Biuletyn / Bulletin – 16-ego kwietnia 2017 roku / April 16, 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.


Niedziela Wielkanocna / Easter Sunday

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for deceased members of the Baker family.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for Parishioners of St. Mary's.

Eucharistic Minister for today:

Ushers for collection today:



Monday, April 17, 6:30 pm.
The Mass intention will be for deceased family members offered by Father Rich. 7:00 pm Divine Mercy Novena Chaplet
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 pm.
The Mass intention will be for Bernard Kozera offered by the Baker family. 7:00 pm Divine Mercy Novena Chaplet
Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Aniela Lubkowska offered by Peggy Ryba. 7:00 pm: Divine Mercy Novena Chaplet
Thursday, April 20, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Lewis Pocius offered by Jerry Pocius. 7:00 pm Divine Mercy Novena Chaplet
Friday, April 21, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Ryszarda Sokolowska offered by Herb & Catherine Tucker. 7:00 pm Divine Mercy Novena Chaplet

Sunday, April 23, 10:00 am Divine Mercy Sunday / Niedziela Miłosierdzia Bożego. The Mass intention will be for Michael Ardelli offered by Shirley & family. Divine Mercy Chaplet following Mass.
Lectors: Edyta Bączyk, Robert Lewandowski                                                            
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: Matthew, James, Christopher, Sophie, Frankie
Greeters: Anna Wesolkowska, Marjorie Ardelli
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, April 23, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for Parishioners of St. Mary's.
Altar Server:

Collection receipts for Sunday, April 9: $1088.50 (broken down as follows: $530.00 general collection, $160.00 monthly, $10.00 votive candles, $13.50 loose, $50.00 flowers, $25.00 Share Lent, $300.00 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.”




Chrystus Zmartwychwstal! Christ is Risen!

Dear Parishioners and friends of Saint Mary’s:

I wish to thank the many very dedicated parishioners who have made our Holy week and Easter, a most beautiful and meaningful celebration. I want to thank the twelve men of the parish who represented the twelve apostles who kindly accepted the invitation to the “Last Supper” meal at the Glebe and then participated in the Holy Thursday Mass as well as the three women who assisted at the meal. I want to thank our organist and choir members who rehearsed several hours to prepare the music program. I thank all the decorators who helped prepare the altars, tomb and sanctuary for this holy season. I also want to thank all lectors, ushers, altar servers and the youth who prepared and delivered the special Easter baskets for our homebound. I thank all who contributed and made memorial gifts to the Easter flower fund. May God bless and reward you all! This Friday I will be flying to Boston and on to Portland, Maine as the Diocese of Portland has invited me to minister to the Polish parish of St. Louis for Divine Mercy Sunday and conduct Polish as well as English services for the cluster parishes of Portland. In my place, we will welcome as guest celebrants of Mass: Friday: Fr. Alex McLellan, Sunday 10 a.m. Fr. Tom Lathigee and 4p.m. Fr. Roman Dusanowskyj.


May all enjoy Easter Sunday with family and friends rejoicing that Jesus has risen indeed! Wesolego Alleluja! Chrystus Zmartwychwastal!

MOTHER'S DAY HIGH TEA: Join us for the "Tadeusz Tea", a unique blend of Polish and British traditions. Wear your finest hats. Enjoy Polish and British desserts. Our servers will be characters from "Pan Tadeusz", the epic poem by Adam Mickiewicz about love and intrigue in two noble families. This event builds on the success of our past teas in the "Downton Abbey" style. This fund-raiser will be held on Sunday, May 7th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Polish Village Hall. Tickets are $15.00 and are available from Nicole Baker (902) 371-5088. Proceeds to support Phase 2 of the rebuilding of St. Mary's Polish Church.

ŚWIĘCONKA: Our parish “Święconka” meal will take place on Sunday, April 30th after the 10 am Mass in our Sala 1050. This will take the place of our first Sunday of the month potluck. We will list the names in next week’s bulletin of those asked to bring a dish. We will want to feature our more traditional Easter dishes such as  eggs, ham and kielbasa. Father Rich hopes to hit one or more Polish stores in the Boston and Portland area to bring back Polish styled desserts such as “babka” and “makowiec” (poppy seed rolls). Please plan to attend!

Wilfred Aucoin, Stefan & Margaret Pierrynowski, Henry Pierrynowski from Victoria Aucoin
Deceased members of the Kanchuk & Clarke families from Walter & Mary Clarke
Helen, Willian & Theresa Rozicki from Mary DiPenta
Helen Fagan from Teresa Fagan
Anna Kiech from Marilyn & Joe Gillis
Alfred Jackson from Genevieve Jackson
Raymond Kiley from Patsy Kiley
Julia Nowak from Bernie & Jancia LaRusic
Julia Nowak from Mary LaRusic
John & Mary Morykot from Christa McCormick
Anthony & Mary Melski from Michael & Ursula Melski
Anthony & Mary Melski from Robert Melski Sr.
George & Mary Reid & 9 siblings from Joan Mosher
Deceased members of the Novak & O'Toole families from Roddie & Sophie O'Toole
Edward & Margaret Paruch from Bernie Paruch
Peter Petruskavich, Mary Langlois, Mary Petruskavich from Michael Petruskavich
Lewis Pocius, Violet Savage from Jerry Pocius
Ray Ryan from Mary Ryan
Frances & Peter Durkacz from Wisia MacNeil
Bernie MacDonald from Kay MacDonald
John Tynski, Leo Bennet from Julia Bennett
Walter Ryba, Gerry Travis from Peggy Ryba

Other donors for Easter flowers: Maureen MacDonald, Wayne Joseph, Nellie Tynski, Stella Paruch, Janet Hawthorne, Ann Marie & Jimmie Campbell, Robert Melski, Steve Melnick.

IMO Ryszarda Sokolowski from Patsy Kiley; Jean Annette White; Steven Sokolowski

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

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)