 8-11 November, with the theme “That your love may grow ever more”, Phil 1,9, In Our Lady’s School.
In a few days time we will commemorate the 17th Anniversary of Fr. Slavko’s death, a priest who devoted 18 years of his life to spreading Our Lady’s messages in the world and in caring for pilgrims. (photos)
Around 200 participants from 16 countries gathered at the 18th International Seminar for Married Couples in Medjugorje: Ukraine, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, France, USA, El Salvador, Sweden, Honduras, Ecuador, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. (photos)
„The Evening with Josko Marusic“, the university professor, cartoonist and the author of many animated movies shall take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 7:30 pm, in the Hall of John Paul II in Medjugorje. The evening shall be accompanied by the singing of the vocal female group „Mir“ from Medjugorje.
On Friday, November 10, the Voluntary Blood Donation Day shall be held in Medjugorje in the Hall of John Paul II, from 9 to 11 am, and all blood units shall be given to the University Clinical Hospital in Mostar.
The organisers are Parish Office Medjugoje, Red Cross of Citluk municipality and local communities of Medjugorje and Bijakovici.
The 18th International Seminar for married couples will be held
in Medjugorje from November 8-11, 2017
"That your love may increase ever more" (Phil 1:9)
In Our Lady's School
On November 8, we will commemorate the fifth death anniversary of Fr. Petar Vlasic, former parish priest of Medjugorje. Fr. Petar was born on July 19, 1938, in Sovici, parish of Gorica and was ordained as a priest on November 11, 1966. He performed various duties while being religious and a priest. He was a guardian of the Monastery in Mostar, as well as the member of the Herzegovina Franciscan Province’s Seat, and he served as an assistant parish priest and a parish priest in ten parishes of our Province. He served in Medjugorje since 1999, and was appointed as a parish priest in 2007, and remained at this function until his death. He radiated with goodness, simplicity and human gentleness, even in the difficult days of his severe illness. He was buried at Kovacica graveyard on November 9, 2012, just behind the parish church of St. James.
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:
Gabrelle Russel, a female pilot from Malawi came to Medjugorje this September, and on that occasion she shared with Radio “Mir” her experience of conversion and how she ended up working for Mary’s Meals.
It all began in 1981. I am a professional pilot, but due to the severe spine injury, I ended up in the hospital, thinking that my life was coming to its end as well as my career. (photos)