Welcome to the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Munster, Indiana

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

1 Krl 19, 10

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Pastoral Calendar

July 2024

July 1: Monday, Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle

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

 

July 3: Wednesday, Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle

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

 

July 4: Tuesday, INDEPENDENCE DAY

Holy Masses in English (Chapel): 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM / NO Holy Mass at 7:00 PM

NO Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: and Confessions

 

July 5: First Friday of the Month

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

After Mass at 7 PM: First Friday Devotion in English and Eucharistic adoration (until 9:00 PM).

Confessions from 6:30 PM.

 

July 6: First Saturday of the Month

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

6:30 PM - (Church in Spanish) Rosary, Holy Mass with Immaculate Heart of Mary's Devotion; After Mass Eucharistic Adoration

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

 

July 7: XIV 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 Sunday Mass.

 

July 7-15: Novena preceding the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

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

Daily Holy Mass at 8:00 AM will be offered for all your Novena’s intentions.

 

July 11: Thursday, The Day of Prayer and Reconciliation / Memorial of Saint Benedict

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM / Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

July 12: Friday, Memorial of Saints Louis and Zelie, Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux

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

 

July 13: Saturday, Fatima Devotion

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

7:00 PM - Fatima Devotion with procession (in English, Church)

 

July 14: XV 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 Sunday Mass.

 

July 15: Monday, Memorial of St. Bonaventure, Bishop

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

 

July 16: Tuesday – The Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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

 

July 18: Thursday, The Day of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM / Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

July 20: Saturday, The Feast of St. Elijah

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

 

July 21: Sunday, The Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

4:00 PM – Vespers (in Polish, Church) with possibility to receive The Holy Scapular

 

July 22: Monday, The Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

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

 

July 25: Thursday, The Day of Reconciliation / The Feast of Saint James, Apostle

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM / Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

July 26: Friday, Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of Blessed Virgin Mary

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

 

July 27: Saturday, Memorial of St. Titus Brandsma, Martyr

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

 

July 28: XVII 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 Sunday Mass.

 

July 29: Monday, Memorial Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus

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

 

July 31: Wednesday, Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

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

 

August 1: Thursday, The Day of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation / Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM / Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

August 2: First Friday of the Month / memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest

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

After Mass at 7 PM: First Friday Devotion in English and Eucharistic adoration (until 9:00 PM).

Confessions from 6:30 PM.

 

August 3: First Saturday of the Month

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

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

From July 7-15, during our Novena preceding the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, through the intercession of the Queen of the Holy Scapular, we will commend to God all the intentions of our families and communities. We encourage you to send us your intentions as well, for which we will pray during each daily Holy Mass at 8:00 AM.

May God in His goodness bless you, your families and your loved ones, and may the Queen of Carmel shelter you under her mantle, protect you from all danger, obtain from God the graces you need, and lead you to Her Son Jesus Christ.

 


The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Sunday, July 21

Celebration Program:

10:00 AM - Holy Masses in English (Church)

4:00 PM - Vespers (in Polish, Church; with possibility to receive scapular)

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: 6:30 PM Rosary, 7:00 PM - Spanish Holy Mass with Immaculate Heart of Mary's Devotion (Church); Eucharistic Adoration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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