The Icon of the Black Madonna in the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mercy.

The Shrine Church of our Lady Help of Mercy.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel, one of the many International Chapels that pilgrims have built at Penrose Park.

Australia, under the patronage of Bishop David Cremin (who has Irish links), is holding a Coast to Coast Rosary in Australia, titled Oz Rosary, on the 13th May (Fatima Day) and currently has over 160 groups. We will be participating in this event with by saying two rosaries during our Fatama day celebrations.

 
 
Rosary
Weekday Mass Times

English – Daily at 11.00 a.m.

Confessions before Mass and at any time at request

Sunday Mass Times
English – 9am & 11am (in the Shrine Church)
Polish – 10am (in the Old Monastery - w starym klasztorze)
Spanish – 12.15pm (Last Sunday of each month)
First Friday Mass Times First Saturday Mass Times
English – 11am

Followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Renewal of Faith — Learning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary

11am – Mass

Full Program
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
First Friday – After the 11am Mass
Every Saturday – After the 11am Mass
Fatima Day – Family Sunday
The third Sunday of each month
Holy Eucharist with the renewal of wedding vows followed by exposition and individual blessing of families with the Most Blessed Sacrament - 11am
Divine Mercy Devotion
The first Sunday of each month
Holy Eucharist – 11am followed by Devotions to the Divine Mercy (Chaplet and Litany of the Divine Mercy, veneration of relics of St. Faustina)
Passion Play - Good Friday
Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ re-enactment (starts at the entrance of the property) – 11am
Liturgy & devotions in shrine church – 3pm
Pilgrims
Welcome at all times through the year.

Calendar Dates 2018

2018 July2018 August2018 September2018 October2018 November2018 December
Sunday - 1st

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Thursday - 5th

FIRST THURSDAY – 11am Holy Mass followed by prayers for vocations

Friday - 6th

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 7th

First Saturday of the Month

Renewal of Faith — Learning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary

9am – Talk
10am – Adoration & Confession
11am – Mass
12pm noon – Lunch (BYO)
1pm – First Saturday Devotions (Rosary, Meditation)
2pm – Talk
3pm – Coffee, Tea & Social (with Question Time)

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Friday - 13th

Fatima Day

10.00am – Confessions on shrine grounds
10.00am – Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament & Rosary
11.00am – Solemn Mass
12.30pm – 1:30pm – (Approx) LUNCH Food & drink from the Kiosks
1.30pm – Eucharistic Procession to Grotto with the Rosary
2.00pm – Grotto Devotions, Benediction and Blessing of pilgrims
3.00pm – Return to coaches and cars

Sunday - 15th

Fatima Family Sunday Renewal of wedding vows and individual blessing of families with the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Sunday - 29th

Spanish Mass

Thursday - 2nd

FIRST THURSDAY – 11am Holy Mass followed by prayers for vocations

Friday - 3rd

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 4th

First Saturday of the Month

Renewal of Faith — Learning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary

9am – Talk
10am – Adoration & Confession
11am – Mass
12pm noon – Lunch (BYO)
1pm – First Saturday Devotions (Rosary, Meditation)
2pm – Talk
3pm – Coffee, Tea & Social (with Question Time)

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Sunday - 5th

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Monday - 13th

Fatima Day

10.00am – Confessions on shrine grounds
10.00am – Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament & Rosary
11.00am – Solemn Mass
12.30pm – 1:30pm – (Approx) LUNCH Food & drink from the Kiosks
1.30pm – Eucharistic Procession to Grotto with the Rosary
2.00pm – Grotto Devotions, Benediction and Blessing of pilgrims
3.00pm – Return to coaches and cars

Sunday - 19th

Fatima Family Sunday Renewal of wedding vows and individual blessing of families with the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Sunday - 26th

Spanish Mass

Saturday - 1st

First Saturday of the Month

Renewal of Faith — Learning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary

