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 2018

2018 April2018 May2018 June2018 July2018 August2018 September
Sunday - 1st

EASTER SUNDAY

9am and 11am - Holy Mass in English at the Shrine Church and 10am Holy Mass in Polish at the Old Monastery Chapel

Sunday - 1st

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Monday - 2nd

EASTER MONDAY

11am - Holy Mass in English at the Shrine Church and 10am - Holy Mass in Polish at the Old Monastery Chapel

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

Sunday - 8th

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

9am and 11am - Holy Mass in English at the Shrine Church and 10am - Holy Mass in Polish at the Old Monastery Chapel, 12am exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament (adoration with hymns and passages from the Diary of St. Faustina), 1pm Rosary, 1:30pm Reflection on the Divine Mercy and solemn blessing of Images of Divine Mercy, 2:30pm various prayers to the Divine Mercy, 3pm the 3 o'clock prayer, solemn Divine Mercy Chaplet and Act of Consecration, 3:30pm Denediction, individual blessing and veneration of the relics of St. Faustina.

Sunday - 8th

ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD - 11am Holy Mass with the promises of spiritual adoption of the unborn child.

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.

Wednesday - 25th

ANSAC Day

Sunday - 29th

Spanish Mass

Thursday - 3rd

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

Friday - 4th

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 5th

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 - 6th

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Sunday - 13th

ASCENSION OF THE LORD, OUR LADY OF FATIMA More Information

Sunday - 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 - 20th

PENTECOST SUNDAY

Sunday - 20th

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

Thursday - 24th

OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS - the anniversary of the dedication of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy at "Penrose Park"

Sunday - 27th

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

Sunday - 27th

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

THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRSIT (Corpus Christi) Masses as on Sunday. Solemn Mass at 11am followed by exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Eucharistic procession to the four altars.

Sunday - 3rd

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Thursday - 7th

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

Friday - 8th

SACRED HEART OF JESUS - Solemn Mass at 11am followed by devotion to the Sacred Heart.

Saturday - 9th

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY - Patronal Feast of the Diocese of Wollongong. 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

Spanish Mass

Sunday - 24th

THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Friday - 29th

ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL

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

Thursday - 2nd

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

Friday - 3rd

FIRST FRIDAY

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

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

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 - 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.

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

Celebrations’ timetable in the Shrine during the Sacred Paschal Triduum

 
Holy Thursday, 29 March: 
Please note, no Mass in the Shrine
 
Good Friday, 30 March: (day of fast and abstinence) 
PASSION PLAY - 11am re-enactment of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (starts at the entrance to the property) - gates close at 10.30am for safety.
CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD - 3pm
 
Holy Saturday, 31 March:
THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT - 7pm 
 
Easter Sunday, 1 April: 
Sunday of the Resurrection -
9am and 11am - Holy Mass (English) in the Shrine Church
10am - Holy Mass (Polish) in the Chapel in the Old Monastery

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.