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

1 Krl 19, 10

Upcoming Events


The Month of the Holy Rosary

In the month of October (from Monday to Friday), before each Polish evening Mass, we invite you to join us in praying the Holy Rosary at 6:30 PM (in Polish).


Confessions

In view of the pilgrims from Chicago and vicinity, we are returning to the practice of hearing Confessions during each Sunday Mass.

We will continue to observe each Thursday as a Day of Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and for this reason we encourage everyone to come to Confession above all on Thursdays and Saturdays.


Repairs of the Grotto

of the Lord’s Tomb

 

Because of repairs, the Grotto of the Lord’s Tomb is closed for the time being! We extend our sincere thanks for supporting the work of repairing the Grotto. May God reward you!

 

We also remind everyone as well that on the last Sunday of October (October 31st), the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be opened for the last time this year (until next Easter).


October 2021 pastoral program

 

October 1: First Friday of the Month/Memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Holy Masses in English in 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

Confessions from 6:30 PM

 

October 2: First Saturday of the Month/Solemnity of the Holy Guardian Angels

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

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

October 3: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Mass in English: 10:00 AM

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

12:00 PMSolemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary – Białka Tatrzańska Circle of Polish Highlanders After Mass: Picnic in Monastery Garden! Confessions during each Holy Mass

 

October 4: Monday, Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

(Day of Prayer for the intentions of Pope Francis)

 

October 7: Thursday, Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

Holy Mass in Polish at 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

 

October 9: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

October 10: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English: 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass

 

October 13: Wednesday

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

7:00 PMFatima Rosary Devotion (in English)

 

October 14: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

Holy Mass in Polish: 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

 

October 15: Friday – Solemnity of St. Teresa of Jesus

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

 

October 16: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

October 17 – Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English: 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass

 

October 18: Monday – Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

 

October 21: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

Holy Mass in Polish: 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

 

October 22: Friday – Memorial of Saint John Paul II, Pope

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM8:00 AM

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

 

October 23: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

October 24: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English: 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass

 

October 28: Thursday – Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude / Day of Adoration, Confessions

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

Holy Mass in Polish: 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

 

October 30: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

October 31: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English: 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass

 

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