Biuletyn / Bulletin – 14-ego czerwca 2015 roku / June 14, 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.


Jedenasta Niedziela zwykła / Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Tadziu & Michael Baryluk offered by Marilyn & Joe Gillis. 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 for June: “That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.”

Eucharistic Minister for today: Frank Starzomski

Ushers for collection today: Robert Melski Jr., Tony Gniewek



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, June 21, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Peter Kyte & Jim Leonard offered by the Kyte family.
Lectors: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Anna Wesolkowska                                                                           
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Noah, Matthew & Kristofer
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Sr.
Greeters: Anna Wesolkowska, Marjorie Ardelli

Collection receipts for Sunday, June 7:  $11675.25 (broken down as follows: $620.25 general collection, $11055.00 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:
June 14: Eliza, Justyn, Justyna
June 15: Angelina, Jolanta
June 16: Alina, Aneta, Jan, Justyna
June 17: Agnieszka, Franciszek, Laura, Marcjan
June 18: Elżbieta, Marek, Marina, Paula
June 19: Julianna
June 20: Bogna, Bogumiła, Bożena, Franciszek, Michał, Rafaela, Rafał
June 21: Alicja, Marta, Teodor



ST. BROTHER ALBERT (Albert Chmielowski) Feast day: June 17: On August 25, 1887, he joined the Third Order of St. Francis. He chose to live in a public shelter (iin Krakow, Poland), where he served meals and provided clothing and basic necessities to people who had nothing. He helped all, regardless of religion or culture. Although he had a promising career as an artist, he left this work  to set up homeless shelters and other organizations for the poor. With Blessed Sister Bernardina, he set up an affiliated women’s organization. He argued that one of the greatest tragedies of our time is that people who have a lot ignore – sometimes willfully ignore – those who are in need. He was canonized in 1983 by St. John Paul II, who said that Brother Albert’s example had greatly inspired him in his own vocation.

TODAY AFTER MASS: Planting of flowers and painting at the site of the soon-to-be-installed kapliczka/Kolonia Immigrant Heritage Parkette (at the bottom of Bryan St.) Everyone is welcome and it won't take long. Thanks to Krista Ann Starzomski, youth education coordinator. This past week, students from Whitney Pier Memorial Jr. High painted a beautiful Polish mural on the fence, designed by Jo-Ann Dziubek MacDonald. You are welcome to drop by to see it.

LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY - REBUILDING UPDATE – PLUS SPECIAL GUEST: Natalie Bull, Executive Director, National Trust of Canada (for a short discussion on tips for major fund-raising). The following is a list of parishioners who are next in the rotation to please bring a dish (Many thanks!): Krista Ann Starzomski, Genevieve & 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 & Jim Campbell, Denise Campbell. Chris Campbell, Suzanne Campbell

CONGRATULATIONS to Sister Rosaline Tynski who is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee with the Sisters of St. Martha! God bless, Sister Rose, from everyone at St. Mary's Polish Parish.

THANK YOU TO THE SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA! The Sisters of St. Martha made a wonderful legacy contribution of $10,000 toward our rebuilding. We are very grateful for their friendship and support. Serdeczny Bóg zapłać!

Świętej pamięci DOROTHY ROZELUK: The family of Dorothy, who passed away on June 3, would like to advise that the Memorial Service will be on Friday, July 31, at 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Everyone is welcome. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all. May she rest in peace. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju wiecznym.

FINANCE COMMITEE RECRUITMENT: This is a call for volunteers to serve on the Finance Commitee for next year. To offer to serve or to recommend someone, or for more information on the terms of reference of the Finance Commitee, please speak with Shauna McKay ( or Tom Urbaniak (902-563-1226; tom by next Sunday. As per the parish by-laws, the Rada recommends to the Pastor, for his consideration, fellow parishioners to serve on the Finance Commitee.

PIEROGI ORDERS: If you ordered pierogi and did not receive them yet, please pick up your order after Mass today at the Polish Village Hall. Thanks to everyone who worked on and supported this fund-raiser for our rebuilding!

