Holy Family Parish

National Catholic Church

1921 Eden Park Boulevard

McKeesport. Pa. 15132

412.678.0566 Office; Auditorium 412.664.7009


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First Sunday in Advent

        November 27, 2016

    Change of address or phone number, for parish registration, hospital visitations

    or Sacramental needs, baptism and wedding arrangements, please contact the

    Parish Office by calling 412.276.5562 or 412.678.0566. Office Hours: Fridays

    9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M or by appointment.  Bulletin announcements

    should be received by Father by Wednesday for Sunday publication either by

    phone or E-mail at BSleczkowski@aol.comProduct Image


 Parish Staff:


  Fr. Bruce Sleczkowski, Pastor 412.276.5562

  Ted Gibala, Committee Chairman 412.678.7347

  Carol Davelli, Choir Director 412.678.2368

  Wendy Blotzer, Organist, Bell Choir 412.203.1747                          

  David Kost, Lector Coordinator 412.519.7771

  Patricia Bagshaw, Youth Director 412.953.5123

  George Jugan, Cemetery Coordinator 412.653.1467

  Parish Custodian 412.678.7347                                            The Holy Family


First Sunday in Advent Liturgy


PROCESSIONAL HYMN  “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”   Bulletin                

Candle Lighting Ceremony

Introductory Rite                                                                              Page 63

 Entrance Hymn                                                                      Psalm 25: 1-3                            

 P:   I wait for You, O Lord; I lift my soul to my God.  In You I trust; do

       not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies gloat over me.

 R:  No one is disgraced who waits for You but only those who lightly break


 P:  Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

 R:  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world

      without end. Amen.                                                                               

 KYRIE                                                                                              Page 67



  First Reading                                                                             Isaiah 2: 1-5                          

  Responsorial Psalm                                                                       Psalm 122     

  R:  Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

  Second Reading                                                               Romans 13: 11-14       

 Gospel Acclamations.                                                                Psalm 85: 8                                  

 C:   Alleluia   

 R:   Alleluia 

 C:   Show us Lord Your love; and grant us Your salvation.

 R:   Alleluia 

 Gospel                                                                              Matthew 24: 37-44   


NICENE CREED                                                                                Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

OFFERTORY                                                                                     Page 73


 CANON                           Eucharistic Prayer 2                                 Page 82

THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                  Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                 Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                                Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN             “O Come Divine Messiah”                   Bulletin


The Advent Candle Lighting will take place during the 9:00 A. M. Mass


Opening Hymn: “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”

PNCC Hymnal #29


Come Thou long expected Jesus, born to set Thy people free.

From our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in Thee.

Israel’s strength and consolation, hope of all the earth Thou art,

Dear desire of ev’ry nation, joy of ev’ry longing heart.


Born Thy people to deliver, born a child and yet a king,

Born to reign in us forever, now Thy gracious Kingdom bring.

Be Thine own eternal Spirit, rule in all our hearts alone,

By Thine all sufficient merit, raise us to Thy glorious Throne.  Amen.












Closing Hymn: “O Come, Divine Messiah”

PNCC Hymnal 28, verses 1 & 2

Sweet Savior haste; Come, come to earth, Dispel the night and show Thy face, and bid us hail the dawn of grace. O come, divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day.
When hope shall sing its triumph and sadness flee away.

O come, divine Messiah!
The world in silence waits the day
When hope shall sing its triumph,
And sadness flee away. R:

 O Thou, whom nations sigh for,
Whom priests and prophets long foretold,
Wilt break the captive fetters;
Redeem the long-lost fold. R:




Sunday, November 27, 2016                                                      Advent 1

Confessions                                                                                   8:30 A.M.

Advent Candle Lighting

 Holy Mass                                                                                    9:00 A.M.

 +Eileen Zalewski Int. Allen, Wanda & Kristen Korenoski +Christine Kost Int. Ralph Goldbach

SOCL Classes                                                                             10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                                         10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                                   11:00 A.M.

+Frances Strawniak Int. Wanda & Joseph Nickum


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Annunciation Bel Choir Rehearsal                                              5:30 P.M.                                                             

Bible Class                                                                                   5:45 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                                               7:00 P.M.


 Sunday, December 4, 2016                                                        Advent 2

Confessions                                                                                   8:30 A.M.

Advent Candle Lighting

 Holy Mass                                                                                    9:00 A.M.

 +Joseph Korch (13th Ann.) Int. Janet & Bill Korch; +Mildred Budlikowski (102 Birthday Ann.) Int. Terri & Ethan Allen; +Alice Demski (13th Ann.) Int. Gary Demski

SOCL Classes                                                                             10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                                         10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                                   11:00 A.M.

+George Petro Int. Jan Pawlak


Sunday Ministry Schedule


     This Week        9:00 A.M.                               11:00 A.M.         

