Biuletyn / Bulletin – 26-ego kwietnia 2015 roku / April 26, 2015

Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5
(meeting until our rebuilding at Holy Redeemer Church
with thanks to our friends of Holy Redeemer Parish)
Tel.: (902) 564-4847
Witamy wszystkich! Welcome to all!
We are pleased to share our faith and rich traditions with the whole community.
Established in 1913. Our second century of faith and service … WE WILL RISE AGAIN

PROBOSZCZ/PASTOR:  Father Paul Murphy 564-4355

MSZY/MASSES: Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (temporarily at Holy Redeemer Church)
Wednesday Masses on hold until we rebuild our church.
Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa will now be said before Sunday Masses.

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.


Czwarta Niedziela Wiekanocna / Fourth Sunday of Easter

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Maria & Konstanty Wawrzyszyn offered by Janusz Wawrzyszyn. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Im dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Im świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

The Vigil Candle this week is for the Holy Father’s prayer intention “that Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.”

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, Michael Melski



WEDNESDAY MASSES are on hold while we rebuild. Please note that Father Paul leads the Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa every Sunday before Mass (starting at about 9:10 a.m.). Copies of the Novena are at the back of the church.

Sunday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. PIĄTA NIEDZIELA WIELKANOCNA/ Fifth Sunday of Easter: Feast of Mary Queen of Poland. The Mass intention will be for Michael Ardelli offered by Shirley & family.
Lectors: Edyta Baczyk, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                                    
Eucharistic Minister: Wayne Joseph
Altar Servers: Matthew, Caleigh, James Campbell
Ushers: Toni LaRusic, Robert Melski Jr.
Greeters: Marjorie Ardelli, Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley

Collection receipts for Sunday, April 19:  $690.25 (broken down as follows: $655.25 general collection, $35.00 rebuilding fund). Thank you very much for your generous support of St. Mary’s Polish Parish. Dziekujemy bardzo.

MASS CARDS/VIGIL CANDLE: To reserve Mass Intentions or Vigil Candle intentions, please call 902-563-1226. Please note that any 2015 Mass intentions recorded before the fire were lost and we would be most grateful if parishioners could check in again.

IN MEMORIAM DONATION: To make an In Memoriam donation, please speak with Shauna MacKay. These will be acknowledged in the bulletin. Building Fund contributions will go toward the new church. To contribute to the Rebuilding Fund, if you do not have an envelope, you can write on your regular envelope or cheque “Designated to the Rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church.”

“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:
April 26: Maria, Marzena
April 27: Andrzej, Piotr
April 28: Pawel
April 29: Angelina, Augustyn, Piotr, Robert
April 30: Bartłomiej, Jakub, Katarzyna, Marian
May 1: Aniela, Filip, Jakub, Józef
May 2: Walter, Witomir, Zygmunt
May 3: Maria, Aleksander, Antoni



NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 3rd – FEAST OF MARY QUEEN OF POLAND – LUNCH/RECEPTION AFTER MASS – UNVEILING OF FINALIZED PLANS FOR THE REBUILDING OF ST. MARY’S POLISH CHURCH. Architect Gary Hanley will be joining us. If you have traditional Polish attire or a St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society jacket, please wear it on this day. We would like to suggest that if you can prepare a dish or dessert with red and white colours that would be greatly appreciated. The following is the next group of parishioners in the rotation to please bring a dish for lunch. Many thanks! Krista Ann Starzomski, Genevieve and Janusz Wawrzyszyn, Anna Wesolkowska, Tom Urbaniak, Larry Gniewek, Tony Gniewek, Bob Lewandowski, Frania Ardelli, Marjorie Ardelli, Shirley Ardelli, Victoria Aucoin, Edyta Baczyk, Stephanie Black, Anne Marie and Jim Campbell, Denise Campbell, Chris Campbell, Suzanne Campbell

NEXT SUNDAY: A special edition of the bulletin – with additional information on our rebuilding. There will be extra copies, which we invite you to send to friends and relatives as a way of keeping them informed and expanding our list for “Friends of St. Mary’s Polish Church”!

