Biuletyn / Bulletin – 5-ego marca 2017 roku / March 5, 2017

Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5
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. Church rebuilt in 2015-2016. Our second century of faith and service

PROBOSZCZ/PASTOR:  Father Rich Philiposki 902-564-4847 or cell 902-577-6331

MSZY/MASSES: Sunday at 10:00 am, 4:00 pm
Monday at 8:30 am
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 6:30 pm
First Saturday of the month at 8:30 am
Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa following the Wednesday evening Mass
Chaplet of Divine Mercy following the Friday evening Masss

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.


Pierwsza Niedziela Wielkiego Postu / First Sunday of Lent

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for St. Mary’s Parishioners.

Eucharistic Minister for today:

Ushers for collection today:



Monday, March 6, 8:30 am.
The Mass intention will be for Zelda MacPhail offered by Jean Annette White
Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Gordon Kiley offered by the family. 7:00 pm: Lenten Lamentations
Thursday, March 9, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for deceased members of the Perlyk family. 7:00 pm: Catholicism session in Sala 1050
Friday, March 10, 6:00 pm Way of the Cross. 6:30 pm: The Mass intention will be for deceased members of the Filipowski family.

Sunday, March 12, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Walter Ryba offered by Peggy Ryba.
Lectors: Noah Starzomski-Wilson, Edyta Bączyk                                                              
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: All altar servers present
Ushers: Joe Gillis, Robert Melski Jr.
Greeters: Anna Wesolkowska, Marjorie Ardelli
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, March 12, 3:15-3:45 pm Confessions

Sunday, March 12, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for St. Mary’s Parishioners.
Lector: Ann Marie Campbell
Altar Server: James Campbell
Usher: Christopher Campbell

Collection receipts for Sunday, February 26: $1770.20 (broken down as follows: $835.00 general collection, $340.00 monthly, $14.00 votive candles, $16.20 loose, $20.00 initial offering, $35.00 building fund, $510.00 rebuilding fund). Thank you very much for your generous support of St. Mary's Polish Parish. Dziekujemy bardzo.

MASS CARDS / VIGIL INTENTIONS: To reserve Mass Intentions / Vigil Intentions, please call Father Rich (902-564-4847 or cell 902-577-6331) or 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.”




Niech Bedzie Pochwalony Jezus Chrystus!  Na wieki wiekow!

We began this past Wednesday, the holy season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. I am most grateful to Father Roman who filled in for me as I experienced a delay that caused my returning from home from a quick two day visit to my sister and family in the states to four days! We hopefully have made one or more Lenten resolutions to keep. Yet we know that we will be tempted just as Jesus was as He went into the desert to fast and pray in preparation for beginning His public ministry. Whatever it is we intend to do or not to do, let us not get over discouraged if we have already fallen once or twice. Let us return and begin anew.

I want to thank all who made our Pre-Lenten Polka Party “Zabawa” a big success last Saturday. Special thanks go to those who prepared food, decorated and assisted in anyway. We hope to have another similar “Zabawa” on Easter Monday that is “Smigus Dyngus” day with music, food and water fun for all ages. More information to come. All these social, cultural and recreational events are fund raisers for our Rebuilding Fund.


PREP Cathechism classes are cancelled for today. Next Sunday, there will be Way (Stations) of the Cross for PREP students after Mass and then a shortened class session.

POLISH FOLKLORE WORKSHOP: cancelled for today.

TODAY: The monthly potluck lunch will be held immediately following Mass today in Sala 1050. All are welcome.

RADA MEETING: The Parish Rada will meet this Wednesday after Mass & devotions at 7 pm in Sala 1050.

DURING LENT: On Wednesdays, Lenten Lamentations (Gorzkie Zale) will be sung in English after Mass. Every Friday at 6:00 pm before Mass, there will be Way of the Cross devotions.

VIDEO SERIES: This Thursday, our video series will begin on CATHOLICISM narrated by Bishop Robert Barrom at 7 pm in Sala 1050. All are welcome to come and deepen our understanding of the faith.

IMO Zelda McPhail from Vicky Aucoin; Wayne Joseph; Mary DiPenta; Maureen MacDonald
IMO Kenny McIsaac from Joe Gillis
IMO deceased parishioners of St. Mary's from Tom Urbaniak & Alison Etter

HERITAGE PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO POLAND & UKRAINE 2017: We have rescheduled our next tour meeting for Sunday, March 26th at 2 p.m. in Sala 1050 with some video clips and acceptance of partial payment.

IN MEMORIAM / BUILDING FUND ENVELOPES / REBUILDING FUND ENVELOPES are at the back of the church. Many thanks for your support.

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. We are hoping to be able to start Phase II (hall/library/kitchen) very soon after the church opens.

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. 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: 10:00 am Mass
Entrance: Ach Mój Jezu (O My Jesus) (Nr.19 p.43 Heritage Hymnal)
Zmiłuj się, Panie bo jesteśmy grzeszni
Offertory: Jezu Chryste Panie Miły
Communion: Bądźże Pozdrowiona
Post-Communion: W Krzyżu Cierpienie (Cross of Compassion) (Nr. 20 p.44)
Recessional: Któryś Za Nas Cierpiał rany. Jezu Chryste Zmiłuj się Nad Nami (3 times)

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days (p.610)
Communion: Instrumental (organ)
  O Sacred Heart Surrounded