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


XXXV WALKING MARIAN PILGRIMAGE

“Queen of Peace, pray for us!”

 

August 13-14, 2022

August 13: Saturday evening in Munster

 

6:30 PM – Confessions (Chapel)

8:00 PM – Marian Eucharistic vigil of meditation in front of the Marian Grotto

9:00 PM – Holy Mass at the Marian Grotto (in English; presider:  Bishop Robert J. McClory)

 

August 14:  Sunday morning in Munster

 

6:30 AM – Blessing of religious articles

                     and enrollment in the Holy Scapular (in front of the Chapel)

7:00 AM – Departure of Pilgrims to Merrillville, to the Shrine of O. L. of Częstochowa


Carmelite Fathers in Munster, IN

and ZPPA

would like to invite you to

The Solemnity of Our Lady of Ludźmierz

 

12:00 PM – Solemn Holy Mass at the Marian Grotto

A solemn indulgence Mass in the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be led by Father Zbigniew Pieńkos, CSsR)

  4:00 PM – Marian Vespers with homily (Church)

 

After the Holy Mass we invite you to the picnic in our garden!

You can also buy lunch in our Banquet Hall.

 

Pastoral Announcements

August 2022

 

August 4: Thursday, The Day of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation

Holy Mass in Chapel: 6:00 AM (in English)

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

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

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

August 5: First Friday of the Month

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

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

Confessions from 6:00 PM

 

August 6: Saturday - The Transfiguration of the Lord / First Saturday of the Month

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

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

August 7: XIX Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

August 10: Wednesday – Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

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

 

August 11: Thursday, Memorial of St. Clare / The Day of Adoration and Reconciliation

Holy Mass in Chapel: 6:00 AM (in English)

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

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

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

August 13: Saturday

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

There IS NO Holy Mass at 5:00 PM (for the Sunday)

9:00 PM – Holy Mass at the Marian Grotto (in English, presider: Bishop Robert J. McClory)

 

XXXV WALKING MARIAN PILGRIMAGE

“Queen of Peace, pray for us!”- August 13-14, 2022


August 13: Saturday evening in Munster

 

6:30 PM – Confessions (Chapel)

8:00 PM – Marian Eucharistic vigil of meditation in front of the Marian Grotto

9:00 PM – Holy Mass at the Marian Grotto (in English, presider:  Bishop Robert J. McClory)

 

August 14:  Sunday morning in Munster

 

6:30 AM – Blessing of religious articles

                     and enrollment in the Holy Scapular (in front of the Chapel)

7:00 AM – Departure of Pilgrims to Merrillville, to the Shrine of O. L. of Częstochowa


August 14: XX Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

August 15: Monday – The Assumption of the Blessed Virginie Mary, Solemnity

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

 

August 18: Thursday, The Day of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation

Holy Mass in Chapel: 6:00 AM (in English)

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

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

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

August 20: Saturday – Memorial of St. Bernard, Abbot

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

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

August 21: Sunday – Solemnity of Our Lady of Ludźmierz

Holy Masses: 8:30 AM (in Polish) and 10:00 AM (in English)

12:00 PM – Solemn Holy Mass at the Marian Grotto

4:00 PM – Marian Vespers with homily (Church)

After the Solemn Mass at 12:00 PM we invite you to the picnic in our garden!

You can also buy lunch in our Banquet Hall.

 

August 24: Wednesday – Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle

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

 

August 25: Thursday, Memorial of St. Clare / The Day of Adoration and Reconciliation

Holy Mass in Chapel: 6:00 AM (in English)

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

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

Confessions: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

August 27: Saturday – Memorial of St. Monica

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM

 

August 28: XXII Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass

 

August 29: Monday – Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist

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

Invitation to a walk at our sanctuary

Holy Masses


Sunday:
8:30 AM & 12:00 PM - Polish Masses
10:00 AM - English 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 od the month only!)

 

Tuesday:

Every Tuesday - Polish Mass at 7:00 PM is celebrated at the church in all intentions recommended to intercession of Our Lady of Ludźmierz

 

Thursday:
7:00 PM - Polish Mass; preceded by the Marian Devotion

 

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:


Thursday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday: 4:45 PM

First Fridays: 6:00 PM

During all Sunday Masses – NO Confession!

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)

 

Other 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
  • 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