It started out a damp day in Medjugorje as preparations got underway for the opening of the Youth festival this evening. By the afternoon most of the rain clouds had disappeared and the sun came out to greet the tens of thousands of young pilgrims arriving in the village.
You can view some of the festival events through the live-streaming facility on the internet provided by the parish.
The programme for this evening is:
18.00 – Rosary
19.00 –Holy Mass – general rehearsal for the choir and the orchestra
20.00 – Prayer for healing
20.30 – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – general rehearsal for the choir and the orchestra