New Year's Eve in Međugorje
Many pilgrims, primarily the younger ones, are expected to arrive to Medjugorje for the celebration of the New 2016 Year. The evening prayer programme will begin on the New Year's Eve with the Rosary at 5 pm, and the evening Holy Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 6 pm, followed by the Cenacolo community performance of the live nativity scene outside the church. The prayer vigil before the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 10 pm, and the solemn Holy Mass will be at 1130 pm. The whole programme will be live streamed in the Hall of John Paul II, and there will be live broadcasting on the radio Mir Medjugorje as well. On Friday, January 1, 2016we celebrate the Feast of Mary Mother of God. Holy Masses in the church of St. James will be at 7,8,11 am and 6 pm, and in the local churches in Miletina, Vionica and Šurmanci at 11 am. The final live nativity performance will be held on that day after the evening Holy Mass, around 7 pm.
Source: Medjugorje. hr
On Sunday, December 27, the Christmas concert of Medjugorje parish was held in the Hall of John Paul II. This performance was given by community Cenacolo, parish choir "Queen of Peace ”, children's choir „Doves of Peace ”, tambourine orchestra „Misericordia” from Šurmananci, YouFra Međugorje as well as the young guitarists. The atmosphere of fellowship and joy continued on the platou of the old church where the Advent encounters took place and those events were the opportunity to collect the help for the poor in the parish and in the region.
Source: Medjugorje. hr
Cenacolo community in the last few years has been preparing the live nativity scene, something that attracts all parishioners and pilgrims who visit Medjugorje in this season of Christmas. The scenery is made of manger, inn, citizens of Betlehem, cattle, very authentic costumes and actors amateurs who play Holy Family, three magi and shepherds. The youth from Medjugorje is involved in this event too. This live performance can be seen on Christmas Eve, then on December 31 and January 1, 2016, all days after the evening Holy Mass at 6 p.m. On December 28, feast of Holy Family, Holy Mass will be at 3 p.m. for all children and their parents, followed by the live performance.
Christmas wishes - May Christmas and birth of Jesus Christ bring you all of the joy!
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!
May this Christmas be for you day of joy and peace. May Jesus visit you in your families and may he be born in the hidden place of your heart!