Biuletyn / Bulletin – 25-ego października 2015 roku / October 25, 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.


Trzydziesta Niedziela zwykła / Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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

Eucharistic Minister for today: Frank Starzomski

Ushers for collection today: Robert Melski Sr., Joe Gillis



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, November 1, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for the Kyte family.
Lectors: Edyta Baczyk, Andrzej Cebula                                                                      
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: Nicholas, James Clarke, Rudy   
Ushers: Larry Gniewek, Toni LaRusic
Greeters: Dianne Blondin, Elie Blondin

Collection receipts for Sunday, October 18: $1919.80 (broken down as follows: $789.80 general collection, $1110.00 rebuilding fund. Collection includes $50 for Cemetery Fund and $50 for Evangelization of Nations). 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 25: Daria, Kryspin
October 26: Dymitriusz, Łucjan
October 27: Iwona, Sabina, Wincenty
October 28: Szymon, Tadeusz
October 29: Euzebia, Franciszek, Lubogost, Teodor, Wioletta
October 30: Edmund, Klaudiusz, Przemysław
October 31: Antoni, Antonina
November 1: Andrzej, Seweryn



LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY – AND REBUILDING UPDATE – POLISH VILLAGE HALL. Everyone is welcome. The following is a list of parishioners who are next in the rotation to please bring a dish. Dziekujemy bardzo! Many thanks … Anna Wesolkowska, Frania Ardelli, Marjorie Ardelli, Shirley Ardelli, Victoria Aucoin, Edyta Baczyk, Stephanie Black, Anne Marie & Jim Campbell, Denise Campbell. Chris Campbell, Suzanne Campbell, Evelyn Cook, Larry Gniewek, Tony Gniewek, Wayne Joseph, Robert Lewandowski, Ursula and Michael Melski. If you can, please bring a non-perishable item  for Loaves and Fishes next Sunday. Thank you kindly.

REBUILDING: Work continued this week at a very good pace. Please see last week’s bulletin for a more detailed note about budget, insurance, etc.

BENEFIT CONCERT: See you at the benefit concert this evening for our rebuilding 7p.m. United Heritage Church.

A NOTE FROM FATHER PAUL: Marriage: In this upcoming Year of God’s Mercy, I would like to extend an invitation to any of you whose marriages were not celebrated or blessed in a Catholic Church by a Catholic priest or Catholic deacon.  If you would like to have your marriage blessed, regardless of how long ago you were married civilly, and if I can do so in keeping with Church Law, I will be only too happy to do so. And if you are in a situation where one or both of you need an annulment of a previous marriage, I will do my best to help you there too. Think it over and if you wish to have your marriage blessed, please give me a call. – Father Paul

IMO Peter Stephenson from Peggy Ryba
IMO parents Michael Paruch & Frances (Adams) Paruch from Frances Mei

IMO deceased members of the Baker, Kiec, White & Murphy families from Jean Annette White

Eucharistic Ministers:
November 1: Janet Hawthorne
November 8: Frank Starzomski
November 15: Suzanne Campbell
November 22: Marilyn Gillis
November 29: Janet Hawthorne

November 1: Edyta Baczyk, Andrzej Cebula
November 8: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Edmund Rudiuk
November 15: Anne Marie Campbell, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
November 22: Robert Lewandowski, Tony Melski
November 29: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Andrzej Cebula

November 1: Larry Gniewek, Toni LaRusic
November 8: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Jr.
November 15: Bernie LaRusic, Tony Gniewek
November 22: Robert Melski Sr., Toni LaRusic
November 29: Joe Gillis, Toni LaRusic

November 1: Dianne Blondin, Elie Blondin
November 8: Mary [Micka] Di Penta, Teresa Fagam
November 15: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack
November 22: Joan Mosher, Peggy Ryba
November 29: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker

Altar Servers:
November 1: Nicholas, James Clarke, Rudy
November 8: Brianna, Rudy, James Campbell
November 15: Caleigh, Nicholas, Matthew
November 22: Rudy, Matthew, James Campbell
November 29: Brianna, James Clarke, Caleigh

Thank you kindly for your service – and for all who volunteer in any way in the work of our parish. It means a lot. Bóg zapłać!

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!

DIACONATE ORDINATION OF JOHN SCOTT – Holy Redeemer Church – Wednesday, November 18, 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

This evening’s meeting of the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society is postponed to next Sunday at 7 p.m. due to our concert.

MEETING OF EVENT VOLUNTEERS (Christmas Bazaar, Tea, etc) – after Mass on November 8 – at the Polish Village.

Chase the Ace in support of the rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church and the Autism Society of Cape Breton – every Thursday – 5-7 pm – Polish Village Hall.

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 21 – Pre-Christmas Bazaar
Sunday, December 6 – St. Nicholas Tea

Modlitwa do Wszystkich Świętych
A COMMON PRAYER FOR ALL SAINTS DAY: Dear Father: You have given the saints in heaven eternal happiness and they now live in the fullness of your glory. Because of their holy love for you, they also care about me and my family, my friends, my church, and my neighbours. Thank you for the gift of their friendship and the witness of their holy lives. I ask our patron saints and every saint who has become especially dear to me to intercede for us. I ask them to help us journey safely on the path that leads to heaven. O Lord, give us their protection. Grant us their assistance in overcoming temptation and gaining the fullness of life with you. Amen.    

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] - coinciding with the Month of the Rosary
Offertory: Pobłogosław, Jezu drogi [Bless us, Dear Jesus]
Communion: W Sakramencie Utajony [Contained in the Sacrament]]
Post-Communion: O niewysłowione szczęście [Immense Joy]
Closing: Jezu, Ufam Tobie [Jesus, I Trust in You]