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


You are invited

 

Days of Recollections 2019

March 24

(Sunday)

11:00 AM – 16:00 PM

Lenten Day of Recollection for Polish Highlanders Union of North America

11:00 AM

– Stations of the Cross

12:00 PM

– Holy Mass with Gorzkie Żale

– Dinner

3:00 PM

– Chaplet of Divine Mercy with Conference.

Leaders of the Day of Recollection:

Fr. Bartłomiej Stanowski and Krzysztof Górski OCD.

We ask you to register as individuals or groups beforehand. 



March 31

(Sunday)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fourth Sunday of Lent – Lenten Day of Recollection

with Bishop Donald Hying (in English)

The Lenten Day of Recollection for English-speaking faithful will be delivered this year in our sanctuary by our diocesan bishop - Donald Hying. We will begin with a Mass at 10:00 AM, followed by the Stations of the Cross and a meeting over coffee afterwards.

Welcome!



Every Thursday

after 7:00 PM Mass in Chapel,

we invite you to join us for a Bible Study Meeting

(in Polish, with Fr. Franciszek as group leader).


Every third Wednesday of the month,

we invite you for a Prayer Group Meeting at 7:00 PM

(in English, with Fr. Paweł as group leader).


We remind you that every Monday at 7:00 PM

(in our monastery basement),

there is an AA meeting in Polish.

March 2019 pastoral program

 

March 1 – First Friday of the Month

Masses in English in the Chapel:  6:00 AM 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.

 

March 2 – 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

(in the Church).

Confessions from 4:45 PM (in the Church).

 

March 3 –VIII 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)

 

March 6 – Ash Wednesday

Masses in English: 6:00 AM (in the Chapel), 8:00 AM

(in the Church)

Masses in Polish at 7:00 PM (in the Church)

On this day, strict fasting is obligatory (two full meals with abstinence from meat). Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.  We invite you to take part in the Lenten devotions at our shrine:

LENTEN LAMENTATIONS (in Polish) – every Sunday

at the end of the 12:00 PM Mass.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS (in Polish) – every Friday

at 6:30 PM (in the Church) followed by Holy Mass

(7:00 PM in the Church).

STATIONS OF THE CROSS  (in English) – every Friday

at 6:30 PM (in the Chapel).

 

March 9 – Lenten Carmelite Prayer Meeting

We invite you to join in our Lenten Carmelite Prayer Meeting (in Polish) at 5:30 PM (in the Chapel), followed by Holy Mass at 7:00 PM (also in the Chapel).

 

March 10 - 18 – Novena to St. Joseph

Each day at 6:00 AM Mass (in English) for the intentions entrusted to the intercession of St. Joseph during this Novena. 

Each day, Holy Mass at 7:00 PM (in Polish – Chapel) with homily and Novena prayers.

 

March 10 –  First Sunday of Lent

Masses in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM;

Mass in English at 10:00 AM.

Confessions during each Mass.

LENTEN LAMENTATIONS (in Polish) – every Sunday

at the end of the 12:00 PM Mass.

After 12:00 PM Mass – Polish meeting for children

(monastery basement)

We invite you to take part in a Pro-Life Prayer Hour

(in English – Church) at 3:00 PM.

 

March 17 – Second Sunday of Lent

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)

 

March 19 – Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM (in the Chapel);

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

 

March 24 – Third Sunday of Lent

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)

 

March 24 - Lenten Day of Recollection for Polish Highlanders Union of North America

 

March 25  –  The Annunciation of the Lord

 

Holy Masses in English: 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM (in the Chapel);

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

 

March 31 – Fourth Sunday of Lent – Lenten Day of Recollection with Bishop Donald Hying

English Mass at 10:00 AM;

Masses in Polish at 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM;

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

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