Annual Peace Mass June 27, 2021

Please join us for our


Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the first apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary

to the children in Medjugorje

“I call you to pray for peace, for peace in your hearts, peace in your families and peace in the whole world.” (March 25, 1993 Message)


5105 SW Franklin Ave

Beaverton, OR 97005

12:00 Noon – International Rosary

12:30 PM – Holy Mass with Bishop Kenneth Steiner and Fr. Cary Reniva


following in the Parish Center to learn more about Medjugorje and to visit with fellow pilgrims

Pope Authorizes Pilgrimages to Medjugorje

Pope Francis has decided to authorize pilgrimages to Medjugorje, which can now be officially organized by dioceses and parishes and will no longer take place only in a private capacity which as has so far been the case.

The announcement was made today during Mass, at the parish shrine which has become a destination for millions of pilgrims, by the Apostolic Nuncio Luigi Pezzuto in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Archbishop Henryk Hoser, the Holy See’s Special Apostolic Visitator, as reported by the Vatican News.

Pope Francis has decided that this authorization must be accompanied by “care to prevent these pilgrimages from being interpreted as authentication of known events, which still require examination by the Church. Therefore,  care must be taken to avoid creating confusion or ambiguity from the doctrinal point of view regarding such pilgrimages.

This also concerns pastors of every order and level who intend to go to Medjugorje and celebrate or concelebrate there even in a solemn way”, said the”ad interim” director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, responding to journalists’ questions about the announcement on May 12, 2019.

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Dear Friends and Fellow Pilgrims,

So, here we are. Our churches, closed for two months, are beginning to reopen. Schools are still closed, travel is restricted, so many have lost their jobs, some have died. We are fearful of going out into public, to the grocery store, to the park, to meet with friends or family. We wonder, “How long will this continue? When will life go back to normal?”

For now, with all the uncertainty, we have canceled our Annual June 25th Peace Mass and our September pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Next summer will be the 40th anniversary of the first apparitions of Our Lady to the visionaries. As soon as travel restrictions are relaxed, we will begin planning for our 2021 pilgrimage.

In the meantime, we “attend” Mass via live streaming, we wear our masks in public and maintain our distance from others. We pray for the Holy Spirit to be with us in this uncertain time, that we will be strengthened in our hope and faith and love of God.

We pray for all of you, our Medjugorje friends, that you will be safe and healthy. We pray for our Church and our priests. We pray for the future of Center for Peace West – This is the 30th anniversary year of our organization! We thank you for continuing this journey with us.

Center for Peace West Volunteers

June 2, 2020

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