Biuletyn / Bulletin – 28-ego lutego 2016 roku / February 28, 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.


Trzecia Niedziela Wielkiego Postu / Third Sunday of Lent

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Walter Ryba offered by Peggy Ryba. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

TODAY'S RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Pan jest łaskawy, pełen miłosierdzia. [The Lord is gracious and merciful.] Pronunciation: Pan / yest / wa-ska-vi / pe-wen / mee-wo-sh-er-dg-a

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.), except during Lent. Copies of the Novena are at the back of the church.

Sunday, March 6, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Nelgah MacDonald offered by Shirley Ardelli & family.
Lectors:  Edyta Baczyk, Andrzej Cebula                                                                    
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: Caleigh, Rudy, James Clarke
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Robert Melski Sr.
Greeters: Anna Wesolkowska, Marjorie Ardelli

Collection receipts for Sunday, February 21: $2591.06 (broken down as follows: $1026.45 general collection, $1564.61 rebuilding fund, $20.00 India Relief, $10.00 cemetery 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 28: Józef, Roman, Lech
February 29: Roman
March 1: Albin, Antoni, Antonina, Amelia, Feliks, Herakles, Joanna, Józef, Piotr
March 2: Franciszek, Helena, Henryk, Krzysztof, Michał, Paweł, Piotr, Radosław
March 3: Maryna
March 4: Adrian, Adrianna, Arkadiusz, Eugeniusz, Kazimierz, Lucja
March 5: Adrian, Adrianna, Fryderyk, Jan, Oliwia
March 6: Eugenia, Jordan, Klaudian, Róża, Wiktor



LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY: Polish Village Hall-- Everyone is welcome-- Rebuilding update. If you can, please bring an item for Loaves and Fishes to the lunch next Sunday. The following is a list of parishioners who are next in the rotation to please bring a dish next Sunday:  Genevieve and Janusz Wawrzyszyn, Tom Urbaniak, Frania Ardelli, Marjorie Ardelli, Shirley Ardelli, Victoria Aucoin, Edyta Baczyk, Stephanie Black, Anne Marie & Jim Campbell, Denise Campbell, Chris Campbell, Suzanne Campbell, Evelyn Cook, Marilyn and Joe Gillis, Marianne Gillis, Larry Gniewek, Tony Gniewek

CROSS INSTALLATION ON OUR NEW CHURCH: Scheduled for tomorrow at 8 a.m. Weather (wind) permitting. NSCC-Marconi students who made the cross will be on hand.

The St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society meets this evening at 7 p.m.

IMO Emily Pierrynowski from Mary Pierrynowski
IMO Barbara & John Paruch from Stella Paruch
IMO Helena Sokol from Wayne C.Harper

CARE COMMITTEE: Several parishioners have suggested a Care Committee so that no one who is homebound or in the hospital or having a difficult time is overlooked for a card, visit, a helping hand, etc. As a parish, we care for each other and the people around us, and we want that to always be important to who we are. We will have a short meeting after Mass today in the O’Connell House for anyone who might like to be part of a Care Committee.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m., being held this year at United Heritage Church. Everyone is welcome. This brings together all the Christian faiths. Similar ecumenical services happen around the world. The theme this year is caring for children around the world. Thank you to Stephanie Black for representing us at the planning meeting.

PASTA DINNER TO SUPPORT OUR REBUILDING: This is being very kindly organized for us by Frank DiVito at Our Lady of Fatima Hall on Friday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets should be purchased in advance for $15. Shauna McKay has tickets today.

FREE SOUP LUNCH -- WEDNESDAY LENTEN LUNCH TALKS– ST. GEORGE’S HALL, NEPEAN ST., DOWNTOWN SYDNEY 12 noon- The Anglican Parish of the Resurrection has extended a welcome to us. This Wednesday’s guest speaker: Fred Desveaux, Executive Director, Cape Breton Community Housing.


March 6: Marilyn Gillis
March 13: Suzanne Campbell
March 20: Janet Hawthorne
Good Friday: Marilyn Gillis, Suzanne Campbell
Easter Sunday: Janet Hawthorne

March 6: Edyta Baczyk, Andrzej Cebula
March 13: Teresa Fagan, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
March 20: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Anna Wesolkowska, Tony Melski
Wielki Piatek/Good Friday: Robert Lewandowski, Stephanie Black, Edyta Baczyk, Tom Urbaniak
Holy Saturday – Blessing of the Easter Baskets: Krista Ann Starzomski, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
Easter Sunday: Anne Marie Campbell, Andrzej Cebula

March 6: Rudy, Caleigh, James Clarke
March 13: Nicholas, Matthew, Anthony                                                        
March 20 and Good Friday: Brianna, James Clarke & Caleigh
Holy Saturday/Blessing of the Easter Baskets: Nicholas, Anthony, Rudy
March 27: Rudy, James Campbell, Luca

March 6: Bernie LaRusic, Robert Melski Sr.
March 13: Joe Gillis, Larry Gniewek
March 20: Robert Melski Jr., Tony Gniewek
Wielki Piatek/Good Friday: Larry Gniewek, Toni LaRusic
Easter Sunday: Bernie LaRusic, Joe Gillis

March 6: Anna Wesolkowska, Marjorie Ardelli
March 13: Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley, Marjorie Ardelli
March 20: Victoria Aucoin, Stephanie Black
Greeters’ schedules for Good Friday, Holy Saturday (Blessing of the Easter baskets), and Easter Sunday will follow.

Thank you to everyone who serves in these and other ministries, so important to the life of our parish. Bóg zapłać!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET WITH THE POLISH CONSUL ON FRIDAY?: Aleksandra Kucy, Consul of Poland, will be in Sydney and offering any consular services/meetings (Dyżur konsularny) this Friday morning (March 4). Would you like to meet with her on any issue or question (eg. travel, services/programs of the Polish government)? If you would like a meeting (it can be in Polish or English), please book in advance by contacting Tom Urbaniak (902-563-1226; Meetings would be at our parish glebe house.  (Ms. Kucy will also be touring our church construction site and the Polish Village Hall late in the day on Thursday.)

PARTIAL TRANSLATION OF THE FIRST READING (EXODUS 3:1-8A, 13-15): Moses said to God, “But when I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ if they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what am I to tell them?” God replied, “I am who am.” Then he added, “This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you.” God spoke further to Moses, “Thus shall you say to the Israelites: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. “This is my name forever; thus am I to be remembered through all generations.”

ST. CASIMIR: ONE OF THE MAIN PATRON SAINTS OF POLAND AND LITHUANIA (Feast day March 4): Although St. Casimir died at the young age of 25 (in 1484), his short time as prince-regent of Poland was marked by tolerance, and a search for peace.  St. Casimir followed a simple, prayerful life. He did not like wealthy trappings. He wanted noble families share their bounty with the poor.  As we take part in our communities as citizens, and as we assume leadership roles in our parish and in community organizations, we ask for the same grace and wisdom. Święty Kazimierz, módł się za nami! St. Casimir, pray for us!

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.
Entrance: Zdrowas Maryjo, Bogarodzico [Hail Mary, Mother of God]
Offertory: W Krzyzu Cierpienie [In the Cross Suffering]
Communion: Ktozby nie Ukochal Cie [Who Would Not Love Thee]
Post-Communion: --
Closing: Któryś Za Nas Cierpiał Rany [You Who Suffered Wounded for Us.]

Closing: "Któryś za nas cierpiał rany, Jezu Chryste, zmiłuj się nad nami" (3 times) ["You who suffered wounds for us, Christ Jesus have mercy on us."]