Biuletyn/Bulletin – 22-ego kwietnia 2012 roku/ April 22, 2012

Trzecia niedziela wiekanocna / Third Sunday of Easter
Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5
Tel.: 564-4847; Fax: 564-2260
Preparing for our 100th anniversary (2013).
Witamy wszystkich! Welcome to all!
We are pleased to share our faith and rich traditions with the whole community.

PROBOSZCZ/PASTOR:  Father Paul Murphy
MSZA ŚWIĘTA jest odprawiana w niedziele o godz. 9.30
HOLY MASS: Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

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.




Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.: Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa
In memory of Anna and Michael Kieć (Jean and Richard White)

Sunday, April 29, 2012 – 3rd Sunday of Easter – 9:30 a.m.
In memory of Jerry Travis (Peggy and family)

Lector: Aggie Stephenson
Eucharistic Minister: Wayne Joseph
Altar Servers: Noah and Nikolas

Collection Receipts for Sunday, April 15: $1,004.00

“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: April 22: Kajus, Kaja, Łukasz, Teodor; April 23: Gerard, Helena, Jerzy (James), Wojciech (Albert); April 24: Aleksander, Erwin, Grzegorz; April 25: Jarosław, Marek; April 26: Maria, Marzena, Spycimir; April 27: Andrzej, Bożebor, Martyn, Piotr, Zyta; April 28: Maria, Paweł (Paul); April 29: Angelina, Augustyn, Bogusław, Piotr, Robert. NOTE: A few complimentary 2012 Polish “name day” calendars are still available at the back of the church.

MASSES: For Masses, please contact Wayne Joseph at 562-5037 or speak with him after Mass.



THE VIGIL CANDLE for the weeks beginning April 16th and April 23rd will be in memory of the deceased members of the Baker and Kieć families by Richard and Jean White.

ON-LINE VERSION OF BULLETIN: As of this week, our bulletin is also available on-line on the parish website: .

SERDECZNIE DZIEKUJEMY/THANK YOU: A big thank you to everyone who helped with all of our Easter festivities: the blessing of the Easter baskets, the decorating, the Easter breakfast, and all the regular and special tasks. “Bog zaplac” to Marjorie and Carolyn for the added touch of tulips and cards for all parishioners and visitors on Holy Saturday. May God bless everyone who helped and the whole parish.

CEREMONY/SUPPER/TRADITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT hosted by the Pogoria Polish Folk Ensemble and the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society -- SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012 – 7 p.m., Polish Village Hall -- $25 per person.
You are invited to an evening of culture and celebration. Tickets are being offered for sale first to parishioners of St. Mary’s Polish Church in recognition of our collective efforts and solidarity over the past few months. To purchase a ticket, please contact Shari McKay, Director of the Pogoria Polish Folk Ensemble, within the next two days (; 539-4354).
Nova Scotia’s Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Honourable David Wilson, will be among the dignitaries in attendance to proclaim in effect Bill 129 -- An Act to Amend the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society Act. This legislation was recently passed unanimously by the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. It is the first law in Canada with official Polish text. It modernizes the Society’s structures and rules, and makes clear the Society’s role in preserving Polish culture in Cape Breton and in supporting the parish. The previous law was passed on May 3, 1912.
A supper will be served, and the Pogoria Polish Folk Ensemble will present traditional dances from various Polish regions and an original skit.

FEAST OF MARY, QUEEN OF POLAND: Sunday, May 6, is the Sunday closest to Polish Constitution Day (May 3rd), which is also a significant feast for Polish churches around the world.  It is known as the Feast of Mary, Queen of Poland.
We would like to invite all parishioners who have traditional Polish attire to please wear it to Mass on Sunday, May 6th.

NOTICE OF MEETING: Cape Breton chapter of the United Ostomy Association of Canada
DATE: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 2-4 p.m., Northside General Hospital Room 586, North Sydney. This is a support group for ostomates and their support persons/caregivers. New ostomates are welcome. A light lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Verna Petrie – 862-8540.

ANTIGONISH DIOCESAN SOCIETY: Envelopes can be found at the back of the church. We encourage you to make a contribution to support local seminarians who are being educated for the priesthood.