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


ATTENTION

Weekday Masses - the Chapel of Mother of Mercy

Beginning in June, we return to the Chapel for daily Masses, since there are no longer any limitations connected with COVID-19. Accordingly, from Monday to Saturday, all daily Masses (morning and evening) will be celebrated in the Chapel.

 

Exceptions are:

  • the 8:00 AM Mass on Thursdays (celebrated in the Church), after which there is all-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions);
  • the 7:00 PM Mass on Thursdays (in Polish)
  • the Saturday evening Mass at 5:00 PM, during which there is the opportunity for Confessions beginning at 4:45 PM
  • the Holy Mass on First Friday evening at 7:00 PM (Confessions from 6:30 PM)

 


The month of June 

devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

We are beginning the month of June,

the month devoted in a special way

to the honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In accord with tradition, for the entire month,

from Monday to Friday after the 7:00 PM Mass (in Polish),

we will pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 


The Grotto of the Virgin Mary

closed in June

 

Because of the repair work being done in the Grotto of the Virgin Mary, it will be closed in the month of May. We ask for your understanding and patience. We sincerely thank everyone for your financial support of these repairs. May God reward you!

 

 


Pastoral Announcements – June 2022

 

June 1: Wednesday, Memorial of Saint Justin, Martyr

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

 

June 2: Thursday, The Day of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation

Holy Mass in Chapel: 6:00 AM (in English);

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

June 3: First Friday of the Month

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

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

Confessions from 6:00 PM.

 

June 4: First Saturday of the Month

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

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

 

June 5: Pentecost Sunday

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

June 6: Monday, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, Memorial

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

 

June 9: Thursday, The Day of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation

Holy Mass in Chapel: 6:00 AM (in English);

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

June 11: Saturday, Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

 

June 12: Sunday - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

Picnic sponsored by the Circle of “Pieniążkowice” (garden, after the Holy Mas at 12:00 PM)

 

June 13: Monday, Saint Anthony of Padua, Memorial

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

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

 

June 16: Thursday, The Day of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation

Holy Mass in Chapel: 6:00 AM (in English);

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

June 18: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

 

June 19: Sunday – Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession (in the Garden) after Holy Mass at 12:00 PM (in Polish)

Picnic sponsored by the Circle of “Kluszkowce” (garden, after the procession)

2:00 PM - “Walking with” Jesus - Diocesan Eucharistic Procession

The procession will begin with a time of prayer and adoration at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Highland and conclude at St. James the Less Catholic Church with benediction

 

June 23: Thursday, The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Solemnity

Holy Mass in Chapel: 6:00 AM (in English);

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

June 24: Friday - The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity

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

 

June 25: Saturday – The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Memorial

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM.

 

June 29: Wednesday, Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

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

 

June 30: Thursday, The Day of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation

Holy Mass in Chapel: 6:00 AM (in English);

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

July 1: First Friday of the Month

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

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

Confessions from 6:00 PM.

 

July 2: First Saturday of the Month

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

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

Confessions from 4:45 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