Biuletyn / Bulletin – 1-ego maja 2016 roku / May 1, 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.


Szósta Niedziela Wielkanocna / Sixth Sunday of Easter

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Ted Baker offered by his children. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać, Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju. Amen.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Suzanne Campbell

Ushers for collection today: Larry Gniewek, Tony Melski



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 8, 9:00 a.m. Uroczystość Wniebowstąpienia Pańskiego / Feast of the Ascension. The Mass intention will be for the Krasowski Family offered by Teresa Fagan.
Lectors: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                                
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: James Campbell, Luca, Anthony
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack

Collection receipts for Sunday, April 24: $15345.05 (broken down as follows: $929.75 general collection, $14415.30 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:
May 1: Aniela, Filip, Jakub,Józef, Lubomir, Maja, Zofia
May 2: Walter, Witomir, Zygmunt
May 3: Aleksander, Antonina, Maria, Mariola
May 4: Grzegorz, Michał, Monika
May 5: Irena, Teodor, Waldemar
May 6: Jan
May 7: Benedykt, Bogumir, Ludmiła, Ludomiła
May 8: Marek, Michał, Piotr, Stanisław



MARY, QUEEN OF POLAND (Feast: May 3 – also Constitution Day) Excerpted from an article by Martin LaMartina in Christian Culture (2009):  For the ultimate expression of Polish Catholic devotion we can look to the fruition of Polish Marian piety in the lives and in the enduring spiritual gifts to the Church of her contemporary martyrs, saints, priests, and religious. The list includes St. Faustina, John Paul II and St. Maximillian Kolbe. These sons and daughters of Poland of the twentieth century are still influential in the life of the universal Church of today … The nation’s strong devotion to Mary traces its roots back to the installation and adoration of Our Lady’s iconic image at Czestochowa. While each of these individuals has given us a unique personal witness, they are all similar in their personal dependence on the will of Christ through obedience to His Mother through the Church. A dependence summed up in the motto of John Paul II: “Totus Tuus”. This motto is also applicable to the collective soul of the Polish nation from which these saints come forth. This soul was officially recognized, and Poland’s faith was solidified, with the crowning of Mary as “Queen of Poland” through an official Act of Parliament proposed by King John Casimir.

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.

THANK YOU for your contributions last week to Loaves and Fishes. These have been delivered.

STAINED GLASS WINDOW: The careful extraction and moving of the “Christ, Light of the World” stained glass window, kindly donated by First United Church, began on Wednesday. Installation in our church should be completed this week (above the main door, back-lit, visible from inside). Many thanks to the financial donors who made this transfer possible!

POLISH DINNER TO CELEBRATE THE MAY POLISH HOLIDAY: Fund-raiser for our rebuilding - Sunday, May 1. Tickets were sold out as of printing time but if you wish to check if any have become available please speak with Shauna McKay (539-4354). Apologies – we cannot accommodate ticket sales at the door. Thank you!

IMO Celia Jockemeck from Nora DiMarco
IMO Mary Wrobleski from Blaise & Roddie MacNeil
IMO John Tynski from Nellie Tynski
IMO Caroline Paruch from Carlen MacLeod

PAINTING THE INSIDE OF OUR NEW CHURCH: Next Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. If you can make it for a few hours please call 902-563-1226 or e-mail

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!

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. Cost is $30 for all six sessions.

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. They are running most Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. These five-minute segments will likely run at that time most weeks (97.5 FM). This past week we featured the Polish May 3rd holiday.

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.

POLISH COOKING CLASS (pilot): Monday, May 16, from 6 to 9p.m. at CBU. Cost is $15. We will make pierogi and also learn a few words and phrases in Polish.  A joint initiative of our parish and CBU, with Chef Daniel Francois. To reserve a place please call Edyta Baczyk at 304-4757.

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!
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.
Six plinths have been sponsored so far. Many thanks to:
- Elaine Tynski-Shipley & Julia Bennett in memory of John Tynski
- Janet & Fred Hawthorne (2 plinths)
- Marilyn & Joe GIllis (2 plinths)
- Evelyn Cook
Trim around church (interior) -- $12,600 --please note that for this or other items joint or multiple sponsorships are welcomed toward the total required.
Window above the altar - new item - $3,500 -- – it will include coloured but not patterned glass (Sponsorship recognition would be on a plaque and not on the window itself.)
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.) Many thanks to Anna Wesolkowska for this sponsorship!

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, library, etc) – because our new church is being completed in an important anniversary year – the 1050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland.

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. Hymns today coincide with Feast of Mary, Queen of Poland
Entrance: Maryjo, Królowo Polski [Mary, Queen of Poland]
Offertory: Z dawna Polski Tyś Królową [Through the Ages You Are Queen of Poland]
Communion: Jezusa Urkytego  [Christ, Shrouded]
Post-Communion: Jak szczęśliwa Polska cała [How Blessed is All Poland]
Closing: Boże, coś Polskę [God Save Poland]