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.


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.