Biuletyn / Bulletin – 24-ego lipca 2016 roku / July 24, 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.


Siedemnasta Niedziela zwykła / Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Joe Gillis, Toni LaRusic



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 31, 9:00 a.m. . The Mass intention will be for Peter Stephenson (anniv.) offered by Aggie Stephenson.
Lectors:  Anna Wesolkowska, Anne Marie Campbell                                                               
Eucharistic Minister: Frank Starzomski
Altar Servers: James Campbell, Luca, James Clarke
Ushers: Tony Gniewek, Robert Melski Sr.
Greeters: Shirley Ardelli, Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley

Collection receipts for Sunday, July 17: $1444.80 (broken down as follows: $844.80 general collection, $600.00 rebuilding fund). NOT included in this total is $901.00 donated in the second collection to help our youth pilgrims travel to Poland for World Youth Day. 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 24: Antoni, Kinga, Krystyna, Olga
July 25: Jakub, Krzysztof
July 26: Anna, Baldev, Grażyna Julia
July 27: Marta, Natalia
July 28: Marcela, Wiktor
July 29: Konstantyn, Maria, Marta
July 30: Julia, Julita, Ludmiła, Maryna
July 31: Emilian, Helena



Światowe Dni Młodzieży / World Youth Days – Krakow, Poland: Please pray for the five youth and two chaperones from our parish who are now in Poland on a pilgrimage for World Youth Days with Pope Francis. May this be a life-giving spiritual journey for them: Brittany Fagan-Steele, Kristen Fagan-Steele, Justyn Gillis, Brianna Pellerine Nicholas Pellerine, Stephanie Melnick Black, Michelle Pellerine. Matka Boża Częstochowska i Królowa Polski, módl się za nich …

ABOUT WORLD YOUTH DAYS: (July 25-31, Krakow, Poland). World Youth Days were started by Pope St. John Paul II in 1985. In 1991, they were held in Czestochowa, Poland. These gatherings bring together more than a million young people for prayer, service, and inspiration to live the Gospel in their home countries.Our youth pilgrims are very grateful for the support of our parish – and they will be preparing a presentation upon their return.

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

REQUEST FOR PHOTOS: The diocesan newsletter would like to publish some vivid, representative photographs of our June 26 and July 3 events. If anyone has a photo you would like to share, please email it to

CHOIR RECRUITMENT: As previously reported, we are reaching out for new choir members. Proficiency in Polish is not a prerequisite – the choir will be delighted to work with you and ease you in at your pace. This is a wonderful way to keep our faith and traditions vibrant.

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA – to be led before Sunday Mass by lay members. If you would like to be part of the rotation to lead the Novena, please call 902-563-1226.

“SALA 1050” – PHASE  2: (hall, kitchen, library, children’s play area – overlooking the parish garden). Phase II – “Sala 1050,” will be done over the summer and fall, and we have been meeting with sponsors. We are still fund-raising (approximately $90,000 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.

DONOR RECOGNITION PLAQUES will be placed up 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).

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: Pan kiedyś stanął nad brzegiem [Lord, When You Stood at the Seashore]
Offertory: Nie Opuszczaj Nas [Forsake Us Not]
Communion: Jezu Drogi [Dear Jesus]
Post-Communion: Gwiazda Sliczna [Resplendent Star]
Closing: Pod Twa Obrone [Under Thy Protection]