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


November

- Month of Prayer for

the Faithful Departed

Throughout the entire month of November, before every Sunday Mass, the names of the deceased commended to our prayers will be read along with a prayer for the faithful departed. Each day of the month, one Holy Mass will also be offered for the intention of all the departed commended to our prayers by our benefactors.

 

Indulgence for the deceased

On the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day), by visiting a church or public chapel and praying for the departed, we may obtain a plenary indulgence, that is, complete remission of punishment for the souls suffering in Purgatory, under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, reception of Holy Communion, and prayer for the Holy Father). Apart from the usual conditions, one should devoutly (that is, prayerfully) visit a cemetery, church, or chapel, and pray an “Our Father” and “Apostles Creed” for the faithful departed.  One may obtain an indulgence for the faithful departed (once daily) from November 1st to 8th.


We invite you to

our St. Andrew’s Party

We sincerely invite everyone to our St. Andrew’s Party, organized by our Mission Sodality “Jutrzenka,” on Saturday, November 25 in our Banquet Hall. The fundraiser will begin at 6:00 PM. All the proceeds will benefit our Carmelite Missions in Africa. Reservations can be made by phone: (219) 838-7111 or in person in our Monastery Office.

 

 

Pastoral Calendar

November 2022

 

November 1: Tuesday, Solemnity of All Saints

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

 

November 2: Wednesday, Commemoration of all the faithful departed (All Souls Day)

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

 

November 3: Thursday, Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

November 4: First Friday of the Month

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

Confessions from 6:30 PM. After Holy Mass at 7:00 PM - First Friday Devotions (in English) with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to 9:00 PM.

 

November 5: First Saturday of the Month

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

Holy Mass in Polish at 7:00 PM (with First Saturday Devotions; Church)

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

November 6: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in English at 10:00 AM and in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Confessions during each Sunday Holy Mass.

 

November 9: Wednesday: Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

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

 

November 10: Thursday, Memorial of St. Leo the Great / Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

November 12: Saturday, Solemnity of Consecration of Our Church

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

November 13: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in English at 10:00 AM and in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Confessions during each Sunday Holy Mass.

 

November 14: Monday, Feast of All Saints of the Carmelite Order

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

 

November 15: Tuesday, Commemoration of All Souls of the Carmelite Order

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

 

November 16: Wednesday, Memorial of Virgin Mary, Mother of Marcy

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

 

November 17: Thursday, Memorial of St. Elizabeth / Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

November 19: Saturday, Memorial of St. Raphael Kalinowski, Discalced Carmelite

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

11:15 AM - Holy Mass (Church) on the occasion of the Feast of St. Raphael Kalinowski, Patron of the Polish Language and Dance School

 

November 20: Sunday, Solemnity of Christ the King

Holy Masses in English at 10:00 AM and in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Confessions during each Sunday Holy Mass.

 

November 21: Monday, Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgen Mary

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

 

November 24: Thursday, THANKSGIVING DAY

Holy Masses in English (Chapel): 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM ONLY! This day will NOT be Holy Mass in Polish at 7:00 PM, All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and all-day Confessions

 

November 26: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

6:00 PM to 12:00 AM Midnight – St. Andrew’s Party in Banquet Hall (organized by Mission Sodality “Jutrzenka,” proceeds for benefit of the Carmelite Missions in Africa)

 

November 27: First Sunday of Advent

Holy Masses in English at 10:00 AM and in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Confessions during each Sunday Holy Mass.

 

November 30: Wednesday, Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle

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

 

 


Invitation to a walk at our sanctuary

Holy Masses


 

Sunday:
8:30 AM & 12:00 PM - Polish Masses
10:00 AM - English Mass

Confessions during each Sunday 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 of the month only!)

 

Thursday:

Every Thursday - Polish Mass at 7:00 PM (preceded by the Marian Devotion) is celebrated at the church in all intentions recommended to intercession of Our Lady of Ludźmierz

 

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:


Confessions during each Sunday Mass

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday: 4:45 PM

First Fridays: 6:30 PM

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)

 

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

 

Devotions (in Polish only) at 6:30 PM (before Polish Masses at 7:00 PM):

 

  • 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