Biuletyn / Bulletin – 3-ego maja 2015 roku / May 3, 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
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.


Piąta Niedziela Wiekanocna / Fifth Sunday of Easter
Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Królowej Polski / Feast of Mary Queen of Poland

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Michael Ardelli offered by Shirley & family. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Będę Cię chwalił w wielkim zgromadzeniu [I will praise You in the great assembly.] Pronunciation: Ben/de-w / Ch-e / hv-ah-lee-w / vv / vee-elk-eem / zgro-mad-dz-en-yoo

The Vigil Candle this week is for the Holy Father’s prayer intention “that Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.”

Eucharistic Minister for today: Wayne Joseph

Ushers for collection today: Toni LaRusic, Robert Melski Jr.



WEDNESDAY MASSES are on hold while we rebuild. Please note that Father Paul leads the Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa every Sunday before Mass (starting at about 9:10 a.m.). Copies of the Novena are at the back of the church.

Sunday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. Szósta Niedziela Wielkanocna / Sixth Sunday of Easter. First Holy Communion of Sophie Ann Chislett . The Mass intention will be for Bridget Kyte offered by the Kyte family.
Lectors: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Robert Lewandowski                                                     
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Noah, Frankie, and Kristofer
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Sr.
Greeters: Victoria Aucoin, Stephanie Black

Collection receipts for Sunday, April 26:  $725.20 (broken down as follows: $665.20 general collection, $60.00 rebuilding fund). 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:
May 3: Maria, Aleksander, Antoni
May 4: Grzegorz, Michał, Monika
May 5: Irena, Teodor, Waldemar
May 6: Jan, Judyta
May 7: Benedykt, Bogumir, Ludmiła, Ludomiła
May 8: Marek, Michał, Piotr, Stanisław
May 9: Bożydar, Grzegorz, Karolina, Mikołaj
May 10: Częstomir, Jan



MARY, QUEEN OF POLAND (Feast: May 3 – also Constitution Day): Excerpted from an article by Martin LaMartina in Christian Culture (2009):  For the ultimate expression of Polish Catholic devotion we can look to the fruition of Polish Marian piety in the lives and in the enduring spiritual gifts to the Church of her contemporary martyrs, saints, priests, and religious. The list includes St. Faustina, Blessed Pope John Paul II and St. Maximillian Kolbe. These sons and daughters of Poland of the twentieth century are still influential in the life of the universal Church of today … The nation’s strong devotion to Mary traces its roots back to the installation and adoration of Our Lady’s iconic image at Czestochowa. While each of these individuals has given us a unique personal witness, they are all similar in their personal dependence on the will of Christ through obedience to His Mother through the Church. A dependence summed up in the motto of John Paul II: “Totus Tuus”. This motto is also applicable to the collective soul of the Polish nation from which these saints come forth. This soul was officially recognized, and Poland’s faith was solidified, with the crowning of Mary as “Queen of Poland” through an official Act of Parliament proposed by King John Casimir.

LUNCH AFTER MASS TODAY –POLISH VILLAGE HALL—EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no charge. We will have the unveiling of the architectural plans for the rebuilding of our church with architect Gary Hanley. Thank you, everyone, for your helpful feedback and comments on the drafts. Thanks be to God as we all move forward together with our rebuilding.

NEXT SUNDAY – LUNCH AFTER MASS – a gathering for all parishioners and friends to celebrate the First Holy Communion of Sophie Ann Chislett and Mothers’ Day. The following parishioners are next in the rotation to please bring a dish. Thank you for your help: Jola and Andrzej Cebula, Janet Hawthorne, Carolyn Kiley, Patsy Kiley, Mary Jane and Leo Kyte, Jancia and Bernie LaRusic, Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack, Rita MacDonald, Jean Maillette, Mary McMullin, Liz Melski, Tony Melski

LAST SUNDAY’S FUND-RAISING TEA WAS A SUCCESS: It was sold out. The final tally toward our rebuilding is still to come in, because of some outstanding expenses, but it is estimated to be about $1,500. Thank you to Nicole Baker, her family, and her team for excellent organizational work.

PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING/RADA NOMINATIONS: The AGM is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, after Mass. As per the By-laws that were adopted in 2012, four seats on the Rada Duszpasterska (half) are being elected or re-elected this year, and the other four next year (staggered). Current members are eligible to re-offer. The Nominating Committee presents the nominees for consideration by the Annual General Meeting. The list is reviewed before the AGM by the Pastor. (Membership on committees is addressed after the AGM by the Pastor and Rada, after a call for volunteers.) If you are interested in being a candidate for Rada election, please provide a short written note to Janet Hawthorne either in person or by email  by May 11.  At the Annual General Meeting, there will also be a written report on parish activities, ministries, and committees, as well as a financial report. If you would like to contribute any items/information for the written Annual Report, please speak with any member of the Rada.

RESURRECTION CEMETERY is looking for a representative of St. Mary’s Polish Parish to serve on its board. If you might wish to consider this opportunity please speak with any member of the Rada.

PARISHIONERS WHO ARE ILL, UNDERGOING OPERATIONS, OR HOMEBOUND: Please share their names with our greeters (and if greeters could advise Father Paul or any member of the Rada that would be much appreciated). That will help make sure that we are praying and thinking about any of our fellow parishioners who cannot make it to church, and also providing any support we can. Thank you.

IMO Don and Mary Payn from Betty Andrews
IMO Chelsey Gordon Butler from Shirley Ardelli & family

NEW: SECURE ON-LINE WAY TO DONATE TO OUR REBUILDING: We have set this up through Canada Helps – a non-profit umbrella organization for charities. It allows friends far and wide to donate using a credit or debit card, to designate in whose memory the donation is to be made, and (if they wish) to make automatic monthly donations. You can link to it by going to our website (main page)

PLEASE NOTE: Extra copies were printed of today’s bulletin. We would be grateful if you could send copies to relatives and friends to keep them informed about our rebuilding.

New “IMO” (Building Fund) cards and envelopes have been printed and are at the back of the church.

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.


Wishing you a blessed week! Bóg zapłać!


TODAY’S HYMNS: Please see bulletin insert for the words.
Entrance: Maryjo, Królowo Polski [Mary, Queen of Poland]
Offertory: Z dawna Polski Tyś Królową [Queen of Poland Through the Ages]
Communion: Jezusa Ukrytego [Christ, Shrouded]
Post-Communion: Jak Szczęśliwa Polska Cała [How Blessed is All Poland]
Closing: Boże, coś Polskę [God Save Poland]