Šurkovac Parish

The Roman Catholic parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is mentioned in the Middle Ages as one of the oldest Roman Catholic parishes in northwestern Bosnia with its seat in Vodicevo. By conquering these areas, Turks devastated whole regions and the Catholic population moved away. Fleeing from the Turks, the seat of the parish also changed from Vodicevo, Volare, to Surkovac in the early 19th century. In the late 19th century, next to the parish home, a church was built and the pastor built a school in which he taught himself. At the beginning of the new century, the parish home and the church in Surkovac were renovated thanks to the many pilgrims who came to Surkovac.