Biuletyn / Bulletin – 13-ego września 2015 roku / September 13, 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.


Dwudziesta Czwarta Niedziela zwykła / Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Michael Melski, 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, September 20, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Stella Ryba Granville offered by Frania and family.
Lectors: Stephanie Black, Anne Marie Campbell                                                                       
Eucharistic Minister:Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: Noah, Matthew, and Kristofer    
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Robert Melski Sr.
Greeters: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack

Collection receipts for Sunday, September 6: $1896.50 (broken down as follows: $818.00 general collection, $1078.50 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:
September 13: Aleksander, Eugenia, Filip
September 14: Bernard, Cyprian, Roksana,  Szymon
September 15: Maria, Nikodem
September 16: Cyprian, Edyta, Eugenia, Franciszek, Kamila; Justyn, Justyna, Teodora
September 17: Irena, Józef, Stefania
September 18: Konstancja, Teodor
September 19: Agnieszka, Barbara, Dionizy, Eustachiusz, Eustachy, Fausta, Faustyna, Filipina, Irena
September 20: Jonasz, Laurenty, Mateusz, Mira



Father Paul will say in Polish “The peace of the Lord be with you always,” which is as follows: Pokój Pański niech zawsze będzie z wami …
We reply “I  z duchem Twoim” (“And with your spirit.”) – the same response we often already use.
When we exchange the sign of peace with each other, we can say Pokój (pok—ooy) or Pokój Chrystusa (Pok-ooy / Hrist-oo-sa) – meaning “Peace” or “Peace of Christ”

REBUILDING UPDATE: Further to the update meeting with all parishioners last Sunday during our parish lunch, rebuilding remains on track and on budget. Mechanical, electrical, and framing tenders were reviewed this past week. Regular meetings with construction manager Howie Doiron have been going well. A sincere thank you to Richard Morykot, P.Eng., advisor to our parish’s Rada during the rebuilding process.

THANK YOU very much for your food bank contributions last Sunday. These have been delivered to Loaves and Fishes.

UPCOMING FUND-RAISING EVENTS FOR OUR REBUILDING: (at Polish Village Hall, unless otherwise stated):
Saturday, September 26 – 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Flea Market
Saturday, October 3 – Dance – 9 p.m.-1 a.m. -- See ticket information below
Sunday, October 25, Concert of Choirs – 7 p.m. – United Heritage Church
Saturday, November 14 – Fund-raising Gala
Saturday, November 21 – Pre-Christmas Bazaar
Sunday, December 6 – St. Nicholas Tea

FUND-RAISING DANCE: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015; Polish Village Hall; 9:00pm-1am, Tickets: $10; Music by DJ Robin Krszwda; Cash bar onsite. All proceeds go to the re-build of St. Mary's Polish Church. For tickets please phone Tony Melski #902-537-1417 or Nicole Baker #902-371-5088. Also, Shauna McKay will have tickets following Mass today.

LEARN BASIC POLISH IN A FUN, RECREATIONAL SETTING: Classes resume on Saturday, October 17, 2-3:30 p.m., Polish Village Hall. Led by Edyta Baczyk. Six sessions -- $30 in total – proceeds to rebuilding St. Mary’s Polish Church. Please send an email to or call 902-563-1226. If you are a beginner and are taking classes for the very first time, please advise, as we would like to schedule two pre-sessions to ensure you can fully benefit from the regular sessions.

IMO Peter Stephenson from Hazel Kokocki; Terry Wojick; Robert L. Rudderham and Elizabeth White; Walter & Kathleen Ingraham
IMO Steve & Ann Dziubek from Joseph Dziubek

SCRAPBOOKS OF OUR PARISH – A REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: Vicki Aucoin and Wayne Joseph have put together beautiful and detailed scrapbooks of the life of our parish from 2011 to 2015. They are looking for additional material – eg. photos of first communions, any records or photos you have about events, mementos, etc. These scrapbooks are for posterity – and will be a great permanent record of parish life!

FUND-RAISING FLEA MARKET: St. Mary’s Polish Parish will be holding a fundraiser Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 from 9 am – noon.   Anyone wishing to book a table ($10 each), please contact Toni LaRusic (902-562-1901).  For those wishing to drop off items for the flea market, information will be available at a later date.

CONCERT OF CHOIRS - MAJOR FUND-RAISER FOR OUR REBUILDING: Evening of Sunday, October 25, 7 p.m. 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.

OD PAPIEZA FRANCISZKA / from POPE FRANCIS (SEPT.6): "Dear brothers and sisters, God’s mercy is seen through our works, as demonstrated to us by the life of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, whose anniversary of death we commemorated yesterday.  Faced with the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees who flee death from war and hunger, and who have begun a journey moved by hope for survival, the Gospel calls us to be “neighbours” of the smallest and the abandoned, and to give them concrete hope. It’s not enough to say, “Take heart. Be patient”.... Christian hope has a fighting spirit, with the tenacity of one who goes toward a sure goal. Therefore, as the Jubilee of Mercy approaches, I make an appeal to parishes, religious communities, monasteries and shrines throughout Europe, that they express the Gospel in a concrete way and host a refugee family …I address my brother bishops of Europe, true pastors, that in their dioceses they endorse my appeal, remembering that Mercy is the second name of Love: “What you have done for the least of my brothers, that you have done for me” (cf. Mt 25:46).”

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.


Życzenia na miłego nowego tygodnia / Wishing you a blessed week! Bóg zapłać!


TODAY’S HYMNS: Please see bulletin insert for the words.
Entrance: Ojcze z Niebios [Father from Heaven]
Offertory: Twemu Sercu [To Thy Heart]
Communion: Panie, Dobry Jak Chleb [Lord, Wholesome as Bread]
Post-Communion: Do Twej dążym kaplicy  [I Will Make it to Your Chapel]
Closing: My Chcemy Boga [We Want God]