Biuletyn / Bulletin – 25-ego maja 2014 roku / May 25, 2014

Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5
Tel.: (902) 564-4847
Witamy wszystkich! Welcome to all!
We are pleased to share our faith and rich traditions with the whole community.
Celebrating 100 years of faith and service (1913-2013)

PROBOSZCZ/PASTOR:  Father Paul Murphy 564-4355

MSZY/MASSES: Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. followed by Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa. Praying of the Rosary begins prior to Mass at approximately 3:35 p.m.

SPOWIEDŹ:  Godzina do uzgodnienia z księdzem.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Anytime upon request to the priest.

SAKRAMENT CHRZTU ŚWIĘTEGO:  Prosimy o kontakt z księdzem conajmniej na 1 miesiąc przed planowaną datę.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Please contact the priest at least one month in advance.

SAKRAMENT MAŁZEŃSTWA:   Zapowiedzi powinny być ogłoszone conajmniej na 6 miesięcy przed planowaną datę.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY: Intentions must be announced at least six months in advance.


Szósta Niedziela Wielkanocna / Sixth Sunday of Easter

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Jim Leonard offered by the Kyte family. Eternal rest grant onto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

The Vigil Candle this week is for a special intention from Aggie Stephenson.  

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Steve Melnick, Michael Melski



Wednesday, May 28, 4:00 p.m. Mass followed by Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa. Praying of the Rosary prior to Mass beginning at approximately 3:35 p.m. The Mass intention is for Jennie Melski offered by Gerald Baker. Lector: Jancia LaRusic

Sunday, June 1, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Helen Glasgow offered by Suzanne Campbell & family.  
Lectors:  Jola Cebula, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: Caleigh, James                                      
Ushers: Toni LaRusic, Larry Gniewek
Greeters: Mary [Micka] DiPenta, Teresa Fagan
Altar Society volunteers for June: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker, Marilyn Gillis, Marjorie Ardelli                 

Collection receipts for Sunday, May 18:  $667.25 (broken down as follows: $553.00 weekly contribution, $39.00 candles, $48.25 loose, $25.00 Building fund. Thank you very much for your generous support of St. Mary’s Polish Parish. Dziękujemy serdecznie!

MASS CARDS/VIGIL CANDLE: Contact Tom Urbaniak (563-1226)

IN MEMORIAM DONATION: To make an In Memoriam donation, please pick up one of the IMO cards/St. Mary’s Polish Church envelopes at the back or speak with Shauna McKay. These will be acknowledged in the bulletin. We also welcome donations to the Building Fund, as we continue with improvements and repairs.

“IMIENINY” (NAME DAYS) FOR THE COMING WEEK. Help to maintain a longstanding Polish Catholic tradition by acknowledging relatives, friends, and colleagues who are celebrating their “name day,” corresponding with the feast day of a saint of the same name.  Where there is more than one saint of the same name who has been assigned a day, your “name day” is the one closest to your birthday. It is customary in the Polish tradition to acknowledge the name day of a relative or friend:
May 25: Grzegorz, Imisława, Maria Magdalena
May 26: Filip, Marianna, Paulina, Ewelina, Więcemił
May 27: Jan, Juliusz, Lucjan, Magdalena, Radowit
May 28: Augustyn, Jaromir, Wiktor, Wrocimir
May 29: Bogusława, Maksymilian, Maria, Magdalena, Teodor, Urszula
May 30: Feliks, Joanna
May 31: Aniela, Bożysława, Teodor



LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY: Everyone is welcome. Responsible for June lunch are: Linda Morykot, Mike Morykot, Joan Mosher, Florence Paruch, Patricia Paruch, Stella Paruch,  Rose and Albert Oursen, Christa Porter, Mary Pierrynowski, Edmund and Maria Rudiuk, Lynette Ryba, Peggy Ryba, Steve Sokolowski, Catherine and Herb Tucker, Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Nellie Tynski

FOOD BANK ITEMS: If you can, please bring a non-perishable food bank item next Sunday. Thank you!

The St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society meets this evening at 7 p.m.

LEARNING POLISH WHILE PLANTING OUR COMMUNITY FOOD GARDEN. We will soon be hosting a fun Saturday workshop to plant our parish ogrodek (food garden) while learning some Polish terms and phrases. Date and times will be announced next week, and we hope you can join us.

COMMITTEES: Candidates for committees are being invited: Finance; Property (to check on the property from time to time and to do minor repairs); Liturgical (to help plan special liturgical celebrations); Altar Society; Hospitality; Greeters; Ushers. If you would like to serve, or would like more information, please contact Tom Urbaniak by May 31 (563-1226;

NEW ROOF: The formal campaign for the new roof will be launched shortly, and we welcome ideas or initiatives for creative fund-raisers that will strengthen us as a faith community and promote our cultural heritage at the same time as raising the necessary funds.

