Biuletyn / Bulletin – 9-ego listopada 2014 roku / November 9, 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.


Trzydziesta Druga Niedziela zwykła / Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Julia Nowak offered by Jancia and Bernie LaRusic. Eternal rest grant onto her O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Jej dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Jej świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Bóg jest we wnętrzu swojego Kościoła [God dwells within his church.] Pronunciation: Boog /yest / ve / vn-en-choo / sv-o-yego / ko-sh-ch-o-wa

The Vigil Candle this week is for George M. Baker offered by Gerald Baker

Eucharistic Minister for today: Frank Starzomski

Ushers for collection today: Robert Melski Sr., Larry Gniewek



Wednesday, November 12, 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 will be for Dorothy Rozeluk – praying for health and a successful operation offered by Jancia LaRusic.

Sunday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Fred Glasgow offered by Anne Marie and Jimmie Campbell.
Lectors: Anne Marie Campbell, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                     
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: Carolyn Kiley, Marjorie Ardelli
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Michael Melski
Greeters: Mary [Micka] DiPenta, Teresa Fagan
Altar Society volunteers for November: Anne Marie Campbell, Jimmie Campbell, Marilyn Gillis, Joe Gillis                                 

Collection receipts for Sunday, November 2:  $2827.90 (broken down as follows: $475.00 weekly, $430.00 monthly, $53.10 candles, $30.80 loose, $50.00 fuel, $80.00 Building fund, $1739.80 roof 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:
November 10: Andrzej, Lena, Leon, Ludomir, Stefan
November 11: Anastazja, Bartłomiej, Maciej, Marcin, Spycisław, Teodor
November 12: Jonasz, Krystyn, Marcin, Renata, Witold
November 13: Arkadiusz, Eugeniusz, Jan, Mikołaj, Stanisław
November 14: Aga, Agata, Damian, Elżbieta, Emil, Emiliusz, Józef, Judyta, Ścibor, Ścibora, Wszerad
November 15: Albert, Alfons, Artur, Gurias, Idalia, Józef, Leopold, Leopoldyna, Przybygniew, Roger
November 16: Edmund, Marek, Maria, Niedamir, Otomar, Paweł, Piotr



CATECHISM AND POLISH CULTURAL CLASS, for school-age children, led by Krista Ann Starzomski, downstairs after Mass.

CEMETERY VISITS AND BLESSINGS THIS AFTERNOON (rescheduled from last Sunday due to weather) as follows:
Resurrection Cemetery – 1 p.m.
Forest Haven – 2 p.m.
New Calvary – 3 p.m.
Old Calvary – 3:30 p.m

Thank you for the non-perishable food contributions last Sunday. The items have been delivered to Loaves and Fishes.

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS! May God bless you. We pray for the deceased veterans of St. Mary’s Polish Parish. In tribute to them the following is the refrain from Czerwone Maki na Monte Cassino – literally Red Poppies on Monte Cassino – by Feliks Konarski, which is almost like a Polish version of In Flanders Fields:
Czerwone maki na Monte Cassino
Zamiast rosy piły polską krew...
Po tych makach szedł żołnierz i ginął,
Lecz od śmierci silniejszy był gniew!
Przejdą lata i wieki przeminą,
Pozostaną ślady dawnych dni!..
I tylko maki na Monte Cassino
Czerwieńsze będą, bo z polskiej wzrosną krwi


