Biuletyn / Bulletin – 26-ego lipca 2015 roku / July 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.


Siedemnasta Niedziela zwykła / Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Michael P. Ardelli offered by Shirley & family. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, 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, August 2, 9:30 a.m. The Mass intention will be for Dorothy Rozeluk offered by our choir .
Lectors: Edyta Baczyk, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                                         
Eucharistic Minister: Marilyn Gillis
Altar Servers: Matthew, Caleigh, James Campbell    
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Joan Mosher, Peggy Ryba

Collection receipts for Sunday, July 19: $701.00 (broken down as follows: $506.00 general collection, $185.00 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:
July 26: Anna, Grażyna
July 27: Julia, Marta, Natalia
July 28: Marcela, Wiktor
July 29: Konstantyn, Maria, Marta
July 30: Julia, Julita, Ludmiła, Maryna
July 31: Emilian, Helena, Iga, Ignacy
August 1: Konrad, Piotr
August 2 : Maria, Stefan



POLISH FOOD FEST: St. Mary’s Polish Parish, St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society, and Pogoria Polish Folk Ensemble invite you to Polish Food Fest this coming Saturday (Aug. 1st), 12 noon to 3p.m, at the Polish Village Hall. Eat in or take-out. Polish plate (perogies, cabbage rolls, pork cutlet): $12. Also available: Frozen perogies  $8/dozen. Copies of the new Pier Board Game (inter-faith project for Habitat for Humanity involving our parish) will also be for sale. Do zobaczenia!

SACRED OBJECTS AND ART WORKING GROUP(for our rebuilding) – short meeting after Mass today in O’Connell House.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR DOROTHY ROZELUK: Friday, July 31, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River. Please note that the Mass intention at our parish’s Mass next Sunday at 9:30 a.m. will be for Dorothy from the choir.

LUNCH AFTER MASS NEXT SUNDAY - plus rebuilding update -- Polish Village Hall – Everyone is welcome. The following parishioners are next in the rotation to please bring a dish. Many thanks! Mike Morykot, Joan Mosher, Sophie and Roddie O’Toole, Florence Paruch, Patricia Paruch, Stella Paruch, Mary Pierrynowski, Edmund and Maria Rudiuk, Lynette Ryba, Peggy Ryba, Delores and Frank Starzomski, Catherine and Herb Tucker, Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Nellie Tynski, Tom Urbaniak, Genevieve and Janusz Wawrzyszyn. Also, we would be grateful if everyone could please bring a non-perishable item for Loaves and Fishes.

REBUILDING UPDATE: Rada met on Tuesday with Bishop Dunn and his Finance Council. The bishop’s Finance Council had questions mostly about the design. The Rada tried to fully answer all questions and to represent the wishes and work of fellow parishioners, gently noting as well that we understood all issues to have been resolved some time ago, that the diocesan vicar general had been involved in all Rada meetings since January and that any significant changes at this time would incur major expense: the architect has already had engineers map out details like wiring, sound, and electrical outlets. We are hoping that we will be obtaining final sign-off this week to issue construction tenders, and we want to try to avoid further delays. There is a meeting tomorrow with the diocesan administrator, architect, and construction managers.

PIEROGI-MAKINGTOMORROW – A Request for Volunteers: If you can spare some time tomorrow, it would be appreciated! The work begins at 9 a.m. Monday at the Polish Village Hall. Requested are volunteers for rolling, pinching, and boiling.

DESSERTS FOR OUR POLISH FOOD FEST: There will be a dessert table at the Action Week Polish Food Fest. We would appreciate any baked contributions.Donations can be dropped off at the hall this coming Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.   Dziekujemy!

LAUNCH OF THE DIVERSITY CAPE BRETON WEBSITE to which many of our parishioners contributed (eg. interviews, images in 2013) – this Saturday at 5:30 at the Ukrainian hall. Welcome!

August 2: Frank Starzomski
August 9: Janet Hawthorne
August 16: Suzanne Campbell
August 23: Marilyn Gillis
August 30: Janet Hawthorne

August 2: Edyta Baczyk, Janusz Wawrzyszyn
August 9: Stephanie Black, Tom Urbaniak
August 16: Elaine Tynski-Shipley, Robert Lewandowski
August 23: Anne Marie Campbell, Andrzej Cebula
August 30: Anna Wesolkowska, Robert Lewandowski

August 2: Joe Gillis, Tony Gniewek
August 9: Michael Melski, Toni LaRusic
August 16: Larry Gniewek, Robert Melski Jr.
August 23: Bernie LaRusic, Robert Melski Sr.
August 30: Joe Gillis, Tony Gniewek

August 2: Matthew, Caleigh, James Campbell
August 9: Nicholas, Frankie, Kristofer
August 16: Brianna, Rudy, Frankie
August 23: Caleigh, Nicholas, Matthew
August 30: Rudy, Matthew, James Campbell

August 2: Joan Mosher, Peggy Ryba
August 9: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker
August 16: Anna Wesolkowska, Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley
August 23: Marjorie Ardelli, Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley
August 30: Victoria Aucoin, Stephanie Black

Many thanks to everyone who serves in various ministries. Bóg zapłać!

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

POLISH VILLAGE HALL – Peacock feather sponsorships in memory of deceased loved ones: The St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society will soon be inscribing additional peacock feathers in the downstairs exhibit area. If you would like to sponsor one for $100 (toward the work of the Society), please speak with Nicole Baker (902-371-5088).

SOME RECENT ON-LINE DONATIONS TO OUR REBUILDING FUND – not included in the above weekly collection (online donations by credit card are secure through Canada Helps – by clicking the link on our website:, WITH SINCERE THANKS: Dominic Goduto IMO Ted Baker; Anon. IMO Ted Baker; Frank Starzomski IMO Vilka Majic; Rosalie Starzomski IMO Jennie Mayich Samford; Alison Etter;, Robin and David Stadnyk Etter; Barry Hennessey; Alicia Lake IMO Andrew Kulin; Ian MacSween IMO Rose and Albert Oursen; George F.W. Young IMO Professor Stanislaw and Helena Bobr-Tylingo; Kenneth and Sarah Oursen IMO Albert Oursen; Frank Starzomski IMO Jennie Samford; Jim and Sandi Redmond; Noreen Maier; Michael Deturbide IMO Ted Baker; Frank Starzomski in honour of Joseph and Anne Starzomski; Cindy Steeves IMO Albert and Rose Oursen; Jane Brown IMO Albert and Rose Oursen 

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.


Życzenia na miłego nowego tygodnia / Wishing you a blessed week! Bóg zapłać!


TODAY’S HYMNS: Please see bulletin insert for the words.
Entrance: Cały świat niech spiewa tę pieśń [May the Whole World Sing this Song]
Offertory: Twemu Sercu [Your Sacred Heart]
Communion: Daj mi Jezusa [Grant Me Jesus]
Post-Communion: Witaj, Chlebie żywy [Greetings, Jesus, Living Bread]
Closing: Królowo ziem polskich [Queen of the Polish Lands]