Biuletyn / Bulletin – 10-ego kwietnia 2016 roku / April 10, 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.


Trzecia Niedziela Wielkanocna / Third Sunday of Easter

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Maria Wawrzyszyn & Konstanty Wawrzyszyn offered by Janusz & Genevieve Wawrzyszyn. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Im dać, Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Im świeci. Niech odpoczywają w pokoju. Amen.

TODAY'S RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Sławię Cię, Panie, bo mnie wybawiłeś [I will extol you, O Lord, for you have redeemed me.] Pronunication: Swa-vee-e-w / ch-e / Pa-nee-e / bo /m-nee-e / vi-ba-vee-we-sh

Eucharistic Minister for today: Suzanne Campbell

Ushers for collection today: Joe Gillis, Tony Melski

 TRANSLATION OF PART OF TODAY’S FIRST READING (from Acts 5:27-32): But Peter and the apostles said in reply, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as leader and savior to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. We are witnesses of these things, as is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”  The Sanhedrin ordered the apostles to stop speaking in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them. So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.



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 17, 9:00 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Jerry Travis offered by Peggy Ryba & family.
Lectors:  Anna Wesolkowska,  Robert Lewandowski                                                                  
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: Marjorie Ardelli, James Clarke, Anthony Melski
Ushers: Larry Gniewek, Toni LaRusic
Greeters: Anna Wesołkowska, Marjorie Ardelli

Collection receipts for Sunday, April 3: $17109.75 (broken down as follows: $759.75 general collection, $14230.00 rebuilding fund, $2015 for rebuilding from Our Lady of Fatima past dinner and KOC donation). 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:
April 10: Antoni, Daniel, Henryk
April 11: Filip, Jaromir, Leon, Marek
April 12: Andrzej, Iwan, Juliusz, Wiktor, Zenon
April 13: Jan, Justyn, Małgorzata, Marcin
April 14: Julianna, Justyn, Maria
April 15: Anastazja, Leonid
April 16: Erwin, Julia, Ksenia, Nikita
April 17: Jakub, Józef, Klara



POLSKI PIATEK: Informal Polish-style after work social - Friday, April 22, 6 p.m., Polish Village Hall downstairs. There is no charge. We will have an informal lunch, refreshments, Polish songs, and some of the Polish traditions for the upcoming May 3rd holiday.  And if anyone can bring a dish that would be great and much appreciated!

POLISH DINNER TO CELEBRATE THE MAY POLISH HOLIDAY: Fund-raiser for our rebuilding - Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m., Polish Village Hall, $20. Tickets are available as of today from Shauna McKay.

IMO Stash Dziubek from Mary McMullin and Rita MacDonald
IMO Stefan & Maria Wroblewski from Agnes Stephenson
IMO Blanche "Bronia" Markotich from Terri Markotich

NEXT SERIES OF POLISH CLASSES: Our current series of Polish classes, led by Edyta Baczyk, comes to an end this Tuesday. Our next series of classes (six sessions) will start the week of May 1st. If you would like to be part of Polish classes on either Tuesday evenings or Saturday afternoons, please call 902-563-1226 or email

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ST. MARY'S POLISH PARISH: Sunday, May 15, after Mass, including financial report, Rada election, annual report of parish activities. If you would like to serve on the Nominations Committee, please call 902-563-1226.

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 let Catherine Tucker know (902-567-0146).

PARISH DINNER THEATRE – FUND-RAISER / PRE-CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION:  Would you like to be in it? (Major or minor role.) Absolutely no previous experience required! Please speak with Brittany Fagan-Steele at 902-577-9131 or e-mail

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

THANK YOU to everyone for last Sunday’s Święconka Easter breakfast! It was a wonderful community gathering. After expenses, it raised $667.70

A NOTE ON CHOIR RECRUITMENT – NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!  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.

MODLITWA DO ŚWIĘTEJ RODZINY / PRAYER TO THE HOLY FAMILY: This is the concluding prayer of Pope Francis’s publication The Joy of Love (post synodal apostolic exhortation on the family), released on Friday: Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Graciously hear our prayer. Amen.

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: Nie zna śmierci [He Knows Not Death]]
Offertory: Wysławiajmy Chrysta Pana [Let Us Praise the Lord Jesus]
Communion: Daj Mi Jezusa  [Grant Me Jesus]
Post-Communion: Już Zbawiciel, Jezus żyje  [The Saviour Jesus is Living]
Closing: Wesel się Królowo miła [Rejoice, Gracious Queen]