Biuletyn / Bulletin – 10-ego grudnia 2017 roku / December 10, 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.


Druga Niedziela Adwentu / Second Sunday of Advent

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for Georgia LaRusic offered by Bernie & Jancia LaRusic
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for all parishioners

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis
Ushers for collection today: Larry Gniewek, Robert Melski Jr.




Monday, December 11, 8:30am
The Mass intention will be for a special intention offered by Jean Annette White
Tuesday, December 12
, 6:30pm The Mass intention will be for Kenny Paruch offered by Anne Redmond
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30pm The Mass intention will be for Mateusz Tassaro offered by Father Rich followed by Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa
Thursday, December 14, 6:30pm Dziękczynną błagalna dla Janiny Mazun
Friday, December 15, 2:30pm (Please note time change this week only) The Mass intention will be in thanksgiving offered by Father Rich Philiposki followed by Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Sunday, December 17, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Irene Melnick offered by Stephanie Black & family
Lectors: Noah Starzomski-Wilson, Edmund Rudiuk                                           
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: Frankie Chislett, Kristofer Starzomski-Wilson,Matthew Pellerine
Ushers: Robert Melski Sr., Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker
Altar Society designated volunteers for Advent: Catherine & Herb Tucker
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, December 17, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for all parishioners
Lector: Chris Campbell
Usher: Michael Gillis

Collection receipts for Sunday, December 3: $6321.11 (broken down as follows: $536.00 general collection, $80.00 monthly, $44.85 votive candles, $21.25 loose, $60.00 Christmas flowers, $5579.00 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: In Memoriam donations 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:
We journey into the Second Sunday of Advent during our short Advent season. Today we hear the call from St. John the Baptist re-echoed in the Gospel from the first reading of the Prophet Isaiah. The call to is to prepare a way for the Lord. We hear how many people came down to the Jordan River to experience a baptism of repentance in preparation for the coming of the Messiah. We want to set a deadline for December 31st for memorial gifts, as we want to prepare the recognition plaques that will be on the wall along the hallway between the church and our Sala 1050. If you want yourself or loved one(s) deceased from your family to appear [includes previous Rebuilding Fund donation] please make your donation before the end of the year. Next Saturday, December 16th, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated with guest priests and individual confessions at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church from 10:00am to 3:00pm. 
Las Vegas & Califoprnia winter getaway trip meeting today at 1:00pm. February 21-March 1, 2018 From Sydney via Halifax and Newark to Las Vegas (5 nights), Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Anaheim (2 nights) (Disneyland), Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica. Details on flights, itinerary and costs at today’s meeting. This will be a small group for about 10 people!
May all have a blessed week


IMO the Wojcik family from Evelyn Wojcik
IMO Kenny Paruch from Janina MacCormack
Other donors: Calvin United Church of New Waterford, Anna and Vince Radzikowski, Fr. Alex MacLellan, Hazel Kokocki, dinner theatre, even split, pierogi sales

WIZYTA ŚWIĘTEGO MIKOLAJA / VISIT OF ST. NICHOLAS & MONTHLY PARISH LUNCH: Today following the 10:00am Mass. Everyone is welcome. We will gather in Sala 1050 (the hall behind the church). There will be small gifts for children. If you brought a non-perishable item for Loaves and Fishes, there will be a tote box at the entrance to Sala 1050. Many thanks.

CHRISTMAS DECORATING: After lunch today, there will be a short meeting for anyone who would like to be involved in decorating our church for Christmas. Tentative date for the actual decorating is next Sunday after the 10:00am Mass. Thank you kindly.

OUR CHOIR HAS BEEN INVITED TO SING AT THE “HANGING OF THE GREENS”: It will take place this evening at 7:00pm at United Heritage Church (Charlotte at Townsend Sts.). Our choir will join a few other choirs representing diverse Cape Breton traditions. Everyone is welcome.

