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

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February 2024

February 1, Thursday: Day of Adoration and Confessions

Holy Masses in English at 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM; in Polish at 7:00 PM

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

February 2, First Friday of the Month / Feast of The Presentation of the Lord

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

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

with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9:00 PM

Confessions from 6:30 PM.

 

February 3, First Saturday of the Month

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

After Holy Mass at 8:00 AM: Militia of The Immaculata (Church, in English)

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

7:00 PM - Holy Mass in Polish (Chapel; with First Saturday Devotion).

7:00 PM - Holy Mass in Spanish (Church; with First Saturday Devotion).

 

February 4, Fifth Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in Polish: 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM; Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

February 8, Thursday: Day of Adoration and Confessions

Holy Masses in English at 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM; in Polish at 7:00 PM

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7 PM.

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

February 10, Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

 

February 11, Sixth Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in Polish: 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM; Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

February 14: ASH WEDNESDAY, Lent begins.

Holy Masses in English at 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM; in Polish at 7:00 PM

 

February 15, Thursday: Day of Adoration and Confessions

Holy Masses in English at 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM; in Polish at 7:00 PM

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7 PM.

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

February 16: Friday

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

Station of the Cross (in English - Church): 6:00 PM

Station of the Cross (in Polish - Chapel): 6:00 PM

 

February 17, Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

 

February 18, First Sunday of Lent

Holy Masses in Polish: 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM; Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Lent devotion “Gorzkie Żale” (in Polish) - after Holy Mass at 12:00 PM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

February 22, Thursday: Day of Adoration and Confessions / Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter

Holy Masses in English at 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM; in Polish at 7:00 PM

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7 PM.

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

February 23: Friday

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

Station of the Cross (in English - Church): 6:00 PM

Station of the Cross (in Polish - Chapel): 6:00 PM

 

February 24, Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

 

February 25, Second Sunday of Lent

Holy Masses in Polish: 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM; Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Lent devotion “Gorzkie Żale” (in Polish) - after Holy Mass at 12:00 PM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

February 29, Thursday: Day of Adoration and Confessions

Holy Masses in English at 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM; in Polish at 7:00 PM

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

LENT SEASON 2024

Lent begins this year on February 14-th. It is a time of grace and preparation for Easter. Our special patron in this season is St. Joseph, patron of families. He teaches us fidelity and perseverance at work, selfless love, and responsibility for others and those good deeds which God entrusts to us. From the beginning of the existence of our Order, St. Joseph has been a model for Carmelites, showing us how to serve God and neighbor through prayer, work, and our fraternal life.

 

Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence during Lent

-  On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other small meatless meals may be taken but together they should not equal another full meal.

- to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday all the Fridays (everyone 14 years of age or older)

- to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (everyone 18 or older and under 59 years of age)

 

Lent Devotions in English:

Station of the Cross: 6:00 PM (in English, Church)

 

Invitation to a walk at our sanctuary

Holy Masses


 

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

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

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

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


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

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

 

Thursday:

Every Thursday - Polish Mass at 7:00 PM (preceded by the Marian Devotion) is celebrated at the church in all intentions recommended to intercession of Our Lady of Ludźmierz

 

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

 

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


First Saturday of the month: 7:00 PM - Spanish Holy Mass with Immaculate Heart of Mary's Devotion (Church)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFESSION:


Confessions during each Sunday Mass

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 4:45 PM

First Fridays: 6:30 PM

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)

 

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

 

Devotions (in Polish only) at 6:30 PM (before Polish Masses at 7:00 PM):

 

  • 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