Every Good Friday, the Shrine organises a re-enactment of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. It is very well done with countless actors. It is a major event in the life of the Shrine, drawing about 7000 people each year. The Liturgy of Good Friday is celebrated at the Shrine after the play in the Church of the Shrine. The Play offers a great way to spend the Good Friday Public Holiday, with confessions in the morning, the Passion Play, the Liturgy and a wonderful site for a meat-less BBQ with the family. (Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence from meat, there's a challenge for you)

Good Friday Timetable

The Re-enactment of the Lord’s Passion (Passion Play) to meditate on the suffering of Our Lord on His way to Calvary will commence at the entrance gate at 11am, the gates to the property will be closed and locked at 10.30am.


Please arrive early for parking, which will be supervised by the Rural Fire Service - please prepare a gold coin donation for parking towards the fire brigade.


Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3pm in the Shrine Church, which includes the Liturgy of the Word, Adoration of the Holy Cross and Holy  Communion.

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.