Notices for the 8th October 2017

by damian

A Night of Prayer and Praise for Young Adults

4-5 November 2017  (15-35 year olds, those under 18 need to nominate a guardian and have parental permission)




Registrations from 1 - 3pm Saturday 4 November

Cost: $30 includes Dinner and Breakfast

Adoration through the night or bring your own tent - if you wish

Concludes with 11am Mass on Sunday 5 November


More details on our Facebook page: 

Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy - Penrose Park



October - Month of the Rosary

The month of October is an even greater reminder of the requests given by Our Lady in several apparitions, like Fatima (Portugal), Lourdes and La Salette (France),  Knock (Ireland) and many others, to pray the Rosary.

The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, which gradually took form in the second millennium under the guidance of the Spirit of God, is a prayer loved by countless Saints and encouraged by the Magisterium. Simple yet profound, it still remains, at the dawn of this third millennium, a prayer of great significance, destined to bring forth a harvest of holiness. It blends easily into the spiritual journey of the Christian life, which, after two thousand years, has lost none of the freshness of its beginnings and feels drawn by the Spirit of God to “set out into the deep” (duc in altum!) in order once more to proclaim, and even cry out, before the world that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour, “the way, and the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6), “the goal of human history and the point on which the desires of history and civilization turn”.

The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. In the sobriety of its elements, it has all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety, of which it can be said to be a compendium. It is an echo of the prayer of Mary, her perennial Magnificat for the work of the redemptive Incarnation which began in her virginal womb. With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love. Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer.


Month of Prayer & Fasting for Marriage & Families

Today and throughout this week we pray for all marriages and families in Australia.

Prayer for Sunday 8th October

Heavenly Father, grant healing to all families in distress, especially those burdened with strained relationships. Draw close to all families who have experienced violence, upheaval, illness or division: May all who have been wounded find ready comfort and healing.

Australian Catholic Marriage & Family Council
A Council of the Catholic Bishops Conference

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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.