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

 

Lenten Retreat 2019

march 31 - April 3

 

 

We invite you to join in

our Lenten Retreat

(in Polish) with

Fr. Krzysztof Górski,

Discalced Carmelite

from Kraków.


April 6

(Saturday)

5:30 PM - in English

7:30 PM - in Polish

Mystery of the Lord’s Passion – Living Theater

Lenten Devotions 2019

GORZKIE ŻALE – every Sunday at the end of the Mass at 12:00 PM.

WAY OF THE CROSS in Polish every Friday at 6:30 PM (Church), followed by Mass at 7:00 PM

WAY OF THE CROSS in English – every Friday at 6:30 PM (Chapel)


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.

April 2019 pastoral program


March 31 – April 3: Lenten Retreat

We invite you to join in our Lenten Retreat (in Polish), which Fr. Krzysztof Górski, Discalced Carmelite from Kraków,

will be directing at weekday Masses (Monday-Wednesday)

at 7:00 PM.


April 5 – First Friday of the Month

Confessions beginning at 6:30 PM.

Masses in English in the Chapel:  6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and in the Church:  7:00 PM

Bishop Donald Hying will preside at the 7:00 PM Mass.

After the Mass at 7:00 PM, all-night prayer vigil with Fatima devotions to 6:00 AM.


April 6 – First Saturday of the Month

Masses in English in the Chapel:  6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

and in the Church at 5:00 PM (for Sunday).

Mass in Polish with First Saturday Devotion at 7:00 PM (Church)


April 6:  Mystery of the Lord’s Passion – Living Theater

Passion of Christ in English – 5:30 PM

Passion of Christ in Polish – 7:30 PM (Church)


April 7:  Fifth Sunday of Lent

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

Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions during each Mass.


April 14: Palm Sunday

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

Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions for Easter in Church from 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM.


April 18: Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 PM (in Polish – Church)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Altar of Repose until 11:00 PM (Chapel).

During the Paschal Triduum there is no Mass (in English) at 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and no Eucharistic adoration during the day on Holy Thursday. 

There are no confessions on these days.


April 19: Good Friday

Stations of the Cross in the park at 2:00 PM (in English) and

at 3:00 PM (in Polish)

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 7:00 PM (in Polish – Church)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Lord’s Tomb until 11:00 PM (Church)


April 19-27: Novena to Divine Mercy

Novena prayers (in Polish – Church) together with Divine Mercy Chaplet: 

April 19 and April 20 at 3:00 PM

April 21 after Mass at 12:00 PM

April 22-27 after Mass at 7:00 PM


April 20:  Holy Saturday

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Lord’s Tomb:

from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Church)

Blessing of Easter Baskets in the Church vestibule from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Easter Vigil, ending with Resurrection Procession at 7:00 PM (in Polish).


April 21: Easter Sunday

Masses at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM (in Polish) and

at 10:00 AM (in English)

There are no confessions during Masses.


April 22: Easter Monday

Masses at 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM (in English); at 7:00 PM (in Polish – Church)

There are no confessions during Masses.


April 28: Divine Mercy Sunday

Masses at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM (in Polish),

at 10:00 AM (in English, with Divine Mercy Devotion in English after Mass)

Devotion with Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:00 PM (in Polish – Church)

Confession during each Mass.



ATTENTION!

Sunday meetings for youth and children during Lent are CANCELLED!


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