Biuletyn / Bulletin – 27-ego pażdziernika 2013 roku / October 27, 2013
Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
ST. MARY’S POLISH PARISH
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.
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. followed by Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa. Praying of the Rosary begins prior to Mass at approximately 3:35 p.m.
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.
Trzydziesta Niedziela zwykła / 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for the Kyte family. 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
The Vigil Candle this week is for Michael & Anna Kieć offered by Jean Annette and Richard White
Eucharistic Minister for today: Kay Violande
Ushers for collection today: Wilf Ingram, Joe Gillis
NASTĘPNY TYDZIEŃ / THE WEEK AHEAD
Wednesday, October 30, 4:00 p.m. Mass followed by Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa. Praying of the Rosary prior to Mass beginning at approximately 3:35 p.m. The Mass intention will be for John Paruch offered by Janina MacCormack.
Sunday, November 3, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Michael Ardelli offered by Shirley & family. [Cemetery visits beginning at 1 p.m. – see separate note in bulletin]
Lectors: Anna Wesolkowska, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
Eucharistic Minister: Frank Starzomski
Altar Servers: Brianna and Noah
Ushers: Steve Melnick, Bernie LaRusic
Greeters: Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack
Altar Society volunteers for November: Marilyn Gillis, Joe Gillis, Peggy Ryba, Lynette Ryba
Collection receipts for Sunday, October 20: $1211.56 (broken down as follows: $685.00 weekly contribution, $25.00 monthly supplementary contribution, $48.00 candles, $58.56 loose, $170.00 fuel, $25.00 Evangelization of Nations, $200.00 100th anniversary donation. Thank you very much for your support of St. Mary’s Polish Parish. Dziękujemy serdecznie!
MASS CARDS/VIGIL CANDLE: Contact Tom Urbaniak (563-1226)
IN MEMORIAM DONATION: To make an In Memoriam donation, please pick up one of the IMO cards/St. Mary’s Polish Church envelopes at the back or speak with Shauna McKay. These will be acknowledged in the bulletin. We also welcome donations to the Building Fund, as we continue with improvements and repairs.
“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:
October 27: Iwona, Sabina, Wincenty
October 28: Szymon, Tadeusz, Wszeciech
October 29: Euzebia, Franciszek, Lubogost, Teodor, Wioletta
October 30: Edmund, Klaudiusz, Przemysław, Sądosław
October 31: Antoni, Antonina, Godzimir, Lucylla, Łukasz, Dezemir
November 1: Andrzej, Seweryn, Warcisław, Wiktoryna
November 2: Dymitriusz, Łucjan, Lucyna, Ludmiła, Lutosław
November 3: Bogumił, Cezary, Chwalisław, Hubert, Sylwia
OGŁOSZENIA / ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRAYING OF THE ROSARY – Every Wednesday before the 4 p.m. Mass (beginning at approximately 3:35 p.m.).
CATECHISM AND POLISH CULTURAL CLASSES, led by Krista Ann Starzomski, will be held after Mass today downstairs.
CEMETERY VISITS AND BLESSINGS NEXT SUNDAY: We will gather at the entrance to the cemeteries at the times below for a blessing by Father Alex. There will then be time to visit individual graves. Please do not hesitate to invite friends from outside the parish to join us. Please bring flowers and candles, if possible. This is a very special way in which we remember our loved ones. For parishioners who are mobility challenged or susceptible to cold, please instead communicate with another parishioner and we will make sure to pray at your loved ones’ gravesides.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3:
RESURRECTION CEMETERY: 1 p.m.
FOREST HAVEN: 2 p.m.
NEW CALVARY: 3 p.m.
OLD CALVARY: 3:30 p.m.
LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY: Everyone is welcome. Please bring a non-perishable food-bank item. Responsible for lunch next Sunday are Janet and Fred Hawthorne, Charlotte and Wilfred Ingram, Carolyn Kiley, Patsy Kiley, Mary Jane and Leo Kyte, Jancia and Bernie LaRusic, Toni LaRusic, Janina MacCormack, Jean Maillette, Mary McMullin, Liz Melski, Tony Melski, Ursula and Michael Melski. Dziekujemy!
WELCOMING PEOPLE (BACK) TO CHURCH: As part of our outreach, letters of welcome and introduction from Father Paul will be sent to former parishioners or people who might wish to join us. We are blessed to have a warm and welcoming parish, journeying together in faith and service, with a unique identity and a living heritage, where people genuinely care about each other. If you know someone who might appreciate a letter, please share his or her name (and mailing address if possible) with Marjorie Ardelli, Secretary of the Rada -- 794-2910; email@example.com
A SPECIAL PROJECT IN OUR PARISH: OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (shoebox appeal): Operation Christmas Child provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on project of Samaritan's Purse that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus Christ - God's greatest gift. At the back of the church, there are special shoeboxes and a pamphlet with information pertinent to what the boxes should contain. Also, a small donation of $7 for shipping purposes is requested to be put in the envelope attached to the booklet, and placed inside on the top of the box. If you wish to participate, please take one of the shoeboxes, fill it, and return it to the church on or before Sunday, November 10th. Parishioner Suzanne Campbell will pick up the boxes and deliver them to the depot in Glace Bay. Please help an economically disadvantaged child enjoy Christmas. In 2013, shoeboxes will be distributed in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uruguay, and Venezuela (listed destination countries are subject to change). Suzanne can be reached at 270-2859. We had a great response last year! Thank you!
THE ST. MICHAEL’S POLISH BENEFIT SOCIETY MEETS THIS EVENING AT 7 p.m.
REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS: Following Mass on Sunday, November 10, we will recognize our veterans and name and honour our parish’s deceased veterans. Could everyone please check the framed scroll near the stairs to the choir. Please let any Rada member know of any missing names of deceased parishioners who were veterans (Canadian or Polish forces, merchant marines, medical corps, etc., including more recent service) or call 563-1226.
VIGIL MASS FOR THE FEAST OF ALL SOULS: This year the annual Mass in honour of All Souls will be held at Holy Redeemer Church, Friday, Nov. 1, at 6:30pm. At this mass the names of all our loved ones of both our parishes of St. Mary’s Polish and Holy Redeemer, who were buried from our churches since last November 2nd, will be read out and a family member will come forward to light a candle. Also at this Mass, a special Memorial Collection will be taken. Envelopes are available at the church entrance. This Collection will go toward the upkeep and maintenance of our two Pier Calvary cemeteries where many relatives are buried. Please be generous.
A sincere thank you to the Sisters of St. Martha ,Antigonish, for their kind donation ($200), received last week, toward the 100th anniversary of our parish.
A NOTE ON HALLOWEEN: It is rather sad that people often forget the connection between Halloween and the Religious Feasts of the Catholic Church. While it is true that some of the rituals of modern Halloween have their roots in pagan practices, such as the Celtic practice of carving out turnips and placing a candle inside to ward off evil spirits or the Roman habit of bobbing for apples and drinking cider, its real roots has to do with the Catholic Feast of All Saints and All Souls. For much of the past 2000 years, and still today in many countries, the Feast of All Saints and All Souls were strictly observed as days to pay homage to the Saints and all those who had gone before us in Faith. They were mainly religious celebrations where people would attend mass, light memorial candles and go to the cemeteries to ‘be with their love ones.’ The celebrations would often end with parties and fiestas being held where ‘treats’ would be given to the children. Over time, of course, as religious practice waned in wealthier countries such as our own, stores and businesses saw a way to make a good profit at the expense of the Saints and the Departed. Masks, costumes and candy of all sorts came to be the main focus of Halloween while the Saints and Departed were forgotten. While the Church certainly has no problem with ‘trick or treating’ I think it good to bear in mind the origin and connection between Halloween as the vigil of the Feast of All Saints and All Souls. After all, November is the month dedicated to all our departed loved ones. Have a safe and fun Halloween. – Father Paul
NOVEMBER ASSIGNMENTS IN VARIOUS PARISH MINISTRIES:
November 3: Anna Wesolkowska, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
November 10: Stephanie Black, Tom Urbaniak
November 17: Anne Marie Campbell, Andrzej Cebula
November 24: Jola Cebula, Tony Melski
November 3: Frank Starzomski
November 10: Marilyn Gillis
November 17: Janet Hawthorne
November 24: Suzanne Campbell
ALTAR SOCIETY DESIGNATED VOLUNTEERS FOR NOVEMBER: Marilyn Gillis, Joe Gillis, Peggy Ryba, Lynette Ryba
November 3: Bernie LaRusic, Steve Melnick
November 10: Toni LaRusic, Robert Melski Sr.
November 17: Wilf Ingram, Michael Melski
November 24: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Jr.
For greeters and altar servers, please refer to the separately distributed scheduled or confer with Marjorie Ardelli, Carolyn Kiley, or Krista Ann Starzomski
Thank you to all parishioners who are serving the parish in so many ways with great dedication.
[THE PAPER COPY OF THE BULLETIN HAD A LETTER FROM SISTER CATHERINE MACEACHERN AND CECILE MILLER ON BEHALF OF THE DIOCESAN RENEWAL CONGRESS THANKING THE PARISH FOR AN INSPIRING PRESENTATION AT THE CONGRESS ABOUT HOW SOME OF OUR POLISH CUSTOMS HELP US TO LIVE OUR FAITH.]
TRADITIONAL POLISH CAROLLING IN THE COMMUNITY: Please set aside the evening of Sunday, December 29, either to be a Polish caroller or to receive carollers at your home. More details to follow.
PARISH CENTENARY EXHIBIT: Habitat for Humanity has booked a reception in the hall for November 7th, and its volunteers have asked to see the exhibit (which will be supervised by Society members). So there will be a further extension of the exhibit. The Society is planning a permanent (locked) exhibit in the room at the back downstairs, so if you wish to leave your items for longer time or permanently that can certainly be accommodated. Otherwise, items can be reclaimed the weekend after November 7th, with more details to follow. Dziekujemy uprzejmie!
PARISH CENTENARY COOKBOOKS, PRZEZ POKOLENIA BOOKS, AND COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS ARE STILL FOR SALE: Please speak with Shauna McKay.
ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM: Holy Redeemer Parish, Whitney Pier, will again host a ten-week DVD program for adults. This year we are presenting “The Bible: from the Old testament through to the New – a history.” The program will be held on Thursday evenings, beginning October 17, 6:30pm, in the downstairs meeting room at Holy Redeemer Church. No charge and all are welcome.
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.
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR ON-LINE “VIRTUAL TOUR” AND AN 8.5 MINUTE PARISH WELCOME VIDEO ON OUR WEBSITE: www.stmaryspolishparish.ca
Wishing you a blessed week! Bóg zapłać!
Entrance: Zawitaj Matko różańca świętego [Greetings, Mother of the Holy Rosary] -- #198 in the coil-bound hymnal
Offertory: Przyjmij od nas, Boże [Accept from Us, O Lord] – not in hymnal
Communion: Panie dobry jak chleb [Lord, Nourishing as Bread] -- #121
Post-Communion: Cóż Ci Jezu damy [What We Give to You, Jesus] -- #137
Closing Hymn: Zdrowaś Maryja, Bogarodzico [Hail Mary, Mother of God] -- #201