Biuletyn / Bulletin – 28-ego czerwca 2015 roku / June 28, 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.


Trzynasta Niedziela zwykła / Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Hilda MacLeod offered by Jancia & Bernie LaRusic. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Jej dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Jej świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, Larry 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, July 5, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Betty & Archie Gillis offered by Joe & Marilyn Gillis.
Lectors:  Edyta Baczyk, Andrzej Cebula                                                                         
Eucharistic Minister: Frank Starzomski
Altar Servers: Caleigh, James Campbell, James Clarke
Ushers: Toni LaRusic, Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Victoria Aucoin, Stephanie Black

Collection receipts for Sunday, June 21:  $1142.75 (broken down as follows: $676.00 general collection, $461.75 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:
June 28: Ireneusz, Józef, Leon, Paweł
June 29: Dalebor, Paweł, Piotr
June 30: Emilia, Lucyna
July 1: Halina, Marian
July 2: Maria, Piotr, Jagoda
July 3: Jacek, Leon, Miłosł
July 4: Elżbieta, Józef, Julian, Teodor
July 5: Antoni, Bartłomiej, Jakub, Karolina, Michał



Dzień Kanady -- Najlepsze życzenia  / Happy Canada Day!

NEXT SUNDAY – Fund-raising concert for our rebuilding in South Haven – 6:30 p.m. – hosted by Ephraim Scott Presbyterian Church. Our choir will be among the performers. Carpooling available (please speak with any member of the Rada if you would like a ride). We are going to try to have good representation from our parish. This is a wonderful gesture on the part of the church and the other choirs. Because of the evening concert, we will not have lunch after Mass next Sunday, but we will have lunch after Mass on Sunday, July 12, including a rebuilding update and final decision on colour of the church.

LAUNCH PARTY - "THE PIER" BOARD GAME : Our parish has worked together with diverse faith communities on this unique project. You are invited Thursday, July 9, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Polish Village Hall. Free admission, snacks, refreshments and entertainment. "The Pier" board game will be released and available for sale ($40 each). This fun, educational, multicultural board game -- featuring local sites, events and personalities -- is a project of the Inter-faith Committee, Habitat for Humanity -- Cape Breton Chapter. Proceeds will support building a Habitat home in the Pier.  It's also a beautiful collector's item. See you there! Welcome.

Our prayers are with Patti Melnick after the fire that severely damaged the Pier Deli this week. We thank God that no one was hurt and wish Patti all the best in her rebuilding.

THANK YOU TO THE IRISH BENEVOLENT SOCIETY for hosting a Multicultural Night on Friday and raising funds for our rebuilding. We had a great turnout of our parishioners.

CONCERT OF CHOIRS - MAJOR FUND-RAISER FOR OUR REBUILDING: Evening of Sunday, October 25, United Heritage Church, downtown Sydney. Thanks to our friends at United Heritage Church for making their sanctuary available at no charge. This concert will be a big project for our rebuilding.

The St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society meets this evening at 7 p.m. This will also be the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

The Rada Duszpasterska will meet after Mass today.


July 5: Frank Starzomski
July 12: Janet Hawthorne
July 19: Suzanne Campbell
July 26: Marilyn Gillis

July 5: Edyta Baczyk, Andrzej Cebula
July 12: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Edmund Rudiuk
July 19: Teresa Fagan, Tom Urbaniak
July 26: Anna Wesolkowska, Robert Lewandowski

July 5: Toni LaRusic, Joe Gillis
July 12: Michael Melski, Tony Gniewek
July 19: Larry Gniewek, Robert Melski Jr.
July 26: Bernie LaRusic, Robert Melski Sr.

For altar servers’ schedules, please see Krista Ann Starzomski. For greeters’ schedules, please see Marjorie Ardelli or Carolyn Kiley.

IMO Ted Baker from Marianne Ratushny Gillis; Lucene MacKenzie; Michael Ratushny
IMO Dorothy Rozeluk from Julia Bennett
IMO Mary Poswiata from Sophie Barrington & family; Brian Di Santo and Patricia Ferguson; Stella Paruch; Kay Dilney
IMO Isabel Randall from Ursula Melski
IMO Sophie Tynski from Julia Bennett
In honour of Sister Rosaline Tynski on her Diamond Jubilee as a Sister of St. Martha from Julia Bennett

Fund-raising event today (until 2 p.m.) at the Polish Village Hall for the Stone Church Restoration Society: First monthly “Pier Extravaganza” on Sunday , June 28th at the Polish Village from 10:00am-2:00 pm. Admission $1. Children 12 & under free.  More than 20 vendors with a variety of items & goodies for sale .For more info or table rentals contact Melanie Sampson (902)371-1946 or All proceeds will be donated to the Stone Church Restoration Society . Sponsored by Younique Cape

A SPECIAL REQUEST: We are still inviting everyone to please share 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. Please give these to Patrica Paruch (Rada Secretary) or Stephanie Black (Fund-raising Convenor). 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: Do Twej dążym kaplicy [To Your Chapel]
Offertory: Pobłogosław Jezu Drogi [Bless Your Children]
Communion: Już przyszedł Jezus  [Jesus Has Arrived]
Post-Communion: O Niewysłowione Szczęście  [Inestimable Happiness]
Closing: Najświętsze Serce Boże [Most Holy Heart of God]