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

1 Krl 19, 10

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Novena preceding the Feast of

St. Therese of the Child Jesus

 

September 22-30

 

Dear Friends,

 

Fast approaching, on October 1st, is the Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. Each year we also celebrate it on the Sunday preceding this date, and for this reason we cordially invite you for Holy Mass on Sunday, September 25 at 12:00 PM as well as for the Solemn Vespers with the blessing of rose petals at 4:00 PM.

 

We encourage you to send in your requests and prayer intentions which we will commend to God through the intercession of St. Therese during the Novena preceding her Feast. Each day of the Novena (September 22-30) the Holy Mass will be offered for all the intentions you send in to us.

 

May our gracious God, through the intercession of the Little Flower, grant you and your loved ones His blessing and all the graces you need.


Pastoral Calendar

September 2022

 

September 1: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at  7:00 PM (Church)

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

September 2: First Friday of the Month

Confessions from 6:30 PM

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

After Holy Mass at 7:00 PM, First Friday Devotions in English

with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to 9:00 PM

 

September 3: First Saturday of the Month

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

7:00 PM - Holy Mass in Polish with First Saturday Devotions

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)

 

September 4: XXIII 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

 

September 8: Thursday – Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary / Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM (Church)

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

September 10: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)

 

September 11: XXIV 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

 

September 13: Tuesday - Fatima Rosary devotion and procession at 7:00 PM in English (Church)

 

September 14: Wednesday– Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM (Chapel)

 

September 15: Thursday - Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows / Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM (Church)

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

September 17: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)

 

September 18: XXV 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

 

September 21: Wednesday– Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle

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

in Polish: 7:00 PM (Chapel)

 

September 22-30: Novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Each day of the Novena, a Holy Mass is offered at 8:00 AM (in English, Church) for all the intentions submitted to us through the intercession of St. Therese

 

September 22: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM (Church)

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

September 24: Saturday

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

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)

 

September 25: Sunday – Solemnity of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

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

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Sunday Mass;

Patronal Feast of Polish Highlanders (the “Dębno” Circle) in conjunction with Mass at 12:00 PM;

After Mass we invite you to their picnic in our monastery garden!

4:00 PM - Sung vespers with devotion and blessing of rose petals in honor of St. Therese

 

September 29: Thursday – Day of Adoration and Confessions

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

in Polish at 7:00 PM (Church)

All-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

Confessions from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 


Invitation to a walk at our sanctuary

Holy Masses


 

Sunday:
8:30 AM & 12:00 PM - Polish Masses
10:00 AM - English Mass

Confessions during each Sunday 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 of the month only!)

 

Thursday:

Every Thursday - Polish Mass at 7:00 PM (preceded by the Marian Devotion) is celebrated at the church in all intentions recommended to intercession of Our Lady of Ludźmierz

 

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:


Confessions during each Sunday Mass

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday: 4:45 PM

First Fridays: 6:30 PM

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)

 

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

 

Devotions (in Polish only) at 6:30 PM (before Polish Masses at 7:00 PM):

 

  • 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