Biuletyn / Bulletin – 22-ego stycznia 2017 roku / January 22, 2017

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. Church rebuilt in 2015-2016. Our second century of faith and service

PROBOSZCZ/PASTOR:  Father Rich Philiposki 902-564-4847 or cell 902-577-6331

MSZY/MASSES: Sunday at 10:00 am, 4:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 6:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday at 8:30 am
First Saturday of the month at 8:30 am
Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa following the Wednesday evening Mass
Chaplet of Divine Mercy following the Friday evening Mass

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.


Trzecia Niedziela Zwykła / Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for all parishioners
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for the renewal of our Catholic faith.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Toni LaRusic, Tony Melski



Monday, January 23: No Mass
Tuesday, January 24: No Mass
Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Janina Furmanowicz.  Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa following Mass.
Thursday, January 26: No Mass
Friday, January 27, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Jan & Anna Dzamarga. Chaplet to Divine Mercy following Mass.

Sunday, January 29, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be in thanksgiving for the year 2016.
Lectors:  Tanya Chislett, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                              
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: All altar servers present
Ushers: Toni La Rusic, Tony Melski
Greeters: Janina MacCormack, Toni La Rusic
Altar Society designated volunteers for January: Marilyn Gillis, Joe Gillis
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, January 29, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for St. Mary’s Parishioners.
Lector: Ann Marie Campbell
Altar Server: James Campbell

Collection receipts for Sunday, January 15: $1214.00 (broken down as follows: $695.00 general collection, $110.00 monthly, $55.00 initial offering, $134.00 loose, $20.00 building fund, $200.00 rebuilding fund). Thank you very much for your generous support of St. Mary's Polish Parish. Dziekujemy bardzo.

MASS CARDS / VIGIL INTENTIONS: To reserve Mass Intentions / Vigil Intentions, please call Father Rich (902-564-4847 or cell 902-577-6331) or 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.”




Niech Bedzie Pochwalony Jezus Chrystus!  Na wieki wiekow!
After celebrating the Epiphany, Baptism of Our Lord and our parish “Opłatek”, we took down the Christmas decorations and sang for the last time on Sunday kolędy and carols. We have returned to the ordinary time of the Church calendar year. We will have one more opportunity to sing Christmas carols and kolędy on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary also called Candlemas Day or Matki Boskiej Gromicznej in Polish. We will have a special Mass and procession with blessing of candles on Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

In today’s second reading (Corinthians 1:10-13) we hear St. Paul instruct us that “there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose. This is so essential in church and parish life as well as in all relations between Christians.

The Parish Rada met this past Wednesday and discussed many matters regarding the final phase of the rebuilding, donor plaques, signage etc..  

One matter of concern I brought out was the very poor attendance at our PREP (catechism) classes. For example, last Sunday, 3 out of 11 registered students were present. We will be contacting all parents to find an alternate weekday afternoon or early evening. It is a very sad state when hockey and other sports programs take the place of God on the Lord’s Day!

At the meeting, Thomas Urbaniak thanked all Rada members for their cooperation as he steps aside as Chairman, and in unanimous consent, Stephanie Black will become Chair of the Parish Rada on February 1st. Tom will remain a member of the Rada. I think I can say that we are all very grateful for his very dedicated service to the parish.


PREP classes will be held today after Mass.

"KOLĘDA" BLESSING OF HOMES: Blessings will resume this week from Tuesday on. So far, about 18 homes have been visited and blessed. There are about another 10 to go. If anyone would still like to be on the list, the registration book is still on the back table of the church.

POLAND - LWÓW HERITAGE TOUR: (July 29-August 12, 2017)  Over thirty-some parishioners and non-parishioners have registered for our Parish Pilgrimage & Heritage Tour to Poland and Ukraine this coming July. We have requested additional seats from the airline due to the popularity of the trip. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 31st at 7 p.m. 

IMO Wendy Hughes from Joan Mosher
IMO Teresa Jockemeck Kelly from Wisia MacNeil; Patsy Kiley
IMO Cecelia Jockmeck from Nora DeMarco
IMO Andrew Dugandzic from Agnes Stephenson
IMO Peter Stephenson from Wanda Pierrynowski

ZABAWA POLKA PARTY: Zapraszamy / We invite you to our Pre-lenten Zabawa Polka Party on Saturday, February 25, 7-11 pm at the Polish Village Hall.

IN MEMORIAM / BUILDING FUND ENVELOPES / REBUILDING FUND ENVELOPES are at the back of the church. Many thanks for your support.

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 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. 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: 10:00 am Mass
Entrance: Ojcze z Niebos / Lord   Our God  (Nr.3 p.34 Heritage  Hymnal)
Offertory: Poblogoslaw Jezu Drogi/Bless  Your Children  (Nr.33 p.52 Heritage Hymnal)
Communion: Zrobcie Mu Miejsce
Post-Communion: Do Twej Dazym Kaplicy (choir)
Closing: Licze na Ciebie

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Praise to the Lord  (p.665)
  Holy God We Praise Thy Name (p. 614)