Biuletyn / Bulletin – 12-ego lutego 2017 roku / February 12, 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.


Szósta Niedziela Zwykła / Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for Bronia Markotich offered by Jancia LaRusic
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for St. Mary’s Parishioners.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski



Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm.
The Mass intention will be for Antoni Nowak offered by Jancia & family
Tuesday, February 14, 8:30 am. The Mass intention will be for Frances Philiposki
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Walter & Helen Wilczynski.  Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa following Mass.
Thursday, February 16: No Mass
Friday, February 17, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Father Leo O'Connell 

Sunday, February 19, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Michael & Anna Kiec
Lectors:  Tania Chislett, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                              
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: All altar servers present
Ushers: Larry Gniewek, Bernie LaRusic
Greeters: Mary Dipienta, Teresa Fagan
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, February 19, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for St. Mary’s Parishioners.
Lector: Bob Lewandowski
Altar Server: James Campbell
Usher: Christopher Campbell

Collection receipts for Sunday, February 5: $1754.00 (broken down as follows: $570.00 general collection, $450.00 monthly, $11.00 votive candles, $28.00 loose, $695.00 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!
God’s Word to us in this Sunday’s scripture readings reminds us of the importance in keeping the ten commandments that were given to Moses for all times and all peoples. Furthermore, Jesus elaborates on them in more detail. He underscores the necessity to seek reconciliation first when we have any grievances or issues with our brother and sister (all people) before we make our prayer offering.

You will notice in front of the altar of sacrifice is a painting of the Holy Family that was blessed by Pope Francis in Rome for the Knights of Columbus who are circulating this picture among churches in the countries were the Knights of Columbus are established. We will have a short prayer service after Mass today and all are welcomed to take a holy card of the Holy family with you. The picture will be picked up and moved elsewhere in Nova Scotia on Monday.

Please plan to come to our Polka Party “Zabawa” that the parish is sponsoring on the Saturday before Lent, Saturday, February 25th.

Stubenville Atlantic 2017: Youth Conference for teens age 14-18 sponsored by the arch- diocese of Halifax-Yarmouth will take place July 7-9th. It would be great to have our parish represented. The parish will cover the cost. Please contact Father Rich.

Heritage Pilgrimage Tour to Poland & Ukraine 2017: We have almost reached the limit of 38 seats for our Heritage Pilgrimage Tour for next summer. I think there might be two or three available. If interested, please contact Father Rich at the Glebe. Edyta Bączyk-Clark will be conducting a special Polish Class for traveling in Poland beginning after Easter.


PREP classes will be held today and Father Rich would like to meet briefly with ALL Altar Servers immediately after Mass for some new procedures.

Special Meeting regarding Polka Party - Zabawa  after Mass today.

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

IMO Shane Befurt
IMO Bibiana Goduto

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. Tickets are $10 and include coffee and pączki. Light food available for purchase.

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: Cały Świat Niech Śpiewa
Blessed are those who walk in the law of the Lord
Offertory: Zdrowaś Maryo / Hail Blessed Mary (hymnal Nr.38 p.55)
Communion: Daj Mi Jezusa
Post-Communion: U Drzwi Twoich (white hymnal Nr.30  p.50)
Closing: Królowo Ziem Polskich (choir)

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Holy, Holy, Holy  (p.613)
Post Communion: Instrumental
  Holy God (p.614)