Wladislaus Ardelli
Jozef Azarkiewicz
Jozef Blazej
Antoni Baryluk
Peter Cholock
Sam Cholock
Bomel Chermak
Tomasz Chmiel
Edmund Durkacz
Stanislaus Durkacz
Franciszek Dobrucki
Jozef Dobrucki
Wladyslaw Dziubek
Alexander Kiec
Ted Kiech
Martin Janega
Jozef Krszywda
Franciszek Kokocki
Wladyslaw Kokocki
Dominik Gniewek
Jozek Krasowski
John Mayich
Stanley Mayich
Frank Markotich
William Mroz
Anna Mroz
Jennie Melski
Jozef Melski
Stan Melski
Edward Melski
Karl Nowak
Jan Paruch
Michal Paruch
Michal Paruch – RCAF
Wladyslaw Romanowicz
Piotr Romanowicz
Michal Romanowicz
Roman Siwak
Antoni Siwak
Elzbieta Siwak
Michal Rizok
Jan Tynski
Antoni Tynski
Piotr Tynski
Frank Malinowski
Jozef Malinowski
Jozef Zak
Jan Wludyka
Stella Ardelli
Ed Krszywda
Michal Ostrinski
Jozef Zagorski
Matthew Janega
Alex Sobol
John Hanko
Stanislaus Paruch
Cecilia Mroz
Kazimierz Pieczynski
Michal Marusiak
Jozef Ryba
Gerald Travis
Henry Poswiata

Wieczny odpoczynek racz im dac Panie a swiatlo wiekuista niechaj im swieci na wieki wiekow Amen.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Please leave your filled shoeboxes at the back of the church. Thank you for your participation! If you have any questions, please speak with Suzanne Campbell (270-2859). There is still time to participate. There are some additional shoeboxes (and instruction pamphlets) at the back of the church, or if these run out please feel free to use regular shoeboxes. Thank you!

ROOF: The work continues, as does our fund-raising shingle campaign! We are very grateful for sponsorships of bundles of shingles ($25 per bundle), which can be in memory of loved ones. There are envelopes at the back of the church.  Thanks as well for reaching out to friends of the parish.

Please note that we are still fund-raising for the roof, and shingle sponsorships ($25 per bundle – which can be in memory of a loved one) -- are deeply appreciated.

PIEROGI SALE: Dates for pierogi making to be announced next week, with proceeds to the new roof. We will have a general invitation for volunteers and also an invitation to sponsor the purchase of an ingredient if you’re not able to assist on site. Thank you very much!

QUILT RAFFLE FOR OUR PARISH: A big thank you to Patsy Kiley for making the beautiful quilt. Tickets are at the back of the church ($1 each).

OUR NEXT POLSKI PIATEK – coinciding with Andrzejki (traditional feast day of St. Andrew) will be on Friday, November 28, at 6 p.m. at the Polish Village Hall. There is no charge. There will be a special presentation of a momento signed by the late Janusz Zurakowski, the famous Polish Canadian aviator who was the chief test pilot for the Avro Arrow.  He would have turned 100 this year.

Special visit to our church of Swiety Mikolaj (St. Nicholas) on Sunday, December 7 – more details to follow.

SWIĘTO NIEPODLEGŁOŚCI – NOVEMBER 11 -- A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND HOPE: November 11th – the day of the armistice ending World War I in 1918 -- is also the day when Poland became an independent country again after a long period of occupation. Some of the ancestors of our parishioners were involved in that struggle. As such, for people of Polish heritage, November 11th is a holiday of both remembrance and hope. For the 123 years preceding 1918, Poland had been partitioned between Russia, Austria-Hungary, and Germany/Prussia. Between 1918 and 1939, Poland maintained its independence. However, the beginning of World War II on September 1, 1939, saw the country invaded first by Germany and then by the Soviet Union. The first Chief of State of the post-1918 independent Poland was the legendary Józef Piłsudski. For many years his portrait graced our very own Polish Village Hall.   This old portrait was found during the recent renovations and is once again displayed in the hall (in the downstairs exhibit area).

Invitation: POLISH CONSULTATE’S RECEPTION FOR POLISH INDEPENDENCE DAY, INCLUDING SCREENING OF THE AWARD-WINNING FILM KATYN: University of King’s College, Alumni Hall, 3050 Cobourg Rd., Halifax, RSVP: : 902-219-0408.

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!


Words to our opening hymn today: Maryjo, Królowo Polski, Maryjo, Królowo Polski, jestem przy Tobie, pamiętam o Tobie. I czuwam na każdy czas. 2. Maryjo, jesteśmy młodzi, Maryjo, jesteśmy młodzi, Już dzisiaj zależy od Polskiej młodzieży następne tysiąc lat. 3. Maryjo, Królowo nasza, Maryjo, Królowo nasza, Ciebie prosimy uświęcaj rodzin Uświęcaj każdego z nas.


