When the Jubilee of Mercy began with the opening of special doors, Pope Francis asked that the ceremony occur in every church in the world as a sign of welcome and inclusion everywhere.
We … entrust the life of the Church, all humanity, and the entire cosmos to the Lordship of Christ, asking him to pour out his mercy upon us like the morning dew, so that everyone may work together to build a brighter future. How much I desire that this year will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God! May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the Kingdom of God is already present in our midst! (Pope Francis: The Face of Mercy #5)
At Ta Pinu Shrine, All Nations marian Centre, a special Chapel of Mercy was inaugurated on the 12th December 2015 and the Door of Mercy” is expected to be entered by every pilgrim who come on a pilgrimage to the shrine specially during Lent.
A significant characteristic of a Jubilee year is ‘pilgrimage’.
Some people are able to make a pilgrimage to Rome, others to Israel.
What pilgrimage can you make in your own area?
The faithfuls of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and all around the world have been invited to plan a day of pilgrimage at a Shrine or /and other retreat and spirituality centres. We invite you to ‘come and experience God’s love and mercy’ at Our Lady Ta Pinu Shrine.
During lent, many pilgrims will be ‘Walking with Mary along the Calvary” – taking a prayer walk along our unique Way of the Cross which stretch along the hillside. Prayer Booklets are available at the church to help you on this journey.
Between Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of March 2017, We also invite you to join us on a very special Lenten experience – to come and spend 24 Hrs with our Merciful Lord.
This lenten experience will start at 5.00p.m on Saturday 25th March. A group of young adults coming from the Holy Eucharist Parish will be at the Shrine for a night vigil> Solemn(twilight)Mass of The Annunciation of the Lord will be celebrated at 8.00p.m at the Majestic Cross overseeing the freeway and Adoration to continue w throughout the
night with hourly prayers, guided reflections and contemplative prayers, “The Walk the Rosary”, a traditional prayer devotion in an engaging and creative way! will be available for meditation or quiet prayer.
The next day will start with a Walk with Jesus and mary along the Calvary at 6.00 a.m followed morning mass at 8.00 a.m ,with Silent Adoration and Walk the Rosary activity throughout the day