Biuletyn / Bulletin – 27-ego września 2015 roku / September 27, 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 Szósta Niedziela zwykła / Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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

TODAY'S RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Nakazy Pana są radością serca. The Lord’s rules are the heart’s joy.  Pronunciation: “Nak-az-i / Pana / sow / ra-d-sh-ch-o / ser-tsa.”

Eucharistic Minister for today: Suzanne Campbell

Ushers for collection today: Joe Gillis, 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, October 4, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for John Tynski offered by Nellie & family.
Lectors: Edyta Baczyk, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                                       
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: Caleigh Pellerine, James Campbell, James Clarke    
Ushers: Robert Melski Sr., Toni LaRusic
Greeters: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker

Collection receipts for Sunday, September 20: $1249.10 (broken down as follows: $939.10 general collection, $310.00 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 27: Amadeusz, Damian
September 28: Jan, Luba, Marek
September 29: Michał, Rafał, Gabriel
September 30: Grzegorz, Rachela, Wiktor, Zofia
October 1: Danuta, Remigiusz, Cieszysław, Dan, Danisz
October 2: Stanimir, Teofil
October 3: Gerard, Józefa, Sierosław, Teresa
October 4: Edwin, Franciszek, Konrad, Rozalia



LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY: We will mark St. Michael’s Day with a special cake. We will also have a rebuilding update and will make a final decision, collectively, about the exterior colour for our church. Jean Brown, professional colour consultant, will join us. And we will have larger sample palettes with a few short-listed options from previous parish discussions. The following is a list of volunteers who are next in the rotation to please bring a dish for lunch. Many thanks. Mike Morykot, Joan Mosher, Sophie and Roddie O’Toole, Florence Paruch, Patricia Paruch, Stella Paruch, Mary Pierrynowski, Edmund and Maria Rudiuk, Lynette Ryba, Peggy Ryba, Krista Ann Starzomski, Catherine and Herb Tucker, Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Nellie Tynski, Tom Urbaniak, Genevieve and Janusz Wawrzyszyn. Please bring an item for Loaves and Fishes next Sunday. Thank you!

OUR CHOIR WILL BE GUEST PERFORMERS AT A SPECIAL CONCERT THIS FRIDAY: It will be at St. John's Anglican Church (28 King St., North Sydney), on Friday, October 2, at 7 p.m. Our friends at St. John's are organizing this benefit event for their  active chapter of Mothers' Union, a global Anglican charity whose projects include literacy and development, parenting, micro-finance and campaigning against violence against women. Tickets are $10 and available from Debbie Moore at 902-544-1018 or at the door. (Cape Breton will be hosting the Mothers' Union national conference next year.)

A SPECIAL ST. MICHAEL’S DAY GIFT TO PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS: Next Sunday, the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society will distribute a beautiful, colour small poster. It has easy-to-follow Polish responses that we use during our Mass. It’s designed to make our Mass accessible and welcoming to everyone.

ST. MICHAEL'S POLISH BENEFIT SOCIETY will meet this evening at 7 p.m.

ŚWIĘTY MICHAŁ ARCHANIOŁ, MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI! St. Michael the Archangel has several important roles. He is the leader of Heaven’s triumph over hell. He intercedes to redeem souls at the hour of death. He weighs virtue on a perfectly balanced scale. He is a guardian of the Church. St. Michael is the patron saint of, among others: people who are ill or dying, paramedics, radiologists, danger at sea, mariners, artists, bankers, police officers, soldiers, and security guards – and of course our St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society. He is often depicted confronting a serpent, as he was in the classic painting in the sanctuary of our original church (beside the stairs to the choir). In another famous image, he is seen with Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

THANKS to everyone who helped with our flea market yesterday. Thanks to Toni LaRusic for coordinating.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – SHOEBOX APPEAL: Information coming soon. Thanks to Suzanne Campbell for coordinating.

UPCOMING FUND-RAISING EVENTS FOR OUR REBUILDING: (at Polish Village Hall, unless otherwise stated):
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

IMO Earl Barrington & family from Sophie Barrington
IMO Father Leo O’Connell from Leo Snow
IMO Peter Stephenson from Micka & Ron DiPenta
IMO John Sawka from Stella Paruch

Eucharistic Ministers:

Oct 4: Marilyn Gillis
Oct. 11: Janet Hawthorne
Oct. 18: Suzanne Campbell
Oct. 25: Frank Starzomski

Oct. 4: Edyta Baczyk, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
Oct. 11: Stephanie Black, Andrzej Cebula
Oct. 18: Teresa Fagan, Tom Urbaniak
Oct. 25: Anne Marie Campbell, Anna Wesolkowska

Oct. 4: Robert Melski Sr., Toni LaRusic
Oct. 11: Bernie LaRusic, Larry Gniewek
Oct. 18: Michael Melski,  Robert Melski Jr.
Oct. 25: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Jr.

Oct. 4: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker
Oct. 11: Anna Wesolkowska, Marjorie Ardelli-MacKinnon
Oct. 18: Marjorie Ardelli-MacKinnon, Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley
Oct. 25: Victoria Aucoin, Stephanie Melnick Black

For altar servers’ schedules, please see Krista Ann Starzomski

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.

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

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: Do św. Michała Archanioła [To St. Michael the Archangel]
Offertory: Czarna Madonna
Communion: Jezu Drogi [Dear Jesus]
Post-Communion: Pod Twą Obronę [I Seek to Give All to You]
Closing: Serdeczna Matko [Beloved Mother]