Biuletyn / Bulletin – 19-ego marca 2017 roku / March 19, 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.


Trzecia Niedziela Wielkiego Postu / Third Sunday of Lent

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

Eucharistic Minister for today: Roddie O’Toole

Ushers for collection today: Larry Gniewek, Bernie LaRusic



Monday, March 20 No Mass today.

Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention will be for Robert & Thelma Barrington offered by Sophie Barrington. 7:00 pm: Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa( No Lamentations)
Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm: Catholicism session in Sala 1050
Friday, March 24, 6:00 pm Way of the Cross. 6:30 pm: The Mass intention will be for deceased members of the Kiec family offered by Jean Annette White.

Sunday, March 26, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Fred & Nora Baker.
Lectors: Nick Starzomski-Wilson, Edyta Bączyk-Clarke                                                             
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: All altar servers present
Ushers: Robert Melski Sr., Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Vicky Aucoin & Steffie Black
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, March 26, 3:15-3:45 pm Confessions

Sunday, March 26, 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, March 12: $2283.20 (broken down as follows: $798.50 general collection, $50.00 monthly, $5.00 votive candles, $16.00 loose, $20.00 initial offering, $280.00 rebuilding fund, $1115.70 Polka party net income). 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!

In today’s Gospel, we read about the moving encounter between Jesus and the adulteress Samaritan woman at the well. During it, Jesus told her about the gift God wanted to give her- the gift He called “living water”. Here at Mass, we have encounter with the “Living Bread” (Eucharist) and also the “Living Word” (the Gospel). The encounter with the sinful woman is another great illustration of Jesus' love and desire to change and transform the sinner.

Deanery Meeting at St. Mary’s: This past Friday we hosted the monthly meeting of priests of the Sydney Deanery. Nine priests were in attendance and they enjoyed a Polish lunch that  consisted of “Golabki”, Pierogi, salad, beets, pickles, bread and dessert. Special thanks to those who set up the hall, cooked and served the meal and cleaned up as well: Wayne Joseph, Frania& Shauna McKay, Ann Marie Campbell, Peggy Ryba and Sophie O’Toole. Our guests were impressed with the new church, hall and our hospitality.

I also want to thank John Morykot and Anne Marie Campbell for all their work this past week in cleaning and  re-positioning things in the hall and also setting up our mini-classrooms.


PREP Cathechism classes today after Mass.

POLISH FOLKLORE WORKSHOP: will be held today in Sala 1050. All are welcome.

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. NOTE: This week after the Wednesday Mass, we will have novena prayers to Our Lady in place of Lamentations.

VIDEO SERIES: This Thursday, our video series will continue 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. (Episode 3)

Donation from furniture: John Morykot, Shirely Ardelli
IMO Robert Harnish
IMO Zelda McPhail
IMO Stefan Wroblewski from Agnes Stephenson & Mary Pierrynowski

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 from those who would like to make them.

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)
O that today would listen to the voice of the Lord. Do not harden your hearts.
Offertory: Jużem dość pracował (choir)
Communion: U Drzwi Twoich (At Your Door)(Nr.30 p.50 Heritage Hymnal)
Post-Communion: Jezu Bądź ze Mną(Jesus Be With Me) -W Ogrodzie Oliwny(choir)
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)
O Sacred Head Surrounded (p.602)
Recessional:  Now Thank We All Our God (p.612)