Biuletyn / Bulletin – 14-ego września 2014 roku / September 14, 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.


Dwudziesta Czwarta Niedziela Zwykła / Twenty- Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Fred Lachowicz offered by Marjorie Ardelli & Paul MacKinnon. 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 George M. Baker offered by Jean Annette & Richard White.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Michael Melski, Larry Gniewek



Wednesday, September 17, 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. Mass intention to be mentioned during the pre-Mass announcements Sun., Sept. 14.

Sunday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Stella Ryba Granville offered by Frania & family.
Lectors: Teresa Fagan, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Brianna, James
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Joe Gillis
Greeters: Mary [Micka] DiPenta, Teresa Fagan
Altar Society volunteers for September: Peggy Ryba, Ursula Melski, Lynette Ryba, Catherine and Herb Tucker                                    

Collection receipts for Sunday, September 7:  $1388.00 (broken down as follows: $700.00 weekly, $195.00 monthly, $30.00 candles, $85.00 loose, $455.00 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:
September 14: Bernard, Cyprian, Roksana,  Szymon
September 15: Maria, Nikodem
September 16: Cyprian, Edyta, Eugenia, Franciszek, Kamila, Lucja, Łucja, Wiktor
September 17: Franciszek, Justyn, Justyna, Teodora
September 18: Irena, Józef, Stefania
September 19: Konstancja, Teodor, Więcemi
September 20: Agnieszka, Barbara, Dionizy, Eustachiusz, Eustachy, Fausta, Faustyna, Filipina, Irena, Klemens, Mieczysława, Miłowuj, Oleg, Perpetua, Protazy
September 21: Bożeciech, Bożydar, Jonasz, Laurenty, Mateusz, Mira



Thank you for your food bank contributions last week! These have been delivered to Loaves and Fishes

TICKETS FOR OUR OCTOBER 4th AUCTION ($10 EACH) ARE AVAILABLE. If you would like to sell some tickets to friends and colleagues, please speak with Shauna McKay.

FEAST OF THE HOLY NAME OF MARY – September 12: This feast was instituted in 1683 by Pope Innocent XI on the recommendation of the Polish king, John III Sobieski. Zdrowaś Maryjo, łaski pełna, Pan z Tobą, błogosławionaś Ty między niewiastami i błogosławiony owoc żywota Twojego, Jezus. Święta Maryjo, Matko Boża, módl się za nami grzesznymi teraz i w godzinę śmierci naszej.  Amen.

14 września / September 14: Uroczystość Podwyższenie Krzyża Świętego / Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: This is a special feast day for Roman Catholic, Eastern rite and Orthodox churches alike. Its meaning is captured well in the following quote: "How splendid the cross of Christ! It brings life, not death; light, not darkness; Paradise, not its loss. It is the wood on which the Lord, like a great warrior, was wounded in hands and feet and side, but healed thereby our wounds. A tree has destroyed us, a tree now brought us life"
-Theodore of Stoudios

IMO Michael Ardelli from Shirley, Marjorie, and Carolyn Ardelli
IMO Michael Hawrylak s from Peter and Aggie Stephenson; Mary Pierrynowski
IMO Carole MacAulay from Michael and Ursula Melski
IMO Cecilia and Stan Jockemeck from daughters Lena and Frances

SPONSORING BUNDLES OF SHINGLES FOR THE ROOF: Please see the letter in today’s bulletin. Sponsors will be recognized on a plaque (including “in memory of “contributions). Dziękujemy za poparcie!

NATIONAL BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY – September 21: We invite everyone to reach out to relatives and friends. St. Mary’s Polish Parish is committed to being a caring, supportive community of faith, welcoming to everyone.

CATECHETICAL SUNDAY – September 21: “The Catechists you meet in your parish have answered an interior call to ministry. They have put their gifts and talents in the service of the Parish to help it carry out its mission of passing on the faith. They assist young and old alike to learn about their Catholic faith and deepen their relationship with God.” Note from Emmaus Centre (more in next week’s bulletin).

WORKING WITH OTHER FAITH COMMUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – WHITNEY PIER PROJECT:  Next meeting of the inter-faith group to support the Pier Habitat for Humanity Project will be in our church on Tuesday, September 16, at 5 p.m. We will be continuing work on the educational board game called "The Pier."  Half of the proceeds will support the Habitat project and the other half the participating faith communities.

OCTOBER 4th – FUNDRAISING AUCTION FOR OUR NEW ROOF: Thank you to everyone who has been reaching out for items to donate to our “Raise the Roof Auction”. Please bring items that you have collected (along with the names of donors and value of the items) to church next Sunday. Thank you kindly! We encourage fellow parishioners to continue to reach out to local businesses.

2014 POLISH FESTIVAL: Sunday, October 19, starting at 3 p.m. – indoors, using the Polish Village Hall plus tours of the church, and having various indoor stations, performances, and food selections, some of which will be related to the traditional Polish “Dozynki” (giving thanks for the harvest).

LEARNING POLISH IN A FUN, RECREATIONAL SETTING (beginner level) will start the week of October 19 (after the Polish Festival) for six weeks and will feature, among other things, activities related to preparing for Christmas. Edyta Baczyk will again be our teacher. We are seeking feedback from people interested in participating about whether they would prefer Saturday afternoons or weeknights.

PROPERTY COMMITTEE CHAIR – Jim Campbell. If you notice any repair/upkeep issues, please feel free to contact Jim at 565-8924 (cell) or 562-5837 (home).

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: Maryjo Matko [Mary, Mother] – please see the back of the bulletin insert
Offertory: Pobłogosław, Jezu drogi [Bless Us, Dear Jesus] – #145 in the coil-bound hymnal
Communion: Bądźże pozdrowiona [Mary, Be Honoured] – #102
Post-Communion: Marii chwałę śpiewać będziem [I Will Sing the Praises of Mary] – not in hymnal
Closing: Na wszystkich drogach życia (On All The Roads of Life) – #268


Wrzesień/September 2014

Szanowni Państwo / Dear Friends:

St. Mary’s Polish Parish is in the middle of a major fund-raising campaign so that we can complete a much-needed new roof in the very near future. Total costs will be approximately $40,000.

We are proud to be stewards not only of a beautiful historic landmark (a protected heritage property, with a rare designation from the Province of Nova Scotia) but a vibrant and welcoming place of faith with a special sense of community and distinctive customs that we are blessed to share with everyone.

As one of our fund-raising efforts, we are inviting parishioners and friends of the parish to sponsor bundles of shingles at $25 per bundle. If you wish, you can sponsor the bundles in memory of a loved one.  Names of sponsors (and IMO names, if applicable) will be listed on a permanent plaque in the church.

Please feel free to use the Roof Fund envelopes, which can be deposited into the Sunday collection or mailed to the parish. Charitable tax receipts will be provided (at the same time as general collection tax receipts, in February or early March).

Thank you kindly for any support you can give to this important collective effort. May God bless you and your families.

Bóg zapłać!           ------ Rada Duszpasterska (Parish Council) of St. Mary’s Polish Church



YOUR ADDRESS (if you require a tax receipt mailed to you): _________________________________________________________________________

Total amount enclosed [$25 per bundle]: _______

If you would like one or more of the bundles you are sponsoring to be sponsored in someone’s memory, please indicate name(s) below: