Welcome to the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Munster, Indiana

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

1 Krl 19, 10


As of Wednesday, March 18th at request of Indiana Bishops there will be NO PUBLIC WEEKDAY OR SUNDAY MASSES.

Fathers will say Masses PRIVATELY (Church closed) on regular schedule  for the intentions as requested.

Church will be OPEN on weekdays for private prayer from 10 AM to 4 PM,  on Sundays from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

We encourage everyone to participate in Masses & devotions online at www.carmelitefathers.com, and to make spiritual communions.

Dear Friends of Our Carmelite Sanctuary!

We hope that the Easter holiday becomes a time of thankfulness to God

for the gift of salvation and peace, the peace with which the risen Lord

can fill our hearts in this most difficult time during the coronavirus pandemic.

May the meditation on the mysteries of our faith and

celebration of Christ's resurrection strengthen your faith and hope, so that you know that truth and happiness only exist in God if we only accept His grace in our lives.

We thank you all for your generosity and for all the donations by which you support our Shrine. We trust that you will be soon able to find time to visit us.

We send all of you, your families, and your friends our priestly blessing.

Carmelite Fathers from Munster, IN

Upcoming Events

You are Invited

Be merciful as God is merciful!

Holy Easter is almost here,

followed by Sunday of Divine Mercy.


At this difficult time, when the whole world is overshadowed by the tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic, do not close your hearts!


We kindly ask you to support our Carmelite missions in Rwanda and Burundi. Father Maciej Jaworski, the missionary who during Lent and Easter shared with us his faith by his spiritual retreats and homilies, counts on your support.


Let's build a roof together on the new monastery!

Add your "single roof shingle"!


Remember, by the end of April you can send a check payable to: “Carmelite Fathers” with added information: "Africa" to the memo.


We thank all of you for your generosity and donations by which you support our Polish missionaries in Africa.


God bless you!


group meetings info

April 2020 pastoral program



All Masses and devotions we will TEMPORARILY celebrate


We encourage everyone to participate in them online at www.carmelitefathers.com

and to make spiritual communions.





Sunday: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM (in Polish) and 10:00 AM (in English)

Monday - Saturday: 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM (in English)

Monday - Friday: 7:00 PM (in Polish)




April 3:  First Friday of the Month

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

Stations of The Cross: 6:30 PM (in Polish)


NO Confessions, Stations of The Cross in English or Holy Mass

at 7:00 PM (in English) with all-night Fatima Prayer Vigil


April 4:  First Saturday of the month

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




(All Masses and devotions ONLY in Polish and online at www.carmelitefathers.com)


April 9: Holy Thursday

Holy Mass: 7:00 PM (in Polish)


April 10: Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

Stations of The Cross: 3:00 PM (in Polish)

The Celebration of the Lord's Passion: 7:00 PM (in Polish)


April 11: Holy Saturday

The blessing of the Easter baskets: 12:00 PM (ONLY online by Internet)

Holy Mass (Paschal Vigil): 7:00 PM (in Polish)




April 12: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Holy Masses: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM (in Polish) and 10:00 AM

(in English)


April 19: Sunday of Divine Mercy

Holy Masses: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM (in Polish) and 10:00 AM

(in English)

Devotion to Divine Marcy: 3:00 PM (in Polish)



Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We will keep you updated on our website: www.carmelitefathers.com.


We thank you all for your generosity and for all the donations by which you support our Shrine. (Please make your check payable to: CARMELITE FATHERS)



Celebrating the Jubilee of the 70th anniversary of our monastery


A group of Polish Discalced Carmelite friars (Barefoot Carmelites) who, after the turmoils of World War II, found themselves in the US, set out to found a new monastery. Exactly on December 29, 1949, upon securing a permission from Bishop John Noll to open a private chapel (the beginnings of the future monastery), they celebrated their first mass in the house purchased for this purpose in Hammond.


Shortly afterwards, on January 17, 1950, we received a decree from the Holy See approving the foundation of the Polish monastery of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1952, the monastery was eventually relocated to Munster.


To us this is a very special occasion for thankfulness that we would like to celebrate with all of you throughout 2020.

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