Welcome to the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Munster, Indiana




















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

1 Krl 19, 10

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Because of COVID our Shrines (Church, chapel, and office)

will be closed to the public to December 7th.

 

The daily Masses at 6:00 AM, 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 PM

and Sunday Masses: 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM

can be viewed on our website: carmelitefathers.com ONLY.

 

 

WE WILL REOPEN OUR SHRINE ON DECEMBER 8th

 

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Holy Masses at 6:00 AM, 8:00 A.M. (English) and 7:00 PM (Polish)

 

Upcoming Events


Dear Friends

and

Benefactors of Our Shrine!

We wish you a joyful and Merry Christmas and all the best of good health and God’s blessings throughout the coming New Year.

 

With gratitude, we remember you in prayer

at the Crib of Bethlehem at the feet

of the Divine Infant.

 

In extending our heartfelt best wishes, we wish to thank you fervently for all the generosity and help which we have received from you throughout this past year. Thanks to your kindness, our Shrine is able to function.

 

The Discalced Carmelites of Munster

 

 


We invite you to

our Christmas Midnight Mass

The traditional Polish Highlanders Christmas Midnight Mass with the participation of the Polish Highlanders Union will take place at 12:00 AM Midnight.

Pastoral Calendar – December 2021

 

December 2: Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM in the Church.

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7 PM

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

December 3: First Friday of the Month/ Memorial of St. Francis Xavier

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

and 7:00 PM

After 7:00 PM Mass, First Friday Devotions in English with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9:00 PM

Confessions from 6:30 PM

 

December 4: First Saturday of the Month

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

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

December 5: Second Sunday of Advent

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

December 8: Wednesday, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

(Solemnity of the Patroness of the United States, Holy Day of Obligation).

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM

 

December 9: Thursday, Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM in the Church.

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

December 11: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

December 12:  Third Sunday of Advent

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

December 14: Solemnity of St. John of the Cross

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM

 

December 16-24 Novena to the Infant Jesus

Novena prayer at the end of each Holy Mass.

 

December 16: Thursday, Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM in the Church.

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

December 18: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

December 19:  Fourth Sunday of Advent

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

December 23: Thursday, Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM in the Church.

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7 PM.

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

December 24: Friday – Vigil of Christmas

Holy Masses in English at 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and Christmas Midnight Mass: 9:00 PM

Polish Highlanders Midnight Mass:  12:00 AM

 

December 25: Saturday, Solemnity of the Lord’s Nativity (Christmas Day)

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

There is no 5:00 PM Mass this day and no confessions.

 

December 26:  Sunday of the Holy Family

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

There are no confessions this day!

 

December 27: Monday, Feast of St. John the Apostle

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM

 

December 28: Tuesday, Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM

 

December 29: Thursday, Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM in the Church

All-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM to 7 PM

Confessions from 9 AM to 6 PM

 

December 31: Friday – Last day of the year

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

in Polish, in Chapel at 7:00 PM

After 7:00 PM Mass – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

until 11:30 PM

11:30 PM – Mass of Thanksgiving at the end of the year (in English, Chapel)

 

January 1: Saturday, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God; First Saturday of the Month

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

After 12 Pm Mass – First Saturday Devotions

There are no confessions this day!

 

January 2: Sunday of the Epiphany of Our Lord

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday 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