Fatima Day in July (13th July 2021) will be celebrated in the Shrine church. As per the NSW Government’s guidelines we still are bound by the 1 per 2 square metre capacity limit which means we can only have 300 pilgrims inside the church. For that reason, bookings are essential.

If you intend to come, please register via email only: penrosepark@osppe.org.au by emailing your first and last name, first and last name of everyone coming with you and a contact phone number per every household (We are directed to collect your details for contact tracing purposes by the NSW Government’s Public Health (COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions) Order (No 2) 2021).

The celebrations will include – 10am - exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 11am – Solemn Mass followed by the devotions

We will monitor the interest from the pilgrims and if there will be an exceeding number, we will organise a second celebration which will include – 1pm Solemn Mass followed by devotions.

The decision was made to make sure that the cold weather will not get in the way of the fruitful celebration of the day of Our Lady and the wellbeing and comfort of our pilgrims.

May God bless you abundantly.

Important Notice

We would like to emphasize that the Shrine and the Pauline Fathers promote the Catholic doctrine regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary, hence we do not endorse any “private apparitions” not approved by the Holy See.

    • No goods or religious objects or literature may be given or sold at "Penrose Park" without the express written permission of the Pauline Fathers.
    • We continue to ask you not to look at the sun as this causes eye-damage and confusion among the faithful.
    • Due to the high cost of the waste disposal we would like to ask you, if it is possible, to take your rubish with you. Thank you.

Farima Day Procession

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.