Entrance: Maryjo, Królowo Polski [Mary, Queen of Poland] – please see words on page 3 of the bulletin
Offertory: Nie Opuszczaj Nas [Forsake Us Not] -- #143
Communion: Któż by nie ukochał Cię [Who Would Not Love The Lord] – not in hymnnal
Post-Communion: Dawna Polski Tyś Królową [Over the Centuries, Queen of Poland] -- #199
Closing: [in honour of Tuesday’s Polish Independence Day] -- Boże, Coś Polskę [God Save Poland] -- #242


St. Mary’s Polish Parish Roof Shingle Campaign

DRAFT INTERIM LIST – Please verify and report any errors by email if possible ( or or voice mail (902-563-1226). Please note that the plaque will not be produced until the end of the year to allow more time for donations. We are still actively fund-raising for the roof and welcoming sponsors of bundles of shingles ($25 per bundle), and an updated interim list will be distributed in early December. Any support will be gratefully appreciated!

Nora DeMarco 
Peter and Aggie Stephenson  Stefan and Maria Woblewski
Peter and Annie Stephenson
Pauline Stephenson
Julia Bennett Leo Bennett
Patsy Kiley
Michael and Ursula Melski Antoni and Maria Melski
Simon and Myrna Gillis
Kay MacDonald Dennis and Theodore Bartkow
Rita MacDonald 
Walter Wojick
Steve Melnick                                             Irene Melnick
Anna Wesolkowska
James Roderick and Sophie O’Toole
Amelda MacKinnon-Kelly The Lachowicz Family
Joseph Black The Ardelli Family
Helen MacNeil Michael Lachowicz
Shirley Ann Ardelli Michael Patrick Ardelli
Fred and Janet Hawthorne Olga LaSharite
Theresa MacQueen
Stephen Sokolowski
Fred and Janet Hawthorne Janet Lee Burke
Joseph A Dziubek Steve and Ann Dziubek
Michael and Ursula Melski Anthony and Jenny Melski
Father Tom Lathigee
Anne Marie and Jimmie Campbell Fred and Helen Glasgow
Joan Mosher Henry Pierrynowski
George and Mary Reid
Reid Family (sisters and brothers)
Gerald and Julia Boucheau
Victoria (Pierrynowski) Aucoin Wilfred Aucoin
Stephen and Margaret Pierrynowski
Henry Joseph Pierrynowski
Severin and Rose  Aucoin
Raymond and Anne Aucoin
Patricia Crawley
Leo Snow Mr and Mrs Bernard Snow
Jancia LaRusic Bronia Markotich
Bernie LaRusic John Joseph LaRusic
Evelyn Cook Margaret and Walter Wojick
Janusz and Genevieve Wawrzyszyn Marcel Thompson
Maria Wawrzyszyn
Nellie Tynski John Tynski
Walter and Mary Clarke Clarke and Kanchuk Family
Nellie Tynski Antoni and Julia Nowak
Greg MacLeod
Jo-Ann Dziubek MacDonald  Mr and Mrs Joseph Dziubek
Alison Etter
Sondra Kennedy John Strickey (Strozek)
Stella Paruch John K Paruch
Richard Paruch John K Paruch
Ken Paruch John K Paruch
Alan Paruch John K Paruch
Maria Paruch   John K Paruch
Jerry-Adam and Halina Krajewski   Andrzej Kowalski
Edmund Rudiuk  parents of Maria and Edmund Rudiuk
Janina MacCormack  Colin MacCormack
Jan Lubkowski
Christa Porter Mary and John Morykot
Wayne Joseph Brenda Joseph
Bernard and Kimberley Paruch
Bernard and Kimberley Paruch Edward Paul Paruch
Eileen and Wilbert Ley
Joan Candelora Louis and Evelyn Candelora
Bronia (Kiec) Ratushny  Michael and Anna Kiec
