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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Ordinary 12

                              June 25, 2017


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    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


        Celebrating Mass 50 years on Eden Park Boulevard




OPENING HYMN          “Turn Your Eyes to Jesus ”                    Bulletin

 Entrance Hymn                                                             2 Timothy 2: 11-13                  

 P:  This saying is trustworthy: if we have died with Him we shall also live

       with Him; if we persevere we shall also reign with Him.

 R:  But if we deny Him, He will deny us.  If we are unfaithful He remains

      faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

 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

 GLORIA                                                                                           Page 67



  First Reading                                                                Jeremiah 20: 10-13                    

  Responsorial Psalm                                                                       Psalm 69     

  R: Lord, in your great love, answer me.

 Second Reading                                                                Romans 5: 12-15

Gospel Acclamations                                                        John 15: 26b. 27a

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C:   The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord and you also will


 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                             Matthew 10: 26-33  


 NICENE CREED                                                                             Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 3                                         Page 84

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                Page 98


 EASTER BLESSING                                                                     Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN                “Amazing Grace”                              Bulletin


“It is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil”                                     1 Peter 3: 17



      Opening Hymn: Turn Your Eyes to Jesus”

PNCC Hymnal 221



Turn your eyes to Jesus, look to heav’n above

Seek his many graces and his wond’rous love.

How the pow’rs of nature, kneel before his throne

And in hymns of splendor, worship Him alone.


Sing my soul in gladness, sing in rapt’ rous joy

With the heav’nly forces, songs of praise employ.

//For His many graces, ever thankful be,

For the Lord most precious now would come to thee//.









Closing Hymn: “Amazing Grace”

PNCC Hymnal 224


Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.


T’was grace that taught my heart to fear and grace my fears relieved,

How precious did that grace appear, the hour I first believed.


Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come.

Tis grace has brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.


The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures,

He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.


When we’re been there ten thousand year, bright shining as the sun.

We’ve no less days to sing God praise than when we first begun.



Sunday, June 25, 2017                                            Ordinary 12 

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Carl Kijowski Int. SAMBS; +Dorothy Kovacic Int. Parish Choirs

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Joseph Ferenac Int. Robert and Diane Grant.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsal: Juniors 6:30 P.M. Seniors 7:30 P.M.


Sunday, July 2, 2017                                               Ordinary 13 

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Helen Korch Int. Mr. Mike Joyce (Wabtec); +Stella Tamblyn Int. Mrs. Josephine Tarli

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Dr. Donald Mushalko Int. Mr. & Mrs. Ed Mushalko



Sunday Ministry Schedule


     Today            9:00 A.M.                              11:00 A.M.         

     Greeters         M. Sleczkowski                      A. Fioravanti                       

      Lectors          Red Team                               B. & L. Zaucha    

      Ushers           T. Kleckner & L. Ruozzi        J. Wagner


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

     Greeters         M. Krusienski                         A. Fioravanti                     

     Lectors           Yellow Team                          B. & L. Zaucha    

     Ushers            T. Gibala & R. Delong           J. Wagner


The June issue of God’s Field is out.  Check it out at pncc.org. Holy Family’s religious and events are featured.

                             Faith Night at the Ball Park

https://scontent.fagc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/18699782_694893804051512_28782486051918816_n.jpg?oh=84209f275dd79bf75930586be68efea1&oe=59E9468DThe Holy Family Youth Group invites all Parish members to an evening of fellowship, Sunday, July 9th with the Washington Wild Things Baseball team.  Price of ticket is $8.00 Parking Pass is $3.00.  We can have a tailgate before the game at the Parish Hall, please contact Patty Bagshaw @ (412) 953-5123 if interested!

This is a great parish event for all. Come and enjoy.


Diocesan Youth Retreat

Registration Forms are available for this year’s Youth Retreat The youth retreat is scheduled for August 6-10, 2017 at the Whitehall Camp & Conference Center located in Emlenton PA. Ages to attend are 7 yrs. to 18 yrs. Parents should encourage their youth to attend this great program provided by our diocese.










PNU District 5/PNCC Outing Saturday July 22nd

Del Grosso Park Tipton, PA

Discounted All-Day-Fun-Pass: $21.95

PNU children free (age 16)

Adults $9.50 non PNU Children $8.50

Includes Rides, Water Park, & Buffet Dinner Contact Henrietta Kleckner (724) 863-6715 

Check out the poster in the Church Vestibule for additional information.  Everyone’s invited.

