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. Also this year, our parishioners will provide free accommodation and food for these pilgrims. After you know how many you can take, we ask you to register to the parish office, but for the purposes of the better organisation, to do that as soon as possible. All those who would like to be volunteers in these days or to help in the organisation, you can all register in the parish office. The application can be done from May 1-30, at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, May 22, children and youth from the music groups of the parish of Medjugorje will give their concert. There will be sounds of various instruments and this is the opportunity to enjoy the youth and joy in this wonderful performance that proves how our children can spend some quality time doing something useful and developing their talents even more. You are all welcome to attend this event.
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, there will be premiere of the music documentary made on the life and case of Blessed Alojzije Stepinac. The author, Fr. Simun Sito Coric, in music and pictures presented the story of a young man who became the saint. The documentary lasts for 50 minutes.
On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the guests from the Academy of Arts in Osijek, Tambourine Orchestra, are coming to perform in Medjugorje, along with two tambourine orchestras from this parish. They will play beautiful tambourine music and we are all invited for this nice event in the Hall of John Paul II, on Thursday at 8 pm.
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:
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 4 pm, an hour-long press conference of the Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, Dr. Henryk Hoser, was held in the Hall of St. John Paul II. Even though there were about fifty journalists registered, the interest for this event was much greater. The conference was translated into the Croatian, English, Italian, German and French languages, and those were the official languages spoken during the conference, while a translation was also given in the Polish, Spanish and Slovakian languages.
Dear brothers and sisters, I will speak in French, excuse me, for I have not yet learned the beautiful Croatian language!
We have gathered around the altar on the 5th Sunday of Lent. We have two more weeks from the Easter, and in a week time, it will be Palm Sunday, and in two weeks we are going to celebrate, at the end of Holy Week, the greatest Christian Feast Day - the Feast of the Resurrection.
Mons. Henryk Hoser, Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, on the occasion of his arrival to Medjugorje, in the church of St. James said to all gathered:
After arriving to Sarajevo and paying visit to Mostar, the Special Envoy of the Holy See for the parish of Medjugorje, mons. Henryk Hoser, arrived to Medjugorje in the company of the Provincial of Herzegovina Neretva Province, Fr. Miljenko Steko. On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 29, he was welcomed by Fr. Marinko Sakota, the parish priest, brothers Franciscans, Franciscan School Sisters werving in Medjugorje and gathered parishioners and pilgrims. Children from the parish welcomed him with a bouquet of flowers.
At noon today, on February 11th 2017, the feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, the press office of the Holy See released a statement that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has nominated a Special Envoy of the Holy See to Medjugorje, his Excellency Msgr. Henryk Hoser, S.A.C, a Polish archbishop and the current Bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland).
The 28th International Youth Prayer Meeting in Medjugorje – Youth Festival, is going to be held from August 1 to August 6, 2017. The programme will be made of catechesis, testimonies, Eucharistic celebrations, prayers and Adorations of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
We expect you, dear young people, to join us for this 28th International Youth Prayer Meeting in Medjugorje in August, 2017. These meetings were initiated by late Fr. Slavko Barbaric in 1990, when there were only hundred people, two guitar players and a couple of singers in the former green tent. Each year, the number of participants grew more and more and now it is far more than of the all other events organised here.
Medjugorje, 01. 08. - 06. 08. 2016.
It was only few months ago that we had the 26th Youth Festival that gathered large number of the participants from all over the world. We are already preparing for the next one that will begin on August 1, 2016, not on July 31, 2016. The Youth Festival will finish on August 6, 2016.
News about floods that have not been remembered so far and have affected parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, have travelled around the whole world. That is why many pilgrims have asked if Medjugorje was affected and if there was anything that they could do. Medjugorje is not close to those endangered areas but Medjugorje wishes to be close to all those who have felt or still feel consequences of this great natural catastrophe. Thereby we invite all pilgrims, people of good will and friends of Medjugorje to respond and help as much as they can. It is possible to do that through our humanitarian organisation Medjugorje - Mir - Mother's Village (that was founded in the time of the war and directed your help to all those in need) by giving your donations to this account:
Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank d.d. Mostar
Kneza Branimira 2b,
BiH - 88 000 Mostar
Međugorje Mir - Majcino selo
Bosna i Hercegovina