Biuletyn / Bulletin – 15-ego maja 2016 roku / May 15, 2016

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 9:00 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.


Uroczystość Zesłania Ducha Świętego / Pentecost

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Jack LaRusic offered by Bernie & Jancia LaRusic. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać, Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju. Amen.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Marilyn Gillis

Ushers for collection today: Robert Melski Sr., Toni LaRusic

Pentecost – literally the fiftieth day (after Easter) – marks the descent of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and other followers of Jesus. Typical church images of the Pentecost show the Virgin Mary seated with the apostles. On this day, we pray for wisdom, piety, and discernment, among other virtues. “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.”  “Przyjdź, Duchu Święty, i zapal w nas płomień.”



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 8:40 a.m.), except during Lent. Copies of the Novena are at the back of the church.

Sunday, May 22, 9:00 a.m. Uroczystość Najświętszej Trójcy / Feast of the Holy Trinity. The Mass intention will be for Michael P. Ardelli offered by Shirley & family.
Lectors: Anne Marie Campbell, Edmund Rudiuk                                                                
Eucharistic Minister: Frank Starzomski
Altar Servers: Carolyn Kiley, Luca, Sebastian
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Jr.
Greeters: Catherine Tucker, Herb Tucker

Collection receipts for Sunday, May 8: $2390.06 (broken down as follows: $965.06 general collection including $20.00 for cemetery and $4.00 for papal charities, $1425.00 rebuilding fund). Thank you very much for your generous support of St. Mary's Polish Parish. Dziekujemy bardzo.

MASS CARDS: To reserve Mass Intentions please call Carolyn Ardelli-Kiley 902-539-1725.

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:
May 15: Jan, Zofia
May 16: Andrzej, Jędrzej, Szymon
May 17: Bruno, Sławomir, Weronika, Wiktor
May 18: Aleksander, Aleksandra, Alicja, Edwin, Eryk, Eryka, Feliks, Irena
May 19: Augustyn, Celestyn, Mikołaj, Pękosław, Piotr
May 20: Teodor, Wiktoria
May 21: Donata, Jan, Tymoteusz, Wiktor
May 22: Emil, Helena, Jan, Julia



LUNCH AFTER MASS TODAY AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Polish Village Hall. Everyone is welcome. During lunch, we will thank our visitors from Manitoba, Dennis & Diane Yanchycki, and members of their community who held fund-raising events to raise money for our rebuilding. We have a large thank-you card for everyone to sign so that Dennis and Diane and can take it back with them. If you brought an item for Loaves and Fishes today, please leave it at the entrance to the hall during lunch. Thank you!

REBUILDING UPDATE: Stained glass window donated by First United has been installed (working on stronger lighting); Fortress of Louisbourg’s Director of Cultural Resources to meet at the church this week to advise on altar restoration; flooring work to start on Wednesday; painting is complete; doors being worked on.

MASS OF CONSECRATION: Please mark the afternoon of Sunday, July 3, in your calendar for our Mass of Consecration. We hope to hold a community open house on a day prior.

IMO "our parents" from Margaret & Maryan Dugandzic
IMO Teofil Pierrynowski from Mary Pierrynowski
IMO Margarite & Walter Wojick from Matthew Cook & Michael Cook
IMO Julia Nowak & Ludwika Tynski from Nellie Tynski
IMO Philip Rosetti from Delores Moore

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Are you able to volunteer to help sand/repair donated pews for our new church? If you can spare a couple of hours, please call 902-563-1226 or speak with any member of the Rada. Many thanks!

HYMN-SING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR REBUILDING: Sunday, May 29, 7 p.m. at  Union Presbyterian Church, 4220 Louisbourg Highway Albert Bridge. Generously hosted by Union and St. Columba Presbyterian Churches. Our choir will be singing. Free-will offering.

FORT MCMURRAY: We continue to pray for the people of Fort McMurray and area. You can donate on-line or call 1-800-418-1111

TEA/FUND-RAISER FOR REBUILDING: Sunday, June 12, 12 noon to 2 p.m., Polish Village – Come dressed in your finest attire. Sandwiches, sweets, even a sip of bubbly! Hosted by St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society. Tickets are $15 from Nicole Baker (902-371-5088). Last year’s tea was sold out!

POLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS: You can still register by calling 902-304-4757 (Tuesday evenings)

MINI WEEKLY RADIO “POP-UP” TUTORIAL ON POLISH LANGUAGE/CUSTOMS: Similar to Edyta Baczyk’s pop-up tutorials at many of our events. This is a joint effort of our parish, CBU, and CKJM Radio. They are running most Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. These five-minute segments will likely run at that time most weeks (97.5 FM). This past week we featured Polish cuisine.


PARISH DINNER THEATRE – FUND-RAISER / PRE-CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION:  Would you like to be in it? (Major or minor role.) Absolutely no previous experience required! Please speak with Brittany Fagan-Steele at 902-577-9131 or e-mail

RE-BUILDING ST. MARY'S POLISH CHURCH -- AN APPEAL FOR SPONSORSHIPS: Thank you to our families, friends, and businesses for considering a sponsorship, either individually or as groups. A permanent plaque will be placed on or close to the applicable item to acknowledge your sponsorship. ALL ITEMS ON THE FIRST LIST WERE SPONSORED! Thank you so much for the great response, which will help a lot. Dziękujemy bardzo!
These items are now available for sponsorship:
Plinths (the beautiful bases for the arches and columns in the main church area) -- $500 each -- there are 10 of these.
All plinths have been sponsored. Many thanks to:
- Elaine Tynski-Shipley & Julia Bennett in memory of John Tynski
- Janet & Fred Hawthorne (2 plinths)
- Marilyn & Joe GIllis (2 plinths)
- Evelyn Cook
- Margaret and Maryan Dugandzic
- Mary Pierrynowski
- Nellie Tynski
- Krista Ann Starzomski
Trim around church (interior) -- $12,600 --please note that for this or other items joint or multiple sponsorships are welcomed toward the total required.
Window above the altar - $3,500 --(remaining to be raised:$2,400) – it will include coloured but not patterned glass (Sponsorship recognition would be on a plaque and not on the window itself.) Many thanks to Teresa MacQueen and Frances Mei for their sponsorship toward this item ($1,100)! Still remaining to be sponsored: $2,400.
Sponsorship of St. John Paul II Lane -- $18,000 -- (remaining to be sponsored $16,750) (This is the laneway that will run, as before, along the side of the church and will include parking. The value of the sponsorship is for the paving. The sponsorship will be acknowledged with an appropriate inscription below or near the St. John Paul II Lane sign.) Partial sponsorship from Tom Urbaniak and Alison Etter ($1,250) Still remaining to be sponsored $16,750
Side entranceway -- $5,000 (We expect that this will be much-used – to enter both the church and the hall.)
Drywalling the hall -- $10,700
Flooring for hall -- $18,650
Library and Reading Room -- $10,000
(Many thanks to Aggie Stephenson for this sponsorship!)
Children’s Play Area -- $2,000 – a small but very nice area near one of the large windows and near the library/reading area for toys, games, crafts, etc. (The sponsorship covers the actual space.) Many thanks to Anna Wesolkowska for this sponsorship!

PLEASE NOTE: As a working name for funding applications, we have been using "Sala 1050" to describe the back section (future hall, kitchen, reception space, library, etc) – because our new church is being completed in an important anniversary year – the 1050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland.

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.

REBUILDING FUND ENVELOPES are at the back of the church. Thank you for your support.

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.”. Donations can also be made by regular mail: St. Mary's Polish Parish 21 Wesley St. , Sydney, N.S. B1N 2M5. We still need to raise about $150,000 to complete Phase 2. Thank you so much for your support.

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: Przybądź, Stwórco, Duchu Boży [Come, Creator, Spirit of God]
Offertory: Każda żyjąca dusza [Every Living Spirit]
Communion: Jezu Drogi  [Dear Jesus]
Post-Communion: Marii chwałę śpiewać będziem [Mary’s Glory I Will Sing]
Closing: Chwalcie łąki umajone [Praise the May Meadows]