Biuletyn / Bulletin – 21-ego czerwca 2015 roku / June 21, 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.


Dwunasta Niedziela zwykła / Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Peter Kyte & Jim Leonard offered by the Kyte family. 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:Suzanne Campbell

Ushers for collection today: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Sr



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 28, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Hilda MacLeod offered by Jancia & Bernie LaRusic .
Lectors: Stephanie Black, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                                           
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: Brianna, Rudy & Frankie
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Larry Gniewek
Greeters: Marjorie Ardelli, Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley

Collection receipts for Sunday, June 14:  $1590.95 (broken down as follows: $685.95 general collection, $805.00 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 21: Alicja, Marta, Teodor
June 22: Broniwoj, Paulina
June 23: Józef, Piotr, Wanda, Zenon
June 24: Dan, Danisz, Danuta, Emilia, Jan
June 25: Lucja, Łucja
June 26: Jan, Paweł
June 27: Maria Magdalena
June 28:Ireneusz, Józef, Leon, Paweł



Szczęśliwy dzień ojcowie / Happy Fathers’ Day!

LUNCH AFTER MASS TODAY: Polish Village Hall - Everyone is welcome. REBUILDING UPDATE – PLUS SPECIAL GUEST: Natalie Bull, Executive Director, National Trust of Canada (for a short discussion on tips for major fund-raising).

KOLONIA PARKETTE PROJECT: The fence mural is done and looks great. (Thanks to Krista Ann and her team.) The concrete should be placed this week, and the shrine (kapliczka), benches, and historical signage about Kolonia installed within the next three weeks.

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.

The St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society meets next Sunday at 7 p.m. This will also be the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

IMO Ted Baker from Julie Mayich; Vicki Aucoin
IMO Albert “Abbie” Oursen from Richard Davis; Helen Reid Masleck; staff of Lockview High School; Mike & Honorine MacMullin
IMO Mary Poswiata from Peter & Aggie Stephenson
IMO Mary Louise MacDonld from Peter & Aggie Stephenson

A SPECIAL INVITATION TO OUR PARISH FROM THE IRISH BENEVOLENT SOCIETY: (including a fund-raiser for our rebuilding): The Irish Benevolent Society is celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism by having a casual gathering. There will be music, dance and song. A light lunch will be served. Friday, June 26th 6-9 p.m. Club 55 (Prince St., Sydney). Free admission, all ages welcome. John Bourgeois, President of the Irish Benevolent Society, has very kindly and generously advised that the Society has decided to do a 50/50 draw to support our rebuilding. Thanks so much! Dziekujemy serdecznie!

INVITATION: Summer concert with classical music and classical violin studio Sunday, June 21st 2 p.m. Polish Village Hall.

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.

"We are not God. The Earth was here before us and was given to us."
"The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish."
"Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last 200 years."
“Given the complexity of the ecological crisis and its multiple causes, we need to realize that the solutions will not emerge from just one way of interpreting and transforming reality. Respect must also be shown for the various cultural riches of different peoples, their art and poetry, their interior life and spirituality."

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.
Entrance: Pod Twą obronę [Under Your Protection]
Offertory: Każda żyjąca dusza [Every Living Spirit]
Communion: Zróbcie Mu miejsce [Make a Space for Him]
Post-Communion: Serce Jezusa ciche pokorne  [Heart of Jesus, Tranquil and Humble]
Closing: My Chcemy Boga [We Want God]