Biuletyn / Bulletin – 17-ego września 2017 roku / September 17, 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
Weekday Masses: Days & times vary
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.


Dwudziesta Czwarta Niedziela zwykła / Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for Stella Ryba Granville offered by the McKay family
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for the parishioners

Eucharistic Minister for today:

Ushers for collection today:




Monday, September 18, 8:30am
The Mass intention will be for Annie Schella offered by Dolores Moore
Tuesday, September 19
: No Mass
Wednesday, September 20, 6:30pm Int. of Kinga Pachowicz, 7:00pm Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa
Thursday, September 21, 6:30pm The Mass intention will be for a private intention offered by Jean Annette White
Friday, September 22, 6:30pm The Mass intention will be for Annie Schella offered by Gerry Baker, 7:00pm Chaplet to Divine Mercy

Sunday, September 24, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Leo Bennett offered by Nellie Tynski
Lectors: Anna Wesolkowska, Frank Starzomski                                                         
Eucharistic Minister: Roddie O'Toole
Altar Servers:
Ushers: Larry Gniewek, Tony Melski
Greeters: Shirley Ardelli, Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley
Altar Society designated volunteers for September:
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, September 24, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for the parishioners
Altar Server:

Collection receipts for Sunday, September 10: $921.00 (broken down as follows: $500.00 general collection, $195.00 monthly, $28.00 votive candles, $53.00 loose, $145.00 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! Praise be Jesus Christ!
Dear Parishioners and Friends,                  
The liturgy of the Word for this Sunday is a very strong message from God our creator, that demands of us the willingness and following through on practicing of forgiveness upon others.
Our life long parishioner, Annie Teresa Schella (age 95) passed away suddenly but peacefully last Saturday evening. Our church was overflowing with family, relatives, former neighbours, friends and our own parishioners to pay tribute to her life and assist her with our prayers. Robert (her son) and all the family wish to thank all for Mass cards and donations to the Rebuilding Fund in her loving memory and all those who prepared the lunch reception after.



Rosalie Starzomski, Slavic Festival, Patsy Kiley, Jim & Anne Marie Campbell, Tom Urbaniak & Alison Etter
Birthday blessings for Mary Pierrynowski from her daughter, son-in-law & granddaughter

GUEST BOOK: If you are visiting our church, please accept our warmest welcome! There is a beautiful Polish saying, “Gość w dom, Bóg w dom” (With a guest, God enters the house). Please sign our guest book on the back table. If you would like a tour of the church, please call 902-563-1226.

SLAVIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL: We have a preliminary report of income and expenses for the 2017 Whitney Pier Slavic Heritage Festival that was prepared by Wayne Joseph. Total income was $13,238.70. Expenses were $3,902.35, Net income was $9,336.35. A debriefing meeting concerning the division of grant money will take place this week and we should know exact figures soon.

PARISH RADA: Last Wednesday, the Parish Rada met informally as there was not a quorum. Agenda discussion included the festival financial report, library project, future planning including the securing of a priest for next July, and issues with the church doors.
PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) 2017-2018: As our children return to school after Labour Day, we need to plan on how to have a successful catechism and religious education program that will have maximum participation of our children. There will be a meeting for all parents of school age children to discuss and set a day and time for the classes next Sunday, September 24th after the 10:00am Mass.

POLISH DANCE PRACTICE: Sheri McKay will resume Polish dance practice for all interested on Sundays after Mass in Sala 1050. Today’s step will be the Kujawiak

FALL DANCE AT THE POLISH VILLAGE HALL: This coming Saturday, September 23rd there will be a dance from 9:00pm to 12:00 Midnight. DJ Jimmy MacKinnon will provide the music. Admission is free, but tickets should be picked up after Mass today in Sala 1050. This will be an opportunity to see the renovated lower hall of the Polish Village.

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.

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)                             
The Lord is merciful and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love                                        
Offertory: Twemu Sercu Cześć Składamy
Communion: U Drzwi Twoich Stoję Panie (At Your Door)
Post-Communion: O Mój Jezu Kocham Cię
Recessional: Książę Niebieski Święty Michale

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Praise to the Lord Almighty (#48, p.625)
Recessional: Holy God We Praise Thy Name (#34, p.614)