Ratushny Family   Michael and Katherine Ratushny
Bernice Ratushny  Edmund Ratushny
Bernice (Kiec) Ratushny  Ted and Alex Kiec
Marianne (Ratushny) Gillis Edmund John Ratushny
Rita Donovan  Anne (Mroz) Donovan
Stan W Rozicki Edward and Theresa Rozicki
Joseph and Madeleine Dobranski
Paul Paruch Paul and Claire Paruch
Paul and Claire Paruch Edward Paul Paruch
Lawrence Edward Paruch
Jeremy and Taylor Paruch  Edward Paul Paruch
Carl and Janet Chesal   John (Johnny) Mayich
Josephine (Josie) Mayich
Joseph (Joe) Starzomski
Anica (Anne) Starzomski
Robert and Michelle Melski deceased members of Melski Family
Wanda Pierrynowski   Teofil Pierrynowski
Elaine Tynski-Shipley & Chris Shipley John Tynski
Mary Pierrynowski  Teofil Pierrynowski
Stephan and Maria Wroblewski
Ron and Mary DiPenta  Waclaw and Helena Rozicki
Edward J Mroz Josef Mroz
Katarzyna Mroz 
Margaret Mroz William P O’Neill
Elizabeth K O’Neill
Paula Michalik Helen (Kokoszka) Michalik
Linda Morykot John and Mary Morykot
John Furdas
Jo Anne Kingsbury Jo Anne (MacDonald) Kingsbury
Ronald and Anne (Pierrynowski) MacDonald
Florence Paruch John J Paruch
Mary (Jockemeck) Marman   Jockemeck Family
Teresa (Jockemeck) Kelly Jockemeck Family
Roger and Lorraine Guyaux Elsie (Gniewiek) Sheppard
Kim Sheppard
Keith Baldwin
John and Christine Morykot
Carmel Black parents Mary and Roddie Black
Diane Jamieson George LeBlanc
Rudy and Mildred Pierrynowski  Henry and Anne Pierrynowski 
Catherine Tucker  Loved Ones
Hector and Edna Warren Stanley and Mary Michalik
James Warren Stanley and Mary Michalik
Marianne Gates
Marilyn and Joe Gillis Marilyn and Joe Gillis
Mary and Peter Baryluk
Anna Kiech
Terry and Michael Baryluk
The Kiech Family
The Baryluk Family
Shari McKay Jozef and Antonina Ryba
Stella (Ryba) Granville
Walter Ryba
Regina Gillis
Stan and Irene Liszka John and Valerie Starsomski
Stan and Irene Liszka Deceased members of Liszka Family
Stan and Kay Henrich Deceased members of Henrich Family
Jackie and Francie MacQueen  Franciszek and Helena Liszka
Ken Ratushny  Edmund Ratushny
Thelma Penney Walter Blazej
Colleen MacPhee Walter Blazej
Albert Oursen
Peggy Ryba Gerald Travis
Paul and Kay Black  
Mary Orychock  Stanley Orychock
Joe Durkacz Peter and Frances (Tynski) Durkacz
Stanley and Jennie (Majkut) Durkacz
Patricia (Durkacz) Gobert   Fr. Joseph Durkacz
Stanley Durkacz  Jr.
Children of the late   Wanda (Kokoska) MacKinnon
Frania (Ryba) McKay  Jozef and Antonina  Ryba
Stella (Ryba) Granville
Walter Ryba
Father Alex MacLellan  parents
Shauna McKay Jozef and Antonina  Ryba
Stella (Ryba) Granville
Walter Ryba
Lynette Ryba   Mr and Mrs Michael Cleary
Julia Bennett  John Tynski
Helena Sokol Zygmunt Sokol
Vince and Irene Boutilier  Zygmunt Sokol
Sheldon and June Brown  William Brown
Sheldon and June Brown  Mary Jane Brown
Wilma Boutilier Helen Brown-Micholsky
Tom Urbaniak   Urbaniak and Sztuka families
Cheryl MacKinnon abortion victims
Dorothy (Ardelli) Rozeluk Michael and Anna (Piskorz) Ardelli
Terry and Selina Melski  Anthony Melski
Janice Melski
Donald Melski
Ronald Melski
Joseph Melski