Biuletyn / Bulletin – 4-ego czerwca 2017 roku / June 4, 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.


Uroczystość Zesłania Ducha Świętego / Pentecost Sunday

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:00 am Mass) is for Donald Melski offered by Michael & Ursula Melski
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for all parishioners.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Janet Hawthorne

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic & Joe Gillis



Monday, June 5, 8:30 am.
The Mass intention is for Dawn Marie Wadden offered by Bernie & Jancia LaRusic
Tuesday, June 6
: No Mass
Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention is for deceased members of theBaker family offered by Jean Annette White. 7:00 pm Novena of Our Lady of Czestochowa
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention is for Dawn Marie Wadden offered by Anne Marie & Jimmy Campbell.
Friday, June 9, 6:30 pm. The Mass intention is for Sophie (Novak) Giles offered by Roddie & Sophie O'Toole. 7:00 pm. Litany to the Sacred Heart

Sunday, June 11, 10:00 am The Mass intention will be for Catherine & Joseph Vassallo offered by Catherine & Herb Tucker.
Lectors: Teresa Fagan & Tom Urbaniak                                                           
Eucharistic Minister: Roddie O’Toole
Altar Servers: Matthew, James Clarke, Christopher & Frankie
Ushers: Toni LaRusic & Rob 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, June 11, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for all parishioners.
Lector: Robert Lewandowski
Altar Server: James Campbell
Usher: Christopher Campbell

Collection receipts for Sunday, May 28: $947.00 (broken down as follows: $640.00 general collection, $50.00 monthly, $24.00 votive candles, $63.00 loose, $30.00 building fund, $140.00 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 Chrytsus! Praise be Jesus Christ!

The Easter season comes to a close today as we celebrate the great day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and Mary. This happened during a Jewish festival that brought many peoples from all over the Mediterranean world to Jerusalem. It was the birthday of the Church as bold spirit-filled preaching and witnessing brought many converts to believe in Jesus as the Messiah risen from the dead. In Polish the feast is known as “Zielone Swiat”  which means the green holyday as this time of the year all of nature (trees and lawns) turn green and branches are used to decorate the entrance of churches.

The family of Dawn Marie Wadden  (husband -James, Mother-Shirley and her brother and sisters) wish to thank all who participated in her funeral and

showed their sympathy through words, cards, Mass offerings and  memorial gifts.

Our parish family was also saddened to learn that Josephine O’Sullivan (Stryczek-Strickey) passed away in Dartmouth. She was born and raised in our parish and the Pier until she went away for studies, married and lived in Toronto and later in Dartmouth. She was a benefactor of our parish. I was privileged to have the final committal prayers at Resurrection Cemetery in Sydney Forks. Światłość Wiekuista Niechaj Jej Świeci na wieki wieków Amen!

Polish Class for travellers will begin Sunday, June 25th after the 10:00 am Mass. Edyta Bączyk will be the instructor.


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

MEETING: St. Michael's Polish Benefit Society will meet this evening at 7:00 pm in Sala 1050.

IMO Edward Mroz from Tom Urbaniak
IMO Dawn Marie Wadden from Simon & Myrna Gillis, Patsy Kiley

FOOD PREPARATION: All those who can volunteer to help make cabbage rolls for the upcoming dinner & dance are asked to come to the Polish Village Hall on Wednesday at 9:00 am.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The Parish Annual General Meeting will be held next Sunday, June 11th after the 10:00 am Mass.This will be our monthly potluck Sunday. Those next in the rotaion to please bring a dish are: Janusz & Genevieve Wawrzyszyn, Bernie & Jancia LaRusic, Robert Lewandowski, Rita MacDonald, Liz Melski, Tony Melski, Ursula Melski, Mary McMullin, Linda, Michael, John & Deanie Morykot, Joan Mosher, Sophie & Roddie O’Toole. Please remember a donation to Loaves and Fishes.

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.

CORPUS CHRISTI / BOZE CIAŁO: This will be celebrated on Sunday, June 18th with an outdoor (weather permitting) Eucharistic procession. We will also celebrate the First Holy Communion of Robbie Melski. We will have a special reception for all.

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.

WHITNEY PIER SLAVIC FESTIVAL: The next general open meeting for our upcoming (Aug. 25-27) Whitney Pier SLAVIC FESTIVAL will be on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm at the Ukrainian Parish Hall. We invite the input of all parishioners.

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
Entrance:  Przybądź Stwórco Duchu Boży (choir)                               
Niech zstąpi Duch Twój I odnowi ziemie                                        
Offertory: Z rąk kapłańskich (choir)
Communion: U Drzwi Twoich (At Your Door) (p.50, nr.30)
Post-Communion: Pobłogosław Jezu Drogi (Bless Your Children) (p.52)
Recessional: Ciebie Boże Chwalimy (Holy God ) (p.60, nr.45)

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Come Holy Ghost (p.610)
Recessional: Holy God We Praise Thy Name (p.614)