Biuletyn / Bulletin – 27-ego marca 2016 roku / March 27, 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 9:00 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.


Niedziela Wielkanocna / Easter Sunday

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for all parishioners. Thank you to the Starzomski family for bringing up the offertory gifts today. We pray for all deceased parishioners: Wieczny odpoczynek racz Im dać, Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Im świeci. Niech odpoczywają w pokoju. Amen.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, 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 8:40 a.m.), except during Lent. Copies of the Novena are at the back of the church.

Sunday, April 3, 9:00 a.m. Druga Niedziela Wielkanocna / Miłosierdzia Bożego - Second Sunday of Easter / Divine Mercy Sunday: The Mass intention will be for Bronia Markotich offered by Jancia & Bernie LaRusic.
Lectors:  Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Edmund Rudiuk                                                                   
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: Anthony, Nicholas, Matthew
Ushers: Robert Melski Sr., Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker

Collection receipts for Sunday, March 20: $4190.87 (broken down as follows: $1156.15 general collection, $3034.72 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:
March 27: Benedykt, Ernest, Jan, Lidia, Rupert
March 28: Aniela, Antoni, Jan
March 29: Cyryl
March 30: Amelia, Aniela
March 31: Beniamin, Dobromira, Kornelia
April 1: Grażyna, Katarzyna, Teodora
April 2: Franciszek
April 3: Antoni, Jakub, Ryszard



Wesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych / A Blessed Easter

Alleluja, Jezus żyje!

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER PAUL: I would just like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone a very Happy and Holy Easter. Christ is Risen – He is truly Risen. These seven words sum up the joy and hope we should have in our hearts not just now but throughout the entire year. This past year has been one of joyfully awaiting that day when we shall celebrate the Holy Mass in our new Church. It won’t be long now. What a joy it will be for us to pass through the doors of our new Church and proclaim in word, song and Eucharist our love for God. We have much for which to be thankful. On behalf of Deacon John Scott and myself, a very Happy Easter. – Father Paul

CHANGE TO SUNDAY MASS TIME AS OF TODAY: Beginning today, the regular Sunday Mass for St. Mary’s Polish Parish will be held at 9am. This change will give me a little more breathing time in between the two Sunday morning masses. Most parishes in the area that still have two Sunday morning masses have the same time frame. – Father Paul

MODLITWA WIELKANOCNA/ An Easter Breakfast Prayer:Prosimy Cię, Zmartwychwstały Panie, daj nam tu zebranym  razem przy stole w naszej rodzinie i w gronie przyjaciół z wiarą przeżywać Twoją obecność podczas naszego świątecznego posiłku w dzień Twego zwycięstwa. Prosimy Cię, abyśmy mogli radować się z udziału w Twoim życiu i zmartwychwstaniu teraz i w wieczności. Który żyjesz i królujesz na wieki wieków. Amen. We ask you, Risen Lord, let those of us gathered here – family, friends, and guests – faithfully experience your presence through our Easter meal on this glorious day.  We ask that we may rejoice in your life and Resurrection – you who live and reign forever and ever. Amen

ŚWIĘCONKA BREAKFAST: Our parish's Polish Easter breakfast will be Sunday, April 3rd (next Sunday) immediately after our 9 a.m. Mass in the Polish Village Hall. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are $10, except $5 for age 12 and under. Proceeds to our rebuilding. Please see Shauna McKay for tickets (539-4354)

THANK YOU to everyone who has helped in any way with our Holy Week, Easter Triduum, and yesterday’s Blessing of Easter Foods  (Swiecenie Pokarmow Wielkanocnych) Bóg zapłać! God bless!

CHOIR RECRUITMENT: At our parish Święconka Breakfast next Sunday after Mass, we will talk a bit about future choir recruitment! Please give it some thought. Being part of the choir is an incredible way to praise God, to keep alive our beautiful language, hymns, and traditions, and to bring great joy to the community.Current choir members (all wonderful people!) would work with you, and you could ease in gradually.

IMO Cecilia Jockemeck from Nora DiMarco
IMO Wanda Kusniewicz from Peggy Ryba; Lynette Ryba
IMO Melnick family from Steve Melnick
IMO Joe Dziubek from Anita MacNeil

PARISH CARE : If you know about a parishioner who is homebound or might appreciate a call or a helping hand for any reason, and for us to pray for them, please advise Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146).

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. This event is sold out! Thank you.

PARISH DINNER THEATRE – FUND-RAISER: Fellow parishioner Brittany Fagan-Steele, who has a background in theatre arts, has developed a very interesting and totally “do-able” proposal for a pre-Christmas parish dinner theatre – as a fund-raiser for our rebuilding (we’ll still be fund-raising to finish the hall/reading room/kitchen section!) Brittany will say more about this at our Easter breakfast on April 3rd, but in the meantime we’d like to invite everyone to think about playing an acting role, big or small. No previous experience is required!

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE ST. MICHAEL’S POLISH BENEFIT SOCIETY is moved from today to Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m.

SEEDS FOR OUR FOOD GARDEN: Alina Stahevitch is accepting donations of seeds for this year’s parish community food garden.

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: Wesoły nam dzień dziś nastał [A Glorious Day Has Risen]
During Blessing with Holy Water: Widziałem wodę płynącą (I Saw the Flowing Water)
Offertory: Otrzyjcie już łzy płaczący [Wipe Away the Tears]
Communion: Już przyszedł Jezus [Jesus Has Arrived]
Post-Communion: Alleluja biją dzwony [Bells Are Ringing]
Closing: Zwyciężca śmierci [Conqueror of Death]