CAPE BRETON POLISH TARTAN: We have sufficient orders to support more than the minimum order of 30 metres of Cape Breton Polish tartan fabric – and we are happily taking more orders. Thank you! For those who filled out forms, please kindly give your payment to Shauna McKay (payment can also be mailed to the church), or please speak with Shauna if you would like a reminder of what you ordered ( In Shauna’s absence today, Tom Urbaniak can take your orders. Cheques should be made out to “St. Mary’s Polish Parish.” Profits from the sale of merchandise with the Cape Breton Polish Tartan will support parish community service projects, will help send some of our youth to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day in 2016, and will help with the upkeep of our beautiful, historic church.

POLSKI PIĄTEK [POLISH FRIDAY]: We will be holding an informal after-work gathering at the Polish Village Hall, downstairs, on Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m. There will be a chance to learn and practice some basic words or phrases in Polish (like how to order something). It will also serve as an end-of-course get-together for those who took our spring Polish classes. Everyone is welcome!

June 1: Marilyn Gillis
June 8: Suzanne Campbell
June 15: Janet Hawthorne
June 22: Frank Starzomski
June 29: Marilyn Gillis

June 1: Jola Cebula, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
June 8: Anne Marie Campbell, Anna Wesolkowska
June 15: Edyta Baczyk, Tony Melski
June 22: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Tom Urbaniak
June 29: Stephanie Black, Edmund Rudiuk

June 1: Toni LaRusic, Larry Gniewek
June 8: Bernie LaRusic, Joe Gillis
June 15: Robert Melski Sr., Michael Melski
June 22: Wilf Ingram, Steve Melnick
June 29: Larry Gniewek, Robert Melski Jr.

For greeters’ schedules, please the bulletin board at the back or please speak with Marjorie Ardelli or Carolyn Kiley. For altar servers’ schedules, please see the bulletin at the back or please speak with Krista Ann Starzomski.
Thank you all for your service! Dziekujemy i Bog zaplac!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: The inter-faith Habitat for Humanity group will hold its next meeting at our church on Tuesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. We are planning an event to take place during the Pier Multicultural Festival in August that will allow people to visit and learn more about our sacred places (while raising money for Habitat and the sacred places) and a fund-raising board game called “The Pier.” Again, profits would support both Habitat and the sacred places. If you would like to be part of these efforts in any way, please speak with Tom Urbaniak.

MAY IS THE MONTH OF MARY: The month of May is the "month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady," and it is the occasion for a "moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world [pay] to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God's mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance" (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no. 1; see also

PRAYING FOR PEACE ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF MONTECASSINO: “Every soldier’s grave is a cry for peace, a pleading for forgiveness and reconciliation,” said Bishop Jozef Guzdek last Sunday in a Polish Mass broadcast on all the major Polish stations. This was to mark the 70th anniversary of the final battle of Montecassino, in which Allied forces, led on that occasion by Poles but including Canadians, won a key victory and opened the road to Rome.

Pierscapes Annual Italian Buffet will be held on May 30 at 6PM at the Polish Village Hall. Tel.: 567-1492

Stone Church Restoration Society Concert & Silent Auction featuring John & Patti Fukala with special guests Richard Poulette, Darren Stevens and John MacDonald. June 1 at 7PM at the South Bar Fire Hall. Tea, coffee & dessert served. Tickets: $10ea. at Pharmasave locations or call 539-1283.


PRZEZ POKOLENIA: Prayers and Customs of St. Mary’s Polish Church: $10.00 (563-1226)

GIFT CERTIFICATES – POLISH VILLAGE HALL.  Please speak with Bernie LaRusic. Since the renovations, the hall is seeing increasing traffic as a comfortable, modern, versatile space for events large and small.

THE RENOVATED AND REFURBISHED POLISH VILLAGE HALL is a comfortable, well appointed, modernized venue for events large and small. Please consider renting the hall for your events. Please call 564-8494.


Wishing you a blessed week! Bóg zapłać!


Entrance: Otrzyjcie już łzy płaczący [Wipe Away All Tears] -- #93 in the coil-bound hymnal
Offertory: Wyslawiajmy Chrysta Pana [Let Us Praise Christ the Lord] – not in hymnal – please see bulletin insert
Communion: W sakramencie utajony [Hidden in the Sacrament] – not in hymnal
Post-Communion: Chwalcie laki umajone [Praise the May Meadows]-- #166
Closing Hymn: Zwycięzca śmierci, piekła i szatana [Victor Over Death and Satan] -- #100