Biuletyn / Bulletin – 6-ego sierpnia 2017 roku / August 6, 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.


Przemienienie Pańskie / Transfiguration of the Lord

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (10:15 am Mass) is for Peter Stephenson offered by Agnes Stephenson
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION (4:00 pm Mass) is for Birthday blessings for Patsy Kiley

Eucharistic Minister for today: Frank Starzomski

Ushers for collection today: Robert Melski Sr., Larry Gniewek

TRANSLATION OF TODAY'S FIRST READING: As I watched: Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was bright as snow, and the hair on his head as white as wool; his throne was flames of fire, with wheels of burning fire. A surging stream of fire flowed out from where he sat; Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened and the books were opened. As the visions during the night continued, I saw: One like a Son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven; When he reached the Ancient One and was presented before him, The one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship; all peoples, nations, and languages serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed.

TRANSLATION OF TODAY'S SECOND READING: Beloved: We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory, "This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased." We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven while we were with him on the holy mountain. Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable. You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. (2 Peter 1:16-19)



Monday, August 7, 8:30 am
The Mass intention will be for a special private intention
Tuesday, August 8
: No Mass
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30 pm The Mass intention will be for a special intention offered by Jean Annette White (followed by Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa)
Thursday, August 10, 6:30 pm The Mass intention will be for Michael Kiec offered by Jean Annette & Richard White
Friday, August 11, 6:30 pm (followed by Chaplet of Divine Mercy)

Sunday, August 13, 10:15 am The Mass intention will be for Dawn Marie Wadden offered by the choir
Lectors: Frank Starzomski, Andrzej Cebula                                                         
Eucharistic Minister: Patsy Kiley
Altar Servers: Caleigh Pellerine, Frankie Chislett, Kristofer Starzomski-Wilson, Robbie Melski
Ushers: Bernie LaRusic, Tony Gniewek
Greeters: Herb Tucker, Catherine Tucker
Altar Society designated volunteers for August: Marilyn & Joe Gillis
Care Committee: to visit or send a card, please call Catherine Tucker (902-567-0146) or Vicki Aucoin (562-7142)

Sunday, August 13, 4:00 pm The Mass intention will be for
Lector: Bob Lewandowski
Altar Server:
Usher: Michael Gillis

Collection receipts for Sunday, July 30: $939.45 (broken down as follows: $839.45 general collection, $ monthly, $ votive candles, $ loose, $100.00 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 będzie  pochwalony  Jezus Chrystus!
Greetings from Wieliczka (Krakow), Poland, as I write on Friday evening, marking (tomorrow) one week or the halfway point of our Heritage Pilgrimage Tour. Our group numbers 37 of us (30 from Cape Breton, 3 from mainland Nova Scotia, 1 from Ottawa and 3 from Las Vegas). We began our trip last Saturday by chartered bus from Sydney. We were greeted at Immaculate Conception Church in Truro, where I concelebrated Mass as we wished to fulfill our Lord’s Day obligation before getting on the plane.
The flight was only 3 and a half hours to ICELAND, where we had a stopover of about 3 hours and then on to Hamburg, Germany. Our Polish bus with driver and guide were waiting for us. It was a long ride on the bus along the German autobahn to reach the Polish border. We arrived after 11pm in the city of Legnica in Southwestern Poland for our first overnight. A total of over 30 people (all somehow related to me) had come from Jawor and the surrounding  area to greet me. They were from my grandfather’s side of the family that I had never met before. They were repatriated  to that area of Poland as they had to leave their original village that was then going to be part of Soviet Ukraine. They waited many hours for us and presented me with roses, the bread and salt , books and cards. It was a great surprise for me. The next morning (Monday) we visited St. Hyacinth Church, now a shrine to the Eucharistic miracle that took place several years ago. We saw the blood stained on the host displayed under glass, that scientists have declared was from the heart of a person in agony! We continued on that day to Boleslawiec,  Poland (pottery capital) and on to Wrocław and Częstochowa. Tuesday morning I had the privilege to offer Holy Mass in front of the miraculous icon of Our Lady in the Chapel of the Pauline monastery just for our group and prayed for all of our parishioners.
We went on to Wadowice (St. John Paul II hometown) to visit the new museum and his home parish church.  We went on to Zakopane where we spent two nights.
All along we have had beautiful weather, although too hot at times. It reached 38 degrees C  in Czestochowa. After 2 days in Krakow and seeing the famed salt mine, and also the Auschwitz-Birkenau  Nazi camps today, we are ready to leave tomorrow  morning for Lwow and the Ukrainian  border.All seem to be enjoying themselves and are well. Please continue to remember us in your prayers.


TEMPORARY SUNDAY MASS TIME CHANGE: For the next several Sundays, our principal Sunday Mass will begin at 10:15 am as Father Rich will be having a special 8:45 am Mass in Big Pond where there will be breakfast served ($7) in the Fire Hall. He needs a little extra time to make it back to Sydney.

THANK YOU to Father Igor Kozhydlo (Archdiocese of Lviv) for being our celebrant and in residence while Father Rich is with many of our fellow parishioners in Poland!

