Biuletyn / Bulletin – 24-ego maja 2015 roku / May 24, 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.


Zesłanie Ducha Świętego / Pentecost

Uroczystość Zesłania Ducha Świętego / Pentecost: Pentecost – literally the fiftieth day (after Easter) – marks the descent of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and other followers of Jesus. Typical church images of the Pentecost show the Virgin Mary seated with the apostles. On this day, we pray for wisdom, piety, and discernment, among other virtues. “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.”  “Przyjdź, Duchu Święty, i zapal w nas płomień.”

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Jim Leonard offered by the Kyte family. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

The Vigil Candle this week is for the Holy Father’s prayer intention: “O Lord, send the Holy Spirit to bring solace to persecuted Christians.”

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, Tony Gniewek



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 31, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Michael P. Ardelli offered by Shirley & family.
Lectors: Teresa Fagan, Tom Urbaniak                                                                           
Eucharistic Minister: Wayne Joseph
Altar Servers: Rudy, Matthew, and James Campbell
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Larry Gniewek
Greeters: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack

Collection receipts for Sunday, May 17:  $882.40 (broken down as follows: $552.40 general collection, $325.00 rebuilding fund, $5.00 cemetery 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 24: Jan, Joanna, Maria, Zula, Zuzanna
May 25: Grzegorz, Imisława, Maria Magdalena
May 26: Filip, Marianna, Paulina, Ewelina
May 27: Jan, Juliusz, Lucjan, Magdalena
May 28: Augustyn, Jaromir, Wiktor, Wrocimir
May 29: Bogusława, Maksymilian, Maria, Magdalena, Teodor, Urszula
May 30: Feliks, Joanna
May 31: Aniela, Bożysława, Teodor



BURIAL SERVICE FOR FATHER JIM MacLEAN will take place on Saturday, May 30, at 1 p.m. in Bay St. Lawrence. Parishioners and friends are welcome.

OUR CHOIR’S APPEARANCE IN PierScape – Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m. – Holy Redeemer Church – as part of a concert with other local choirs.

LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY and ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF OUR PARISH + REBUILDING UPDATE: Everyone is welcome. Responsible for lunch next Sunday (please bring a dish – many thanks): Marilyn and Joe Gillis, Linda Morykot, Frania McKay, Mike Morykot, Joan Mosher, Sophie and Roddie O’Toole, Florence Paruch, Patricia Paruch, Stella Paruch, Christa Porter, Mary Pierrynowski, Edmund and Maria Rudiuk, Lynette Ryba, Peggy Ryba, Delores and Frank Starzomski, Catherine and Herb Tucker, Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Nellie Tynski.

LOAVES AND FISHES: If you can, please bring a non-perishable item to the parish lunch next Sunday. Thank you.

A SUMMER CONCERT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR REBUILDING – Ephraim Scott Presbyterian Church in South Haven (Victoria County) holds a beautiful concert of choirs and musicians twice a year. They have decided to dedicate their next concert to the rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church and will raise funds for us at the event. It will take place on Sunday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. It would be wonderful if many of our parishioners could attend to show our friendship and appreciation. From Rev. Brian MacLeod: “Please relay our prayers to your great church.” Our choir will be part of this concert

IMO Ted Baker from Evelyn Cook; Mary Pierrynowski; Bernice Ratushny; Martin MacKinnon; Anna Wesolkowska; Nellie Tynski; Frances Ardelli; Janet Hawthorne; Julia Bennett; Jancia & Bernie LaRusic; Michael & Ursula Melski; Peggy Ryba; Patsy Kiley; Vicki Aucoin; Joan Mosher; Frania & Melbourne McKay
IMO  Greg Ardelli from Wayne Joseph; Anna Wesolkowska
IMO Edward (Ted) Paruch from Vicki Aucoin; Joan Mosher
IMO Robert (Bob) Lamey from Peggy Ryba
IMO Leo Bennett from Lynette Ryba

RADA ELECTIONS: At the Annual General Meeting, we will have elections of Rada Duszpasterska members. There was a call for nominations in two editions of the bulletin. Nomination deadline was May 11. Nominations were submitted to Janet Hawthorne. Four seats (half of the seats) are up for election this year (staggered system) and there are four nominations: The members now serving in the four seats up for election this year are willing to stand for another term: Shari McKay, Patricia Paruch, Shauna McKay, Krista Ann Starzomski. (The members serving in the other four seats, whose terms expire next year (2016), are Stephanie Black, Anne Marie Campbell, Tony Melski, Tom Urbaniak.). There have been no further nominations. Under the By-laws, there is one final opportunity for nominations after the nomination deadline has passed, but all nominations must still be received in advance of the AGM in order to be reviewed by the Pastor. If you would like more information about that process, please speak with Janet Hawthorne. Nominations/volunteers for committees other than the Rada will be addressed after the AGM with a call for volunteers.

A SPECIAL REQUEST: At our Annual General Meeting and lunch on Sunday, May 31, we will be inviting everyone to please list names (and, if possible, addresses) of everyone who should receive a direct, personalized fund-raising appeal letter for the capital campaign for the rebuilding of our church. Many thanks.

TO CONTRIBUTE ON-LINE TO OUR REBUILDING, PLEASE GO TO OUR PARISH WEB HOME PAGE ( and please click the link to our Canada Helps donation page. It’s a secure system and you’ll receive your charitable tax receipt promptly. Thanks for your support! Please spread the word.

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: Przybądź, Stwórco, Duchu Boży [Come, Creater, Spirit of God]
Offertory: Serce Twe Jezu [Your Heart Jesus]
Communion: Kłaniam się Tobie [I Bow Before You]
Post-Communion: O Maryjo Moja Radość [O Mary My Joy]
Closing: Ze wzgórz Częstochowy [From the Heights of Czestochowa]