Message, 25. January 2018

“Dear children! May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion. Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God. Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because Satan is attracting you to the dust and sin. You are called to holiness and created for Heaven; therefore, seek Heaven and the things of Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Ceremony of vows for YouFra Medjugorje

 

On Sunday, January 21, more than a hundred members of YouFra Medjugorje gathered in the parish church of St. James for the ceremony of vows and promises with the theme – “That your love may grow more”. Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr. Antonio Sakota, the spiritual assistant of YouFra Herzegovina, with Fr. Perica Ostojic, the spiritual assistant of YouFra Medjugorje and seven more priests.

This celebration was occasion for YouFra members from 15 different parishes to come along. YouFra Siroki Brijeg performed and made celebration more beautiful with their singing and he congratulated them on this day. After Holy Mass, they all gathered for their time together in the Hall of John Paul II. (photos)

 

The Anniversary of the solemn blessing of Medjugorje parish church

17.01.2018

This year we are remembering 49 years since the church of St. James was built and solemnly blessed. After the parish was founded in 1892, the first parish church, very spacious and beautiful for the circumstances back then, was soon completed in 1897.

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The 16th anniversary of Fr. Leonard Orec’s death

16.01.2018

On Sunday, January 21, we will commemorate the 16th anniversary of death of former Medjugorje parish priest and the founder of religious – humanitarian organization “Medjugorje – Mir”, Fr. Leonard Orec (born in Posuski Gradac, 1928 – died in Zagreb, 2002). Fr. Leonard served in Medjugorje from 1988 to 1991, in that period he served as a parish priest for more than one year. During those three years, he indeed left a permanent mark as a wise and experienced priest, and fervour promoter of Our Lady’s messages of peace and reconciliation. In 1992, he established humanitarian association “Medjugorje – Mir”, that is still active. Since 1997, Fr. Leonard was active in the General Curia of the Franciscan Order in Split, until 2001, when he got seriously ill. It was in those last days that he had celebrated his 50th Jubilee of Priesthood and then he died in Zagreb on January 21, 2002. He was buried on January 23, in Posusje.

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Statistics of the parish Medjugorje for the year 2017

08.01.2018

In this recent year a total of 1 571 100 Holy Communions were ministered, and there were 36 856 priests concelebrating at the Holy Masses.
75 children were baptised (36 girls and 39 boys).

41 persons died (23 female and 18 male)

34 couples were married.

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The Feast of the Epiphany celebrated in Medjugorje

07.01.2018

The Feast of the Epiphany was solemnly celebrated in Medjugorje on January 6, 2018. Along with the parishioners, there were pilgrims from Korea, Italy, Germany and the United States. Six Holy Masses were celebrated during that day. In the Christmas time, homes in our parish are always blessed and the parish facilities are blessed on the feast of the Epiphany.

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01.11.2017 - Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican’s Secretary of State speaks of Medjugorje

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:

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08.04.2017 - The Press Conference of the Special Envoy of the Holy See, Mons. Henryk Hoser

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.

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03.04.2017 - The homily of Archbishop Hoser (the Special Envoy of the Holy See) in Medjugorje, on April 1st, 2017

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.

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31.03.2017 - The words of Special Envoy of the Holy See given to the parish of Medjugorje

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:

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30.03.2017 - The Special Envoy of the Holy See arrived to Medjugorje

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.

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11.02.2017 - The Official Statement of the Franciscan Province of Herzegovina regarding the nomination of the Special Envoy of the Holy See to Medjugorje

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).

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21.09.2016 - COMING SOON: 28TH INTERNATIONAL YOUTH PRAYER MEETING IN MEDJUGORJE

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.

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26.10.2015 - The Youth Festival 2016 in Medjugorje

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.

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07.04.2014 - Simultaneous translation

As of May 1, 2014 all talks and testimonies held around the church of St. James are going to be simultaneously translated. Thereby, we would kindly like to ask all of you dear pilgrims, to bring radios and headphones with you, so you could listen and participate in the programme that will be organised.

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05.04.2014 -

We were informed that some people are selling mass intentions from Medjugorje parish office on their web sites. This is huge misuse of the most sacred offering of Holy Mass and major fraud at the same time. Thereby, we would kindly like to ask you to be aware of this matter and not to support it by any means. If you happen to find out about similar activities of some other people involved in this, we would appreciate if you could notify us promptly about that.

