Welcome to the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Munster, Indiana

"I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty."

1 Krl 19, 10

Upcoming Events


You are Invited

Celebrating the Jubilee of the 70th anniversary of our monastery

 

A group of Polish Discalced Carmelite friars (Barefoot Carmelites) who, after the turmoils of World War II, found themselves in the US, set out to found a new monastery. Exactly on December 29, 1949, upon securing a permission from Bishop John Noll to open a private chapel (the beginnings of the future monastery), they celebrated their first mass in the house purchased for this purpose in Hammond.

 

Shortly afterwards, on January 17, 1950, we received a decree from the Holy See approving the foundation of the Polish monastery of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1952, the monastery was eventually relocated to Munster.

 

To us this is a very special occasion for thankfulness that we would like to celebrate with all of you throughout 2020.


Every Thursday

after 7:00 PM Mass in Chapel,

we invite you to join us for a Bible Study Meeting

(in Polish, with Fr. Franciszek as group leader).


Every third Wednesday of the month,

we invite you for a Prayer Group Meeting at 7:00 PM

(in English, with Fr. Paweł as group leader).


We remind you that every Monday at 7:00 PM

(in our monastery basement),

there is an AA meeting in Polish.


January 2020 pastoral program



December 31 End of the Calendar Year

Holy Masses (in church):  6:00 AM, 8:00 AM in English and at 11:30 PM

Holy Mass in Polish at 9:00 PM; after Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (to 11:30)


January 1:  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Holy Masses in Polish8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM


January 3:  First Friday of the Month

Confessions from 6:30 PM.

Holy Masses (in church) in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Holy Mass in Polish6:00 PM (in church).

After 7:00 PM Mass, all-night Fatima Prayer Vigil

until 6:00 AM


January 4:  First Saturday of the month

Holy Masses (in church) in English6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and in Polish at 7:00 PM

After 7:00 PM Mass:  Christmas gathering for the Roses of the Holy Rosary


January 5:  Sunday - Epiphany of the Lord

Holy Masses in Polish8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass.

Meeting for children (Fr. Bartholomew) – after Holy Mass

at 12:00 PM (monastery basement)


January 12:  Sunday - Baptism of the Lord

Holy Masses in Polish8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass.

Meeting for youth group (Fr. Bartholomew) – after Holy Mass

at 12:00 PM (monastery basement)


January 19: II Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in Polish8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass.

Meeting for children (Fr. Bartholomew) – after Holy Mass

at 12:00 PM (monastery basement)


January 26: III Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in Polish 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass.

Meeting for youth group (Fr. Bartholomew) – after Holy Mass

at 12:00 PM (monastery basement)


Holy Masses


ATTENTION!

 

Change in our Mass schedule

beginning January 1, 2019

From the beginning of the New Year 2019, there will no longer be a Latin Mass at our shrine.  In its place, each Saturday there will be a 5:00 PM Mass in English (fulfilling Sunday obligation),  and as always, there will be the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Penance from 4:45 PM.

Sunday:
8:30 am & 12:00 pm - Polish Masses
10:00 am - English Mass

 

Monday - Saturday:
6:00 & 8:00 am - English Masses


Monday - Friday:
7:00 pm - Polish Mass;

After 7:00 pm Polish Masses:

in May - May Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary

In June - Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

In October - Rosary

In November - Prayers for the souls

 

Tuesday:

Every Tuesday - Polish Mass at 7:00 pm is celebrated at the church in all intentions, at the presence of the famous figure of Our Lady of Ludźmierz and recommended to Her intercession.

 

Thursday:
7:00 pm - Polish Mass with Mary's Devotion

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Every Thursday between the Holy Masses at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm - the quiet adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the chapel of the Mother of Mercy. Thursday evening Mass in Polish is preceded by the Marian Devotion.


Saturday:
5:00 pm - English Mass

Confession: During Mass and all Sunday Masses.


First Saturday of the month:
7:00 pm - Polish Mass with Immaculate Heart of Mary's Devotion

 

 

 

Our Shrine

Discalced Carmelites


The beauty of Mount Carmel and the spiritual traditions of this place are the reasons why in the thirteenth century our religious family is born in the Church. Surrounding peace and solitude, meditation on the Word of God and work are the values uniting the hermits of Carmel around Mary, their sister and mother. In the sixteenth century thanks to the efforts of Saint Teresa of Jesus and Saint John of the Cross, we focus on new aspects and a special tasks related to the teaching of prayer. Today we do it in various ways through: retreats, days of recollection, catechesis, scientific and publishing activities, running retreat homes, parishes and sanctuaries as well as missionary work.

In all of this, however, we are called above all to prayer which is life, and to teaching life to be a prayer!

Our Saints:

    Saint Teresa of Jesus

    Saint John of the Cross