Biuletyn / Bulletin – 19-ego lutego 2017 roku / February 19, 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.


Siódma Niedziela Zwykła / Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for Michael & Anna Kiec
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for St. Mary’s Parishioners.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Larry Gniewek, Bernie LaRusic



Monday, February 20, 6:30 pm.
The Mass intention will be for Father Paul Kwiatkowski
Tuesday, February 21, 8:30 am. The Mass intention will be for Jerry Czajka
Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Peter & Mary Grabowski. Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa following Mass
Thursday, February 23, 8:30 am. The Mass intention will be for Bibiana Goduto offered by Jean Annette White
Friday, February 24, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Daniel Fredericks

Sunday, February 26, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Father Antoni Plucinski
Lectors: Teresa Fagan, Stefanie Black                                                              
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: All altar servers present
Ushers: Robert Melski,Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, February 26, 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 12: $858.50 (broken down as follows: $600.00 general collection, $40.00 monthly, $3.00 votive candles, $37.50 loose, $15.00 fuel, $160.00 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’s scripture readings continue to elaborate the teachings from the sermon on the Mount (beatitudes) regarding the love that God has for us and the command to show and practice that love towards others, especially in mutual forgiveness and reconciliation.

I met with Father Roman this past week to propose a revival of a Whitney Pier Slavic Festival that we had back in 1990. He is most open to that and soon we will have a joint meeting of our two Parish Rada groups together to go forward with plans for the second half of August this summer.

At the Parish Rada meeting this Monday, we will establish the schedule for Lent that is rapidly approaching. Next Sunday we will have an insert page with a detailed schedule for Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

There will be food preparation for the Polka Party-“Zabawa” this week that will be announced. It will be announced at Mass today. Volunteers most welcome!

Regardless if you’re a dancer or just want to tap your feet to the joyful melodies of our folk music, please plan to come to our Polka Party “Zabawa” that the parish is having  this Saturday before Lent, February 25th.

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 Cathechism classes will be held today immediately after Mass.

RADA MEETING: Monday, February 20th 7:00 pm.

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

IMO John Rose

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: Kiedy Ranne/ Morning Hymn (Heritage Hymnal Nr.2 p.33)
The Lord is merciful and gracious
Offertory: Każda Żyjąca Dusza (choir)
Communion: Już Przyszedł Jezus
Post-Communion: Jezu Bądź ze Mną /Jesus Be with Me  (Heritage Hymnal Nr.28 p.49)
Closing: Najświętsze Serce Boże 3 x times (choir)

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (p.610)
Post Communion: Instrumental
  Now Thank We All Our God (p.612)