Biuletyn / Bulletin – 29-ego marca 2015 roku / March 29, 2015
Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
ST. MARY’S POLISH PARISH
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
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.
Niedziela Palmowa / Palm Sunday
NIEDZIELA PALMOWA: SPECIAL ASPECTS OF PALM SUNDAY IN THE POLISH TRADITION: Palm Sunday is very important for the entire Universal Church. It commemorates Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem, an event retold by all four of the biblical Gospels. All solemn Church observances, including Palm Sunday, are major events in Poland. Palms have long been substituted by posies, willows, and by elaborately and colourfully decorated branches of spruce and boxwood. Sometimes, dried flowers from the previous season are attached to the branches. Tissues and ribbons are often used to decorate the palms, making for very impressive processions. Some of the “palms” are many feet high, and some parishes even organize competitions for the making of palms.
“See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Walter Ryba offered by the family. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen
The Vigil Candle this week is for Pope Francis’s prayer intention for April: “That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God.”
Eucharistic Minister for today: Wayne Joseph
Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, Larry Gniewek
NASTĘPNY TYDZIEŃ / THE WEEK AHEAD
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 (green sheets).
Friday, April 3, 12:00 noon GOOD FRIDAY:
Lectors: Edyta Baczyk, Tony Melski, Robert Lewandowski
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Marjorie Ardelli, Carolyn Kiley
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Michael Melski
Saturday, April 4, 1:00 p.m. HOLY SATURDAY: BLESSING OF EASTER FOODS
Lectors: Stephanie Black, Krista Ann Starzomski
Altar Servers: Kristofer, Noah
Greeters: Mary [Micka] DiPenta, Teresa Fagan
For the blessing of Easter foods and Easter baskets on we are inviting everyone to contribute an item from your basket to a collective basket, which will be delivered to Loaves and Fishes. Dziekujemy bardzo.
Sunday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. EASTER SUNDAY: The Mass intention will be for Michael P. Ardelli offered by Shirley Ardelli & family.
Lectors: Anne Marie Campbell, Andrzej Cebula
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: Caleigh, James Campbell, James Clarke
Ushers: Robert Melski Sr., Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack
Collection receipts for Sunday, March 22: $1128.60 (broken down as follows: $653.00 general collection, $140.00 rebuilding/building fund, $195.00 Easter flowers, $20.00 cemetery fund, $85.00 Share lent. Thank you very much for your generous support of St. Mary’s Polish Parish. Dziekujemy 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 Rebuilding Fund, if you do not have an envelope, you can 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:
March 29: Cyryl
March 30: Amelia, Aniela, Częstobor, Jan
March 31: Beniamin, Dobromira, Kornelia
April 1: Grażyna, Katarzyna, Teodora, Tolisław, Zbigniew, Zbyszko
April 2: Franciszek, Władysław, Władysława
April 3: Antoni, Jakub, Ryszard
April 4: Benedykt, Izydor, Wacław, Wacława
April 5: Borzywoj, Irena, Wincenty
OGŁOSZENIA / ANNOUNCEMENTS
LUNCH AFER MASS TODAY: Discussion with architect Gary Hanley as we get closer to finalizing designs for our rebuilt church!Everyone is welcome for this short get-together. Your input is valuable.
FUND-RAISING WORKING GROUP: After the lunch discussion, there will be a short meeting of everyone who signed up for (or wishes to sign up for) the Fund-Raising working group. (The Sacred Objects/Art Working Group has started its work, and the Outreach Working Group will be convened soon.)
The St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society meets this evening at 7 p.m.
HOLY WEEK AT HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH:
Holy Thursday: 6:30pm
Good Friday: 12 noon & 3pm (Day of Fast and Abstinence from Meat)
Holy Saturday: Blessing of Foods at 1pm
Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil: 7pm
Easter Sunday: 9:30am & 11am
Special Collections: As set by the Canadian Bishops Conference Holy Thursday – Development and Peace; Good Friday – Needs of the Church in the Holy Land.
THIS YEAR’S GOOD FRIDAY FOR ST. MARY’S POLISH PARISH – 12 NOON AT HOLY REDEEMER
BLESSING OF THE EASTER BASKETS – HOLY SATURDAY – 1 P.M. AT HOLY REDEEMER (traditional Polish attire welcomed) EVERYONE IS WELCOME. For the blessing of Easter foods and Easter baskets, we are inviting everyone to contribute an item from your basket to a collective basket, which will be delivered to Loaves and Fishes. Dziekujemy bardzo.
EASTER FLOWER CONTRIBUTIONS are welcomed and will be used to sponsor some of the flowers as our thanks to our friends from Holy Redeemer.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR CHOIR FOR LAST EVENING’S SPECIAL CONCERT WITH THE CAPE BRETON CHORDSMEN.
EASTER WORKSHOP: Thank you to the participants in yesterday’s Polish Easter basket hands-on language/cultural workshop and to Edyta Baczyk and Krista Ann Starzomski for leading it.
New “IMO” (Building Fund) cards and envelopes have been printed and are at the back of the church.
RECENT “IMO” (in memory of) CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE (RE-)BUILDING FUND:
IMO Stanley Dziubek from Terry Wojick
IMO Mildred Joseph from Micka & Ron DiPenta
IMO Bernie MacDonald from Ursula & Michael Melski
IMO Mr. & Mrs. Louis Candelora and Michael Candelora from Joan Candelora
IMO Michael Candelora from Micka DiPenta
BUNDLES OF SHINGLES sponsored shortly before the fire:
IMO Fr. Leo O’Connell / IMO Teofil Pierrynowski / IMO Martin Wroblewski family – from Peter & Aggie Stephenson
CEMETERY FUND: from Peter & Aggie Stephenson
APRIL ASSIGNMENTS FOR VARIOUS MINISTRIES: (after Easter)
For Holy Week and Easter Sunday, please see information in “the week ahead” section.
April 12: Wayne Joseph
April 19: Suzanne Campbell
April 26: Janet Hawthorne
April 12: Teresa Fagan, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
April 19: Anna Wesolkowska, Robert Lewandowski
April 26: Stephanie Black, Edmund Rudiuk
April 12: Toni LaRusic, Robert Melski Jr.
April 19: Robert Melski Sr., Larry Gniewek
April 26: Bernie LaRusic, Michael Melski
REBUILDING FUND CONTRIBUTIONS: 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.”
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.
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR ON-LINE “VIRTUAL TOUR” AND AN 8.5 MINUTE PARISH WELCOME VIDEO ON OUR WEBSITE: www.stmaryspolishparish.ca
Wishing you a blessed week! Bóg zapłać!
TODAY’S HYMNS: Please see bulletin insert for the words.
Entrance: Hosanna Synowi Dawidowemu [Hosanna, Son of David]
Offertory: Pozwól mi Twe męki śpiewać [Allow Me to Sing of Your Suffering]
Communion: Któż by nie ukochal Cie [Who Would Not Love Thee?]
Post-Communion: Jużem dość pracował [My Work is Done]
Closing: Któryś za nas cierpiał rany, Jezu Chryste, zmiłuj się nad nami [3x] –You who suffered, wounded for us, Christ Jesus have mercy on us.