Notices 28th October 2018

by damian

1. Thank you very much for your generosity last Sunday for the collection dedicated to the Catholic Missions. Let us remember what the Pope told us: “You are mission … Every man and woman is a mission; that is the reason for our life on this earth.”

2. In our Shrine the Rosary is prayed from Monday to Friday at 10.30am and on Saturdays after the 11am Mass. We invite all the Pilgrims to weekday Masses and devotions: Mondays - St. John Paul II, Tuesdays - St. Michael the Archangel and all the Angels, Wednesdays - St. Joseph, Thursdays - Prayers for vocations, Fridays and Saturdays - exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and special celebrations.

3. In this week the Church celebrates: Thursday, 1 Nov - Solemnity of All Saints, Friday, 2 Nov - The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. Holy Masses at 11am.

4. We will celebrate also First Thursday, First Friday and First Saturday of the month of November - those days are dedicated respectively to: vocations, Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart

5. During the month of November we include the names of the faithful departed in all prayers in our Shrine, i.e. during Masses, Rosary, Breviary. Those who would like to include the names of their loved ones please fill in the November slip prepared on the tables near the side exit in the Church. If you would like to order a Mass intention please use appropriate Mass envelopes. Please do not mix the Mass envelope and the November slip.

 

Notices 20th May 2018

by damian

Celebrations in our Shrine

 

Sunday 20 May: Pentecost Sunday : Sunday Masses as usual

 

Thursday 24 May: Our Lady Help of Christians - National Patronal Feast - 11am Mass - The anniversary of the dedication of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mercy at “Penrose Park” 

 

Saturday 2 June: First Saturday

 

“Renewal of Faith. Learning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary”

Programme as follows:

9am Talk 1

10am Adoration & Confessions

11am Mass

12pm Lunch (BYO)

1pm First Saturday Devotions (Rosary and Meditation)

2pm Talk  2

3pm Coffee, tea, social and question time.

 

Sunday 3 June: Corpus Christi - Sunday Masses as usual. 

Eucharistic Procession to the Four Altars in the Shrine Church after the 11am Mass.

 

Saturday 9 June: Brother Deacon Joseph Maria Buckley will be ordained to the Priesthood in our Shrine in Marian Valley, Queensland. Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his Priestly Ministry in the Pauline Order and ask the Lord of the Harvest to send more good vocations.

 

 

Novena to St Anthony of Padua: If you would like to include your prayers during the Novena to St Anthony from 5 to 13 June, please fill in the slip and return it to the Pauline Fathers or Brothers. St Anthony’s feast day June 13.

 

Notices 13th May 2018

by damian

Celebrations in our Shrine

Sunday 13 May: Feast of the Ascension, Fatima Day - Mothers Day

Programme for Fatima Day

9.30am Confession

10am Exposition and Rosary

11am Mass Main celebrant - Most Rev. Peter Ingham, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Wollongong

12.30pm Lunch (BYO)

1.30pm Procession to the Grotto

2 pm Devotions at the Grotto

3pm Conclusion

 

Saturday 19 May: Pentecost Vigil:  Mass at 6pm followed by light supper (BYO) in the marquee (tea and coffee provided), a battery torchlight Rosary procession to the Grotto, return to the church for adoration, prayers until 10pm.

 

Sunday 20 May: Pentecost Sunday : Sunday Masses as usual

 

Thursday 24 May: Our Lady Help of Christians - 11am Mass - The anniversary of the dedication of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mercy at “Penrose Park”

 

Novena to St Anthony of Padua: If you would like to include your prayers during the Novena to St Anthony from 5 to 13 June, please fill in the slip and return it to the Pauline Fathers or Brothers. St Anthony’s feast day June 13.

 

Notices 6th May 2018

by damian

Celebrations in our Shrine

We welcome the communities of Our Lady of Anzano and St Addai and Our Lady of Bandel who visit today on their annual pilgrimage.

 

Our Lady of Anzano is patron of the Italian community from the region of Foggia.

 

Tradition has it that St Addai was one of the seventy-two Disciples who started his mission after Pentecost in Edessa. St Addai is patron of the Chaldean community.

 

Our Lady of  Bandel is patron of the Anglo-Indian community

 

Sunday 13 May: Feast of the Ascension, Fatima Day - Mothers Day

Sunday Masses as usual 9am English in the Shrine Church and 10am Polish in the Old Monastery.

 

Why not spend the day with our Heavenly Mother?

 

Programme for Fatima Day

9.30am Confession

10am Exposition and Rosary

11am Mass Main celebrant - Most Rev. Peter Ingham, 

Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Wollongong

12.30pm Lunch (BYO)

1.30pm Procession to the Grotto

2 pm Devotions at the Grotto

3pm Conclusion

 

Saturday 19 May: Pentecost Vigil:  Mass at 6pm followed by light supper (BYO) in the marquee (tea and coffee provided), a battery torchlight Rosary procession to the Grotto, return to the church for adoration, prayers until 10pm.

 

Sunday 20 May: Pentecost Sunday : Sunday Masses as usual

 

Thursday 24 May: Our Lady Help of Christians - 11am Mass - The anniversary of the dedication of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mercy at “Penrose Park”

 

 

Novena to St Anthony of Padua: If you would like to include your prayers during the Novena to St Anthony from 5 to 13 June, please fill in the slip and return it to the Pauline Fathers or Brothers. St Anthony’s feast day June 13.

