Biuletyn / Bulletin – 23-ego lutego 2014 roku / February 23, 2014
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.
Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for all living and deceased members of the Ardelli family offered by Shirley Ardelli & 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
TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Pan jest łaskawy, pełen miłosierdzia [The Lord is gracious and merciful.] Pronunciation: Pan / yest / wa-s-ka-vi / pe-when/ mee-o-sher-dg-a
The Vigil Candle this week is for a private intention offered by Elaine Tynski-Shipley & Chris Shipley.
Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne
Ushers for collection today: Steve Melnick, Joe Gillis
NASTĘPNY TYDZIEŃ / THE WEEK AHEAD
Wednesday, February 26, 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 Walter Ryba offered by Peggy Ryba & family.
Sunday, March 2, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Gerry Kelly offered by Marjorie Ardelli and Paul MacKinnon.
Lectors: Anna Wesolkowska, Edmund Rudiuk
Eucharistic Minister: Kay Violande
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Michael Melski
Greeters: Joan Mosher, Rose Dalesandro
Altar Society volunteers for March: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker, and Marjorie Ardelli
Collection receipts for Sunday, February 16: $0 (Mass was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.)
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:
February 23: Bądzimir, Damian, Piotr, Roma, Seweryn
February 24: Bogurad, Bogusz, Boguta, Maciej, Piotr
February 25: Bolebor, Cezary, Maciej, Małgorzata
February 26: Aleksander, Bogumił, Cezariusz, Mirosław, Ewelina
February 27: Aleksander, Anastazja, Gabriel, Gabriela, Sierosława
February 28: Józef, Roman, Lech
March 1: Albin, Antoni, Antonina, Feliks, Herakles, Joanna, Józef, Piotr
March 2: Franciszek, Helena, Henryk, Krzysztof, Lew, Michał, Paweł, Piotr, Radosław
OGŁOSZENIA / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please note: Because of the Mass cancellation last week due to inclement weather, we are using last week’s bulletin … but with an added supplement containing new and updated material.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED ON WEDNESDAYS DUE TO WEATHER OUR WEDNESDAY MASS WILL ALSO BE CANCELLED. THIS APPLIES TO WEDNESDAYS ONLY.
LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY: Everyone is welcome! Responsible for lunch this time are Diane and Elie Blondin, Anne Marie and Jim Campbell, Denise Campbell, Janet and Fred Hawthorne, 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. Also, next Sunday after Mass, we’ll have something special in honour of the fact that this Thursday is Tlusty Czwartek (literally “Fat Thursday” – roughly the Polish equivalent of Mardi Gras).
PLEASE BRING A FOOD-BANK CONTRIBUTION NEXT SUNDAY. Thank you
BLUE AND YELLOW CANDLES – PRAYING FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE: Today, we have lit blue and yellow candles to pray for peace in Ukraine and for a just resolution to the crisis. Many Polish churches and homes around the world are showing solidarity with our Ukrainian friends by lighting special candles this weekend.
THE ST. MICHAEL’S POLISH BENEFIT SOCIETY MEETS THIS EVENING AT 7 P.M.
ADORATION DURING LENT: During the Fridays of Lent, Holy Redeemer Convent Chapel, Whitney Pier, will have Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This will take place following the 9am Friday Chapel mass and will continue until noon. Please plan on spending some time in quiet prayer and adoration beginning Friday, March 7th
DR. AL BALAWYDER passed away on Tuesday. His funeral was yesterday at St. Ninian’s Cathedral. He was a very good friend of St. Mary’s Polish Parish. Our play last year The Odyssey of the Polish Treasures was adapted from his book. Prof. Balawyder, a devout Catholic of Polish ancestry, was a leading expert on Polish-Canadian relations. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dac Panie … Fr. Paul (a former student of Dr. Balawyder) will be celebrating a Memorial Mass on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Holy Redeemer Convent. Everyone is welcome.
ASSIGNMENTS IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH:
March 2: Kay Violande
March 9: Janet Hawthorne
March 16: Suzanne Campbell
March 23: Patsy Kiley
March 30: Janet Hawthorne
March 2: Anna Wesolkowska, Edmund Rudiuk
March 9: Stephanie Black, Edyta Baczyk
March 16: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Tom Urbaniak
March 23: Anne Marie Campbell, Andrzej Cebula
March 30: Jola Cebula, Tony Melski
March 2: Bernie LaRusic, Michael Melski
March 9: Toni LaRusic, Robert Melski Jr.
March 16: Steve Melnick, Robert Melski Sr.
March 23: Bernie LaRusic, Michael Melski
March 30: Toni LaRusic, Robert Melski Jr.
Altar servers’ schedules are posted on the bulletin board – or please speak with Krista Ann Starzomski
Greeters’ schedules are posted on the bulletin board – or please speak with Marjorie Ardelli or Carolyn Kiley
ROOF/CEILING REPAIRS – NEW WORK WAS DONE LAST WEEK TO STOP WATER DAMAGE – LOOKING TOWARD A NEW ROOF THIS YEAR: The harsh winter has exposed a number of small holes and gaps on the roof (especially the eastern side) and led to minor damage. This week, contractors were in to do a more extensive temporary fix than just a patch up – consisting of a vapour barrier, tarp within the attic, and funnel system covering a significant portion of the eastern side (where the ceiling damage has happened). This should satisfy for the time being, but we have received advice from independent experts that we are definitely due for a new roof. We will be obtaining estimates and also filing a grant application under Nova Scotia’s Heritage Property Grant Program, which supports provincially designated historic landmarks like ours. We will also be making an appeal for your kind fund-raising assistance so that we can move forward on this quickly. We are very grateful for your generosity to the Building Fund.
Our POLISH MICRO-MARKET (parish fund-raiser) has been restocked and will be set up for our lunch next Sunday. There will be krowki, sliwki, teas, soups, and spices. There will also be traditional Polish znicze (special candles which people light in memory of loved ones).
The paper version of the bulletin contained an insert showing a recent updated option (brighter) for the future Cape Breton Polish Tartan
UPDATE ON PLANNING FOR LEARNING BASIC POLISH IN A FUN, RECREATIONAL SETTING: As we continue to plan for spring language sessions, anyone who would like to be part of an informal lunch tomorrow with Amber Buchanan at Governor’s at 12 noon please speak with Tom Urbaniak. Amber, a young leader in the Gaelic revitalization movement, has pioneered new, effective, and easy-to-use/adapt teaching-and- learning techniques in the Gaelic community – techniques that are drawing the interest of other language communities. As she put it in an interview, “I started this for my daughter and for my whole community. I believe that connecting with our ancestors by honouring our language will give us great strength and peace in our hearts and souls.”
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA CAN BE FOUND IN THE NEW BOOK PRZEZ POKOLENIA: PRAYERS AND CUSTOMS OF ST. MARY’S POLISH CHURCH (in the pew pockets). Most of the old books were worn and had to be retired from the pews.
GIFT CERTIFICATES – POLISH VILLAGE HALL. Please speak with Bernie LaRusic. Since the renovations, the hall is seeing increasing traffic as a comfortable, modern, versatile space for events large and small.
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.
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: Wysławiony Szczęścia (In Glory and Happiness) -- #144 in the coil-bound hymnal
Offertory: Każda żyjąca dusza [Every Living Spirit] – not in the hymnal – please see bulletin insert
Communion: Już Przyszedł Jezus Ukochany [Jesus Has Come] – not in hymnal
Post-Communion: O Maryjo, moja radość [O Mary, Joyful]
Closing Hymn: Najświętszego Serca [Most Sacred Heart] -- #141