Fr. Marinko Sakota, parish priest of Medjugorje parish

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19.01.2014 - The International Investigating Commission on Medjugorje completes its work

The International Investigating Commission held its last session on Friday, January 17 regarding Medjugorje

Vatikan, (IKA) – The International Investigating Commission on Medjugorje, presided by former Roman Vicar, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, has held its last session on Friday, January 17, 2014, confirmed on January 18, Director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi. The results of this investigation are going to be handed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for the further examination. 

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Reminder

 

25TH INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT FOR ORGANISERS OF PILGRIMAGES, LEADERS OF PEACE CENTRES AND LEADERS OF MEDJUGORJE PRAYER AND CHARITY GROUPS

will be held in Medjugorje from 26th February- 2ndMarch, 2018



6th International Spiritual Retreat for Life

to be held in Medjugorje from May 9-12, 2018

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…

 


 

23RD  INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT FOR PRIESTS

will be held in Medjugorje from July 2-7, 2018

 

 

19TH INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT FOR MARRIED COUPLES

will be held in Medjugorje from November 7-10, 2018

 


 

House of prayer “Domus Pacis” - Prayer and Fasting Seminars Silence

Seminars are conducted by franciscans of Međugorje.  Here are the dates according to language groups, as well as contact persons: Contact

 


Audio-video and photos live from the church in Medjugorje
 

 Beginning with the feast of St. Francis, we began broadcasting live audio-video programs and photos from the church in Medjugorje. You can follow them at the link
: http://medjugorje.hr/en/multimedia/  - croatia language from Church - Evening Prayer Programme - Adobe Flash media live  player

Media

 

Links both live audio and video in various languages:

www.medjugorje.hr    

www.medjugorje.de (Deutsch)
www.kathtube.com (Deutsch)

www.kathtube.com/player.php?id=32333   (Deutsch)
www.kit-tv.at  (Deutsch)

www.centromedjugorje.org

www.centromedjugorje.it

 www.medjugorje.ie

www.centremedjugorje.org

 www.medjugorjearabic.com

 www.centrummedjugorje.pl

www.qpmm.org     http://62.75.216.148 - USA KOREA

 


Spiritual movement of the Queen of Peace in the world

The movement, born after the apparitions of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje, includes pilgrimages to Medjugorje, the setting up of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups all around the world, as well as pastoral, publishing, humanitarian and other kinds of activities...
This questionnaire will give us the opportunity to have a better grasp of the worldwide dimension of the movement in the service of the Universal Church. It will help us to get to know each other better, to have better communication with various groups worldwide, as well as to grow better in our prayer and service.
We kindly ask all the leaders of Peace Centres, prayer and charity groups, as well as organisers of pilgrimages to fill in the questionnaire and to send it to Medjugorje to fax no. + 387.36.653 360, or to write to gospaspilgrim@gmail.com  in order to receive the questionnaire by email.
 

Questionnaire:

ČESKY / DEUTSCH / ENGLISH / ESPAÑOL / FRANCAIS / HRVATSKI / ITALIANO / MAGYAR / NEDERLANDS-VLAAMS / POLSKI / PORTUGUÊS / ROMANA / RUSSIAN / SLOVENSKY

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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PRIESTS

We ask you to keep integrally the rules of the Church envisaged by the Code of the Canon La~ the general liturgical rules and the directives and the rules of the proper authorities of the Church in connection with the life and the service of the priest.
To take part in the liturgical life of the parish, according to the rules of the Church, it is necessary to have arecommendation letter of your bishop or your superior (celebret), not older than one year. (Cf" Code of the canon Law, Can. 903)


Medjugorje Film - Our Lady Queen Of Peace

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13XHKaF0T3g

 


Mother of God – the best pastoral theologian 

Max Domej from Gebetsktion Wien spoke to Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, during his visit to Međugorje.
Both in Lourdes and Fatima the events first ceased and than Church had its decision about that. Its final decision. Sooner or later that will take place here as well, but in this case we let Mother of God with freedom of choice...I think that Medjugorje can continue well on their journey, with full trust that Church, Mother and Teacher, in this case, is going to continue to monitor their journey.
 

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Kardinal dr. Christoph Schonborn - Medjugorje,  31. December 2009

 

Video: Kardinal dr. Christoph Schönborn - Medjugorje, 31. December 2009


 Hodnja mira 24.06.2015.


Q U E S T I O N N A I R E

Respected brothers, the purpose and aim of this questionnaire is to make a list of priests who received their vocation  through Medjugorje. So, we kindly ask you to fill out this form with following information: (Questionnaire)