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

1 Krl 19, 10

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Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

To mark the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church,

Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph”

from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.


For this reason, in spiritual unity with the entire Church,

for all the intentions of the Church, Pope Francis and our families,

we will pray

every Wednesday Litany of St. Joseph

(at the end of Mass at. 8:00 AM).


Guidelines

for those who would like to participate

in the public holy mass:

  • Because the status of the pandemic in the USA has not subsided, despite the relaxing of certain restrictions, we continue to remind everyone of the obligatory guidelines and recommendations.  
  • We kindly request that everyone be careful, to wear protective masks during Holy Mass each day, both Sunday and weekdays, and to disinfect your hands when you enter and leave the church.  
  • We continue to recommend that you receive Holy Communion in the hand, and persons who receive in this way will receive first.  Let us take special care above all of those people who are older than 65, so that they may feel safe.  
  • All Holy Masses will continue to be celebrated only in Church (the chapel will remain closed).
  • From the beginning of January 2021, you DO NOT NEED AN INVITATION to participate in all Holy Masses.

  • No Confession during Sunday Holy Masses

 

We thank you for your understanding,

patience and cooperation.

 

 

May 2021 pastoral program

 

 

May 1: First Saturday of the Month

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Mass in Polish with First Saturday Devotion at 7:00 PM

Confessions: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

May 2: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Holy Masses in Polish: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM

Holy Masses in English: 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM

 

No Confessions during Sunday Masses in May

 

May 6: Thursday

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

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

May 7: First Friday of the Month 

Confessions: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM 

After Mass at 7:00 PM - First Friday Devotion in English and Eucharistic adoration (until 9:00 PM)

 

May 8: Saturday

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Confessions: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

May 9: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Holy Masses in Polish: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM

Holy Masses in English: 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM

 

May 13: Thursday - Our Lady of Fatima, Memorial

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

Holy Mass in Polish (in Chapel): 7:00 PM

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM (Church)

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Fatima Devotion: 7:00 PM (in English, in Church)

 

May 14: Friday - Saint Matthias, Apostle, Feast

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

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

 

May 14 – May 22: Novena to the Holy Spirit 

Please join us for nine days of prayer in preparation of Pentecost. 

On each of those nine days, we will pray together after Holy Mass at 8:00 AM (in English).

 

May 15: Saturday

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Confessions: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

May 16: Sunday - The Ascension of the Lord

Holy Masses in Polish: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM

Holy Masses in English: 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM

 

May 20: Thursday

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

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

May 22: Saturday

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Confessions: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

May 23: Pentecost Sunday

Holy Masses in Polish: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM

Holy Masses in English: 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM

 

May 24: Monday - The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

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

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

 

May 27: Thursday

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

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

May 29: Saturday

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Confessions: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

May 30: Sunday - The Most Holy Trinity 

Holy Masses in Polish: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM

Holy Masses in English: 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM

 

May 31: Monday - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Memorial

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

Holy Mass in Polish: 7:00 PM

Invitation to a walk at our sanctuary

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


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