Biuletyn / Bulletin – 26-ego marca 2017 roku / March 26, 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.


Czwarta Niedziela Wielkiego Postu / Fourth Sunday of Lent

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for Fred & Nora Baker.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for St. Mary’s Parishioners.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Robert Melski Sr., Tony Gniewek



Monday, March 27, 8:30 am
The Mass intention will be for Parishioners of St. Mary's
Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for the health of Michael Durant offered by Shirley Ardelli. 7:00 pm: Lenten Lamentations
Thursday, March 30, 7:00 pm: Catholicism session in Sala 1050
Friday, March 31, 6:00 pm Way of the Cross. 6:30 pm: The Mass intention will be for the health of Cecelia Marusiak. 7:00 pm Sacred Heart Litany
Saturday, April 1, 7:45-8:30 am Confessions. 8:30 am: The Mass intention will be for Peace in the World. 9:00 am: Litany to the Blessed Virgin

Sunday, April 2, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Richard Shane Befurt.
Lectors: Edyta Bączyk, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                           
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: All altar servers present
Ushers: Tony Gniewek,Tony Melski
Greeters: Mary DiPenta, Teresa Fagan
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, April 2, 3:15-3:45 pm Confessions

Sunday, April 2, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for the health of Michael Durant.
Lector: Robert Lewandowski
Altar Server: James Campbell
Usher: Christopher Campbell

Collection receipts for Sunday, March 19: $1488.50 (broken down as follows: $1053.00 general collection, $220.00monthly, $22.00 votive candles, $23.50 loose, $10.00 initial offering, $20.00 flowers, $70.00 fuel, $60.00 rebuilding fund, $10.00 building 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 Fourth Sunday of Lent is often called “Gaudete Sunday” which means “Rejoice” as we have passed the halfway point of Lent. Often lighter rose vestments are used as well as flowers are permitted on the altar. The Gospel tells us of the encounter that Jesus had with the blind man. Also the topic of Christ being our light is heard in St. Paul’s letter. We are reminded that we are called to be Children of the Light as we follow Christ Our Light.

Please note the many meetings that are taking place this week as listed in the bulletin.

We had a small fridge for the Sala that was donated to us by non-parishioner friends who will receive a thank you letter from the parish.

I want to extend condolences to Janina MacCormack who learned that her mother Aniela Lubkowska passed away in Poland.  Niechaj Swiatlosc Wiekuista Jej Swieci na wieki wiekow. Amen.


PREP Cathechism classes today after Mass as well as Stations of the Cross for PREP students.

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


ST. MICHAEL'S POLISH BENEFIT SOCIETY will meet this evening at 7:00 pm at the Polish Village Hall.

HERITAGE PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO POLAND & UKRAINE 2017: Meeting today, Sunday, March 26th at 2 p.m. 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: On Thursday, our video series will continue on CATHOLICISM at 7 pm in Sala 1050. All are welcome to come and deepen our understanding of the faith.

IMO Teresa (Jockemeck) Kelly from Dawn & Russell Powers
IMO Zelda McPhail from Peggy Ryba

SLAVIC FESTIVAL: Planning meeting to be held Monday at 7:00 pm in Sala 1050

SACRED ARTS COMMITTEE: Meeting to be held Tuesday at 4:00 pm in Sala 1050

RADA: Parish Rada meeting to be held Wednesday at 7:30 pm in Sala 1050

POTLUCK NEXT SUNDAY AFTER MASS: The next set of parishioners whose turn it is to bring a dish are: Judi & Peter McCarron, Bernie Paruch, Patricia Paruch, Stella Paruch, Gerry Pocius, Christa Porter, Edmund & Maria Rudiuk, Lynette Ryba, Peggy Ryba, Krista Ann Starzomski, Catherine & Herb Tucker, Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Julie Tynski, Nellie Tynski & Tom Urbaniak. Please remember to bring a donation for Loaves & Fishes!

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: Jezu Chryste Panie Miły
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want
Offertory: Ludu Mój Ludu (People My People p.45 (Polish & English)
Communion: Już Przyszedł Jezu
Post-Communion: Jezu Miłości Twej (Here In This Sacrament p.49 (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.601)
Recessional:  O Sacred Head Surrounded (p.602)