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

December 9

Solemnity of All Saints

First Friday of the Month

Holy Masses:

in English

6:00 AM and 8:00 AM (Church)


December 25

Solemnity of

the Lord’s Nativity

Holy Masses:

in English

10:00 AM (Church)

 


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.


December 2019 pastoral program



December 1 – First Sunday of Advent

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)


December 5 – Thursday in Advent (Week 1)

Special Mass in Polish with Advent retreat homily:  7:00 PM (in church)


December 6 – First Friday of the month

Confessions from 6:30 PM.

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

Holy Mass in Polish6:00 PM  (in church)

After Mass at 7:00 PM, all-night Fatima Prayer Vigil until 6:00 AM.


December 7 – First Saturday of the month

Holy Masses in English6:00 AM, 8:00 AM (in church)

Holy Mass in Polish7:00 PM  (in church)


December 8 – Second Sunday of Advent

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions during each Holy Mass.

After Holy Mass at 12:00 PM – meeting for children with St. Nicholas.


December 9 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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


December 12 Thursday in Advent (Week 2)

Special Holy Mass in Polish with Advent Retreat homily:

7:00 PM (in church)


December 14 – Solemnity of St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church

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

Evening of Recollection for members of the Living Rosary:

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.


December 15 Third Sunday of Advent

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)


December 19Thursday in Advent (Week 3)

Special Mass in Polish with Advent Retreat homily:  7:00 PM (in church)


December 22 Fourth Sunday of Advent – Day for Advent Confessions

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions from 8:15 AM to 1:30 PM.


December 24 Vigil of the Solemnity of the Lord’s Nativity

Holy Masses (in church) in English6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM (Christmas Eve Mass).

Solemn Midnight Mass with participation of Polish Highlanders’ Union of North America at 12:00 AM  (On this day there is no confession or evening Polish Mass at 7:00 PM).


December 25Solemnity of the Lord’s Nativity

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

(There are no confessions on this day)


December 26Feast of St. Stephen, Martyr

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

From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in church – we invite everyone to join in singing Christmas carols.


December 27 Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

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

From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in church – We invite everyone to join in singing Christmas carols.


December 28 Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

Holy Masses (in Church):  6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (in English)


December 29 Sunday of the Holy Family

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions during each Holy Mass.


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)

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