 

notices 4th March 2018

by damian

Working Bee - many hands make light work!!!

There will be a working bee on Saturday 24 March from 8am to prepare the Shrine and grounds for the Passion Play on Good Friday and Easter. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 8am followed by allocation of jobs that need doing. Please bring along gloves, hats, brooms, rakes, etc. Everyone is welcome and we will find a job that is suitable for you. For more information please speak to Fr Damian.   

In anticipation of your assistance, may God bless you for your generosity .

 

For your Diary: 

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. 

 

3pm: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

 

Change of the Mass time for First Saturdays

by damian

Change of Mass Times:

Please note that from February 3rd Mass in English on this and subsequent first Saturdays will be at 11am followed by the First Saturday devotions.

Our Lady said on July 13, 1917: ”God wishes to establish in the world devotion to Her Immaculate Heart and that She would come to ask for the communion of reparation on the first Saturdays….”

 

What do you have to do?

The devotion of First Saturdays, as requested by Our Lady of Fatima, carries with it the assurance of salvation. However, to derive profit from such a great promise of Our Lady, the devotion must be properly understood and duly performed. The requirements as stipulated by Our Lady are as follows:

confession,

communion,

five decades of the rosary,

meditation on one or more of the mysteries of the rosary for fifteen minutes, to do all these things in the spirit of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

to observe all these practices on the first Saturday of five consecutive months.

 

When Lucia asked why do we need to celebrate the five first Saturdays?

Our Lord answered: 

 

My daughter, the motive is simple, there are five kinds of offences and blasphemies uttered against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

1. blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception;

2. blasphemies against her virginity;

3. blasphemies against her Divine Maternity;

4. blasphemies of those who openly seek to foster in the hearts of children indifference or even hatred for this Immaculate Mother;

5. offences of those who directly outrage her in her holy images.

 

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

by michael

“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

To register check out our website: https://comeandseepenrosepark.wordpress.com

Theme for 2017: “Do whatever He tells you.” – Jn 2:4
With these words of Our Lady we want to listen to Jesus and grow in love for Him. Our Shrine, as a place stored with grace, gives a great opportunity to meet Jesus in the sacraments of the Church and in our neighbour under the mantle of our Beloved Mother. We will ask Her, our Teacher in the Spirit, to lead us in adoration, prayer, praise and worship of the One, who is Lord of lords and King of kings – her Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

Saturday, 4 November

1-3pm Arrival and Registration (Sign up for an hour or more of Adoration and praise through the night)
Time to set tents up - if you brought one or to help others
3-4pm Adoration
4-5.30pm   Session 1: Praise, Talk and Testimonies
5.30pm Evening Prayer
6pm Dinner
7.30pm Session 2: Praise and Talk
10pm – 8am Adoration through the whole night


Sunday, 5 November

3am Hour of Divine Mercy
7am Morning Prayer and St Michael’s Chaplet
8-10am Breakfast
10am Rosary
11am Holy Mass
1pm Conclusion


This presents only the main features of the weekend. There will be time for silent adoration, four mysteries of the Rosary, reconciliation and other prayers in between the main schedule.

Notices for the 22nd of October 2017

by damian

Catholic Mission Sunday

This year, Catholic Mission’s World Mission Appeal is inspired by Pope Francis’ World Mission Message, which reminds us all that… mission is at the heart of our faith.

In this appeal, we invite you to reach out through financial gifts and prayers to support the work of Sister Mary Hoaian and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart, located in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The Sisters work tirelessly to combat malnutrition, as well as providing clean drinking water and accessible health and education services for the forgotten farming families in the nation’s remote coastal communities.

 

 

October - Month of the Rosary

Prayer to the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

Queen of the most holy Rosary, in these times of such brazen impiety, manifest your power with the signs of your ancient victories, and from your throne, where you dispense pardon and graces, mercifully regard the Church of your Son, His Vicar on earth, and every order of clergy and laity, who are sore oppressed in the mighty conflict. You, who are the powerful vanquisher of all heresies, hasten the hour of mercy, even though the hour of God's justice is every day provoked by the countless sins of men. For me who am the least of men, kneeling before you in supplication, obtain the grace I need to live righteously upon earth and to reign among the just in heaven, and while in company with all faithful Christians throughout the world, I salute you and acclaim you as Queen of the most holy Rosary.

Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us!

 

 

Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families 

 

The Month of Prayer and Fasting is intended to be held in parishes across Australia during October 2017. Parishes are encouraged to celebrate Mass, pray the Rosary and undertake Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during this time with the special intention of marriages and families in mind.

 

Dear Friends The Pauline Fathers...

by michael

Dear Friends
The Pauline Fathers and Brothers welcome today the new chapel build by the Sri Lankan Community under the title of Our Lady of Madhu.
May many blessings and graces be granted by God through Our Lady's intercession.
Thank you to all
Fr. Damian

 
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Many blessings upon everyone who...

by michael

Many blessings upon everyone who participated in the Corpus Christi Procession. Big thank you to decorators, musicians, altar servers and Brothers. May Our Lord Jesus Christ who stayed with us in the Most Blessed Sacrament be your very reward. God bless.
Fr. D.

 
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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.