9am – Talk
10am – Adoration & Confession
11am – Mass
12pm noon – Lunch (BYO)
1pm – First Saturday Devotions (Rosary, Meditation)
2pm – Talk
3pm – Coffee, Tea & Social (with Question Time)

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Sunday - 2nd

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Thursday - 6th

FIRST THURSDAY – 11am Holy Mass followed by prayers for vocations

Friday - 7th

FIRST FRIDAY

Thursday - 13th

Fatima Day

10.00am – Confessions on shrine grounds
10.00am – Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament & Rosary
11.00am – Solemn Mass
12.30pm – 1:30pm – (Approx) LUNCH Food & drink from the Kiosks
1.30pm – Eucharistic Procession to Grotto with the Rosary
2.00pm – Grotto Devotions, Benediction and Blessing of pilgrims
3.00pm – Return to coaches and cars

Sunday - 16th

Fatima Family Sunday Renewal of wedding vows and individual blessing of families with the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Tuesday - 2nd

THE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS

Thursday - 4th

FIRST THURSDAY – 11am Holy Mass followed by prayers for vocations

Friday - 5th

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 6th

First Saturday of the Month

Renewal of Faith — Learning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary

9am – Talk
10am – Adoration & Confession
11am – Mass
12pm noon – Lunch (BYO)
1pm – First Saturday Devotions (Rosary, Meditation)
2pm – Talk
3pm – Coffee, Tea & Social (with Question Time)

More Information

Sunday - 7th

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Sunday - 7th

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

Saturday - 13th

Fatima Day

10.00am – Confessions on shrine grounds
10.00am – Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament & Rosary
11.00am – Solemn Mass
12.30pm – 1:30pm – (Approx) LUNCH Food & drink from the Kiosks
1.30pm – Eucharistic Procession to Grotto with the Rosary
2.00pm – Grotto Devotions, Benediction and Blessing of pilgrims
3.00pm – Return to coaches and cars

Sunday - 21st

Fatima Family Sunday Renewal of wedding vows and individual blessing of families with the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Sunday - 28th

Spanish Mass

Tuesday - 30th

OUR LADY, MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACES

Thursday - 1st

FIRST THURSDAY – 11am Holy Mass followed by prayers for vocations

Thursday - 1st

ALL SAINTS

Friday - 2nd

FIRST FRIDAY

Friday - 2nd

COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (All Souls)

Saturday - 3rd

First Saturday of the Month

Renewal of Faith — Learning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary

9am – Talk
10am – Adoration & Confession
11am – Mass
12pm noon – Lunch (BYO)
1pm – First Saturday Devotions (Rosary, Meditation)
2pm – Talk
3pm – Coffee, Tea & Social (with Question Time)

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Saturday - 3rd

COMMEMORATION OF ALL DEPARTED PAULINE FATHERS AND BROTHERS

Sunday - 4th

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Wednesday - 7th

ALL SAINTS OF THE ORDER OF ST PAUL THE FIRST HERMIT

Tuesday - 13th

Fatima Day

10.00am – Confessions on shrine grounds
10.00am – Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament & Rosary
11.00am – Solemn Mass
12.30pm – 1:30pm – (Approx) LUNCH Food & drink from the Kiosks
1.30pm – Eucharistic Procession to Grotto with the Rosary
2.00pm – Grotto Devotions, Benediction and Blessing of pilgrims
3.00pm – Return to coaches and cars

Sunday - 18th

Fatima Family Sunday Renewal of wedding vows and individual blessing of families with the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Sunday - 25th

Spanish Mass

Saturday - 1st

First Saturday of the Month

Renewal of Faith — Learning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary

9am – Talk
10am – Adoration & Confession
11am – Mass
12pm noon – Lunch (BYO)
1pm – First Saturday Devotions (Rosary, Meditation)
2pm – Talk
3pm – Coffee, Tea & Social (with Question Time)

More Information

Sunday - 2nd

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Thursday - 6th

FIRST THURSDAY – 11am Holy Mass followed by prayers for vocations

Friday - 7th

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 8th

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY — Solemn Mass at 11am followed by devotion to Our Lady

