Biuletyn / Bulletin – 10-ego lipca 2016 roku / July 10, 2016

Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5
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.
Wednesday Masses are on hold.
Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa will 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.


Piętnasta Niedziela zwykła / Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Betty & Archie Gillis offered by Joe & Marilyn Gillis. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Im dać, Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Im świeci. Niech odpoczywają w pokoju. Amen.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Robert Melski Sr., Tony Gniewek



WEDNESDAY MASSES are on hold. 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, July 17, 9:00 a.m. . The Mass intention will be for Neil Gillis offered by Joe & Marilyn Gillis.
Lectors:  Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Andrzej Cebula                                                               
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: James Campbell, Luca, James Clarke
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Larry Gniewek
Greeters: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker

Collection receipts for: Sunday, June 26 Mass: $2869.13 (broken down as follows: $1174.35 general collection, $1694.78 rebuilding fund)
Sunday, June 26 Open House Donations for Rebuilding: $3785.30
Sunday, July 3: $4080.70 (broken down as follows: $1455.70 general collection, $2625.00 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:
July 10: Aleksander, Amelia, Aniela, Filip
July 11: Cyprian, Kalina, Olga
July 12: Andrzej, Feliks, Henryk, Paweł, Piotr,  Weronika
July 13: Ernest, Eugeniusz, Jakub, Justyna, Małgorzata, Radomiła, Sara
July 14: Damian, Dobrogost, Franciszek, Izabela, Marcelina
July 15: Daniel, Dawid, Henryk, Iga, Ignacy
July 16: Andrzej, Maria Magdalena, Marika, Stefan
July 17: Aleksander, Andrzej



TEXT OF THE MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS TO OUR PARISH: In front of the lectern today, you will see a framed message from Pope Francis on the occasion of the Dedication of our church, which will be displayed permanently in our church. This is the text of the message: “To the Pastor and Parishioners of St, Mary’s Polish Parish – Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najswietszej Maryi Panny in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on the occasion of the Blessing and Consecration of your new church on July 3, 2016: Invoking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Father prays that they may work together in building up the Church of Christ in their local community and within the Diocese of Antigonish, of which they are a cherished portion.”

Dear Fellow Parishioners and Friends: Congratulations and thank you. What blessed days these have been – to be cherished for the rest of our lives – as we pray together and work together, care for each other and care for others. It is an honour to know you. Bóg zapłać! Tom.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM AT OUR MASS THIS MORNING: A warm welcome into our family of faith and our parish family for Matthew David Melski, son of David and Tanya Melski. Godparents are Tony Melski and Petrina Melski. Grandparents Ron and Liz Melski, and Melvin and Deloris Burton. Niech Wam Bóg błogosławi!

TIME CAPSULE: If you did not have a chance to write a message for our time capsule on June 26 or July 3, please do so today. Many thanks. The forms and basket are on the table at the back of the church.

If you would like to be part of the Property Working Group or part of a church operations briefing, please call 902-563-1226.

NEXT SUNDAY – SPECIAL COLLECTION for the five youth from our parish who are soon embarking on the pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day with Pope Francis. Thanks so much for your support. Dziękujemy!

IMO Celia Jockemeck from Nora DiMarco
IMO John (Ivan) Vuletich, Rev. Leo O'Connell & Rev. Jim MacLean from Neda, Mary Ann, & John Vuletich
IMO Ray Kiley from Patsy Kiley
IMO Henry & Mary Poswiata from Henry Poswiata & Christine Snow, Wanda Lotherington
IMO Joh Huk from John & Valerie Sobol
IMO Mary J. Kolanko MacLean from Eileen MacLean
IMO Donald Melski from Terrence & Selina Melski
IMO Donnie Aucoin from Peggy Ryba
IMO Brenda Joseph from Agnes Stephenson
IMO Albert & Sophie Mollish from Juliette MacLeod
IMO Keith Westwood from Juliette MacLeod
IMO Thelma Murphy from Agnes Stephenson

IMO Mroz family from Stella Paruch
IMO Mary Wrobleski from Michael & Ursula Melski

DONOR RECOGNITION PLAQUES will be placed in the fall, once our capital campaign is completed, so that all donors can be recognized. Many, many thanks!  Prior to inscription, we will circulate a draft list for any corrections (spelling, IMOs, etc).

“SALA 1050” – PHASE  2: (hall, kitchen, library, children’s play area – overlooking the parish garden) The Rada will be meeting this week to work on an incremental plan for Phase II – “Sala 1050,” which will be done over the summer and fall. We are still fund-raising (approximately $100,000 for completion of all work) In particular, we are kindly reaching out for sponsors (full or partial) for the following – which will be permanently recognized: St.John Paul II Lane, flooring, drywall, lighting, side entranceway, fencing. If you would like to be a sponsor, please call 902-563-1226 or 902-578-3697.

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.

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: Kiedy ranne wstają zorze [When the Morning Aurora Rises]
Offertory: Serce Twe Jezu [Your Heart, Jesus]
Communion: O mój Jezu w Hostii skryty [O My Jesus Contained in the Host]
Post-Communion: Cóż Ci Jezu damy [What We Give to You, Jesus] 
Closing: Ze wzgórz Częstochowy [From the Heights of Czestochowa]



Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary’s Polish Church,

Niech Bedzie Pochwalony Jezus Chrystus! May Jesus Christ be Praised!

It was a great honour and privilege for me and my Provincial-Superior to be able to participate in the Mass of Consecration of your (our) newly built church last Sunday and be with you. 

I want to thank and congratulate all of you especially Father Paul Murphy, pastor and Tom Urbaniak, Rada Chairman and all other Rada, other committee members and parishioners that have worked tirelessly over the past year and a half to cooperate with God’s graces and blessings in realizing the miracle of “Odnowa” (Renewal) in building a beautiful house of worship to gather the community in prayer as the Holy Mass and Sacraments are again celebrated.

I look forward to having the five youth and two chaperones joining our Las Vegas Pilgrimage Group to World Youth Days in Krakow, Poland next week. Please pray for the safe journeys for all of us and also the blessings of spiritual fruits upon our and all youth coming from all over the world to celebrate our Catholic Faith.

My planned arrival back in Sydney and assuming the duties of your parish priest will begin on Saturday, September 10th.  I hope we may have the blessing of the two holy pictures being painted in Poland (Divine Mercy image of Jesus & Our Lady of Czestochowa) at that time and their placement on the side walls of the sanctuary of the church.

It is my plan that we will have our own religious education program called PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) classes begin by late September. Hopefully we will have at least 3 classes: Pre-Communion (grades 1-2), Post Communion (grades 3-4-5) and Pre- Confirmation (grades 6-7-8) and older if necessary. We will be looking for volunteer catechist-teachers to assist in the program. The classes would take place after Sunday Mass.

We will restore weekday Masses by mid-September with some morning and some evening Masses as well as para-liturgical devotions. Hopefully the principal Sunday Mass will be scheduled at a somewhat later time as many have requested.

Once again a sincere “Bog zaplac” (May God reward you!) to all of you for welcoming my Provincial-Superior (Fr. Pawel Bandurski) and me to St. Mary’s.

Have a blessed week,

Father Rich