Biuletyn / Bulletin – 16-ego listopada 2014 roku / November 16, 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 Trzecie Niedziela  zwykła / Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Fred Glasgow offered by Anne Marie and Jimmie Campbell. 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 Gerald Baker

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, Michael Melski



Wednesday, November 19, 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 Marilyn Sobol Morrison offered by Stanley and Ann Rozicki.

Sunday, November 23, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Jimmie Campbell offered by Anne Marie & Jimmie Campbell and family.
Lectors: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Edmund Rudiuk                                                             
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Brianna and Frankie
Ushers: Steve Melnick, Robert Melski Jr.
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 9:  $985.05 (broken down as follows: $610.00 weekly, $25.00 monthly, $46.00 candles, $59.05 loose, $50.00 fuel, $20.00 Building fund, $225.00 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 16: Edmund, Marek, Maria, Niedamir, Otomar, Paweł, Piotr
November 17: Grzegorz
November 18: Aniela, Cieszymysł, Klaudyna, Roman, Tomasz
November 19: Elżbieta, Mironiega, Paweł, Seweryn
November 20: Edmund, Feliks, Sędzimir
November 21: Janusz, Konrad, Maria, Piotr, Regina, Rena, Twardosław, Wiesław
November 22: Cecylia, Marek, Wszemiła;
November 23: Adela, Klemens, Przedwoj



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

A NOTE ON ST. CECILIA AND THE CHOIR OF ST. MARY’S POLISH CHURCH: St. Cecilia, martyred around the year 230 in Rome because of her Christian faith, sang to God as she lay dying. She is the patron saint of the Choir of St. Mary’s Polish Parish and of church music. It was Father Leo O’Connell who began calling our choir after St. Cecilia. The Choir of St. Mary’s Polish Parish, under the direction of Mary Pierrynowski, is Cape Breton’s only Polish choir, a “living treasure.” Thank you so much to our choir for being excellent ambassadors for our parish.  Bóg zapłać!

IMO Blair Reid from Joan Mosher
IMO Anita MacNeil from Blair MacAulay
Roof fund/sponsorships of bundles of shingles will be reported separately.

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).

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. In last week’s bulletin there was a draft preliminary list of sponsors of bundles of shingles and IMOs. Please report any corrections in the coming week. Thank you.

PIEROGI-MAKING: General request for volunteers for Sunday, November 30, and Monday, December 1. If you’re not able to assist on site, you’re invited to consider sponsoring the purchase of an ingredient. Thank you. The pierogi proceeds will go toward our new roof.

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 instruction pamphlets at the back of the church. We have run out of the official shoeboxes, but regular shoeboxes will be great as well.

OUR NEXT POLSKI PIATEK – coinciding with Andrzejki (feast day of St. Andrew – which is traditionally an enjoyable occasion in Polish communities with various unique traditions) 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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Important information session for families interested in applying for a soon-to-be-built Habitat home in the Pier. The Habitat model is affordable ownership for modest-income households (volunteer with the project, no down payment, no interest, mortgage geared to income). Tuesday, November 18, 7 p.m., Polish Village Hall.  Our parish is part of this project, working with a number of other faith groups and organizations.

FOOD HANDLER COURSE FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS: In Holy Redeemer Church (basement) on Monday, December 1, 6-9 p.m., with a break. This course is provided by the Province of Nova Scotia, Food Safety Division (Sean O’Toole). To register, please contact Regina Murphy by November 20 at 564-0059 or by email- . There is no charge.

Special visit to our church of Swiety Mikolaj (St. Nicholas) on Sunday, December 7 after Mass to mark his feast day. There will be small gifts for children. Our Catechism students are learning a Polish carol.

Ofiarowanie Najświętszej Maryi Panny / Feast of the Presentation of Mary (Nov. 21): The feast marks an event recounted in the Infancy Narrative of James, when Mary’s parents, Anne and Joachim, brought her, while still a child, to the temple in thanksgiving. This is also the feast day of Blessed Franciszka Siedliska, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, with congregations in Poland and North America.

Invitation: POLISH CONSULTATE’S RECEPTION FOR POLISH INDEPENDENCE DAY, INCLUDING SCREENING OF THE AWARD-WINNING FILM KATYN:  Mon. Nov. 17, 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!


Entrance: Jak szczęśliwa Polska cała [How Blessed is All Poland] – p. 145 of the coil-bound hymnal
Offertory: Serce Twe, Jezu, miłością goreje [Jesus’ Heart Overflows with Love] -- #146
Communion: Jezu, Panie mój, bądź ze mną:  [Jesus, Lord, Be With Me] – #111
Post-Communion: Piesn do św. Cecylii [Hymn to St. Cecilia]—not in hymnal; please see the bulletin insert
Closing: Pełna światłości [Full of Radiance] -- #188.