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

 

August 10-11


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.


August 2019 pastoral program


August 2: First Friday of the Month

Confessions from 6:30 PM.

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

and in Church: 7:00 PM


August 3: First Saturday of the Month

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

and in Church: 5:00 PM (for Sunday)

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)


August 4: 18th 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 Mass


August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

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

in Polish: 7:00 PM


August 10: Walking Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa – overnight in Munster

Special pilgrimage Mass at the Grotto of the Blessed Mother

at 9:00 PM

Confessions from 6:30 PM (Chapel)

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

On this day THERE WILL BE NO the regular 5:00 PM Mass

or Confessions from 4:45 PM

More information regarding the walking pilgrimage www.polonijnapielgrzymka.com


August 11: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confession during each Mass


August 13: Fatima Rosary Devotion:

7:00 PM (Church; in English)


August 15: Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM


August 18: Solemnity of Our Lady of Ludźmierz

12:00 PM – Solemn Holy Mass in honor of Our Lady of Ludźmierz at the Blessed Mother Grotto.

Other Holy Masses:

8:30 AM (in Polish) and 10:00 AM (in English).

Confessions during each Holy Mass

4:00 PM – Solemn Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary with homily (Church)

We invite you after the 12:00 PM Mass to the picnic in our monastery garden organized by the Polish Highlanders’ Union and the Community dedicated to Our Lady of Ludźmierz in Munster.


August 24: Liturgical Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle – Anniversary of the Discalced Carmelite Reform

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

in Church: 7:00 PM


August 25: 21st 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 Holy Mass

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