At the last daily apparition to Jakov Colo on September 12th, 1998, Our Lady told him that henceforth he would have one apparition a year, every December 25th, on Christmas Day. This is also how it was this year. The apparition began at 1:38 pm and lasted 9 minutes.
Our Lady came with little Jesus in her arms. Through Jakov, Our Lady gave the following message:
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)
And indeed, from His fullness we have received grace to grace, for He is our peace!
With desire that God’s peace reigns in all of the hearts, all of the families, all of the countries and in the whole world, united in prayer with all of the friends of Medjugorje throughout the world:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Fr. Marinko Sakota sent Christmas wishes through radio Mir Medjugorje:
Last early Holy Mass at 6 a.m. will take place on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24. The evening prayer programme will start with the Rosary at 5 p.m., Holy Mass at 6 p.m. All priests participate in that Holy Mass that is why confessions on that day are only from 4 to 5.30 p.m. After the evening Holy Mass there will be live Nativity scene performance in front of the church of St. James. The vigil begins at 10 p.m. and will last until midnight when the Midnight Holy Mass begins.
The Apostolic Visitor for Medjugorje, Archbishop Henryk Hoser, had an encounter with the representatives of the families holding surname Vasilj from the parish of Medjugorje. The encounter took place on December 18 in the hotel Cesarica in Medjugorje and he was presented a painting as a gift on that occasion. (photos)
On Sunday, December 16, the Apostolic Visitator for Medjugorje, Mons. Henryk Hoser celebrated Holy Mass in the church of the Merciful Jesus in Surmanci, along with the parish priest Fr. Marinko Sakota. After Holy Mass, they spent some time with the parishioners who were singing and dancing on this occasion with the tambourine orchestra ''Misericordia'' Šurmanci, performing. (photos)
On Saturday, December 15, 2018, Novena to the Birth of Christ took place. Despite the bad weather and snow and rain, parishioners and pilgrims began their preparation for this year's Christmas, some of them even in the bare feet. The Rosary on the first day was led by Fr. Perica Ostojic. The rosary continues every day for nine days and the evening prayer programme is according to the schedule. (photos)
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)
On Saturday, December 15, 2018, Novena to the Birth of Christ will begin in Medjugorje. Every day throughout those nine days there will be Rosary on Apparition Hill at 2 p.m. That is why on Friday, December 21, we will not pray the usual Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain, instead there will be Rosary on Apparition Hill.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception was celebrated in Medjugorje and the evening Holy Mass was celebrated by the Apostolic Visitor for the parish of Medjugorje, Archbishop Henryk Hoser, along with 14 priests concelebrating. ...(photos)
On Saturday, December 1, members of the prayer community Spiritus Sanctus from Sarajeva came to Medjugorje for the spiritual retreat and visit to this shrine. This prayer community is active in Sarajevo since 2010 and the members are faithful of all the age. ...(photos)
Many parishes are in the festive atmosphere in these days, on Sunday, December 2, 2018, the first Sunday of the Advent was celebrated, the first candle was lit, and early Holy Masses began on Monday. Church of St. James is full to the last seat and in this Advent time there will not be other Holy Mass in Croatian language in the morning, as we will celebrate these Holy Masses for the intentions of your departed ones. These Holy Masses are also broadcasted live by Radio Mir Medjugorje. (photos)
Number of Holy Communions: 70 000
Number of priests that concelebrated at Holy Masses: 1601 (53 per day)
On Sunday, December 2, 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.