Biuletyn / Bulletin – 7-ego lutego 2016 roku / February 7, 2016

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.


Piąta Niedziela zwykła / Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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

TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Wobec aniołow psalm zaśpiewam Panu (Among the angels, I will sing a Psalm to the Lord)  Pronunciation: Vo-bets /a-nyo-woof / psalm / zash-pee-e-v-ahm / Pa-noo

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

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



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.

1) Holy Redeemer Convent 8:45 a.m.
2) Holy Redeemer Church - for St. Mary's Polish Parish 12:10 p.m.
**Eucharistic Ministers: Janet Hawthorne, Marilyn Gillis
**Lectors: Stephanie Black, Tom Urbaniak
3) Holy Redeemer Church 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 14, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Antoni Nowak offered by Jancia & Bernie LaRusic.
Lectors:  Teresa Fagan, Tony Melski                                                                    
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers:  Luca, Caleigh, Matthew
Ushers: Robert Melski Sr., Larry Gniewek
Greeters: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack

Collection receipts for Sunday, January 31: $1890.69 (broken down as follows: $664.20 general collection, $1226.49 rebuilding fund). Thank you very much for your generous support of St. Mary's Polish Parish. Dziekujemy bardzo.

MASS CARDS: To reserve Mass Intentions please call Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley 902-539-1725.

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:
February 7: Alfons, Romuald, Rozalia, Ryszard
February 8: Gniewomir, Jan, Paweł, Piotr, Sebastian
February 9: Bernard, Eryk, Eryka, Mariusz
February 10: Gabriel, Jacek, Erica, P, Vs, Nie Elwira
February 11: Lucjan, Maria, Olgierd, Świętomira
February 12: Julian, Laurenty, Nora
February 13: Grzegorz, Jordan, Katarzyna, Toligniew



LUNCH AFTER MASS TODAY IN THE POLISH VILLAGE HALL: Everyone is welcome. We will mark Tłusty czwartek (Polish pre-Lent tradition). We will have a re-building update. If you brought an item for Loaves and Fishes today, please deposit it at the entrance to the hall. Dziekujemy bardzo!

FLOODS IN SOUTH INDIA--APPEAL FROM FATHER RAJ: More than 5,000 people have lost their lives or are missing. More than 1.8 million people have been displaced as a result of terrible floods in November and December. Father Raj describes the situation as “desperate.” His parish is overwhelmed, and people are taking shelter in churches and halls. If you would like to donate, please put your donation in an envelope marked “India Relief” and deposit with the collection.  We will work with Stella Maris (Louisbourg) to get these funds to Father Raj’s region. Also, Stella Maris (Louisbourg) will have a silent auction and tea to raise funds for relief, today, Sunday, February 7th, at 2 p.m. at the Louisbourg Fire Hall ($10 admission). We are all invited. For more information, please call Donna Burke at 733-2081.

IMO Helen MacDonald Mader from Anna Wesołkowska
IMO Annie Binns from Joan Mosher
IMO Muriel Murphy from Joan Mosher

KARTKI POCZTOWE  / FUND-RAISING POST CARDS for our rebuilding (showing how our completed church will look) were distributed by our greeters before Mass last Sunday. Can you send a post card to a friend? There are extra post cards at the back of the church.




THE 1050th ANNIVERSARY OF CHISTIANITY IN POLAND (966-2016): In 966, the king of Poland, Mieszko I, converted to Christianity and also encouraged his subjects to learn more about and follow the example of Jesus. For 1,050 years, Christianity and Catholicism have animated the Polish identity and culture in major ways. Faith and culture have become deeply intertwined. Faith in Jesus and the intercession of the Blessed Mother have given hope to the Polish people during very difficult times. At the same time, many governments of free Poland over the centuries have recognized that the Gospel requires respecting the rights of non-Christian religious minorities.  This year – the 1,050th anniversary of Christianity in Poland -- is a major anniversary for people around the world who identify in whatever way with the Polish heritage. It’s why Pope Francis decided to hold World Youth Day in Krakow. In the weeks ahead, let’s discuss as a parish how we will recognize this major, holy milestone milestone.

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.”. Donations can also be made by regular mail: St. Mary's Polish Parish 21 Wesley St. , Sydney, N.S. B1N 2M5. We still need to raise about $150,000 to complete Phase 2. Thank you so much for your support.

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.