Biuletyn / Bulletin – 19-ego czerwca 2016 roku / June 19, 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.


Dwunasta Niedziela zwykła / Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Michael 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: Suzanne Campbell

Ushers for collection today: Larry Gniewek, Robert Melski Jr.



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, June 26, 9:00 a.m. . The Mass intention will be for Hilda MacLeod offered by Jancia & Bernie LaRusic.
Lectors: Teresa Fagan, Tom Urbaniak                                                                
Eucharistic Minister: Frank Starzomski
Altar Servers: Marjorie Ardelli, Luca, Anthony
Ushers: Larry Gniewek, Robert Melski Jr.
Greeters: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack

Collection receipts for Sunday, June 12: $2047.45 (broken down as follows: $732.45 general collection, $1315.00 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:
June 19: Julianna
June 20: Franciszek, Michał, Rafaela, Rafał
June 21: Alicja, Domamir, Marta, Teodor
June 22: Paulina
June 23: Józef, Piotr, Wanda, Zenon
June 24: Dan, Danisz, Danuta, Emilia, Jan
June 25: Lucja, Łucja
June 26: Jan, Paweł



OUR MASS NEXT SUNDAY AT 9 a.m. WILL BE IN THE NEW CHURCH!: This will be a chance for us to pray in the new building and get a “feel” for the space before the official opening events.

THANK YOU very kindly to Holy Redeemer Parish for sharing their church with us for the past year and a half! This means a lot. We are blessed by the friendship and working relationship enjoyed by our two parishes.

OPEN HOUSE FOR OUR NEW CHURCH – Sunday, June 26, at 2-4 p.m. – Everyone is welcome! This will be the first chance for the whole community, which has been so supportive, to see our new church. Various dignitaries will be on hand to bring greetings. Please invite friends, family, colleagues, neighbours. If possible, please wear traditional Polish attire or a St. Michael’s jacket, or a Cape Breton Polish tartan scarf, to the open house and to the Mass of consecration.

TIME CAPSULE: You will be invited to write a message for our time capsule at the Open House for our new church on June 26, 2 to 4 p.m.


IMO Antoni Nowak & Peter Tynski from Nellie Tynski

SINCERE THANKS to everyone who volunteered for and supported yesterday’s Flea Market at the Polish Village and is supporting the youth who are going on the World Youth Day pilgrimage to Poland. In the past week, there was an additional $200 contribution from a parishioner.

THANK YOU to everyone who has been volunteering lately as we move toward opening – moving, event organizing, sacred objects, all the day-to-day functions of the parish, outreach and fund-raising, and more. If you would like to help in any way, please call 902-563-1226. Any and all help is really appreciated.

LAST SUNDAY’S FUND-RAISING TEA raised $2185. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out. It was a fun event, with great feedback from participants.

CHURCH OPERATIONS / MAINTENANCE BRIEFING (including review of church “owner’s manual) will take place this week (time to be finalized): If you would like to be part of the Property Working Group or part of this briefing, please call 902-563-1226.

POLISH STUDIO: Another segment has been recorded (re opening and continuing fund-raising) and should air on CityTv next Saturday at noon.

PROVINCIAL HERITAGE LANDMARK: Our rebuilt church remains a provincial heritage landmark, specially designated to honour Nova Scotians who identify with the Polish heritage. An official plaque will be presented by the Province at our open house.

ALTAR SOCIETY: With the opening of our new church, we will reactivate the Altar Society. If you would like to join, please call 902-563-1226. Members of the Altar Society take turns (on monthly rotation) preparing for Mass and organizing/cleaning following Mass. Thanks for your help!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: Can you help us with any of the following (large or small donation, which will be gratefully recognized): St. John Paul II Lane (along the side of the church), side entranceway (to church and hall), flooring, drywall, kitchen for “Sala 1050” (hall section), trim in church. Please call 902-563-1226.Thank you kindly.

JOLA CEBULA’S CLASSICAL VIOLIN CONCERT: Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m., Polish Village Hall

FROM VATICAN STATEMENT LAST SUNDAY: The terrible massacre that has taken place in Orlando, with its dreadfully high number of innocent victims, has caused in Pope Francis, and in all of us, the deepest feelings of horror and condemnation, of pain and turmoil before this new manifestation of homicidal folly and senseless hatred. Pope Francis joins the families of the victims and all of the injured in prayer and in compassion. Sharing in their indescribable suffering he entrusts them to the Lord so they may find comfort. We all hope that ways may be found, as soon as possible, to effectively identify and contrast the causes of such terrible and absurd violence which so deeply upsets the desire for peace of the American people and of the whole of humanity.

TRANSLATION OF TODAY’S SECOND READING: Brothers and sisters: Through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ
have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s children, heirs according to the promise.

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. We are hoping to be able to start Phase II (hall/library/kitchen) very soon after the church opens. Thanks for your support!

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: Pod twą obronę [Under Your Protection]
Offertory: Każda żyjąca dusza [Every Living Spirit]
Communion: Zróbcie mu miejsce [Make Room for Him]
Post-Communion: Królowo ziem polskich [Queen of the Polish Lands] 
Closing: My Chcemy Boga [We Want God]