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.

 
 
Rosary
Weekday Mass Times

English – Daily at 11.00 a.m.

Confessions before Mass and at any time at request

Sunday Mass Times
English – 9.00 a.m. & 11.00 a.m. (In the Shrine Church)
Polish – 10.00 a.m. (In the Old Monastery - w starym klasztorze)
Spanish – 12:15 p.m. (Last Sunday of each month)
First Friday Mass Times First Saturday Mass Times
English – 11.00 a.m.

Followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Polish – 10.00 a.m. confessions (spowiedz), 10.30 a.m. Holy Mass in the Old Monastery (w starym klasztorze)

English – 11.30 a.m. Rosary, 12.00 p.m. Holy Mass in the Shrine Church
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
First Friday – After the 11.00 a.m. Mass
Every Saturday – After the 11.00 a.m. 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 - 11.00 a.m.
Divine Mercy Devotion
The first Sunday of each month Holy Eucharist – 11.00 a.m. 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) – 11.00 a.m.
Liturgy & devotionas in church – 3.00 p.m.
Pilgrims
Welcome at all times through the year.

Calendar Dates 2017

2017 November2017 December2018 January2018 February2018 March2018 April
Wednesday - 1st

ALL SAINTS

Thursday - 2nd

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

Thursday - 2nd

COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (All Souls)

Friday - 3rd

FIRST FRIDAY

Friday - 3rd

COMMEMORATION OF ALL DEPARTED PAULINE FATHERS AND BROTHERS

Saturday - 4th

First Saturday of the Month

10am - Confessions
10:30am - Mass in Polish
11:30am - Rosary in English
12pm - Mass in English followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Marian Devotions and Adoration.
1:30pm - Polish devotions

Sunday - 5th

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Tuesday - 7th

ALL SAINTS OF THE ORDER OF ST PAUL THE FIRST HERMIT

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

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

Sunday - 26th

Spanish Mass

Friday - 1st

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 2nd

First Saturday of the Month

10am - Confessions
10:30am - Mass in Polish
11:30am - Rosary in English
12pm - Mass in English followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Marian Devotions and Adoration.
1:30pm - Polish devotions

Sunday - 3rd

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Thursday - 7th

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

Friday - 8th

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

Wednesday - 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 - 17th

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

Sunday - 24th

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT — 9am and 11am — Holy Mass in English at the Shrine Church and 10am Holy Mass in Polish at the Old Monastery Chapel

Sunday - 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)

Monday - 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 - 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)

Monday - 1st

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Thursday - 4th

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

Friday - 5th

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 6th

First Saturday of the Month

10am - Confessions
10:30am - Mass in Polish
11:30am - Rosary in English
12pm - Mass in English followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Marian Devotions and Adoration.
1:30pm - Polish devotions

Saturday - 6th

6-14th: Novena to St. Paul the First Hermit (Patriarch of the Pauline Order)

Sunday - 7th

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Thursday - 11th

Our Lady of Lourdes (Word Day of the Sick): 11am Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and devotions to Our Lady.

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

Monday - 15th

Solemnity of St. Paul the First Hermit with the Revewal of Vows by the Pauline Community.

Tuesday - 16th

Feast of Our Lady, Queen of Hermits with the Renewal of Consecration to Mary

Saturday - 20th

Bl. Eusebius of Estergom (Founder of the Pauline Order)

Sunday - 21st

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

Friday - 26th

Australia Day: Exposition and Devotions after Mass

Sunday - 28th

Spanish Mass

Thursday - 1st

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

Friday - 2nd

Presentation of the Lord: Blessing of Candels and Procession preceding the Mass at 11am.

Friday - 2nd

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 3rd

First Saturday of the Month

10am - Confessions
10:30am - Mass in Polish
11:30am - Rosary in English
12pm - Mass in English followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Marian Devotions and Adoration.
1:30pm - Polish devotions

Saturday - 3rd

St. Blaise (Traditional blessing of throats during the 11am Mass)

Sunday - 4th

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

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

Thursday - 1st

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

Friday - 2nd

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 3rd

First Saturday of the Month

10am - Confessions
10:30am - Mass in Polish
11:30am - Rosary in English
12pm - Mass in English followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Marian Devotions and Adoration.
1:30pm - Polish devotions

Sunday - 4th

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

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.

Monday - 19th

St Joseph Husband of Mary Exposition and Devotions

12.15 pm Hungarian Community
12.15 pm Korean Mass in the Chapel

Sunday - 25th

Spanish Mass

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

10am - Confessions
10:30am - Mass in Polish
11:30am - Rosary in English
12pm - Mass in English followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Marian Devotions and Adoration.
1:30pm - Polish devotions

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

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

“Come and See” – Prayer and Praise Weekend at Penrose Park

You're invited ... to the first ever "Come and See" event at Penrose Park!  The weekend of 4th-5th November will feature Adoration, praise, camping, friendship and fantastic speakers!  "Come and See" is open to 16-35 year olds and is just $30 for dinner, breakfast and a camping spot (BYO) - this is going to be a wonderful weekend to spend time with the Lord and with new and old friends!

Parental Consent Form

For full deatils see Come and See at Penrose Park.

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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At Penrose Park in the Southern Highlands of NSW, there is a shrine dedicated to our Lady of Mercy, represented by a replica of the Icon of Our Lady of Jasna Góra, known as the Black Madonna.  The Shrine is run by the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit known as the Pauline Fathers.  The Pauline Fathers have been custodians of the original Icon of the Black Madonna since 1382.