Biuletyn / Bulletin – 14-ego maja 2017 roku / May 14, 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
Weekday Masses: Days & times vary
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.


Piąta Niedziela Wielkanocna / Fifth Sunday of Easter

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for

Eucharistic Minister for today:

Ushers for collection today:



Monday, May 15, 6:30 pm.
The Mass intention is for John J. LaRusic offered by Jancia & Bernie LaRusic. 7:00 pm May Litany
Tuesday, May 16
: No Mass
Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention is for Violet Savage offered by Jerry Pocius. 7:00 pm Novena of Our Lady of Czestochowa & May Litany
Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention is for Aniela Lubkowska offered by Shirley Ardelli. 7:00 pm. Litany to the Blessed Virgin
Friday, May 19, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention is for Edward Mroz offered by Nellie Tynski. 7:00 pm. May Litany to the Blessed Virgin

Sunday, May 21, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Michael Ardelli offered by Shirley & family.
Lectors:  Stephanie Black, Edmund Rudiuk                                                          
Eucharistic Minister: Roddie O’Toole
Altar Servers: Matthew, James Clarke, Christopher, Sophie, Frankie
Ushers: Toni LaRusic, Robert Melski
Greeters: Mary DiPienta, Teresa Fagan
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, May 21, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for all parishioners.
Lector: Ann Marie Campbell
Altar Server: James Campbell
Usher: Christopher Campbell

Collection receipts for Sunday, May 7: $1647.75 (broken down as follows: $655.00 general collection, $460.00 monthly, $40.50 votive candles, $69.30 loose, $20.00 initial offering, $277.95 Saturday Mass, $125.00 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.”





Chrystus Zmartwychwstal! Christ is Risen! Wprawdziwie Zmartwychwstal  He is truly Risen !

Dear Parishioners and friends of Saint Mary’s:

Our very successful and enjoyable Tadeusz Tea at the Polish Village Hall last Sunday ended with shock when Shauna McKay suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital. At this writing, she remains in intensive care and on a respirator. Please keep Shauna and her parents (Frania and Melbourne),sister Sherri and other relatives in your prayers. Her family are most grateful for your prayers, Masses, candles, visits and the bringing of food to the hospital.

Janina McCormack also wishes to thank all parishioners for their Mass cards, memorial gifts and kindness shown her upon the death of her mother, Aniela Lubkowska in Poland.

The words of today’s gospel (John, 14, 1-12) are most comforting to us as  Jesus tells us not to let our hearts be troubled (when we face death and illness) as He will come to take us to an eternal dwelling place in His Father’s Mansion. We must follow Him and believe in Him. This second Sunday of May is observed throughout North America as “Mothers Day” as we honour and show our love to our earthly mothers. May God bless and reward our living mothers as we thank them for their loving care shown us from our infancy. We also pray that God will give eternal life and happiness to all our Mothers that have passed from this life. We hope and trust in our eventual reunion with them in God's Kingdom.


PREP Catechism Classes will be held today 11:00 am -11:45 am

FINANCE COMMITTEE: There will be a special meeting of the finance committee today ay 11:45 am.


HERITAGE TOUR: The next meeting for the Heritage Tour to Poland & Ukraine will be on Sunday, May 28th at 2:30 p.m. in Sala 1050. We recently had 4 cancellations and are holding 2 additional seats available.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: On Sunday, June 18th, Robert Melski son of Robert (Jr.) and Allison Melski will make his First Holy Communion. This will be on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

CONCERT: “Beautiful Creation” a concert featuring Barbara Fris will be at Union Presbyterian Church, Albert Bridge on Friday, May 26th at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door.

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.

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

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)