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

November 1

Solemnity of All Saints

First Friday of the Month

Holy Masses:

in English

6:00 AM and 8:00 AM (Chapel)

7:00 PM (Church)

in Polish

6:00 PM (Church)


November 2

Commemoration of

All Souls

First Saturday of the Month

Holy Masses:

in English

6:00 AM and 8:00 AM (Chapel)

5:00 PM for Sunday (Church)

in Polish

7:00 PM (Church)


November 30

Feast of St. Andrew

the Apostle

Holy Masses

in English

6:00 AM and 8:00 AM (Chapel)

5:00 PM for Sunday (Church)


St. Andrew Benefit Dinner - Dance

The Banquet will begin at 7 PM

(tickets available in monastery office)


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.


November 2019 pastoral program

 

November 1:  Solemnity of All Saints

First Friday of the Month

Confessions from 6:30 PM

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

and in Church:  7:00 PM

Holy Mass in Polish in Church:  6:00 PM

After 7:00 PM Mass, all-night Vigil with Fatima Devotions

until 6:00 AM

 

November 2:  Commemoration of All Souls

First Saturday of the Month

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

and in Church: 5:00 PM (for Sunday)

Holy Mass in Polish with Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 7:00 PM (Church)

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)

 

November 3:  31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in Polish8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass

Meeting for youth group (Fr. Bartholomew) – after Mass

at 12:00 PM (monastery basement)

 

November 8:  Memorial of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, OCD

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

and at 7:00 PM (in Polish)

 

November 10: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in Polish8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass

Meeting for children (Fr. Bartholomew) – after 12:00 PM Mass (monastery basement)

 

November 12:  Solemnity of the Consecration of our Church (Anniversary)

Holy Mass in Chapel:  6:00 AM

and in Church for this special occasion:  8:00 AM (in English) and 7:00 PM (in Polish)

 

November 14:  Feast of All Carmelite Saints

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

and 7:00 PM (in Polish)

 

November 16:  Feast of Our Lady of Mercy (Our Lady of Ostra Brama)

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

and in Church:  5:00 PM (for Sunday)

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)

Solemn Mass for St. Raphael Kalinowski Polish School

at 11:15 AM (Church)

 

November 17:  33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in Polish8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass

Meeting for youth group (Fr. Bartholomew) – after 12:00 PM Mass (monastery basement)

 

November 20:  Memorial of St. Raphael Kalinowski, OCD

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

and at 7:00 PM (in Polish)

 

November 23:  Carmelite Vigil with St. Raphael Kalinowski

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Chapel) – Eucharistic Adoration inspired by the message of St. Raphael

(around 7:00 PM – Holy Mass in Polish)

 

November 24:  34th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Masses in Polish8:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Holy Mass in English at 10:00 AM

Confessions during each Holy Mass.

Meeting for children (Fr. Bartholomew) – after 12:00 PM Mass (monastery basement)

 

November 30:  Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle

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

and in Church:  5:00 PM (for Sunday)

Confessions from 4:45 PM (Church)

St. Andrew Benefit Dinner - Dance

Banquet at our Banquet Hall will begin at 7 PM

(tickets available in monastery office)

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