Notices for the 5th November 2017

by damian

November - Month of the Holy Souls

During November we pray for all who have died and ask God that they may be given a share in the victory of the risen Christ, the Conqueror of death. If you would like to include your Loved Ones please fill in the slip and return to the Pauline Fathers and Brothers.


Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Fatima Day - Monday November 13

Main Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Richard Green, osppe 

Parish Priest Moss Vale and Provincial Vicar 


10am Exposition and Rosary; 11am Holy Mass; 1.30pm Procession to the Grotto

3pm Conclusion


Leaving a Gift in your Will

Think about it…

Everyone knows that the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy is a place filled with grace. Everyday many pilgrims come to immerse themselves into the presence of God and to experience Our Lady’s maternal care. They come to our Shrine to implore God through her intercession on behalf of their loved ones or to pray for themselves. However, our Shrine is not only a place of prayer but also of cultural diversity which fosters unity and peace. 

If you wish that the mission of this Shrine should continue, why not consider to leave a gift in you Will. By leaving that gift to the Shrine in you Will you will leave a legacy of faith – a legacy to help ensure that the mission and pastoral outreach of this holy place, that has been important to you, continue, both for today’s needs and for those of your children, grandchildren and beyond.


Appropriate Wording


It is important the correct clauses and terminology are used in your Will. Suggested wording is shown below:

“I give to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, operating under the legal name “Trustees of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers” in the State of New South Wales for its general purposes, the sum of $.........OR ……… percent of my estate OR the property at …… (OR other specific items), free of all duties, taxes and other deductions of whatever kind. I declare that the receipt of the Rector of the Shrine, or other designated officer, of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, Penrose Park shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees."


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.