Biuletyn / Bulletin – 8-ego maja 2016 roku / May 8, 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.


Wniebowstąpienie Pańskie / Feast of the Ascension

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for deceased members of the Krasowski Family offered by Teresa Fagan. 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: Joe Gillis, Tony Gniewek



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 15, 9:00 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Jack LaRusic offered by Bernie & Jancia LaRusic.
Lectors: Teresa Fagan, Andrzej Cebula                                                                
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: Marjorie Ardelli, Rudy, James Clarke
Ushers: Robert Melski Sr., Toni LaRusic
Greeters: Joan Mosher, Peggy Ryba

Collection receipts for Sunday, May 1: $3599.50 (broken down as follows: $834.50 general collection, $2765.00 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 8: Marek, Michał, Piotr, Stanisław
May 9: Grzegorz, Karolina, Mikołaj
May 10: Jan
May 11: Filip, Franciszek, Iga, Ignacy
May 12: Dominik, Jan, Joanna
May 13: Andrzej, Ciechosław, Gloria, Magdalena, Piotr, Robert
May 14: Wiktor, Maciej
May 15: Jan, Zofia



HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY! A PRAYER FOR MOTHERS: All-loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old. We pray for mothers who give life and tend to our needs; May they be blessed with patience and wisdom to care for their families and themselves with great joy. We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; May they continue to guide in strong and gentle ways. We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict; May they feel the loving embrace of our God, through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, who wipes every tear away. We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us with motherly care and compassion. We remember mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.    (Adapted from a prayer by Heidi Busse)

NEXT SUNDAY AFTER MASS: Annual General Meeting of our parish, lunch, and short planning session for our upcoming opening! Everyone is welcome. The following is a list of parishioners who are next in the rotation to please bring a dish: Patricia Paruch, Stella Paruch, Christa Porter, Edmund and Maria Rudiuk, Lynette Ryba, Peggy Ryba, Krista Ann Starzomski, Catherine and Herb Tucker, Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Nellie Tynski, Tom Urbaniak, Genevieve and Janusz Wawrzyszyn, Anna Wesolkowska
If possible, please bring an item for Loaves and Fishes to the lunch next Sunday.

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.

IMO Brenda Joseph from Wayne Joseph
IMO Mary Wrobleski from Judy Ryan
IMO John Tynski from Elaine Tynski-Shipley & Julia Bennett
IMO Kera Kilbane from James & Cornelia Rogers
IMO John Hull from Ron & Micka DiPenta

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Are you able to volunteer to help sand/repair donated pews for our new church? If you can spare a couple of hours, please call 902-563-1226 or speak with any member of the Rada. Many thanks!

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!

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 Mother’s Day theme.

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

ŚW. STANISŁAW, BISKUP/St. Stanislaus (Bishop), a principal patron saint of Poland – FEAST DAY: May 8: On our old high altar, we had a figure of St. Stanislaus, a much-loved saint of the Polish people. Ordained as a priest in Krakow, Stanislaw (1030-1079) was very active in promoting the Christian faith in Poland. He established Benedictine monasteries and welcomed papal legates to the country. Stanislaw became critical of King Boleslaw for his cruelty in war and his personal immorality. When the king did not change his ways, despite many appeals, Stanislaw regretfully had him excommunicated. The king then declared the bishop a traitor and ordered him killed. It is said that the king’s soldiers refused the order to kill the bishop, and the murder was committed by the king himself.  The murder stirred outrage across Poland, and the veneration of Stanislaw began shortly after his death. He was canonized in 1253 by Pope Innocent IV

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: 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]