Rebuilding Update

PHASE 2 OF CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY – A SINCERE THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL FRIENDS NEAR AND FAR

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016: Phase 2 construction has begun. When completed, it will consist of an accessible, café-style rehearsal / reception area overlooking the parish grotto and food garden, multicultural library, children’s play area, large kitchen, fireplace and reading area, and screen for church-overflow viewing. We still need to raise about $85,000 to complete Phase 2. Our working name is “Sala 1050” because 2016 marks the 1050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland. Thank you for all of your support.

JUNE 26, 2016: Witamy / Welcome to the new St. Mary's Polish Church! Click here for photos

MAY 15, 2016: We are nearing move-in. Consecration Mass is scheduled for the afternoon of July 3, 2016. Fund-raising and work on Phase II will continue. Phase II is “Sala 1050” (reception area, multicultural library, kitchen, and children’s play area – all overlooking our grotto and food garden).

FEBRUARY 29, 2016: New steeple cross lifted into place – produced by students in the metal fabrication program of Nova Scotia Community College – Marconi campus. Click here for photos, Click here to watch video


JANUARY 28, 2016: Church Steeple Raising! Click here for photos, Click here to watch video


JANUARY 2016: Work on drywalling and windows is well underway, and work is continuing through the winter. Click here for photos

NOVEMBER 2015: Rebuilding is going well, and we are continuing our fund-raising efforts. Thanks for your support! Click here for photos

OCTOBER 2015: Click here for photos

SEPTEMBER 2015: Rebuilding is underway! Click here for photos

AUGUST 16, 2015: The construction site was blessed in a beautiful and moving ceremony. Work is getting underway! Here is the newspaper article:
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2015-08-16/article-4247765/A-blessing-for-new-St.-Marys-Polish-Church/1

JULY 2015: We are still hoping to start construction before long. The design has been approved by the province (as required by the Heritage Property Act). Site surveying is done. There will have to be some excavation, and some municipal permits will still be required. We will post a note as soon as we can announce a ground-breaking day. Many thanks for your support.

APRIL 2015: The parish is moving closer to rebuilding. We have filed all required information for insurance. We have established working groups for Fund-Raising, Sacred Objects and Art, and Outreach.

The Rada Duszpasterska (Pastoral Council) is working with architect Gary Hanley, and he has had sessions with the full parish. We have arrived at a concept plan.

We hope to break ground by early summer.

We are deeply grateful to people of all walks of life – of every faith and background – who have shown us so much kindness in recent months. We are touched by this and will never forget it. You will always be welcomed, and we will continue to work with you for years to come in a spirit of faith and service to others. Niech Wam Bóg błogosławi co dnia! May God bless you every day.

To talk about the rebuilding please call 902-563-1226 or email tom_urbaniak@cbu.ca.  Please note that our mailing address remains the same: 21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5.