Biuletyn / Bulletin – 15-ego listopada 2015 roku / November 15, 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 trzecia Niedziela zwykła / Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

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

Eucharistic Minister for today: Suzanne Campbell

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, 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, November 22, 9:30 a.m. FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING. The Mass intention will be for Angus MacIntyre offered by Shirley Ardelli.
Lectors: Robert Lewandowski, Tony Melski                                                                      
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: Rudy, Matthew, James Campbell   
Ushers: Robert Melski Sr., Toni LaRusic
Greeters: Joan Mosher, Peggy Ryba

Collection receipts for Sunday, November 8: $4882.85 (broken down as follows: $622.86 general collection, $4125.00 rebuilding fund, $135.00 cemetery 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:
November 15: Albert, Alfons, Artur
November 16: Edmund, Marek, Maria
November 17: Grzegorz
November 18: Aniela, Cieszymysł, Klaudyna, Roman, Tomasz
November 19: Elżbieta
November 20: Edmund, Feliks
November 21: Janusz, Konrad, Maria, Piotr, Regina, Rena
November 22: Cecylia, Marek



SPECIAL PRESENTATION TO OUR PARISH – AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY WE ARE ALL INVITED TO GO TO CHRIST THE KING ANGLICAN CHURCH(beside Wentworth Park/funeral home). They have made a beautiful banner for our new church that says “Zmartwychwstanie” (Resurrection) and shows a phoenix rising from the ashes. It’s similar to a banner they have in their church, which was rebuilt 30 years ago after a fire. It would be really appreciated if you could join us there after Mass next Sunday -- which is also the Feast of Christ the King. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – to help our rebuilding: Next Saturday, November 21 – 12 noon to 4 p.m. – Polish Village Hall. Admission is $2 (ages 12 and under free). Quality items and vendors. We will also have parish tables to sell parish products and Polish products to support our rebuilding. Also, pierogi will be sold at those tables. See you there.

ST. NICHOLAS DAY TEA (Herbata z  z okazji Dnia Świętego Mikołaja) – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2-4 P.M. – POLISH VILLAGE HALL: St. Mary's Polish Parish cordially Invites you to a St. Nicholas Tea in support of the rebuild of St. Mary's Polish Church. Come celebrate St. Nicholas Day with a cup of tea, delicious sandwiches and sweets. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of St. Mary's Polish choir singing traditional Christmas carols. Swiety Mikolaj (St. Nicholas) will be making an appearance with a small gift for the children.
Tickets are $10 and children under 12 are free. Reserve your ticket by calling Nicole Baker: 902-371-5088.

SPECIAL LUNCH AFTER MASS ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29: This marks the anniversary of the fire. As a gesture of hope, we are inviting to lunch after Mass at the Polish Village Hall the workers who are rebuilding our church. It will be a good opportunity to meet them.

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE POLISH VILLAGE HALL: DJ Robin Krszwda. Tickets Tony Melski 537-1417

LIST OF VETERANS FROM OUR PARISH – IN LAST WEEK’S BULLETIN:Peter Stephenson’s name should have been included. Sincere apologies! We will be replacing the framed memorial that was lost in the fire. If there are any other missing names, please advise any member of the Rada.

A REMINDER FROM FATHER PAUL: If you have family members or friends sick and at home or in hospital and would like me to visit them, please call me at the Holy Redeemer glebehouse and let me know. If they are in need of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please call the hospital chaplain (if they are in hospital) or feel free to call me. It is very difficult to keep track of all the people going in and out of hospital, so it would be good if you can let me know that they would like a visit. There is also a priest on duty call for the Regional Hospital during the evenings and nights, Monday to Friday. They can be called upon for emergency Anointing of the Sick – you just have to ask the nurse to call him.

IMO Michael & Nellie Cleary, and Elizabeth Cleary from Peggy Ryba
IMO Ted Baker & Anne Louise Baker from Jean Annette White & Richard White

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Thanks so much for your help! Please submit the filled shoeboxes today to Suzanne or Anne Marie Campbell.

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

CHASE THE ACE in support of the rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church and the Autism Society of Cape Breton has concluded. Madeline O’Reilly won $2,593.83, including the jackpot. Congratulations!

Ofiarowanie Najświętszej Maryi Panny / Feast of the Presentation of Mary (Nov. 21): The feast marks an event in the Infancy Narrative of James, when Mary’s parents, Anne and Joachim, brought her, while still a child, to the temple in thanksgiving. This is also the feast day of Blessed Franciszka Siedliska, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, with congregations in Poland and North America.

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.

REBUILDING FUND ENVELOPES are at the back of the church. Thank you for your support.

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: Jak szczęśliwa Polska cała [How Blessed is All Poland]
Offertory: Serce Twe Jezu miłością goreje [Your Heart, Jesus, Overflows with Love]
Communion: Daj Mi Jezusa[Grant Me Jesus]
Post-Communion: Wszystko Tobie oddać pragnę  [I Strive to Give All to You]
Closing: Jezu, Ufam Tobie [Jesus, I Trust in You]


PRAYER IN POLISH: The Glory Be / Chwała Ojcu:

Chwała Ojcu i Synowi i Duchowi Świętemu.  Jak było na początku, teraz i zawsze, i na wieki wieków. Amen.
Pronunciation: Hva-wa / Oy-tsoo  /ee / sin-oh-vee / ee / doo-ho-vee / shvien-te-moo .    Yak / b-i-wo / na /po-ch-ont-koo / te-raz / ee/ zaf-sh-e / ee / na / vee-e-kee / vee-e-koof. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen