Biuletyn/Bulletin – 10-ego czerwca 2012 roku/ June 10, 2012

Parafia p.w. Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
21 Wesley St., Sydney, NS, B1N 2M5
Tel.: 564-4847; Fax: 564-2260
Preparing for our 100th anniversary (2013).
Witamy wszystkich! Welcome to all!
We are pleased to share our faith and rich traditions with the whole community.

PROBOSZCZ/PASTOR:  Father Paul Murphy
MSZA ŚWIĘTA jest odprawiana w niedziele o godz. 9.30
HOLY MASS: Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

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.



Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.: Novena to Our Lady of Czestochowa
In memory of John Farrell (Marjorie & Paul MacKinnon)

Sunday, June 17, 2012 – 9:30 a.m.
In memory of Michael Ardelli (Shirley and Family)

Lector: Frank Starzomski
Eucharistic Minister: Janet Hawthorne
Altar Servers: Nikolas and Caleigh

Collection receipts for Sunday, June 3: $1218.75

MASSES: For Masses, please contact Wayne Joseph at 562-5037 (or after Mass)

“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:  June 10: Edgar, Malgorzata (Margaret); June 11: Feliks; June 12: Antonina, Jan, Leon; June 13: Antoni, Lucjan, Maria Magdalena, Tobiasz; June 14: Eliza, Justyn, Justyna; June 15: Angelina, Jolanta, Witold; June 16: Alina, Aneta, Justyna



THE VIGIL CANDLE for the weeks beginning June 11th and June 18th will be in memory of Teofil Pierrynowski by Mary and Family

CONGRATULATIONS to the FIRST COMMUNICANTS Kristofer Starzomski-Wilson and Matthew Pellerine.

BOZE CIALO (CORPUS CHRISTI): Please join us today, June 10th, at 3 p.m. for a special short ceremony and liturgy to mark Corpus Christi which is a major, colourful religious holiday in Poland (known as Boze Cialo).  Father Paul will preside.  Cake and refreshments will follow in the church basement.  If possible, please wear traditional Polish attire or a St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society suit.  Please invite friends from other parishes to join us, as we are honoured to share our faith and traditions with others.  This ceremony does not substitute for the 9:30 a.m. Mass.  Thank you for attending both.

POLISH VILLAGE HALL BENEFIT AUCTION: Please join us on Saturday, June 23rd, at 7 p.m. at the Polish Village Hall for a benefit auction to support the maintenance and improvement of the hall and its cultural programs.  Tickets are $10 each and are available from St. Michael’s Polish Benefit Society President Bernie LaRusic (562-1901) and Vice President Tony Melski (537-1417).  If you have an item or service you would like to donate to support this worthy cause, please let them know.  There will be a light meal.  There will be a variety of practical and unique items up for auction, including a few popular Polish items and non-perishable Polish cooking products.

THE ST. MICHAEL’S POLISH BENEFIT SOCIETY is welcoming new candidates for membership.  Established in 1909, the Society has the distinction of being Canada’s oldest Polish community organization.  It was instrumental in building our church a century ago and remains active to this day.  It is closely affiliated with the parish and observes our Catholic traditions.  The Society’s members are men and women regardless of ancestry who are interested in Polish heritage, the upkeep of our hall, and the work in the community.  To learn more about membership, please attend our auction fund-raiser on June 23rd, and our current members would be happy to speak with you.

HALIFAX POLISH FESTIVAL:  Our friends in the Polish community in Halifax are inviting us to their annual Polish Heritage Festival, the weekend of June 16-17 on the grounds of St. Faustina Kowalska Polish Mission, 26 Courtney St., Dartmouth.  The Polish community in Halifax worked hard to support us in our recent struggle to save St. Mary’s Polish Parish.  Please RSVP to Mr. Jan Skora (

100th ANNIVERSARY PARISH COOKBOOK:  We are moving forward with plans to publish a cookbook with original Polish recipes from parishioners, as well as stories, anecdotes, and descriptions of holiday meals and the spiritual/cultural traditions of our parish.  If you would like to share any recipes or stories, please contact Shari McKay (; 539-4354) as soon as possible.

CLASSICAL VIOLIN STUDIO: Jolanta Cebula invites kids aged 3 years and up. Tel: (902) 567-1164 or email

“A Midsummer Night”-Peter Gillis in concert.  St. Andrew’s United Church, 40 Bentinck St., Sydney, Thursday, July 26th at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets $25. Available at most Pharmasaves, C.B. Curiosity Shop, Gillis Building Centre, Goldsil Jewellers, DFX in the Northside Mall. What Women Want, Mira Stitch’n Post.

Please do not drive vehicles on the grass of the parish grounds. Thank you kindly for your cooperation.