Biuletyn/Bulletin – 27-ego stycznia 2013 roku/January 27, 2013
Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
ST. MARY’S POLISH PARISH
21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5
Witamy wszystkich! Welcome to all!
We are pleased to share our faith and rich traditions with the whole community.
Celebrating 100 years of faith and service (1913-2013)
PROBOSZCZ/PASTOR: Father Paul Murphy 564-4355
MSZY/MASSES: Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. including Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa
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.
Trzecia Niedziela zwykła/Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Mary & Peter Baryluk offered by Marilyn & Joe Gillis. Eternal rest grant onto them O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Im dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Im świeci na wieki wieków. Amen.
CORRECTION:There was an incorrect notation in last week’s bulletin with respect to who offered the Mass intention. The Mass intention for Hugh McMullin was offered by the choir of St. Mary’s Polish Church. Apologies for this error.
The Vigil Candle this week is for Walter Ryba and Stella Granville offered by the family
Ushers for collection today: Steve Melnick, Joe Gillis
NASTĘPNY TYDZIEŃ/THE WEEK AHEAD:
Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 p.m.: Mass followed by Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa. The Mass intention will be for Helen Matheson offered by Dave and Corinne Morrison.
Sunday, February 3, 9:30 a.m.: The Mass intention will be for the Kyte family
Lectors: Jola Cebula, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
Eucharistic Minister: Kay Violande
Altar Servers: Caleigh and Nikolas
Collection receipts for Sunday, January 20: $579.00 (broken down as follows: $494.00 weekly contribution, $10.00 monthly supplementary contribution, $68.00 candles, $7.00 building fund. Thank you very much for your support of St. Mary’s Polish Parish.
MASS CARDS/VIGIL CANDLE/MASS INTENTIONS: Please call Paul Tynski (562-1716)
Please Note: No individual Mass intentions will be taken for Sept. 8 (100 years to the day since our founding). The intention will be for all parishioners, living and deceased.
“IMIENINY” (NAME DAYS) FOR THE COMING WEEK. Help to maintain a longstanding Polish Catholic tradition by acknowledging relatives, friends, and colleagues who are celebrating their “name day,” corresponding with the feast day of a saint of the same name. Where there is more than one saint of the same name who has been assigned a day, your “name day” is the one closest to your birthday. It is customary in the Polish tradition to acknowledge the name day of a relative or friend:
January 27: Angelika, Ilona, Julian
January 28: Agnieszka, Augustyn, Julian, Karol, Piotr, Radomir
January 29: Hanna, Walerian, Zdzisław
January 30: Feliks, Gerard, Maciej, Marcin, Martyna, Sebastian
January 31: Euzebiusz, Jan, Piotr
February 1: Dobrochna, Iga, Ignacy, Paweł, Siemirad, Żegota
February 2: Joanna, Korneliusz, Maria, Miłosława, Rory
February 3: Błażej, Maksym, Oskar, Stefan, Telimena
CHANGE IN WEDNESDAY MASS TIME FOR THE WINTER MONTHS: 4 p.m.: Our Wednesday evening Mass is at 4 p.m. Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa follows as usual. Father Paul has effected this change out of consideration for people who may find it difficult to drive in the dark, especially in inclement winter conditions.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ST. MARY’S POLISH PARISH – AFTER MASS TODAY. We would be very grateful if all parishioners could remain here in the church after Mass. At the meeting, we will have the report from the Planning Team (Interim Rada), the Report of the Interim Finance Committee, and the election of the Rada for the next year.
LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY: EVERYONE IS WELCOME: The following people are the designated volunteers for this month (to please bring a lunch dish or dessert): Linda Morykot, Joan Mosher, Florence Paruch, Patricia Paruch, Stella Paruch, Rose and Albert Oursen, Mary Pierrynowski, Dorothy Rozeluk, Edmund and Maria Rudiuk, Lynette Ryba, Peggy Ryba, Catherine and Herb Tucker, Nellie Tynski. Also, next Sunday’s lunch after Mass is part of our STO DARÓW [100 GIFTS] CENTENARY VOLUNTARY SERVICE INITIATIVE, so please bring one or two non-perishable items for a food bank contribution. We are hoping to have 100 items in total. Thank you very kindly! Dziękujemy!
LECTORS’ SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY:
Feb. 3: Jola Cebula, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
Feb. 10: Anne-Marie Campbell, Tom Urbaniak
Feb. 17: Stephanie Black, Paul Tynski
Feb. 24: Anne-Marie Campbell, Tony Melski
THE ST. MICHAEL’S POLISH BENEFIT SOCIETY MEETS THIS EVENING AT 8 P.M. It is hoped to complete the meeting in good time to allow members the opportunity to have some social time afterwards.