Thursday - 13th

Fatima Day

10.00am – Confessions on shrine grounds
10.00am – Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament & Rosary
11.00am – Solemn Mass
12.30pm – 1:30pm – (Approx) LUNCH Food & drink from the Kiosks
1.30pm – Eucharistic Procession to Grotto with the Rosary
2.00pm – Grotto Devotions, Benediction and Blessing of pilgrims
3.00pm – Return to coaches and cars

Sunday - 16th

Fatima Family Sunday Renewal of wedding vows and individual blessing of families with the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Monday - 24th

SHEPHERD’S MASS/PASTERKA — 12am (Midnight) — Holy Mass in English at the Shrine Church and 12am (Midnight) — Holy Mass in Polish at the Polish Bethlehem Chapel (w kaplicy betlejemskiej)

Tuesday - 25th

NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, CHRISTMAS DAY — (Holy Day of Obligation); 9am and 11am – Holy Mass in English at the Shrine Church and 10am – Holy Mass in Polish at the Polish Bethlehem Chapel

Sunday - 30th

Spanish Mass

Monday - 31st

HOLY FAMILY — 9am and 11am – Holy Mass in English at the Shrine Church and additional Mass in Spanish at 12.15pm, 10am – Holy Mass in Polish at the Polish Bethlehem Chapel, New Y ear’s Eve – 11pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; 12 am - Midnight Mass (Welcome New Year 2018)

The events for July 2017 - June 2018 at the Pauline Fathers Monastery, Penrose Park is available as a PDF flyer.

Latest Shrine News

Notices 20th May 2018

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Notices 13th May 2018

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Notices 6th May 2018

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notices 4th March 2018

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Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy

Fr. Augustine Lazur, who arrived in Australia in 1981, established the shrine of our Lady of Mercy in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales in 1984.  The Shire is dedicated to Our Lady under the title of Our Lady of Mercy as represented by a replica of the icon of the Black Madonna.  The original icon of the Black Madonna has been under the custodianship of the of the Pauline Fathers since 1382, and they promote devotion to her where ever they go.  So naturally when building a new shrine she become the centre of devotion.

But the Shrine has grown much since its founding, and now has many other smaller shrines build by pilgrims and devoted to the best loved saints of all over the world.  People of many different nationalities come to Penrose Park to visit their shrines for days of prayer.

The shrine has a number of days when many pilgrims come to visit the shrine.  Particularly popular is the Fatima Day devotions, on the 13th of Every Month, which sometimes draws crowds of over a thousand pilgrims.  Visit our events page to see more about what happens at the Shrine.

Pauline Fathers - Order of St. Paul the First Hermit

The Order of St. Paul the First Hermit, commonly know as the Pauline Fathers, was established around 1250 in Hugury by Blessed Eusebius.  The Pauline Fathers spread rapidly to many of the neighbouring countries and soon had thousands of monks.  A highlight in the Order's history took place in 1382 when they became the custodians of the miraculous picture of Our Lady, known as the Black Madonna, believed to be painted by St Luke the Evangelist.  It is now in their mother house at Jasna Góra in Poland.  The Pauline Fathers, who arrived in Australia in 1981, now have 2 monasteries and 4 parishes.

Donations

Penrose Park needs funds to be able to continue the work done for the good of pilgrims who visit the Shrine to provide with with a place for prayer and worship as well as to have a nice day out. Please visit our donations page to see how you can donate, or you can go directly to our Online Donations page.

Time of Mercy Newsletter

The Shrine publishes a biannual called Time of Mercy which you are invited to download.

 

How to Find Us

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Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, commonly known as Penrose Park (located in the Southern Highlands, NSW) is a renowned place of veneration of the replica of the Icon of Our Lady of Jasna Góra, known as the Black Madonna.  The Shrine is ministered by the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit known as the Pauline Fathers, who are the custodians of the original Icon of the Black Madonna for more than 630 years.