Biuletyn / Bulletin – 4-ego października 2015 roku / October 4, 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 Siódma Niedziela zwykła / Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

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

TODAY'S RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Niechaj nas zawsze Pan Bóg błogosławi [May the Lord always bless us.] Pronunciation: “Nee-e-hah-y / nas / zav-sh-e / Pan / Boog / bwo-go-swa-vee”

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

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



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 11, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for the Kyte family.
Lectors: Stephanie Black, Andrzej Cebula                                                                       
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: Brianna, Nicholas, Rudy   
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Larry Gniewek
Greeters: Anna Wesolkowska, Marjorie Ardelli-MacKinnon

Collection receipts for Sunday, September 27: $2466.51 (broken down as follows: $935.00 general collection, $905.11 rebuilding fund, $626.40 Flea market held Sept. 26th--with thanks to the volunteers). 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:
October 4: Edwin, Franciszek, Konrad, Rozalia
October 5: Donata, Igor, Justyn
October 6: Artur, Emil, Roman
October 7: Justyna, Marek, Maria, Stefan, Mirella
October 8: Bryda, Brygida, Laurencja, Marcin
October 9: Bogdan, Jan, Ludwik
October 10: Franciszek
October 11: Aldona, Dobromiła, Emil



LUNCH AFTER MASS TODAY: Everyone is welcome. We will mark St. Michael’s Day. Jean Brown, professional colour consultant, will join us to discuss exterior colour options for our church. We will also have a rebuilding update. If you brought an item for Loaves and Fishes today, please place it at the hall entrance during lunch. Thank you!

MINI-POSTER WITH MASS RESPONSES IN POLISH: This was being handed out at the entrances before Mass. Please keep it for future reference. This is a gift of the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society.

ST. FAUSTYNA KOWALSKA (FEAST DAY: OCTOBER 5): A Polish nun, visionary, and mystic (1905-1938), St. Faustina (Faustyna) recounted powerful spiritual dialogues with Jesus, including conversations about the Divine Mercy devotion. She also directed the painting of the first Divine Mercy image. At first, she had trouble getting accepted into a convent because she could not pay her own way. But she quickly proved she had an extraordinary work ethic and piety. By 1930, many of her meditations were focused on the Divine Mercy. Before her death, St. Faustyna predicted the horrors of war that were to occur. The Divine Mercy devotion became an inspiration to the oppressed Poles in their occupied country, and the devotion began to spread around the world. After the war, the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Mercy was formed to carry on St. Faustyna’s work and her example of deep faith.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: St. Mary's Polish Parish is again participating in "Operation Christmas Child", sponsored by Samaritan's Purse.  You can pick up your shoe boxes at the lunch today after Mass.  Pamphlets will be attached to each box. Please take note of the items that are not acceptable for packing.  Also, please kindly remember to include your $7 donation for shipping and administration costs.  The boxes must be returned by Sunday, November 15th.  You can give your boxes to Suzanne Campbell or Anne Marie Campbell.  Suzanne 270 2859/ Anne Marie 562 5837.  You can look online at to see the joy that these boxes bring to children at Christmas. Thank you for your generosity and for supporting this wonderful charity.  God bless!

CHASE THE ACE IN SUPPORT OF THE REBUILDING OF ST. MARY’S POLISH CHURCH AND THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF CAPE BRETON: Every Thursday 5-6:45 p.m. at the Polish Village Hall. The first one was this past Thursday. Results: Gwen Gouthro won $208.46 (20 percent). Thirty percent went to the jackpot, which stands at $1,312.70. Thanks to all the volunteers from the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society, our parish, and the Autism Society who are helping with this!

“NA STO DWA!” BEAUTIFUL CONCERT OF CHOIRS FOR OUR REBUILDING: Sunday, October 25, 7 p.m., United Heritage Church. Admission: Free-will offering
Our choir will join the Cape Breton Chordsmen and other outstanding local groups. So many are coming together to support our rebuilding.
Thanks to our friends at United Heritage Church for making their sanctuary available at no charge.

UPCOMING FUND-RAISING EVENTS FOR OUR REBUILDING: (at Polish Village Hall, unless otherwise stated):
Thursdays 5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. --Chase the Ace (ongoing every Thursday until the Ace is drawn)
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 Joyce Wilson from Frank Starzomski
IMO John Sawka from Frank Starzomski; Krista Ann Starzomski

TECHNICAL NAMES OF THE SHORT-LISTED OPTIONS FOR EXTERIOR COLOUR FOR OUR REBUILT CHURCH (in no particular order)- to be discussed further at lunch after Mass today:
1. Savannah Wicker with trim/accents in Antique White and Vanilla White
2. Taupe with trim/accents in Linen and White
3. Silverplate/Sterling Grey with trim/accents of Granite and Vanilla White

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.

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: Zawitaj, Królowo Różańca świętego [Greetings, O Queen of the Holy Rosary]
Offertory: Twemu Sercu cześć składamy [To Your Most Holy Heart]
Communion: Pan Jezus już się zbliża [The Lord Jesus is Already Near]
Post-Communion: Bądź Uwielbiony Panie [Be Praise, O Lord]
Closing: Błogosławiony jesteś Faustyno [Blessed are you, Saint Faustyna]