Keep flying towards what is holy and you shall find peace and joy
• At 7:00 pm there is a theatrical play in front of the Church of St James given by young boys and girls from the Cenacolo Community (community of former drug addicts). The area around the church becomes Bethlehem for a few hours and you can see those important moments in Mary's and Joseph's lives, including the night when Jesus was born.
• Prayer starts at 10 pm in the church of St. James. First there is an Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar followed by the central event of the program, the Holy Mass. At around midnight it is the moment when the bread and vine are turned into the body and blood of Jesus. The moment when the miracle happens. In those moments fireworks display in our hearts! That is how we will enter into a new year
The parish of Medjugorje has been organizing the New Year's prayer program for many years and number of people who want to attend it is increasing every year. Whoever comes once, comes back again for sure.
Ever since the first apparition of Our Lady took place in Medjugorje in year 1981., this small village became one of the most important destinations for pilgrims in the whole world. Regardless of their age, nationality, color, education, and even religious believes, people from the whole world are coming to Medjugorje to find peace and sense of life. A call from Medjugorje is always an individual call. Millions have left this village with a smile on their face, and strength to go back to their every day routine. There are pilgrims in Medjugorje throughout the whole year, but there are a few dates that are very special and always bring increased number of people to the village chosen by Our Lady. December 31. is one of those dates.