Biuletyn / Bulletin – 11-ego października 2015 roku / October 11, 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 ósma Niedziela zwykła / Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for the Kyte family. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Im dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Im świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

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, October 18, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Michael P. Ardell offered by Shirley & family.
Lectors: Teresa Fagan, Tom Urbaniak                                                                       
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Brianna, Nicholas, and Rudy   
Ushers: Tony Gniewek, Robert Melski Jr.
Greeters: Marjorie Ardelli-MacKinnon, Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley

Collection receipts for Sunday, October 4: $2348.00 (broken down as follows: $723.00 general collection, $990.00 rebuilding fund, $620.00 fuel, $15.00 additional contribution toward flea market). 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 11: Aldona, Dobromiła, Emil
October 12: Maksymilian, Witold
October 13: Daniel, Edward, Mikołaj
October 14: Alan, Bernard, Dominik
October 15: Jadwiga, Teresa
October 16: Aurelia, Gerard, Grzegorz
October 17: Lucyna, Małgorzata, Marian, Wiktor
October 18: Julian, Łukasz



Święto Dziękczynienia / Happy Thanksgiving!

EXTERIOR COLOUR FOR OUR CHURCH – VOTING AFTER MASS AT OUR CHURCH SITE (O’Connell House front lawn). There are sample boards with the short-listed colours and a form to fill out (please rank your choices 1, 2, 3, 4). This should take only about 10 minutes on your way home today. For anyone who needs more time to reflect, you can take a form and drop it into the mailbox at the O’Connell House by 5 p.m. tomorrow.  The colour display boards will remain up today and tomorrow.  Also, Howie Doiron (construction manager) will be on site and would be happy to answer anyone’s questions about the construction.

CONGRATULATIONS to ARCHBISHOP VINCENT WATERMAN on his elevation to Patriarch of the African Orthodox Church. We are blessed by Archbishop Waterman’s friendship and our close ties with St. Philip’s African Orthodox Church in the Pier.

THANK YOU for your contributions last week to Loaves and Fishes. These have been delivered.

MINI-POSTER WITH MASS RESPONSES IN POLISH: These were distributed last week, and unfortunately there are no copies remaining. However, we will place permanent copies in the pews of our new church.

BLESSED MARY ANGELA TRUSZKOWSKA: FEAST DAY: Oct.10: Blessed Mary Angela lived between 1825 and 1899. She founded the Felician Sisters in Poland. They now work around the world. The Felician Sisters focus on education, especially for people who are poor and overlooked by society. They also do a great deal of charitable work, motivated by God’s love for everyone. This work reflects the life and values of Blessed Mary Angela. She was beatified by St. John Paul II in 1997.

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 back of the church 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. Total ticket sales for 8 Oct.: $1495 . Winning ticket holder $292.63 (Jenny MacLean). The Autism Society of Cape Breton and St. Mary's receive $373.75 each.  Card drawn was the Queen of Hearts. Jackpot of $1751.65 carries over.

“NA STO DWA!”LEADING CAPE BRETON CHOIRS COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE REBUILD ST. MARY’S POLISH CHURCH: 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 John Tynski from Elaine Tynski-Shipley & Chris Shipley
IMO Grey Barry from Joan Mosher
IMO Abbie Oursen from Anita MacNeil
IMO Louis, Evelyn & Mike Candelora from Joan Candelora
IMO Peter Stephenson from Anita MacNeil; and from anonymous donor

LEARN BASIC POLISH IN A FUN, RECREATIONAL SETTING: Are you interested in learning basic Polish in an enjoyable, recreational setting? St. Mary’s Polish Parish is once again offering six Saturday sessions to learn basic Polish, led by Edyta Baczyk. Edyta is an experienced language instructor whose previous sessions have received very positive reviews. The sessions start on Saturday, October 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Polish Village Hall in Whitney Pier. This opportunity is offered to the general community – all are welcome -- and is geared to adult and teen learners. The cost is a total of $30, which can be submitted at the first session. Proceeds will support the rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church. To reserve a place, please call 902-563-1226 or e-mail

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: Jezu, przemień mnie w siebie [Jesus, Transform Me to You]
Communion: Jezu w Hostii Utajony [Jesus, Contained in the Host]
Post-Communion: Dziękujemy Ci, Ojcze nasz [We Thank You, Our Father] – A Thanksgiving hymn
Closing: Ciebie Boże chwalimy [Holy God We Praise Thy Name]