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

1 Krl 19, 10

Upcoming Events


Novena to St. Therese

of the Child Jesus

Each day of the Novena (September 17-25) a Holy Mass is offered at 8:00 AM (in English, Church) for all the intentions submitted to us through the intercession of St. Therese


Solemnity of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Sunday, September 26

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

4:00 PM - Vespers with devotion and Blessing of Rose Petals in honor of St. Therese

After Holy Mass at 12:00 PM we invite you to their picnic in our monastery garden!


May our gracious God, through the intercession of St. Therese, grant you, your families, and your loved ones all necessary graces, blessing, and health!


PRAYER OF DEDICATION


God, our Father, You hear the petitions of those who faithfully serve you. St. Therese trusted that “You would fulfill her will in heaven, since she always fulfilled Your will on earth.” Through her love for You, I beg you to hear the prayer which I raise up to you with confidence.


Lord Jesus, Son of God and our Savior, Saint Therese devoted her life on earth for the salvation of souls and wished “to do good on earth from heaven”. Accept as well my dedication to you.


Holy Spirit, fountain of grace and love, in your guiding action, you granted St. Therese the gift of Divine Love, and she responded to it with generosity of heart. Now, as she intercedes for us in heaven, I beg You, O Spirit of Consolation, to inspire my prayer and grant me all the graces I need.


Our Father... ,     Glory be to the Father…

September 2021 pastoral program


September 2: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

Holy Mass in Polish (Church): 7:00 PM

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


September 3:  First Friday of the Month

Confessions from 6:30 PM

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

After Holy Mass at 7:00 PM, First Friday Devotions in English

with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to 9:00 PM


September 4: First Saturday of the Month

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

Holy Mass in Polish with First Saturday Devotions: 7:00 PM

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)


September 5: XXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

12:00 PMSolemn Mass for the Convention of Polish Highlanders Union of North America


September 8: Wednesday – Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

Holy Mass in Polish (Church):  7:00 PM


September 9: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

Holy Mass in Polish (Church):  7:00 PM

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


September 11:  Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)


September 12: XXIV Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM


September 13: Fatima Rosary devotion and procession

at 7:00 PM in English (Church)


September 14:  Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross

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

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM (Church)


September 15: Wednesday – Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

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

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM (Church)


September 16: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

Holy Mass in Polish (Church): 7:00 PM

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


September 17-25: Novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Each day of the Novena, a Holy Mass is offered at 8:00 AM (in English, Church) for all the intentions submitted to us through the intercession of St. Therese


September 19: XXV Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

During Holy Mass at 12:00 PM, Post #40 of the Association of Polish Army Veterans will celebrate the 100th anniversary of their founding.

After Mass, dinner may be purchased in our Banquet Hall, to which all are invited!


September 23: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

Holy Mass in Polish (Church):  7:00 PM

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


September 25: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)


September 26: Sunday – Solemnity of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Patronal Feast of Polish Highlanders (the “Dębno” Circle) in conjunction with Mass at 12:00 PM

After Mass we invite you to their picnic in our monastery garden!

4:00 PM - Sung vespers with devotion and blessing of rose petals in honor of St. Therese


September 30: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

Holy Mass in Polish (Church): 7:00 PM

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Invitation to a walk at our sanctuary

Holy Masses


Sunday:
8:30 AM & 12:00 PM - Polish Masses
10:00 AM - English Mass

 

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM & 8:00 AM - English Masses

7:00 PM - Polish Mass (except First Fridays – English Mass!)


Saturday:
5:00 PM - English Mass (Sunday Vigil Mass)

7:00 PM - Polish Mass (I Saturday od the month only!)

 

Tuesday:

Every Tuesday - Polish Mass at 7:00 PM is celebrated at the church in all intentions recommended to intercession of Our Lady of Ludźmierz

 

Thursday:
7:00 PM - Polish Mass; preceded by the Marian Devotion

 

First Friday of the month: 7:00 PM - English Mass with First Friday Devotion

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFESSION:


Thursday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday: 4:45 PM

First Fridays: 6:00 PM

During all Sunday Masses – NO Confession!

DEVOTIONES:


Thursday: All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Church)

8:30 AM - 7:00 PM ended by the Marian Devotion at 7:00 PM (in Polish)

 

Fatima Devotion: Every 13-th, from May to October: 7:00 PM (Church; in English)

 

First Friday Devotion: after Holy Mass at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM (in English)

 

Other devotions (in Polish only) 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

Our Shrine


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!


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Our Saints:

    Saint Teresa of Jesus

    Saint John of the Cross