Biuletyn / Bulletin – 22-ego maja 2016 roku / May 22, 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.


Uroczystość Najświętszej Trójcy / Feast of the Holy Trinity

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

Eucharistic Minister for today: Frank Starzomski

Ushers for collection today: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Jr.

Uroczystość Najświętszej Trójcy / Trinity Sunday: The story is told of St Augustine of Hippo, a great philosopher and theologian. He was preoccupied with the doctrine of the Blessed Trinity. He wanted so much to understand the doctrine of one God in three persons and to be able to explain it logically. One day he was walking along the sea shore and reflecting on this matter.  Suddenly, he saw a little child all alone on the shore. The child made a hole in the sand, ran to the sea with a little cup, filled her cup with sea water, ran up and emptied the cup into the hole she had made in the sand. Back and forth she went to the sea, filled her cup and came and poured it into the hole. Augustine drew up and said to her, “Little child, what are you doing?” She replied, “I am trying to empty the sea into this hole.” “How do you think,” Augustine asked her, “that you can empty this immense sea into this tiny hole and with this tiny cup?” She answered back, “And you, how do you suppose that with your small head you can comprehend the immensity of God?” With that the child disappeared.   - Fr Munachi E. Ezeogu, cssp



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 29, 9:00 a.m. . Boże Ciało / Corpus Christi. The Mass intention will be for Mona Anderson offered by Shirley Ardelli & family.
Lectors: Stephanie Black, Anna Wesołkowska                                                                
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: James Campbell, Anthony, James
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Anna Wesolkowska, Marjorie Ardelli

Collection receipts for Sunday, May 15: $14205.00 (broken down as follows: $1175.25 general collection including $130.00 for cemetery and $5.00 for papal charities, $12894.75 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 22: Emil, Helena, Jan, Julia
May 23: Budziwoj, Emilia, Iwona, Jan, Michał
May 24: Jan, Joanna, Maria, Zula, Zuzanna
May 25: Grzegorz,  Maria Magdalena
May 26: Filip, Marianna, Paulina, Ewelina
May 27: Jan, Juliusz, Lucjan, Magdalena
May 28: Augustyn, Jaromir, Wiktor, Wrocimir
May 29: Maksymilian, Maria, Magdalena



CONGRATULATIONS TO FATHER PAUL who is marking his 33rd anniversary of ordination. Bożego błogosławieństwa na każdy dzień!

APPOINTMENT OF FATHER RICH PHILIPOSKI, S.Chr., AS OUR PARISH PRIEST: This has been announced by the Bishop and will be effective September 10, 2016. Father Rich will also be serving St. Mary’s Big Pond and Sacred Heart Johnstown. He will reside at the O’Connell House (St. Mary’s Polish Church glebe house). Thank you to all members of the Rada, Father Paul, Father Rich, our Diocese and the Society of Christ (Chrystusowcy) for everyone’s very good work and prayerful good will to make this come together. Bóg zapłać! Thank you so much to parishioners who prayed the Novena to St. John Paul II when discussions were ongoing.

OPEN HOUSE FOR OUR NEW CHURCH – Sunday, June 26, at 2 p.m. – Everyone is welcome! This will be the first chance for the community, which has been so supportive, to see our new church (tours, singing, refreshments).

MASS OF CONSECRATION: Please mark the afternoon of Sunday, July 3, in your calendar for our Mass of Consecration.

IMO Michael & Frances Paruch/Caroline Paruch from Theresa (MacQueen) Paruch
IMO Dziubek family from Genevieve Jackson
IMO Teofil Pierrynowski from Mary Pierrynowski
IMO Michael & Anna Kieć from Joe & Marilyn Gillis
IMO grandparents Walter & Margaret Rzepa from Mary MacMullin
IMO Nowak & Tynski families from Nellie Tynski
IMO David Gerald Wojcik from Shirley Ardelli & family

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

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!

HYMN-SING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR REBUILDING: Sunday, May 29, 7 p.m. at  Union Presbyterian Church, 4220 Louisbourg Highway Albert Bridge. Generously hosted by Union and St. Columba Presbyterian Churches. Our choir will be singing. Free-will offering.

FORT MCMURRAY: We continue to pray for the people of Fort McMurray and area. You can donate on-line or call 1-800-418-1111

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).

BOTTLE DRIVE: Saturday, May 28th. Collection will start at 9 AM.  Will need people to sort bottles at the recycling depot on Industrial Drive for 10 am, plus trucks, vans or SUVs to help pick up bottles, and people to go door to door to collect the bottles.  The bottle drive will be finished by 2:30-3:00. If you can help in any way – or if you have bottles that they could pick up -- please call 902-574-5837 or email All proceeds to go to help the four youth who will be making the spiritual pilgrimage to Kraków, Poland, for World Youth Day with Pope Francis (along with two chaperones – they have registered as individuals with a Catholic pilgrimage group, bring together diverse participants.)  

MINI WEEKLY RADIO “POP-UP” TUTORIAL ON POLISH LANGUAGE/CUSTOMS: Similar to our 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 weather.

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!


Entrance: O, Maryjo, Matko Boga [Oh, Mary, Mother of God]
Offertory: Serce Twe Jezu [Your Heart Jesus]
Communion: Kłaniam się Tobie [I Bow Before You]
Post-Communion: O Maryjo Moja Radość [O Mary, My Joy]
Closing: Ze wzgórz Częstochowy [From the Heights of Czestochowa]