Biuletyn / Bulletin – 16-ego czerwca 2013 roku / June 16, 2013

Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5
Tel.: 564-4847
Witamy wszystkich! Welcome to all!
We are pleased to share our faith and rich traditions with the whole community.
Celebrating 100 years of faith and service (1913-2013)

PROBOSZCZ/PASTOR:  Father Paul Murphy 564-4355

MSZY/MASSES: Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. followed by Novena to Our Lady of Częstochowa

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.


Jedenasta Niedziela Zwykła / 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION is for Peter Kyte & Jim Leonard offered by the Kyte family. Eternal rest grant onto them O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Im dać Panie, a swiatłość wiekuista niechaj Im świeci na wieki wieków. Amen.

TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Daruj mi, Panie, winę mego grzechu [Forgive me, Lord, the guilt of my sin.] [Pronunciation: Dar-ooy /me /Pan-ee-e/ vee-n-e /mego /g-dg-e-hoo]

The Vigil Candle this week is for Michael Rozeluk offered by Dorothy & family.

Eucharistic Minister for today: Suzanne Campbell

Ushers for collection today: Bernie LaRusic, Robert Melski Jr.



Wednesday, June 19, 4:00 p.m. Mass followed by Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa. The Mass intention will be for John Kowalczyk offered by Herb and Catherine Tucker.

Sunday, June 23, 9:30 a.m... The Mass intention will be for Michael Ardelli offered by Shirley and family.
Lectors: Stephanie Black, Tony Melski
Eucharistic Minister: Suzanne Campbell
Altar Servers: Caleigh, Noah, Matthew
Ushers: Toni LaRusic, Wilf Ingram

Collection receipts for Sunday, June 9:  $802.95 (broken down as follows: $710.00 weekly contribution, $20.00 monthly supplementary contribution, $56.00 candles, $16.95 loose. Thank you very much for your support of St. Mary’s Polish Parish. Dziękujemy serdecznie!

 “IMIENINY” (NAME DAYS) FOR THE COMING WEEK. Help to maintain a longstanding Polish Catholic tradition by acknowledging relatives, friends, and colleagues who are celebrating their “name day,” corresponding with the feast day of a saint of the same name.  Where there is more than one saint of the same name who has been assigned a day, your “name day” is the one closest to your birthday. It is customary in the Polish tradition to acknowledge the name day of a relative or friend:
June 16: Alina, Aneta, Budzimir, Jan, Justyna
June 17: Agnieszka, Drogomysł, Franciszek, Laura, Marcjan, Radomił
June 18: Elżbieta, Marek, Marina, Paula
June 19: Julianna
June 20: Bogna, Bogumiła, Bożena, Franciszek, Michał, Rafaela, Rafał
June 21: Alicja, Domamir, Marta, Teodor
June 22: Broniwoj, Paulina
June 23: Józef, Piotr, Wanda, Zenon



Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji dnia ojca!   Happy Father’s Day and many blessings!

Vigil Candle (sponsorship for two-week periods in memory of a loved one) is available from mid-July (please call 563-1226)

MEN OF THE DEEPS CONCERT IN TRIBUTE TO OUR 100th ANNIVERSARY, WITH OUR PARISH CHOIR (July 6, at 8 p.m., Boardmore Playhouse, CBU). Tickets ($25.00 each) are now available from any member of the St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society or by calling Tony Melski (537-1417).

FINANCE COMMITTEE: At its meeting last Sunday, the Parish Finance Committee nominated Shauna McKay to serve as its Chair. Thank you to Andrzej Cebula who was Chair while the committee was the Interim Finance Committee. Andrzej continues to serve on the committee.

CLASSICAL VIOLIN CONCERT: Jola Cebula’s students’ summer classical violin concert will take place in our church next Saturday (June 22) at 2 p.m. All are welcome. Tickets are $5 each.

PARISH CENTENARY BANQUET – Friday, September 6, Polish Village Hall: Before general ticket sales begin at the end of the month, we would like to invite parishioners to reserve tickets by speaking with Shauna McKay; 539-4354. Advance reservations at this time are specifically for parishioners, and only if you are certain you will attend. The cost is $25 per person.  Thank you!

PAINTING OF THE CHURCH (INSIDE): This was one of the improvements many parishioners said they wanted to see in time for our 100th anniversary, ideally blue and white (colours of Mary and consistent with the previous/historical colour scheme). The Finance Committee has obtained quotes and, if all goes well, painting should begin very soon. There are photographs downstairs of the blue and white as it once looked, Also, at the back of the church is a colour deck. Please don’t hesitate to share advice  within the next few days on precise colour(s)/shades with any member of the Rada or Finance Committee.

As part of their participation in a Canadian pilot of the Youth Architecture program (in partnership with CBU), Krista Ann Starzomski’s Grade 8 students at Whitney Pier Memorial Junior High visited our church on Monday. Prof. Jon Davey (Faculty of Architecture, Southern Illinois University) helped to explain our church’s rich religious and cultural symbolism, contained in the design, the art, and the artifacts. The workshop was very informative and eye-opening.

OUR PARISH’S POLISH FOOD GARDEN (OGRÓDEK) SERVICE PROJECT: Many thanks to everyone who helped with the planting yesterday. The garden looks great! Please feel free to take a look at the garden after Mass and to suggest future enhancements.

THE CONFERENCE of the CANADIAN POLISH RESEARCH INSTITUTE is taking place here in Sydney July 25-28 (Sydney was chosen to coincide with our parish centenary). You can register now at

MEETING THIS AFTERNOON at1:30 p.m. (Polish Village Hall) to prepare for our dinner theatre production of The Odyssey of the Polish Treasures.

PARISH CENTENARY ART EXHIBIT: If you would like to contribute any of your art work (with a Catholic or Polish theme), please speak with Frania McKay as soon as possible (539-4354;

PARISH CENTENARY HISTORICAL EXHIBIT ITEMS STILL BEING SOUGHT: Any clippings, photos, any artifacts or documents from you or your ancestors. These will be returned. Please contact Patricia Nalepa (; 563-1226).

Family Reunion, including get-togethers for the whole parish community – August 2-5
Main Centenary Mass and Polish Festival – September 8
Other events are described on our website – There are various activities taking place in honour of our centenary.

ST. BROTHER ALBERT – Feast day: June 17: On August 25, 1887, he joined the Third Order of St. Francis. He chose to live in a public shelter (initially in Krakow), where he served meals and provided clothing and basic necessities to people who had no material possessions, regardless of religion or culture. Although he had a promising career as an artist, he abandoned this to establish homeless shelters and other organizations for the poor. With Blessed Sister Bernardina, he established a parallel women’s organization. He argued that one of the greatest tragedies of our time is that people who are affluent ignore – sometimes wilfully ignore – those who are in need. He was canonized in 1983 by Blessed Pope John Paul II, who said that Brother Albert’s example had greatly inspired him in his own vocation.


Wishing you a blessed week! Bóg zapłać!


Entrance: Ojcze z Niebios Boże Panie (Father in Heaven, God and Lord) -- #228 in the coil-bound hymnal
Offertory: Pobłogosław, Jezu Drogi (Blessed, Dear Jesus) -- #145
Communion: Zrób Cię Mu Miejsce (Make Room for Him) #136
Post-Communion: Maryja, Moja Radość (Holy Mary, My Joy)
Closing Hymn: Najświętsze Serce Boże (Most Sacred Holy Heart) -- #141