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.

Easter Ceremonies at our Shrine

14 April: Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday) - normal Sunday Mass times

The Sacred Paschal Tridium

18 April: Holy Thursday - there is NO MASS of the Lord’s Supper in the Shrine

19 April: Good Friday
As it is a day of FAST and ABSTINENCE - No MEAT to be consumed on these premises (those who violate this request will be asked to leave)
11am Re-enactment of the Lord’s Passion (Passion Play)
Please Note for the safety of those participating the gates will be locked at 10.30am.
3pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion with veneration of the Holy Cross and Holy Communion

20 April: Holy Saturday - 7pm The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

21 April: Sunday of the Resurrection - normal Sunday Masses

The Feast of Mercy

28 April: Divine Mercy Sunday - normal Sunday Masses.

One of the requests of Jesus to St. Faustina was a special feast day devoted to the Divine Mercy. He asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for each day, the last day being the most difficult intention of all . . . those who are lukewarm and indifferent to his merciful love. Of these souls, Jesus said,

“These cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.’ The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy.”

During that Novena the Chaplet of Divine Mercy should be prayed each day for that day’s intentions.

Following the 11am Solemn Mass - exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament (adoration and hymns and passages from the Diary of St Faustina), 1pm Rosary, 1.30pm Reflection on the Divine Mercy and solemn blessing of the Images of the 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 Benediction, individual blessing and veneration of the relics of St Faustina.

 

 

 
 
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 2019

2019 December2020 January2020 February2020 March2020 April2020 May
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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Sunday - 8th

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

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.

Tuesday - 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)

Wednesday - 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 - 29th

Spanish Mass

Tuesday - 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)

Wednesday - 1st

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

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 - 6th

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

Saturday - 11th

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

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

Wednesday - 15th

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

Thursday - 16th

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

Sunday - 19th

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

Monday - 20th

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

Sunday - 26th

Spanish Mass

Sunday - 26th

Australia Day: Exposition and Devotions after 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

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

Sunday - 2nd

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Monday - 3rd

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

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.

Sunday - 23rd

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

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

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.

Tuesday - 17th

ST. PATRICK - 11am Holy Mass

Thursday - 19th

ST. JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF MARY

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)

More Information

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.

Saturday - 25th

ANSAC Day

Sunday - 26th

Spanish Mass

Friday - 1st

FIRST FRIDAY

Saturday - 2nd

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 - 3rd

Monthly celebration of the Divine Mercy

Thursday - 7th

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

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

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

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

Latest Shrine News

Notices 28th October 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.