Biuletyn / Bulletin – 21-ego maja 2017 roku / May 21, 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.


Szósta Niedziela Wielkanocna / Sixth Sunday of Easter

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for Michael Ardelli offered by Shirley & family
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for all parishioners

Eucharistic Minister for today: Roddie O’Toole

Ushers for collection today: Toni LaRusic, Robert Melski



Monday, May 22, 8:30 am.
The Mass intention is for Shauna McKay offered by Shirley Ardelli & family.
Tuesday, May 23
: No Mass
Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention is for Edward Mroz offered by J. & M. Gillis. 7:00 pm Novena of Our Lady of Czestochowa & May Litany
Thursday, May 25, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention is for Aniela Lubkowska offered by Bernie & Jancia LaRusic. 7:00 pm. Litany to the Blessed Virgin
Friday, May 26, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention is for deceased members of the Kiec family offered by Jean Annette. 7:00 pm. May Litany to the Blessed Virgin

Sunday, May 28, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Stanley & Victoria Kowalczyk offered by Herb & Catherine Tucker.
Lectors: Nikolas Starzomski-Wilson, Janusz Wawrzyszyn                                                           
Eucharistic Minister: Sophie O’Toole
Altar Servers: Matthew, James Clarke, Christopher & Frankie
Ushers: Tony Gniewek & Tony Melski
Greeters: Joan Mosher & Peggy Ryba
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, May 28, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for the successful surgery for John Kiley offered by Patsy Kiley.
Lector: Robert Lewandowski
Altar Server: James Campbell
Usher: Christopher Campbell

Collection receipts for Sunday, May 14: $1381.75 (broken down as follows: $710.00 general collection, $20.00 monthly, $27.25 votive candles, $28.00 loose, $35.00 building fund, $305.00 rebuilding fund, $256.50 other). In addition, the “Tadeusz” Tea event from May 7th brought in around $1,300 profit to the 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:

The words of today’s gospel (John, 14, 15-21)) are most comforting to us as Jesus tells the disciples and all believers that He will not leave us orphans as He speaks about the coming of the Holy Spirit the advocate, whose coming we celebrate in two weeks on Pentecost Sunday. Jesus also reminds us that if we love Him and the Father, then we need to keep and live the Commandments that have been revealed to us.

The McKay family wishes to again thank all who have shown kindness and consideration through your prayers, cards, offering of Masses, visits, and food donations. At this writing (Saturday morning) there has been some improvement in Shauna’s condition. Please continue your prayers!

Stella Paruch wishes to thank all parishioners for their Mass cards, memorial gifts and kindness shown her upon the death of her brother Edward  Mroz in Dartmouth.

We welcome this Sunday visitors from St. Louis(Polish) Parish in Portland, Maine, Jacek & Bunia Slawiec. Jacek and his wife are in charge of the Polish language music ministry. I have been six times to minister to that parish since 2012.


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

DINNER & DANCE: There will be a meeting today at 11:00 am for volunteers for the Chicken Dinner & Dance to be held on June 24th.

MEETING: St. Michael's Polish Benefit Society will meet tonight at 7:00 pm at the Polish Village Hall.

IMO Edward Mroz from Anna Wesolkowska, Terry Wojcik, Joan Mosher, Mary DiPenta, Mary Pierrynowski, Theresa Hisock, Agnes Stephenson, Victoria Aucoin, Wisia McNeil, The Best family
IMO Annie Hewak & Shirley Hewak MacDougall from Terry Wojcik
IMO Darlene Jacobs Chivari from Patsy Kiley
IMO Aniela Lubkowska from Victoria Aucoin
IMO Cecelia Jockemeck from Lena, Francis, Nora
IMO Irene Melnick from Steve Melnick
IMO Julia Nowak & Ludwika Tynski from Nellie Tynski
IMO Deceased members of the Melski Family from Robert & Michelle Melski
IMO of her deceased mother from Anna Wesolkowska

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The Parish Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 11th after the 10:00 am Mass.

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.

CATHOLICISM VIDEO: Thursday at 7:15 pm in Sala 1050.

RACE FOR KIDS:  The Race for Kids fundraiser for the Whitney Pier Youth Club will be held Saturday, June 17th. Our church will be a site open for visitors. We need volunteer tour guides. Please call Tom Urbaniak at 902-563-1226.

CHICKEN & CABBAGE ROLL DINNER & DANCE: This will be held on Saturday, June 24th (St. John’s Day) at the Polish Village Hall. A Vigil Mass will be celebrated in our church before the event with participation by our visitors from Las Vegas & Chicago.

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 (As Bob Lewandowski is away we have asked our guest from Portland to play the organ)
Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth                                         

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Entrance: T
he strife is O’er (p. 605)
Recessional: Immaculate Mary (p. 619)