On Friday, November 8, we will commemorate the sixth anniversary of death of the former Medjugorje parish priest, Fr. Petar Vlasic. Fr. Petar was born on July 19, 1938 in Sovici, parish of Gorica and was ordained as a priest on October 11, 1966. He served in the various parishes as the parish vicar, the parish priest and the guardian of the monastery in Mostar, as well as the member of Administration of Herzegovina Franciscan Province. He was in Medjugorje since 1999, and he was appointed as the parish priest in August 2007 and served at this position until his death. He rayed with goodness, simplicity and warmth, even in the moments of his grave illness. He was buried in Kovacica graveyard, at the back of St. James' church in Medjugorje on November 9, 2012.
to be held in Medjugorje from November 7-10, 2018
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
Number of Holy Communions: 188 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 4261 (136 per day)
This year’s YouFra Music Festival was held on October 27 in Sarajevo, with the theme “Sing praise, play music, proclaim all his wondrous deeds!” (1 Chronicles 16, 9) This Festival gathered around 1150 members of the Franciscan youth, 43 fraternities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as from Croatia and Albania.
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.... (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)