Biuletyn / Bulletin – 25-ego stycnia 2015 roku / January 25, 2015

Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5
(meeting until our rebuilding at Holy Redeemer Church
with thanks to our friends of Holy Redeemer Parish)
Tel.: (902) 564-4847
Fax: (902) 564-2260
Witamy wszystkich! Welcome to all!
We are pleased to share our faith and rich traditions with the whole community.
Established in 1913. Our second century of faith and service … WE WILL RISE AGAIN

PROBOSZCZ/PASTOR:  Father Paul Murphy 564-4355

MSZY/MASSES: Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (temporarily at Holy Redeemer Church)
Wednesday Masses on hold until we rebuild our church.
Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa will now be said before Sunday Masses.

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.


Trzecia Niedziela Zwykła / Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Bronia Markotich offered by Jancia & 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: Naucz mnie chodzić Twoimi ścieżkami [Teach me to walk along your paths.] Pronunciation: Na-oo-ch /m-nee-e / ho-dgee-ch / tv-oh-yee-mee/ sh-ch-esh-kam-ee

The Vigil Candle this week is for Pope Francis's prayer intention for evangelization: “That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.”

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Tony Gniewek, Robert Melski Jr.



WEDNESDAY MASSES are on hold while we rebuild. We will regularly pray the Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa before Sunday Masses (about 9:15). Copies of the Novena are at the back of the church, but on future Sundays, please kindly bring the text with you.

Sunday, February 1, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for John J. LaRusic offered by Bernie & Jancia LaRusic .
Lectors: Anna Wesolkowska, Andrzej Cebula                                                                
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Matthew, Caleigh, Rudy
Ushers: Larry Gniewek, Toni LaRusic
Greeters: Marjorie Ardelli, Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley

Collection receipts for Sunday, January 18:  $831.45 (broken down as follows: $706.45 general collection, $125.00 Rebuilding fund. Thank you very much for your generous support of St. Mary’s Polish Parish. Dziękujemy bardzo!

MASS CARDS/VIGIL CANDLE: To reserve Mass Intentions or Vigil Candle intentions, please call 902-563-1226. Please note that any 2015 Mass intentions recorded before the fire were lost and we would be most grateful if parishioners could check in again.

IN MEMORIAM DONATION: To make an In Memoriam donation, please speak with Shauna MacKay. These will be acknowledged in the bulletin. Building Fund contributions will go toward the new church. To contribute to the Building Fund, please write on your regular envelope or cheque “Designated to the Rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church.”

“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:
January 25: Paweł, Tatiana, Maleszka
January 26: Paula, Paulina, Wanda
January 27: Angelika, Ilona, Julian
January 28: Agnieszka, Augustyn, Julian, Karol, Piotr, Radomir
January 29: Hanna, Walerian, Zdzisław
January 30: Feliks, Gerard, Maciej, Marcin, Martyna, Sebastian
January 31: Jan, Piotr
February 1: Iga, Ignacy, Pawel



LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY (Polish Village Hall, downstairs). Everyone is welcome. Responsible for lunch this month are: Linda Morykot, Frania McKay, Mike Morykot, Joan Mosher, Florence Paruch, Patricia Paruch, Stella Paruch, Christa Porter, Mary Pierrynowski, Edmund and Maria Rudiuk, Lynette Ryba, Peggy Ryba, Steve Sokolowski, Catherine and Herb Tucker, Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Nellie Tynski

AN INVITATION TO OUR PARISH’S NEXT “POLSKI PIATEK”: This Friday (Jan.30) 6 p.m.,an informal social at the Polish Village Hall (downstairs), no charge. Enjoy a light Polish buffet. Learn some Polish words and phrases for Candlemass Day (Matki Boskiej Gromniczej) and Valentine’s Day. Learn some Polish songs and traditions. Everyone is welcome. Please invite family and friends. At this Polski Piatek, we’ll also have a table for anyone who would like to try playing a draft version of The Pier boardgame. Our parish has been working on this with other faith communities as a fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity. It will go into production very soon and your feedback is welcomed.

Eucharistic Ministers:
Feb.1: Suzanne Campbell
Feb.8: Janet Hawthorne
Feb.15: Marilyn Gillis
Feb.22: Suzanne Campbell
Feb.1: Anna Wesolkowska, Andrzej Cebula
Feb.8: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Tom Urbaniak
Feb.15: Teresa Fagan, Edyta Baczyk
Feb. 22: Anne Marie Campbell, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
Feb.1: Toni LaRusic, Larry Gniewek
Feb.8: Joe Gillis, Bernie LaRusic
Feb.15: Robert Melski Sr., Michael Melski
Feb.22: Tony Gniewek, Robert Melski Jr.
For greeters’ schedules, please see Marjorie Ardelli or Carolyn Kiley. For altar servers’ schedules, please see Krista Ann Starzomski. Thank you for your service!

REBUILDING FUND CONTRIBUTIONS: Building Fund envelopeswere lost in the fire but rebuilding envelopes were printed and distributed with the Christmas Eve bulletin and at the Oplatek. Building Fund contributions will go toward the new church. To contribute to the rebuilding if you do not have an envelope, you can also write on your regular envelope or cheque “Designated to the Rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church.”

Beautiful colour images of our historic church at Christmastime (with thanks to Christa Porter and Adam) are being sold for $5 as a fund-raiser for rebuilding. Please see the table at the back.

TRIVIA QUESTIONS FOR “THE PIER” BOARD GAME (inter-faith fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity): A number of parishioners had submitted trivia questions about our parish, but these were unfortunately in a file in the church at the time of the fire. We would like to invite parishioners to resubmit (or submit anew). Please bring any trivia questions to Mass next week.

CAPE BRETON POLISH TARTAN ORDERS (proceeds to our parish) continue to be fulfilled. There is an order form on our website: . Orders will generally take a few weeks to complete.

Theme: Sow Much Love to Give
Our parish was represented yesterday at a workshop to prepare for the 2015 Share Lent campaign. It’s in support of Development and Peace (the Canadian Catholic international development organization). The theme focuses on agriculture and communities without enough to eat. Development and Peace partners with experienced local organizations in the global south. One example is communities in the Philippines developing collective gardens after everything in their region was destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda. We’ll have more resources for our parish in the weeks ahead, including a Lent calendar for youth members of our parish, suggesting an activity of solidarity for each day. More at

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!

TODAY’S HYMNS: Please see bulletin insert for the words.
Entrance: Kochajmy Pana [Love the Lord]
Offertory: Przyjmij od nas Boże [Receive from Us, O God]
Communion: Kłaniam się Tobie [I Bow Before God]
Post-Communion: Maryi chwałę śpiewać będziem [Mary’s Praises I Will Sing]
Closing: Zdrowaś Maryjo Bogarodzico [Hail Mary Mother of God]