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50th Anniversary Celebration

Plans are being made.  On October 8th-Solemnity of the Christian Family, we will be celebrating our 50th year at our present worship site with a Mass of Thanksgiving and Brunch to follow at the Butler Country Club Rock Run Inn. To help go down memory lane, we are looking for all pictures, videos, etc. that were celebrated in the parish. If you could identify people, it would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers who would like to help putting this program together would be greatly appreciated. 

+Bishop Thomas Gnat

Bishop Thomas Gnat, retired bishop of the Eastern Diocese passed away Wednesday after a long illness.  He will be buried Tuesday, June 27th in St. Stanislaus B. & M. Cathedral, Scranton, PA.  Holy Family extends its prayers and sympathies to his wife Katherine and son Joseph. Eternal rest grant to him Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.


Our Commitment to Sacred Vocations

                                                                   Most Rev. Anthony Mikovsky


     During the month of June for many years the Polish National Catholic Church turns its attention to Sacred Vocations. It is in this month that we celebrate Father’s Day, and in acknowledgement of this day the Church also realizes that, as each of us has an earthly father, there are also spiritual fathers within our lives, especially the bishops, priests and deacons of our Holy Church.

     “Considering that the Holy Eucharist has always been the true central point of Catholic worship, we consider it our duty to declare that we maintain with perfect fidelity the ancient Catholic doctrine concerning the Sacrament of the Altar, by believing that we receive the Body and the Blood of our Savior Jesus Christ under the species of bread and wine. The Eucharistic celebration in the Church is neither a continual repetition nor a renewal of the expiatory sacrifice which Jesus offered once for all upon the Cross, but it is a sacrifice because it is the perpetual commemoration of the sacrifice offered upon the Cross, and it is the act by which we represent upon earth and appropriate to ourselves the one offering which Jesus Christ makes in Heaven, according to the Epistle to the Hebrews IX:11,12, for the salvation of redeemed humanity, by appearing for us in the presence of God (Heb. IX:24). The character of the Holy Eucharist being thus understood, it is at the same time a sacrificial feast, by means of which the faithful, in receiving the Body and the Blood of our Savior, enter into communion with one another (I Cor. X:17)”

     We see within this extended citation that the Holy Eucharist is so very much the focus of the Church and so very important within our lives. And of course, we also realize that our Lord Jesus Christ gives us all that is necessary for us to participate in this wonderful communion and that this includes the priesthood. Our Lord Jesus Christ calls men today as He called the first Apostles to be with the Lord Himself as they were at the Last Supper.

     Although we pray even more fervently for Sacred Vocations during the month of June, it is really a continual, year-round responsibility. Here is a short prayer that each of us could commit to praying every day:


Heavenly Father, Master of the harvest, we humbly ask You to send more laborers into Your fields, for the work is indeed great. Grant more faithful priests and deacons to Your Polish National Catholic Church. We ask this through Jesus Christ. Amen





First Reading: Jeremiah 20: 10-13                                   

Responsorial:  Psalm 69

Second Reading: Romans 5: 12-15
Gospel: Matthew 10: 26-33




Key Verse: “do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul”.                                                            Matthew 10: 28


Readings: Jesus instructed his twelve apostles to be courageous as they shared his mission of announcing God's reign. Despite the coming darkness and opposition, they should be fearless in proclaiming the light and truth of the gospel. Fear of persecution and death should not deter them. They should be more afraid of the evil one who could lead them to eternal destruction. Jesus encouraged his followers by reminding them of their worth before God. Sparrows were eaten by the poor, and were the cheapest of all the birds. If God cared for these tiny birds how much more were God's children valued? No ill-treatment on earth could compare with the ultimate fate of one who had been guilty of infidelity to God. If the apostles remained faithful to their witness, Jesus would testify to their fidelity at the final judgment. 

Reflection: Today’s Gospel turns our thoughts to the strange phenomenon of persecution: throughout the history of the human race, the truth has been a commodity that often leads to persecution: the prophets of the Old Testament were attacked because of their message, as was the Lord Jesus himself. For His followers, the same may be true. The point of the readings is not simply to face up to the reality of the opposition the Gospel may meet, but to remember where the truth of the Gospel comes from: The Father in heaven, who knows us and values us. So, we can be confirmed in our mission to witness to the truth, not fearing those who merely kill the body.


Praying:  Father, let us always be strong in our faith, never to deny the teachings of Your Son.  Let the Holy Spirit guides us each day, proclaiming the truth that we have received from Jesus.