Biuletyn / Bulletin – 23-ego listopada 2014 roku / November 23, 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.


Uroczystość Jezusa Chrystusa, Króla Wszechświata / Feast of Christ the King

CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY: In the encyclical explaining why this Feast was established, Pope Pius XI wrote:  “Christ reigns, too, in the wills of men, for in him the human will was perfectly and entirely obedient to the Holy Will of God, and further by his grace and inspiration he so subjects our free-will as to incite us to the most noble endeavours.  “He is King of hearts, too, by reason of his charity which exceedeth all knowledge. And his mercy and kindness which draw all to him …”

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Jimmie Campbell offered by Anne Marie & Jimmie Campbell and 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 Jim Redmond offered by Anne Redmond.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Suzanne Campbell

Ushers for collection today: Steve Melnick, Robert Melski Jr.



Wednesday, November 26, 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 Marie Griffiths offered by Wayne Joseph.

Sunday, November 30, 9:30 a.m. First Sunday of Advent. The Mass intention will be for Jozef Ryba offered by Peggy Ryba & family.
Lectors: Teresa Fagan, Tom Urbaniak                                                                           
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: Caleigh, Nicholas, Rudy
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Toni LaRusic
Greeters: Joan Mosher, Peggy Ryba
Altar Society volunteers for November: Anne Marie Campbell, Jimmie Campbell, Marilyn Gillis, Joe Gillis                                 

Collection receipts for Sunday, November 16:  $2340.25 (broken down as follows: $635.00 weekly, $125.00 monthly, $36.00 candles, $34.25 loose, $100.00 fuel, $5.00 flowers, $10.00 Building fund, $1395.00 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 23: Adela, Klemens, Przedwoj
November 24: Dobrosław, Emilia, Emma, Franciszek, Gerard, Jan
November 25: Katarzyna
November 26: Jan, Konrad, Leonard, Sylwester
November 27: Dominik, Maksymilian, Stojgniew, Walery
November 28: Grzegorz, Jakub, Zdzisław
November 29: Fryderyk
November 30: Andrzej, Justyna, Konstanty



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

IMPORTANT NOTE – NEW SECTIONS OF THE MASS IN POLISH: Going forward, Father Paul will be doing some additional sections of the Mass in Polish:  
During the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the following section will be in Polish: 
Celebrant: Pan z Wami
Response: I z duchem Twoim,
Celebrant:  W górę serca. [Lift up your hearts.]
Response: Wznosimy je do Pana.  [We lift them up to the Lord.] Pronounced Vz-no-shee-mi /ye /doe/ Pana 
Celebrant: Dzięki składajmy Panu Bogu naszemu. [Let us give thanks to the Lord Our God.]
Response: Godne to i sprawiedliwe. [It is right and just.]   Pronounced: Go-d-ne / toe/ ee / sprav-ee-e-dlee-v-e
At the end of the Mass, Father Paul will say “Idzzcie w pokoju Chrystusa” (Go in the peace of Christ).
We will respond: Bogu niech będą dzięki. [Thanks be to God] Pronounced: Bo-goo /nee-e-h /ben-doe / dg-en-kee

Recent memorial contribution to the Building Fund:
IMO Rose Oursen  from Victoria (Pierrynowski) Aucoin
Roof fund/sponsorships of bundles of shingles will be reported separately.

ROOF UPDATE – AND FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN CONTINUES: Weather-permitting, the work should be complete in the next few days! Delays have been mostly weather-related. Our fund-raising shingle campaign continues! 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 the Nov. 9 bulletin, there was a draft preliminary list of sponsors of bundles of shingles and IMOs. Please report any corrections in the coming week. We will print a detailed total tally soon, as well as an updated IMO list. We have now passed the $44,000 mark in funds raised (auction, various fund-raising events, shingle campaign, provincial heritage grant), which is a wonderful testament to everyone’s great dedication! Just for the shingle campaign, we have now exceeded $13,500. Thank you so much! Total costs will be close to $56,000, as additional work and repairs were required after careful verification (eg. re-sheathing) to ensure that this new roof will last us for the long-term without having to incur another major expense in just a few years. We are hoping to exceed $50,000 in our fund-raising, as we should still leave a cushion in the Building Fund for any emergencies. In the coming weeks, the contractor will be doing repair work inside (at their expense), due to (limited) water damage inside that happened while the roof was being done.

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. A note from Peggy Ryba, who is away this weekend: Please speak with Anne Marie Campbell about advance orders for pierogi (902-562-5837).

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).

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Thank you to everyone who has participated in this meaningful initiative.

OUR NEXT POLSKI PIATEK – An informal after-work gathering 6 p.m. – Friday, November 28 -- Polish Village Hall – downstairs. Everyone is welcome! Please invite friends and family. There is no charge. There will be Polish food and music. We will recognize the 105th birthday of the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society. We will mark ANDRZEJKI. This event is celebrated by Polish communities around the world. It is named after the Feast of St. Andrew and is customarily the last party before Advent. There are lots of unique and fun traditions associated with it. Also, historian Barry Sheehy will present a special gift – a rare image of the Avro Arrow signed by the Polish Canadian test pilot Janusz Zurakowski. Do zobaczenia! See you there!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Applications are now being taken for the home that will be built in the Pier next year – . Our parish is working with other faith communities to support this project.

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 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.

FROM POPE FRANCIS’s MEETING YESTERDAY WITH PEOPLE LIVING WITH AUTISM AND ADVOCATES AND RESEARCHERS: From Vatican Radio: Pope Francis says we need to “break down the isolation and stigma that burden” people living with autism spectrum disorders. The Pope was speaking to participants at a three-day conference sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care titled “The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope.” To meet their needs and break through their loneliness, the Pope spoke of creating a network of support and services on the ground that are comprehensive and accessible.  This is the responsibility of governments and institutions, he said, but also of Christian communities, parishes and friends.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY NOVA SCOTIA:  Dear Friends, I invite you to join me at the annual Alzheimer Research Breakfast on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Centre 200 from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. The Research Breakfast gives you the opportunity to network with colleagues, support research and promote awareness in an effort to fight Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  We are pleased to welcome Teepa Snow to present at the Research Breakfast. Teepa is a leading educator on dementia, who has worked as a Registered Occupational Therapist for over 30 years. Her wealth of experience has led her to develop care techniques and training models that are used around the world. Eileen McIntyre, a local caregiver will also speak and share her experiences about dementia and caring for someone living with dementia.  Seats can be purchased for $35 each or $350 for a table of 10. We expect the event to sell out quickly so reserve your seat today. Please either mail the registration form directly to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia at the address shown on the registration form, fax it to 902 422-7971, or you can purchase seats online at You can also reserve your seats by calling the Alzheimer Society at 902 422-7961. The Alzheimer Research Breakfast helps fund research initiatives that the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia supports year round. With no core-government funding, and a rising tide of dementia diagnosis in our province, it is imperative that families have access to help, which means it is vital that events keep raising funds and awareness. Your attendance at the Research Breakfast will help the Society to continue to provide support to families in our community. Thank you in advance for your consideration. We anticipate welcoming you to the annual Breakfast. Sincerely, Patricia Paruch, Chair, Sydney Research Breakfast.

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: Króluj nam Chryste [Christ, Reign Over Us] – #153 of the coil-bound hymnal
Offertory: Cóż Ci Jezu damy [What We Give to You, O Jesus] -- #137
Communion: Jezu drogi Tyś miłością  [Dear Jesus You Are Love] – #112
Post-Communion: Chryste Królu [Christ the King] -- #154
Closing: Ze wzgórz Częstochowy [From the Heights of Czestochowa] -- #200