LUNCH AFTER MASS TODAY IN SALA 1050: (in the hall at the back of the church). Everyone is welcome. During lunch, Father Igor will have a short slide presentation on his work with rebuilding churches in Ukraine, which had been closed and disfigured by the former Communist regime. He will also talk about his work with Polish-speaking Catholics in the Archdiocese of Lviv (Lwów).  If you brought an item for Loaves and Fishes – thank you! There is a collection box at the entrance to the lunch area.

PLEASE NOTE that next Sunday we will have a special second collection to support Father Igor’s rebuilding work. Thanks for any support you can offer.

CONDOLENCES: Sincere condolences to the family and former parishioners of Father Greg Andrusyshyn, former pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, and good friend of St. Mary's. He will be very much missed. Father Greg's funeral was Friday. (Father Igor represented our parish as one of the concelebrant priests.)

GUEST BOOK: If you are visiting our church, please accept our warmest welcome! There is a beautiful Polish saying, “Gość w dom, Bóg w dom” (With a guest, God enters the house). Please sign our guest book on the back table. If you would like a tour of the church, please call 902-563-1226.

FUND-RAISING FOR THE COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION (KITCHEN): The final major phase of rebuilding is the kitchen. To help with the fund-raising and future programming for the kitchen (eg. cooking classes, community meals), the Rada initiated the incorporation of a non-profit society, the Whitney Pier Polish Kitchen Society, which will bring together parishioners and non-parishioners interested in promoting the kitchen and food garden. If you would like to be involved in any way, please speak with any member of the Rada. Thanks so much, everyone, for all your support and generosity during all the previous phases of the rebuilding … and for spreading the word!

SLAVIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL, August 25-27: Seeking prizes for children's games. If you can donate small prizes (new items), please bring these to Mass next Sunday or the Sunday following. There will be a tote box near the main entrance. We are very grateful for this.

Friday, August 25:
Polish supper, pierogi sale, and folk-dance demonstration at 4:00 pm at the Polish Village Hall
Saturday, August 26:
Hands-on craft demonstrations at Ukrainian Parish Hall starting at 10:00 am, Galicia St. naming ceremony at 4:15 pm, special joint liturgy at Holy Ghost at 5:00 pm, Beer Garden and party at Ukrainian Hall at 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 27:
Special joint liturgy at St. Mary’s Polish Church at 10:30 am, community picnic and cultural market at St. Mary’s Polish Church from 12 to 3 pm

GALICIA STREET NAMING CEREMONY: This will happen during the Slavic Festival at 4:15 p.m. at the corner of Wesley St. and Galicia St. (formerly Middle St.). If you have traditional Polish attire, please wear it to this event. Please invite family and friends. Everyone is welcome!

CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL, MONDAY, AUGUST 7th: This is always a popular event organized by our friends at St. Philip’s African Orthodox Church. Caribbean dinners in the afternoon; street party in the evening. Please see the poster on our bulletin board near the main entrance.

SEEKING INFORMATION ABOUT POLISH CHILDREN’S TOYS: The Library Committee (which will lead on developing the library and children’s play area) held its first meeting on Thursday. New members welcome. Jerry Pocius will chair the committee. One of the committee members, Kristen Fagan-Steele, would like to interview any parishioners about traditional toys they might have had as children, or toys from Poland. The idea is that the future items in the library and play area will be very carefully selected – interesting, unique, usable.

AUGUST 7th: The Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Bojanowski (1814-1871): He recovered from tuberculosis as a young adult to dedicate his life to serving the poor and ill. He started hospices, libraries, and food banks. Blessed Edmund founded the Congregation of the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

Cześć (che-sh-ch) – Hi -- informal of Dzień dobry (good day) or dobry wieczór (good evening – pronounced doh-br-i /vye-choor)
Witam (Vee-tam) -- Welcome
Jak się masz (yak/sh-e-w/ma-sh) – How are you?
Dobrze (doh-bdg-e) – Well/fine
Do widzenia (doh-vee-dz-e-nee-a) – See you
Na razie (na-ra-zzy-e) – Bye for now
Dobranoc (doh-br-a-no-ts) – Good night
Dziękuję bardzo (Dg-en-koo-ye / bar-dz-o) – Thank you very much
Proszę – (Pro-sh-e) – Please (also used for “you’re welcome)
Ile (ee-le) – How much/how many?
Gdzie (g-dg-e) – Where?
Pogoda jest fajna [Po-go-da / yest / fa-y-na] – The weather is nice
Pomoc (po-mo-ts) -- Help

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: 10:15 am Mass
Entrance:  Gwiazdo Zaranna (The Morning Star – A Marian Hymn)                            
Pan wywyższony króluje nad ziemią [The Lord raised up, reigns over the earth.] Pronunciation: Pan / vi-vish-oh-ni / kroo-loo-ye / nad / zzy-e-mee-oh                                       
Offertory: Liczę na Ciebie Ojcze (I Rely on You, Father)
Communion: Bądźże pozdrowiona (Humbly, We Adore Thee)
Post-Communion: Jezu miłości Twej (Here in this Sacrament)
Recessional: Królowej anielskiej śpiewajmy (To the Angelic Queen, We Sing)

TODAY’S HYMNS: 4:00 pm Mass (See Pages in St. Joseph Sunday Missal)
Praise to The Lord  (Nr.48 p625)
Recessional: Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above  (Nr.43 p620)