Biuletyn / Bulletin – 24-ego kwietnia 2016 roku / April 24, 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.


Piąta Niedziela Wielkanocna / Fifth Sunday of Easter

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Marie White offered by Shirley Ardelli & family. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Jej dać, Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Jej świeci. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju. Amen.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, Robert Melski Jr.

TRANSLATION OF TODAY’S SECOND READING (from Rev. 21): Then I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away,
and the sea was no more. I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them as their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, for the old order has passed away.”
The One who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”




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, May 1, 9:00 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Ted Baker offered by his children.
Lectors: Edyta Bączyk, Tom Urbaniak                                                                 
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Carolyn Kiley, James Clarke, Rudy
Ushers: Larry Gniewek, Tony Melski
Greeters: Mary (Micka) DiPenta, Teresa Fagan

Collection receipts for Sunday, April 17: $10634.05 (broken down as follows: $554.05 general collection, $10634.05 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:
April 24: Aleksander, Erwin, Grzegorz
April 25: Jarosław, Marek
April 26: Maria, Marzena
April 27: Andrzej, Martyn, Piotr, Zyta
April 28: Maria, Paweł
April 29: Angelina, Augustyn, Piotr, Robert
April 30: Jakub, Katarzyna, Marian
May 1: Aniela, Filip, Jakub



LUNCH AFTER MASS TODAY: at the Polish Village Hall. Everyone is welcome. Update on rebuilding/opening. Also, information regarding a "painting party" to help with painting the walls of our new church.

MASS OF CONSECRATION: Please mark the afternoon of Sunday, July 3, in your calendar for our Mass of Consecration. We hope to be in our new church a few weeks before that and to hold an open house for the community. More information to follow.

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 from Shauna McKay (539-4354).

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

IMO Frank & Mary Rozkick and Joseph Czycz from Catherine Mocon
IMO Mary Wrobleski from Patricia Ferguson
IMO John Huk from Vicki Aucoin; Agnes Stephenson
IMO Bernard Pech from Agnes Stephenson

TEA/FUND-RAISER FOR REBUILDING: Sunday, June 12, 12 noon to 2 p.m., Polish Village – Come dressed in your finest attire. Sandwiches, sweets, even a sip of bubbly! Hosted by St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society. Tickets are $15 from Nicole Baker (902-371-5088). Last year’s tea was sold out!


May 1: Suzanne Campbell
May 8: Janet Hawthorne
May 15: Marilyn Gillis
May 22: Frank Starzomski
May 29: Suzanne Campbell

May 1: Edyta Baczyk, Tom Urbaniak
May 8: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
May 15: Teresa Fagan, Andrzej Cebula
May 22: Anne Marie Campbell, Edmund Rudiuk
May 29: Stephanie Black, Anna Wesołkowska

May 1: Carolyn Kiley, James Clarke, Rudy
May 8: James Campbell, Luca, Anthony
May 15: Marjorie Ardelli, Rudy, James Clarke
May 22: Carolyn Kiley, Luca, Sebastian
May 29: James Campbell, Anthony, James Clarke

May 1: Larry Gniewek, Tony Melski
May 8: Joe Gillis, Tony Gniewek
May 15: Robert Melski Sr., Toni LaRusic
May 22: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Jr.
May 29: Bernie LaRusic, Tony Gniewek

May 1: Mary (Micka) DiPenta, Teresa Fagan
May 8: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack
May 15: Joan Mosher, Peggy Ryba
May 22: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker
May 29: Anna Wesolkowska, Marjorie Ardelli

THANK YOU to everyone who serves in these and other ministries. Bóg zapłać!

SENIOR HEALTH SYMPOSIUM: Menelik Hall, Whitney Pier, April 29 (starting at 8:30 a.m.) and 30th. Please reserve a place by calling 902-304-5025 or emailing

POLISH CLASSES IN A FUN, RECREATIONAL SETTING: Six Tuesdays starting May 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Please call Edyta Baczyk at 902-304-4757.

MINI WEEKLY RADIO “POP-UP” TUTORIAL ON POLISH LANGUAGE/CUSTOMS: Similar to Edyta Baczyk’s pop-up tutorials at many of our events. This is a joint effort of our parish, CBU, and CKJM Radio. The first one ran this past Thursday at 3:30 p.m. These five-minute segments will likely run at that time most weeks (97.5 FM).

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ST. MARY'S POLISH PARISH: Sunday, May 15, after Mass, including financial report, Rada election, annual report of activities.

RADA NOMINATIONS: If you are interested in being a candidate for Rada election, please provide a short written note to Janet Hawthorne either in person or by email by May 3.

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

RE-BUILDING ST. MARY'S POLISH CHURCH -- AN APPEAL FOR SPONSORSHIPS: Thank you to our families, friends, and businesses for considering a sponsorship, either individually or as groups. A permanent plaque will be placed on or close to the applicable item to acknowledge your sponsorship. ALL ITEMS ON THE FIRST LIST WERE SPONSORED! Thank you so much for the great response, which will help a lot. Dziękujemy bardzo!
NEWLY LISTED ITEMS FOR SPONSORSHIP: These items are now available for sponsorship:
Plinths (the beautiful bases for the arches and columns in the main church area) -- $500 each -- there are 10 of these.
Trim around church (interior) -- $12,600
Sponsorship of St. John Paul II Lane -- $18,000 (This is the laneway that will run, as before, along the side of the church and will include parking. The value of the sponsorship is for the paving. The sponsorship will be acknowledged with an appropriate inscription below or near the St. John Paul II Lane sign.)
Side entranceway -- $5,000 (We expect that this will be much-used – to enter both the church and the hall.)
Drywalling the hall -- $10,700
Flooring for hall -- $18,650
Library and Reading Room -- $10,000
(Many thanks to Aggie Stephenson for this sponsorship!)
Children’s Play Area -- $2,000 – a small but very nice area near one of the large windows and near the library/reading area for toys, games, crafts, etc. (The sponsorship covers the actual space.)
Kitchen sponsorship(s) – value still being determined

PLEASE NOTE: As a working name for funding applications, we have been using "Sala 1050" to describe the back section (future hall, kitchen, reception space, etc) – because our new church is being completed in an important anniversary year – the 1050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland. Please share your feedback or concerns about this proposed name with any member of the Rada.

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: Już Zbawiciel Jezus żyje [The Saviour Jesus Now Lives]
Offertory: Twemu sercu cześć składamy [We Give Homage to Thy Heart]
Communion: Któżby nie ukochał Cię  [Who Would Not Love Thee]
Post-Communion: Cześć Maryi [Honour to Mary]
Closing: Wysławiajmy Chrysta Pana [Let’s Give Honour to the Lord Jesus]