Biuletyn / Bulletin – 26-ego stycznia 2014 roku / January 26, 2014

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.
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.


Trzecia Niedziela Zwykła / Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for John Paruch offered by Mary Pierrynowski (Godmother). Eternal rest grant onto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

The Vigil Candle this week is for Michael and Anna Kieć offered by Jean Annette and Richard White.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Steve Melnick, Toni LaRusic



Wednesday, January 29, 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 is for Anthony Niedzielski offered by Ted and Louise Baker.

Sunday, February 2, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for J.J. Campbell offered by Suzanne Campbell and family.
Lectors: Anna Wesolkowska, Edmund Rudiuk
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis          
Altar Servers: Nicholas, Matthew                                         
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Jr.
Greeters: Victoria Aucoin, Stephanie Black
Altar Society volunteers for February:                      

Collection receipts for Sunday, January 19 (reduced due to inclement weather):  $446.00 (broken down as follows: $260.00 weekly contribution, $100.00 monthly supplementary contribution, $21.00 candles, $25.00 loose, $20.00 initial offering, $20.00 building fund. Thank you very much for your generous 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:
January 26: Paula, Paulina, Wanda
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




LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY – OFIAROWANIE PAŃSKIE (FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF JESUS AT THE TEMPLE – CANDLEMAS): Everyone is welcome; please bring a non-perishable food-bank contribution. Responsible for lunch are Genevieve and Janusz Wawrzyszyn, Anna Wesolkowska, Tom Urbaniak, Frania Ardelli, Marjorie Ardelli, Shirley Ardelli, Victoria Aucoin, Louise Baker, Stephanie Black, Jolanta and Andrzej Cebula, Charlotte Chmiel, Mary Clarke, Evelyn Cook, Stanley Dziubek, Joseph Dziubek, Teresa Fagan. Thank you kindly.


February 2: Anna Wesolkowska, Edmund Rudiuk
February 9: Stephanie Black, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
February 16: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Anne Marie Campbell
February 23: Jola Cebula, Tony Melski

Eucharistic Ministers:
February 2: Marilyn Gillis
February 9: Kay Violande
February 16: Suzanne Campbell
February 23: Janet Hawthorne

February 2: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Jr.
February 9: Bernie LaRusic, Michael Melski
February 16: Robert Melski Sr., Toni LaRusic
February 23: Steve Melnick, Joe Gillis

For Altar Servers’ schedules,please see the bulletin board or Krista Ann Starzomski.
For Greeters’ schedules, please refer to the bulletin board or Marjorie or Carolyn Ardelli
Thank you to everyone who serves in any ministry in our parish

LEARNING BASIC POLISH IN A FUN, RECREATIONAL SETTING: At the recent Rada meeting, feedback was shared that had come from various parishioners and was also heard at recent events hosted by our parish. There appears to be some interest in Polish-language learning for both adults and youth. But we heard that rather than rote instruction, a lot of grammar, etc., people would like fun, recreational activities as a way to learn (or keep up) basic Polish – an outing, setting a table, role playing, cooking, crafts, etc. – as well as learning some of our Polish prayers and songs. Would this interest you? And if so, what format or kinds of activities? Please let any member of the Rada know. We will work to put some activities together for the spring.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The Rada By-laws state that a Nominating Committee should be appointed in January, in anticipation of the Annual General Meeting of the Parish. As per the By-laws, the AGM is to be held at some time between Easter Sunday and the third week of June. Members of the Nominating Committee cannot be candidates for the Rada. The Nominating Committee is to invite nominations and ensure that there are sufficient candidates for election, bringing various areas of experience, and subject also to Pastor’s ratification. If you would be interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, please advise any member of the Rada.

RECENT IMO (“in memory of”) contribution to the Building Fund:
IMO Stanley and Helen Tynski, from Sister Rosaline Tynski

POLISH “MICRO MARKET”: At our Oplatek Sunday, we started a periodic fund-raiser, to benefit various parish projects. It consisted of one table with popular Polish food products – which raised $172. The proceeds from this one will help launch a fund to support some of our youth to attend World Youth Day with Pope Francis in Kraków, Poland, in 2016. If there are any products you would like to see at a future Micro-Market, please let a member of the Rada know.

PREPARING FOR APRIL 27th – CANONIZATION OF BLESSED JOHN PAUL II AND BLESSED JOHN XXIII. This is Divine Mercy Sunday. Father Paul and the Rada have discussed this, and we wish to have an important, public celebration at our church. Planning is now beginning, so anyone with ideas or wishing to help in any way please do not hesitate to speak with any member of the Rada.

ROME PILGRIMAGE: Any parishioners interested in a pilgrimage to Rome in May 2014 with Fr Doug MacDonald as chaplain is asked to contact him by January 31st email Some sites include: Mass at St Peter's Basilica and visit to crypt, daily mass in famous Churches, seminaries & convents, trip to Assisi, tour of Roman Coliseum, Wednesday audience with Pope Francis, Vatican Museum, and more. Tentative cost for all travel, accommodations and tours is $2900.

PALLIATIVE CARE VOLUNTEERS: are needed in the Sydney, Glace Bay, North Sydney and New Waterford areas. If you are kind, compassionate, empathetic and have some time you can spare, please phone Lisa Hynes, Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator, for the Cape Breton Healthcare Complex at 567-8160 for more information.

Światowy Dzień Migranta i Uchodźcy/Last Sunday was World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Many members of our parish are related to migrants or refugees, or are immigrants themselves. The following is excerpted from Pope Francis’s message: … I think of how even the Holy Family of Nazareth experienced initial rejection: Mary “gave birth to her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Lk 2:7). Jesus, Mary and Joseph knew what it meant to leave their own country and become migrants: threatened by Herod’s lust for power, they were forced to take flight and seek refuge in Egypt (cf. Mt 2:13-14). But the maternal heart of Mary and the compassionate heart of Joseph, the Protector of the Holy Family, never doubted that God would always be with them. Through their intercession, may that same firm certainty dwell in the heart of every migrant and refugee. Every human being is a child of God! He or she bears the image of Christ! We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved …

Dzień Babci (21-ego stycznia) i Dzień Dziadka (22-ego stycznia) – Polish Grandmothers’ and Grandfathers’ Day (Jan. 21 and 22, respectively): A PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS BY POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI: Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne. Look with love on grandparents the world over. Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society. Support them! As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardian of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience. Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and roles of grandparents. May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love. Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of life which you give them. Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity for the great embrace of life without end. AMEN.

PARISH CENTENARY COOKBOOKS: Additional copies have been printed. Please speak with Shari McKay or Shauna McKay.

OUR BOOK PRZEZ POKOLENIA: Prayers and Customs of St. Mary’s Polish Church ($10 each). Please speak with Tom Urbaniak.

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.


Wishing you a blessed week! Bóg zapłać!


Entrance: Wszystko Tobie Oddać Pragnę [I Commit All to You, Lord]– #238 in the coil-bound hymnal
Offertory: Z Rąk Kapłańskich [From Priestly Hands] -- #16
Communion: Dobry Jezu, Racz Wysłuchać [Gracious Jesus, Be Pleased to Hear] -- #107
Post-Communion: Madonno -- #176
Closing Hymn: My Chcemy Boga [We Want God] -- #245