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


We welcome the New Year at prayer!

 

We invite you to join us on the evening of

Dec. 31 for a special New Year’s Mass and Devotion:

7:00 PM – Mass in Polish with devotion of thanksgiving and reparation.  After Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration until 11:30 PM.

11:30 PM – Mass in English with special devotion for the closing of the year.

 

January 1 (Tuesday) – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Masses as on Sunday:  8:30 AM and 12:00 PM in Polish; 10:00 AM in English.

 

January 4 – First Friday of the Month

Masses in English in the Chapel:  6:00 and 8:00 AM; in the Church at 7:00 PM.

On this day, as on every First Friday, there is no Polish Mass  at 7:00 PM.

Confessions in the Church from 6:30 PM.

After 7:00 PM Mass, all-night Fatima devotions with Eucharistic adoration until 6:00 AM.

 

January 5 – 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 devotion at 7:00 PM (Church).

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church).

 

January 5, Saturday – Evening of Christmas Carols

On Saturday, January 5, after the 7:00 PM Mass, we invite you for an hour of Christmas caroling (in Polish) at the Nativity scene in the Church.

 



January 6 – Solemnity of the Epiphany (the Three Kings)

Masses in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM; Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions during each Mass.

After 12:00 PM Mass – polish meeting for children (monastery basement)


January 13 – Sunday – Baptism of the Lord

Masses in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM; Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions during each Mass.

After 12:00 PM Mass – polish youth meeting (monastery basement)


January 20 – II Sunday of Ordinary Time

Masses in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM; Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions during each Mass.

After 12:00 PM Mass – polish meeting for children (monastery basement)


January 27 – III Sunday of Ordinary Time

Masses in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM; Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions during each Mass.

After 12:00 PM Mass –  polish youth meeting (monastery basement)

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

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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