The St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society meets this evening at 7 p.m.

Rada Duszpasterska meeting: Tuesday at 7pm

PARISHIONERS WHO ARE ILL, UNDERGOING OPERATIONS, OR HOMEBOUND: Please share their names with our greeters (and if greeters could advise Father Paul or any member of the Rada that would be much appreciated). That will help make sure that we are praying and thinking about any of our fellow parishioners who cannot make it to church, and also providing any support we can. Thank you.

IMO Stanley Dziubek from Shirley Ardelli & family

NEW: SECURE ON-LINE WAY TO DONATE TO OUR REBUILDING: As requested by the fund-raising working group we now have a secure, easy, on-line way to donate to the rebuilding of our church by credit card or debit. And you will get a charitable tax receipt e-mailed to you promptly. You can also make your donation in memory of someone and even set it up to make an automatic monthly credit card donation. This is set up through Canada Helps: You can now directly link to this from the home page of our parish website (

May 3: Wayne Joseph
May 10: Suzanne Campbell
May 17: Frank Starzomski
May 24: Janet Hawthorne
May 31: Wayne Joseph

May 3: Edyta Baczyk, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
May 10: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Robert Lewandowski
May 17: Anna Wesolkowska, Anne Marie Campbell
May 24: Stephanie Black, Andrzej Cebula
May 31: Teresa Fagan, Tom Urbaniak

May 3: Toni LaRusic, Robert Melski Jr.
May 10: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Sr.
May 17: Larry Gniewek, Michael Melski
May 24: Bernie LaRusic, Tony Gniewek
May 31: Joe Gillis, Larry Gniewek

For altar servers’ schedules (previously distributed), please see Krista Ann Starzomski. For greeters’ schedules (previously distributed), please see Marjorie Ardelli or Carolyn Kiley. Thank you for your service in various ministries. Bóg zapłać!

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Next Annual General Meeting of our parish is set for Sunday, May 31, after Mass. This will include a financial report, reports from various parish ministries and committees and Rada election.

PRE-MOTHER’S DAY FUND-RAISING TEA FOR THE REBUILDING : Sunday, April 26, 12 noon to 2 p.m. Polish Village Hall. The St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society invites you to a fund-raising tea. All proceeds to the rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church. Come dressed in your finest attire. Prizes for the fanciest fascinator, hat or most representing the Downton Abbey theme. There will also be tickets on a Mothers’ Day basket and jewellery set.  Tickets are $10 each or 2 for $15 and can be purchased from Nicole Baker at 902- 371-5088.

New “IMO” (Building Fund) cards and envelopes have been printed and are at the back of the church.

JEZUS JEST DOBRYM PASTERZEM / Jesus is the Good Shepherd: On this Good Shepherd Sunday we take time to pray for vocations. “And you can probably tell that I am deeply grateful to God for my vocation to the priesthood.  Nothing means more to me or gives me greater joy that to celebrate Mass each day and to serve God's people in the Church.  That has been true ever since the day of my ordination as a priest.  Nothing has ever changed this, not even becoming Pope.” St. John Paul II (1987)

REBUILDING FUND CONTRIBUTIONS: Building Fund contributions will go toward the new church. To contribute to the rebuilding if you do not have an envelope, you can also write on your regular envelope or cheque “Designated to the Rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church.”

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!


TODAY’S HYMNS: Please see bulletin insert for the words.
Entrance: Otrzyjcie Juz [Wipe Away the Crying Tears]
Offertory: Przyjmij od Nas Boze [Accept from Us, O God]
Communion: W Sakramencie Utajony [Contained in the Sacrament]
Post-Communion: Wesel Sie Nieba Krolowa [Rejoice, Heavenly Queen]
Closing: Zwyciezca Smierci [Triumph Over Death]