Biuletyn / Bulletin – 12-ego marca 2017 roku / March 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 at 8:30 am
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 6:30 pm
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.


Druga Niedziela Wielkiego Postu / Second Sunday of Lent

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for Walter Ryba offered by Peggy Ryba.
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 Jr.



Monday, March 13, 8:30 am.
The Mass intention will be for a special intention offered by Jean Annette White
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for the Children of Sophie Barrington offered by Sophie Barrington. 7:00 pm: Lenten Lamentations
Thursday, March 16, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Ted Baker offered by Jean Annette White. 7:00 pm: Catholicism session in Sala 1050
Friday, March 17, 6:00 pm Way of the Cross. 6:30 pm: The Mass intention will be for Linda (Kiley) MacIssac offered by sisters & brothers.

Sunday, March 19, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Fred & Nora Baker.
Lectors: Teresa Fagan & Andrzej Cebula                                                              
Eucharistic Minister: Roddie O’Toole
Altar Servers: All altar servers present
Ushers: Larry Gniewek, Bernie LaRusic
Greeters: Shirley Ardelli, Marjorie Ardelli
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, March 19, 3:15-3:45 pm Confessions

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

Collection receipts for Sunday, March 5: $4678.90 (broken down as follows: $800.00 general collection, $390.00 monthly, $30.65 votive candles, $38.25 loose, $60.00 fuel, $3360.00 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!

Each year on the second Sunday of Lent, the Church puts before us the Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus. His face glowed and His clothes became very dazzlingly white, something out of science fiction! We too can experience transfiguration, virtue transfigures us. However, sin disfigures us. Let us focus on the supernatural reality of Jesus as the transfiguration was a confirming sign to His disciples and to us of who He is and where He comes from.

I would like to remind all that part of our spiritual preparation for the Paschal Mysteries of Easter is to be reconciled in the Sacrament of Penance. This is also known as confession that the Lord Jesus instituted through  His Apostles for the forgiveness of sins. Here at St. Mary’s every Sunday, Father Rich will be available in the sacristy for those who wish to be reconciled.


PREP Cathechism classes are cancelled for today however, there will be Way (Stations) of the Cross for PREP students who are present after Mass.

POLISH FOLKLORE WORKSHOP: will be held today in Sala 1050. All are welcome.

RADA MEETING: The Parish Rada will meet this Wednesday at 7:30 pm in Sala 1050.

DURING LENT: On Wednesdays, Lenten Lamentations (Gorzkie Zale) will be sung in English after Mass. Every Friday at 6:00 pm before Mass, there will be Way of the Cross devotions.

VIDEO SERIES: This Thursday, our video series will continue on CATHOLICISM narrated by Bishop Robert Barrom at 7 pm in Sala 1050. All are welcome to come and deepen our understanding of the faith.

TW Currie Parkview Chapel
Sale of computers
Steve Melnick
(Polka Party Zabawa proceeds to be included next  week)

WHITNEY PIER SLAVIC FESTIVAL: On Monday, there will be a planning meeting for the Whitney Pier Slavic Festival (August 26-27) at 7 p.m. in the Ukrainian Parish Hall. All Rada and other interested parishioners are welcome to attend!

HERITAGE PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO POLAND & UKRAINE 2017: We have rescheduled our next tour meeting for Sunday, March 26th at 2 p.m. in Sala 1050 with some video clips and acceptance of partial payment from those who would like to make them.

FURNITURE: The Rada would like to make available a chesterfield and armchair (from the Glebe) to anyone who would like to take it for use in their cottage or bungalow. The furniture is in the future kitchen of Sala 1050.

POLKA PARTY / ZABAWA: The profit from the recent Polka Party / Zabawa is around $1,200 and will be deposited and recorded in next Sunday’s income for the rebuilding fund.

SYDNEY DEANERY MEETING: Friday, March 17, 12:30 pm

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: W Krzyżu Cierpienie (Cross of Compassion) (Nr.20 p.44 Heritage Hymnal)
Let Your love be upon us, even as we hope in You
Offertory: Ludu, Mój Ludu
Communion: O Mój Jezu w hostii skryty. (choir)
Post-Communion: Jezu Bądź ze Mną(Jesus Be With Me) (Nr. 28 White Hymnal - Polish & English)
Recessional: Któryś Za Nas Cierpiał rany. Jezu Chryste Zmiłuj się Nad Nami (3 times)

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days (p.610)
Recessional:  Holy God We Praise Thy Name (p.614)