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

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.

September 2019 pastoral program

September 1:  22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
70th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War II

(12:00 – Mass for victims)
Holy Masses in Polish:  8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM
Confessions at every Mass

September 6:  First Friday of the Month
Confessions from 6:30 PM.
Holy Masses in English at 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

and in church at 7:00 PM
After Holy Mass at 7:00 PM, all-night vigil with Fatima devotions until 6:00 AM

September 7:  First Saturday of the Month
Masses in English in the Chapel: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM

and in the Church:  5:00 PM (for Sunday)
Mass in Polish with First Saturday Devotions at 7:00 PM (Church)
Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)

September 7
Beginning of the School Year of St. Raphael Kalinowski Polish School

Holy Mass at 9:15 AM

September 8:  23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Masses in Polish:  8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM
Confessions during each Mass
Patronal Feast of “Harklowa Circle” of Polish Highlanders

Holy Mass at 12:00 PM, picnic afterwards in monastery garden

September 13
Fatima Rosary Devotion
:  7:00 PM (Church – in English)

September 15:  24th Sunday in ordinary Time
Masses in Polish:  8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Mass in English at 10:00 AM.
Confessions during each Mass
Meeting for children (with Fr. Bartholomew)

after 12:00 PM Mass (monastery basement)

September 22:  25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Holy Masses in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM
Confessions during each Holy Mass
Picnic for participants in the Motorcycle Pilgrimage to the American Czestochowa after Mass at 12:00 PM (in monastery garden)
Meeting for youth (with Fr. Bartholomew)

after Mass at 12:00 (monastery basement)

September 22-30
Novena preceding Solemnity of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

September 28 
Carmelite Evening of Prayer with St. Therese of the Child Jesus

(5:30 PM – 7:00 PM); 7:00 PM – Holy Mass in Polish

September 29:  26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Solemnity of St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

Patroness of the Missions
Holy Masses in Polish:  8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM
Confessions during each Holy Mass
Patronal Feast of the “Dębno Podhalańskie” Circle of Polish Highlanders

Mass in honor of St. Therese and St. Michael the Archangel

at 12:00, followed by Picnic in monastery garden
4:00 PM (Church) – Vespers of the Solemnity of St. Therese

(with blessing of rose petals)
Book sale for the missions / No meeting for children after 12:00 Mass

Holy Masses



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.

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



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.


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.

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