Biuletyn / Bulletin – 20-ego września 2015 roku / September 20, 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 Piąta Niedziela zwykła / Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Stella Ryba Granville offered by Frania & family. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Jej dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Jej świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, Robert Melski Sr.



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 27, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Leo Bennett offered by Julia & family.
Lectors: Anna Wesolkowska, Tony Melski                                                                       
Eucharistic Minister:Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Brianna, Rudy and Frankie    
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Joan Mosher, Peggy Ryba

Collection receipts for Sunday, September 13: $1437.90 (broken down as follows: $817.90 general collection, $620.00 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:
September 21: Jonasz, Laurenty, Mateusz, Mira
September 22: Joachim, Maurycy, Scott, Tomasz
September 23: Elżbieta, Krzysztof,  Piotr, Tekla, Zachariusz
September 24: Gerard, Maria
September 25: Aurelia, Franciszek, Kamil, Piotr; Wincenty, Władysław, Władysława
September 26: Cyprian, Euzebiusz, Justyna, Łękomir
September 27: Amadeusz, Damian



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: This past week, there was a coordinated meeting with all of the sub-trades, construction manager, architect, and Rada representatives in the same room. Work remains on track. We should start seeing some framing soon. The Sacred Objects Working Group has had successful meetings and site visits over the past couple of weeks. Pews have now been found (thanks to St. Eugene’s!), most of the vessels required for the celebration of Mass have been obtained, and there is even a good possibility of recycling suitable and attractive doors and cabinets from other churches. Thanks so much!

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
Thursday, October 1 -- 5p.m. - 7 p.m. --Chase the Ace (ongoing every Thursday until the Ace is drawn)
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 & Ludwika Tynski from Anne Redmond

In Honour of the wedding anniversary of Frania & Melbourne McKay from Wally & Barbara Ryba

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).  Items can be dropped off at the Polish Village Hall on Friday between 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

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.

“PIER EXTRAVAGANZA” on Sunday , Sept 27 @ Polish Village from 10am-2pm,. Admission $1. Children 12 & under free.  Over 20 vendors with a variety of items & goodies for sale. FREE teddy bear /doll check up with Doc McStuffins. For more info Melanie Sampson (902)371-1946.  Sponsored by Younique Cape Breton Lashes

THANK YOU to Frank Starzomski and Nicole Baker, who volunteered to be our parish’s liaisons to Lifeline Syria – Cape Breton chapter, which is looking at how Cape Bretoners can work together to help. Bóg zapłać!

Męczennicy kanadyjscy: 26 SEPTEMBER – FEAST OF THE CANADIAN MARTYRS: St. Jean de Brébeuf, St. Isaac Jogues, St. Gabriel Lalemant, St. Anthony Daniel, St. Charles Garnier, St. Noël Chabanel, St. René Goupil, St. Jean de la Lande. They were Jesuit priests who were tortured and murdered because of their Catholic faith and because of their close friendship with the Huron nation (which had come under attack). Their deaths took place between 1642 and 1649. In 1984, St. John Paul II celebrated Mass at the shrine dedicated to the Canadian martyrs at Midland, Ontario.

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: Cześć Maryi [Honour to Mary]
Offertory: Każda żyjąca dusza [Every Living Spirit]
Communion: Jezusa Ukrytego Mam w Sakramencie Czcic [Jesus, Contained in the Host, Honoured in the Sacrament]
Post-Communion: Wszystko Tobie oddać pragnę [I Seek to Give All to You]
Closing: Ze wzgórz Częstochowy [From the Heights of Czestochowa]