"VOTING" FOR OUR PARISH CHRISTMAS TREE: Please check out our tree and others at the Old Sydney Society (former Bank of Montreal building) on Charlotte St. and cast a vote by dropping a loonie. Thanks for the help and lending the ornaments!

UNIQUE TEAPOT AUCTION AND SOCIAL: Last Sunday's teapot auction and social was very successful! We raised $653 and had a lot of fun. Thanks so much to Donna Cooper for donating 35 beautiful teapots from her unique collection. Nine of our parishioners tried their luck as auctioneers for the first time, and they did a fantastic job! And thanks, Bob, for playing our recently tuned piano in Sala 1050 (which was donated by Hal Higgins and Wilma Menzies).

DINNER THEATRE: Thanks again for the dinner theatre support: Income: $4,220.00; total expenses: 1,232.39. Net profit for Rebuilding Fund: $2,987.61 

2018 ENVELOPES: These will be available next Sunday. If you do not have envelopes and would like some, please speak with Fr. Rich or any member of the Finance Committee.

SPONSORING PEACOCK FEATHERS IN POLISH VILLAGE HALL: If you would like a permanent Polish peacock feather to be painted onto the upper wall of the newly refurbished downstairs of the Polish Village Hall, please speak with any member of the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society. You can also sponsor it in someone’s memory, with inscription. The sponsorship is $100. All proceeds support the work of the Society and work on the Polish Village Hall. Dziękujemy!

OPŁATEK: (blessed Polish Christmas wafers for sharing during meals – a tradition that dates back several centuries) and Polish religious Christmas cards can be purchased during the lunch after the 10:00am Mass today.

Sunday, December 24: Mass at 10:00am for fourth Sunday of Advent (no 4:00pm Mass)
Christmas Eve: Mass at 10:00pm Pasterka (Shepherd's Mass) with Polish carols starting 30 minutes before
Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th Mass at 10:00am preceded by kolędy (no 4:00pm Mass)
Tuesday, December 26th Feast of St. Stephen: Mass at 10:00am
Sunday, December 31st Feast of the Holy Family: Mass at 10:00am and New Year's Eve Mass at 4:00pm
Monday, January 1st Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: Mass at 10:00am & 4:00pm

SYLWESTRA / NEW YEAR'S EVE: at the Polish Village Hall. $15 per person. DJ. Robin Krszwda. Tickets: 371-5088;

A NOTE ON PEWS: We will keep (for overflow) all of the pews that are in the Sala 1050 and the main church. In addition, three of the surplus pews (that were being stored in the kitchen – now under construction) were given to the Polish Village Hall (as benches for the change rooms). One of the pews is being converted into a table. After all these, there are still several pews remaining and storage is becoming more difficult. It has been proposed by Rada to offer these for sale to parishioners for $50 each (with proceeds to the Rebuilding Fund) and then on kijiji at a higher price if there is insufficient interest. However, before these are offered, we would like to check with fellow parishioners if there are other productive uses (for the parish or the community) that you might see for the pews. Please share feedback with any member of the Rada before Wednesday. Many thanks!

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.The beautifully renovated downstairs is now available again for rentals for holiday parties or other occasions Please call 564-8494;


Życzenia na miłego nowego tygodnia / Wishing you a blessed week! Bóg zapłać!


TODAY’S HYMNS: 10:00 am Mass
Entrance: Witaj Święta i Poczęta Niepokalenie (Welcome, Holy and Immaculate Conception)                   
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.
Offertory: Zdrowaś Bądź Maryja (Mother Dear We Greet Thee)
Communion: Kłaniam się Tobie (I Bow Before Thee)
Post-Communion: Jezusa Ukrytego (Jesus, My Lord)
Recessional: Oto Pan Bóg przyjdzie (Thus the Lord Will Come)

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
O God Our Help (#19 p.617)
Recessional: O Come, Divine Messiah (#4 p609)