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: You are invited to attend this Thursday 5:15-6:15 at the Polish Village Hall. Natalie Bull, Executive Director of the National Trust for Canada, and Lucy Cummings, Executive Director of Faith and the Common Good, would like our input on fall workshops they are designing (a national pilot in Cape Breton) for faith communities on fund-raising, volunteer recruitment, and community development. Please speak with Tom Urbaniak if you can attend.

Launch of “The Pier” board game (inter-faith committee, Habitat for Humanity) is scheduled for Thursday, July 9, at 4 p.m. at the Polish Village Hall.

PILGRIMAGE TO Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre: Led by Father Paul Murphy, the pilgrimage will be from Aug. 24th to Sept. 1st.  It includes three shrines in nine days.  Cost for the trip is $760 based on double occupancy (two per room).  Fee of $760 must be paid prior to Aug. 1st.  Seating is limited....only a few seats left. For more information, questions or to register, please contact Yvonne at 902-862-6781.

CONCERT OF CHOIRS - MAJOR FUND-RAISER FOR OUR REBUILDING: Evening of Sunday, October 25, United Heritage Church, downtown Sydney. Thanks to our friends at United Heritage Church for making their sanctuary available at no charge. This concert will be a big project for our rebuilding.

A SUMMER CONCERT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR REBUILDING – Ephraim Scott Presbyterian Church in South Haven (Victoria County) holds a beautiful concert of choirs and musicians twice a year. They have decided to dedicate their next concert to the rebuilding of St. Mary’s Polish Church and will raise funds for us at the event. It will take place on Sunday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. It would be wonderful if many of our parishioners could attend to show our friendship and appreciation. From Rev. Brian MacLeod: “Please relay our prayers to your great church.” Our choir will be part of this concert.

IMO Ted Baker from Robert L. Rudderham & Elizabeth L. White; the Civic Institute of Professional Personnel
IMO Dorothy Rozeluk from Anna Wesolkowska; Nellie Tynski; Patsy Kiley
IMO Bill Mader from Frank Starzomski
IMO Candelora & Hennick families from Joan Candelora
IMO of her father from Anna Wesolkowska

In Honour of Sister Rosaline Tynski on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee as a Sister of St. Martha from Nellie Tynski

FIRST RADA MEETING: At the first Rada meeting following the Annual General Meeting of the parish, the Rada selected its Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary for the coming year. The same parishioners are continuing in those roles for the next year: Chair Tom Urbaniak; Vice Chair Shari McKay; Secretary Patricia Paruch.

SACRED ART & OBJECTS GROUP: Meeting at First United Church (which has kindly offered items) this coming Friday at 6 p.m.

REBUILDING UPDATE: This week, the province approved the design for our church (required because the property remains a provincial heritage property). Our insurance is estimating 3-4 more weeks before the settlement is completed (we need this before we can start construction). Gary Hanley (architect) will be meeting with CBRM staff this week to try to move us closer to the needed municipal permits (municipal staff have been helpful). Lucy Cummings, Executive Director of Faith and the Common Good, will be meeting with the Rada and Gary Hanley on Friday to discuss programs to make the church green: (timely in light of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change to be released this week).

A SPECIAL REQUEST: We are still inviting everyone to please share names (and, if possible, addresses) of everyone who should receive a direct, personalized fund-raising appeal letter for the capital campaign for the rebuilding of our church. Please give these to Patrica Paruch (Rada Secretary) or Stephanie Black (Fund-raising Convenor). Many thanks.

TO CONTRIBUTE ON-LINE TO OUR REBUILDING, PLEASE GO TO OUR PARISH WEB HOME PAGE ( and please click the link to our Canada Helps donation page. It’s a secure system and you’ll receive your charitable tax receipt promptly. Thanks for your support! Please spread the word.

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

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. (Note: Hymns in honour of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 12)
Entrance: Kochajmy Pana [Love the Lord]
Offertory: Twemu sercu cześć składamy [We Give Honour to Your Sacred Heart]
Communion: Pan Jezus już się zbliża [The Lord Jesus Is Near]
Post-Communion: Cześć Maryi (Glory to Mary)
Closing: Najświętsze Serce Boże [Most Holy Heart of God.]