Biuletyn / Bulletin – 29-ego stycznia 2017 roku / January 29, 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 Masss

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.


Czwarta Niedziela Zwykła / Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is in thanksgiving for the year 2016.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for St. Mary’s Parishioners.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Toni La Rusic, Tony Melski



Monday, January 30, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for renewal of faith
Tuesday, January 31: No Mass
Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Maria Dabczak.  Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa following Mass.
Thursday, February 2, 6:30 pm **NOTE TIME CHANGE THIS WEEK ONLY** The Mass intention will be for Mary Rivas
Friday, February 3, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for the health of ill parishioners. Traditional Blessing of Throats, First Friday Sacred Heart Devotions.
Saturday, February 4, 7:45 am Confessions, 8:30 am The Mass intention will be in Honour of the Blessed Virgin, 9:00 am Litany in Honour of Our Lady.

Sunday, February 5, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Bronia Markotich offered by Jancia LaRusic.
Lectors:  Andrzej Cebula, Tom Urbaniak                                                              
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: All altar servers present
Ushers: Toni LaRusic, Tony Melski
Greeters: Shirley Ardelli,Carolyn Kiley
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, February 5, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for St. Mary’s Parishioners.
Lector: Ann Marie Campbell
Altar Server: James Campbell
Usher: Christopher Campbell

Collection receipts for Sunday, January 22: $1024.65 (broken down as follows: $869.50 general collection, $75.00 monthly, $5.00 initial offering, $65.00 loose, $15.00 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!
This Sunday, our Gospel from St. Matthew relates the famed talk that Jesus had on the mount as He introduced the beatitude. In the beatitudes, we see the values that Christians should live by. While they present a great challenge, they also offer great rewards here and in the hereafter. Sadly, often the values we live by often have little to do with the values of the gospel. May we ask the Lord for the strength and grace we need to live out the beatitudes in our lives.

This Thursday, Holy Mass will be in the evening as we observe the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the temple, also known as Candlemas Day (Matki Boskiej Gromicznej in Polish). We will have devotional candles available for purchase or offering that will be blessed and we will have a procession around the church and sing Kolędy for the last time.

Friday, February 3rd we commemorate the martyr Saint Blaise with a traditional blessing of throats at the end of Mass.
Saturday, February 4th We will have our monthly First Saturday Mass in honour of Our Lady at 8:30 a.m. .
Next Sunday (First Sunday of the month) the 10 a.m. Mass will be mostly in Polish. Following Mass we will have our potluck luncheon in Sala 1050. (Cold items only). The following parishioners are next on the list to please bring a dish: Frania Ardelli, Marjorie &Shirley Ardelli, Vicky Aucoin, Edyta Bączyk, Stefie Black, Evelyn Wojcik, Micka DiPenta, Joe & Marilyn Gillis, Maryanne Gillis, Larry Gniewek, Tony Gniewek, Janet Hawthorne. Please remember a donation for Loaves and Fishes!


PREP classes will be held after Mass today!

POLISH FOLKLORE WORKSHOP: Beginning thisSunday in Sala 1050. Shari McKay and the Pogoria Dance Ensemble will facilitate the workshop. All are welcome!

The monthly meeting of the St. Michael's Polish BenefitSociety will take place this evening at 7 p.m. in the Polish Village Hall.

KOLĘDA: Blessing of homes will conclude this week. There are only a few parishioners that remain on the list. If anyone would still like to be on the list, the registration book is still on the back table of the church or call the office.

MEETING FOR THE POLAND - LWÓW HERITAGE TOUR (July 29-August 12, 2017): Wednesday 7:15 p.m. 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. We will meet to accept deposits and learn more about the trip this Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in Sala 1050. Edyta Bączyk-Clark will be conducting a special Polish Class for traveling in Poland after Easter that will be of interest for those going on the trip.

ZABAWA POLKA PARTY: Zapraszamy / We invite you to our pre-lenten Zabawa Polka Party Saturday, February 25th from 7:00-11:00 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: Kiedy Ranne Wstają Zorze (Lord the Day Anew is Breaking) (Nr.2 pg.33 Przez Pokolenia Heritage Hymnal)
Offertory: Przyjmy od Nas Boze
Communion: Kłaniam się Tobie
Post-Communion: Maryji Chwałę Śpiewać Będzie  (choir)
Closing: Zdrowaś Maryjo (Hail Blessed Mary) (Nr.38 p55 Przez Pokolenia Heritage Hymnal)

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Praise God (p.610)
  Now Thank We all Our God  (p.612)