A REQUEST FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE – MATERIAL FOR 100th ANNIVERSARY: Cape Breton University’s ECECP (East and Central European Communities Project) wishes to borrow media such as cassette recordings, video tapes, and CDs related in any way to Cape Breton’s Polish community. These would be transposed and placed on the project website, following appropriate permissions being obtained. Please contact researcher Patricia Nalepa at ECECP@hotmail.ca or 563-1226 for more information or to donate materials. Anything lent will be digitized by a member of the staff at Cape Breton University; the original hard copy will be returned to the lender. If you would like a copy of the digitized format, please include a USB key or blank CD when sharing materials. A Centenary/Polish Exhibit is planned to be ready for July 1, 2013. Anything contributed would remain part of the exhibit for several months and then returned. These items would not be actually gathered until the week before the opening of the exhibit, but the project wishes to examine and inventory items at this time. Categories include Liturgies, Dance, Music, Embroidery, Cooking, Immigration, Festivals, and Community Milestones and Celebrations. If you have an item or a story that might fit into any of these categories, if you wish to suggest an additional category, or if you wish to lend any items for the exhibit, please contact Patricia Nalepa at ECECP@hotmail.ca (563-1226).
STEUBENVILLE ATLANTIC YOUTH CONFERENCE: This youth conference weekend, August 2-4, 2013, is held annually at St. F.X. University, Antigonish, and is open to students Grades 9-12. It is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Halifax with the support and encouragement of our own Bishop Dunn. Last summer, almost 800 students from the Atlantic provinces attended and enjoyed themselves immensely. The conference is grounded in our Catholic faith but includes plenty of music and fun. If you are interested in attending, please contact Father Paul at 564-4355. It’s a great way to learn more about your faith and meet many other young people. Registration should take place before the end of March, so please sign up early.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER PLANNING MEETING: Our parish is asked to send representatives to a meeting of various parishes being held on Thursday, February 7, at 2 p.m. St. Theresa’s Church (in the church). The World Day of Prayer is a longstanding ecumenical laywomen’s initiative. If you can attend, or are considering attending, please speak with Aggie Stephenson
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR ON-LINE “VIRTUAL TOUR” www.stmaryspolishparish.ca
CARDINAL JÓZEF GLEMP, POLAND’S PRIMATE DURING MARTIAL LAW AND THE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT, DIES: Cardinal Glemp, the Archbishop Emeritus of Warsaw, passed away on Wednesday. Cardinal Glemp, born in December 1929 in Inowrocław, Kujawia, was appointed Primate of Poland after the death of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in 1981, a position he held until December 18, 2009. "He understood that the Church in Poland is always associated with the nation and was committed to that to the end […] The Primate was aware, however, that the Church can never be a substitute for public authorities, political or administrative,” said Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk. Cardinal Glemp took over as Primate the year martial law was declared by the Communist authorities, and he led the Church through the difficult 1980s as Communism collapsed. “Primate Glemp turned out to be a man full of faith and hope,” Archbishop Kowalczyk said. “He trusted that justice and mutual understanding ultimately prevail. Therefore he undertook the difficult days of martial law and the 1980s calling for mutual understanding, forgiveness and unity.” -Notes from Polskie Radio
150th ANNIVERSARY OF AN EVENT THAT AFFECTED ANCESTORS OF MANY OF OUR PARISHIONERS – AND ACCELERATED EMIGRATION FROM POLAND IN THE DECADES THAT FOLLOWED: The famous January Uprising (1863) against Czarist occupiers brought together many Poles and Lithuanians in countless cities and towns. The direct cause was forced conscription of Polish youths into the Imperial Russian Army. A provisional government, made up of uprising volunteers, asserted the country’s independence and proclaimed the equality of citizens regardless of creed or class. The uprising was supported by Pope Pius IX. However, the Czar’s forces were much better equipped, and the uprising was turned back (it continued into 1864 in some regions) with many arrests, deportations to Siberia, and executions. There was also widespread confiscation of private property and a policy of repressing Polish cultural symbols and the Polish language. The social and economic hardships in the years that followed contributed to tens of thousands of families seeking refuge or a better life abroad, including in Canada.
Entrance: Wszystko tobie oddac pragne: #238 in the coil-bound hymnal (2 verses)
Offertory: Z rak kaplanskich: #16
Communion: Dobry Jezus, racz wysluchac: #107
Post-Communion: Madonno: #176
Recessional: My chcemy Boga: #245