Biuletyn / Bulletin – 2-ego kwietnia 2017 roku / April 2, 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.


Piąta Niedziela Wielkiego Postu / Fifth Sunday of Lent

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for Richard Shane Befurt.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for the health of Michael Durant.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Tony Gniewek,Tony Melski



Monday, April 3, 8:30 am
The Mass intention will be for Parishioners of St. Mary's
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Aniela Lubkowska offered by Mickey & Ursula Melski. 7:00 pm: Lenten Lamentations
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Janina Furmanowicz. 7:00 pm: Catholicism session in Sala 1050
Friday, April 7, 6:00 pm Way of the Cross. 6:30 pm: The Mass intention will be for a special intention. 7:00 pm Sacred Heart Devotions

Sunday, April 9, 10:00 am PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY / NIEDZIELA PALMOWA The Mass intention will be for Gerald Travis offered by Peggy Ryba & family.
Eucharistic Minister:
Altar Servers: All altar servers present
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, April 9, 3:15-3:45 pm Confessions

Sunday, April 9, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for Parishioners of St. Mary's.
Altar Server:

Collection receipts for Sunday, March 26: $3094.65 (broken down as follows: $900.00 general collection, $17.00 votive candles, $46.00 loose, $1015.90 rebuilding fund, $1115.75 Polka party). 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 was previously known (Pre Vatican II) as Passion Sunday when all statues and crosses and pictures were covered by purple cloth until Easter. The practice is now optional but we cover statues and crosses in red for Palm Sunday. All scripture readings for this Fifth Sunday of Lent speak of the dead coming back to life as in the Gospel Jesus raises His friend Lazarus back to life. Our faith in the resurrection of the body gives us all great hope as we ourselves long for eternal life, but also wish to be reunited with our loved ones who passed already.

At the recent Parish Rada meeting, we decided to go forth with the restrooms in Sala 1050 as we have the funds.

I want to thank Linda Morykot and also Mahoney’s Furniture for the donation of two new 50 cup tea and coffee makers for the Sala.

We had an excellent show of attendance at the Slavic Festival Planning Meeting last Monday. I counted about 19 parishioners. Please remember to gather in our Sala where the blessing and distribution of palms and willows will take place followed by a procession into church. Pray that the weather will let us process outside and into the main doors!   Next Sunday after Altar Server practice will be Confessions for our PREP students


Holy Thursday / Wielki Czwartek:

6:00 pm Last Supper -Glebe House
7:00 pm Solemn Mass of Lord’s Supper
Adoration to 10:00 pm
Good Friday / Wielki Piątek:
12:00 pm Gorzkie Żale & Stations
6:30 pm Liturgy of Good Friday
Holy Saturday / Wielka Sobota:
1:00 pm Swieconka-Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
7:30 pm Solemn Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday / Wielkanoc:
8:30 am “Rezurekcja” Solemn Resurrection Procession & Mass
4:00 pm Third Mass of Easter

PREP Cathechism classes are cancelled for today. (Next Sunday after Altar Server practice will be Confessions for our PREP students.)

POLISH FOLKLORE WORKSHOP: cancelled for today.

POTLUCK LUNCH: After Mass today in Sala 1050. All are welcome.

PALM SUNDAY: Next Sunday please gather before the 10:00 am Mass in Sala 1050 for the Solemn blessing of Palms & willows with a procession into the church.

DURING LENT: On Wednesdays, Lenten Lamentations (Gorzkie Żale) 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.

POLISH FOOD: Andrzej Rafalski will have his Kielbasa and other meats from Halifax on sale from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm today.

STONE CHURCH RESTORATION SOCIETY invite all to their Spring bazaar at the Polish Village Hall next Sunday, April 8th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Free pictures with the Easter Bunny for children.

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: Ach Mój Jezus (O My Jesus) (Nr.19 p.43 White Hymnal)                                    
Bóg Zbawicielem, pełnym miłosierdzia
Offertory: W Krzyżu Cierpienie (Cross of Compassion) (Nr.20 p.44)
Communion: Jezusa Ukrytego
Post-Communion: Chwała i  Dziękczynienia (3 times)
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)
O My Jesus (Nr.19 p.43)
Recessional:  O Sacred Head Surrounded (p.602)