     Greeters             M. Krusienski                          A. Fioravanti               

      Lectors             Yellow Team                          B. & L. Zaucha      

      Ushers              T. Gibala & G. Jugan             J. Wagner


    Next Week         9:00 A.M.                                11:00 A.M.         

     Greeters             M. Sleczkowski                       A Fioravanti                       

     Lectors              Yellow Team                            B. & L. Zaucha          

     Ushers               S. Tadajski & D. Crouch         J. Wagner

                                           Live Nativity Program

The First Evangelical Free Church 4001 University Dr. McKeesport will be holding a Live Nativity Program Friday Dec 2nd & Saturday Dec 3rd @ 7-9 PM (presentations every ˝ hr.).   All are invited.


First Sunday in Advent Gospel Word Search

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SOCL Christmas Candy Sale

Today is the last day for the Christmas Candy Sale. Order forms for the are available on the Bulletin Table in the vestibule. All orders should be given to Mrs. Alexa Foster or Fr. Bruce to ensure Christmas delivery.  Make out checks to Holy Family Parish.  Support our SOCL through this Christmas Candy Fundraiser.


 " Treasures for Children Angel Tree "
  Help make a child's Christmas joyful with a Christmas present.  Coordinating gift distributions is Rosemary Pociask for McKeesport Salvation Army, and Ashley Griffiths for Center of Victims/Women’s Place.  All gifts should be unwrapped, but may be placed in a Christmas gift bag.  Presents due by
Sunday December 11th.



Please inform the parish office of any address/telephone changes.



Sponsored by the Society of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday, December 10, 2016

4:00 P.M. Doors Open









Costs: $20.00 Adults; Youth under 12 years of age $10.00

For Tickets call Kathy Trumpe @ 412.664.4591

Seating is limited, make your reservations soon

 December 1st is the deadline for reservations

Good Food, Great Fellowship and Santa Claus!


Last Pierogi Sale before Christmas

Help is needed this week, we are anticipating large volumes of orders.  Beginning at 2 P.M. with Wednesday prep; Thursday Prep beginning at 8 A.M. and Friday prep and cooking beginning at 8 A.M. Newcomers are welcomed, no experience necessary, we will teach you and come and enjoy the fellowship with our Pierogi Program.    


Polish Christmas Carol (Koledy) CD

If you enjoy Koledy, we have CD’s available for $15.00 performed by our United Choirs.   See Wendy Blotzer or Fr. Bruce for copies.  These make great stocking stuffers and gifts for those who enjoy Polish Christmas Carols.

Memorial Christmas Flower Envelopes & Oplatek (Christmas Wafers) are now available in the Parish Narthex.  Also, the 2017 Stewardship Envelopes. Contact the parish office for envelopes if you cannot find yours.


                Advent Meditations

Advent Devotional books can be found in the book rack in the Church Vestibule.  There are devotion books and activities for all ages to prepare for the coming of the Lord this Advent Season. Take one home with you this week.

Holy Family Parish Congregational Meeting  


2017 Parish Board

Chairman:  Mr. Ted Gibala

Vice Chair:  Mr. Donald Newcamp

Secretary:  Mrs. Janis Gibala

Financial Secretary:  Mr. Terry Kleckner

Treasurer:  Mrs. Sharon Kish

Board Members:  Mrs. Marcia Angel, Mrs. Wendy Blotzer, Mrs. Jean Ann Crouch, Mrs. Dee Dee Egan, Mrs. Alexa Foster, Mrs. Bozena Kijowski, Mrs. Helen Mulac, Mrs. Deanna Nemec, Mr. Frank Pociask, Mr. Brian Stahurski

Alternates: Mr. George Jugan and Mrs. Deborah Parknavy

Audit Committee: Mr. David Kost, Mrs. Rosemary Pociask, Mrs. Marian Sleczkowski

Parish Tribunal: Rosalie Clark and Janet Korch


Copies of the Parish Financial Report can be found in the bookrack in the Narthex or from Terry Kleckner. Any questions speak with Terry.


Synopsis of the Meeting:  The Financial, Audit Reports and 2017 Budget were passed.  A full board was elected and the parish organizations gave their reports of past year activities.  Membership to the PNU and PNU Social Membership was encouraged.  We need added help with our Pierogi Program and for International Village. If we do not receive the help, we may discontinue programs which will bring a financial loss to the parish. The Verizon Tower on the parish cemetery is scheduled for installation this spring upon approval of the zoning board, Plans are being considered about selling the lower portion of the Holy Family Cemetery, the establishment of a Mission & Evangelism Committee, where volunteers are needed, and from the Diocesan Synod mandated a $10 increase in the Diocesan Development Fund which will now be $40.00 a year beginning in 2017.


Mission & Evangelism Committee

Mission and Evangelism is a key component of a healthy parish.  In the Year of Reverence, it our objective to spiritually grow within and expand to those who are looking for a Church Family.  As pastor, I would like our younger parishioners to step up and work on a Mission & Evangelism Committee to secure the future of our parish. Speak with Fr, Bruce.