National Catholic Church
1921 Eden Park Boulevard
McKeesport. Pa. 15132
412.678.0566 Office; Auditorium 412.664.7009
Facebook page: Holy Family National Catholic Church
July 2, 2017
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.com
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
13 ORDINARY TIMES LITURGY
OPENING HYMN “America the Beautiful ” Bulletin
Entrance Hymn John 13: 20; Romans 15: 7
P: Amen, amen I say to you, whoever receives the One I send receives Me,
and whoever receives Me receives the One Who sent Me.
R: Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of
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
LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading 2 Kings 4: 8-11, 14-16a
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 89
R: Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
Second Reading Romans 6: 3-4, 8-11
Gospel Acclamations 1 Peter 2: 9
C: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
C: You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation; announce the
praises of Him Who called you out of darkness into His wonderful
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Gospel Matthew 10: 37-42
SACRAMENT OF THE WORD
NICENE CREED Page 71
R: Lord, Hear our Prayer
CANON Eucharistic Prayer 4 Page 88
THE LORD’S PRAYER Page 95
COMMUNION Page 98
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
EASTER BLESSING Page 100
CLOSING HYMN “My Country, Tis of Thee” Bulletin
“Love and Truth will meet; justice and peace will kiss”
Psalm 85: 11
CC Hymnal 474 verse 1, 3 & 4
O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain;
for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine.
O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea,
Closing Hymn: “My Country, Tis of Thee”
CC 472 verses 1,2 & 4
My country, ’tis of
thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
My native country,
thee, land of the noble free, Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills, like that above.
Our fathers’ God, to
Thee, Author of liberty, to Thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright, with freedom’s holy light;
Protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King.
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
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsal: Juniors 6:30 P.M. Seniors 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, July 9, 2017 Ordinary 14
Confessions 8:30 A.M.
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
+Anthony Palko (88th Birthday) Int. Mrs. Frances Palko; +Eleanor Sharik Int. Mrs. Martha Krusienski
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Ministry Schedule
Today 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
Next Week 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters C. Trumpe A. Fioravanti
Lectors Youth Team B. & L. Zaucha
Ushers S. Tadajski & D. Crouch J. Wagner
The new 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
Last chance to have a fun evening. If you haven’t bought tickets, now is the time. The 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 will be 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.
13 Sunday Ordinary Time Gospel Word Search
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.
SAMBS National Woman’s Conference “Who Am I”
The conference is open to all women of the P.N.C.C., and is not restricted to members of the ANS societies. We encourage our women to invite their sister, daughter, niece, neighbor or friend to attend with them as well, even if they are not a member of the P.N.C.C. The conference is being held in Erie, PA from Wednesday through Saturday, October 18 – 21, 2017, at the Erie Courtyard Marriott and Bayfront Convention Center. Dr. Donna Yarri, Professor of Theology at Alvernia University, will be the conference leader and keynote speaker. Registration forms are available.
2017 International Village
August 15-17, 2017
It’s never too early to begin preparation for our parish’s biggest financial event. Time and Talent are two important components of Stewardship and this year is without exception. Besides paying off our Organ, unexpected expenses have occurred that were not budgeted this year: our parish security system was replaced due to the recent storms, our chair lift to the choir broke and must be replaced, and the outdoor parish bells need to be repaired. Although, we are working with our insurance company, not all costs will be covered and we do have deductibles and expense. Your time and talent is required. A letter will be sent out with dates and times when work will begin. There are many areas where men, women, youngsters and teens would be of great help to make this year’s village a success. If you have never worked the village or are new to the parish, it is a great time to meet and work with parish members and form lasting friendships, plus helping our parish financially. Pierogi is the most time-consuming preparation. To get a jump start, our next Pre-Village Pierogi making is Friday, July 21st.
13 ORDINARY TIME
First Reading: 2 Kings 4: 8-11; 14-16a
Responsorial: Psalm 89
Second Reading: Romans 6: 3-8, 4-11
Gospel: Matthew 10: 37-42
Key Verse: “Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10: 39
Readings: The following of Christ means the practice of His way of life. From the Old Testament reading we hear how the rich woman of Shunem took care of the prophet and subsequently rewarded. From the second reading, the early Christians wee baptized by being plunged into a large body of water, they understood that they were expected to die to all former ways of sinfulness and come up new persons in Christ. Paul uses the terminology of burial and resurrection to describe what commitment to Christ meant. Jesus tells us in the Gospel that He wants committed followers-that, if we love someone else or even ourselves more than Him, we are not worthy of Him.
Reflection: The Gospel and First Reading this Sunday can be summed up in one word: “hospitality”. But not hospitality in general - this is a very specific hospitality: welcoming the word of God. We must welcome the message of salvation into our homes and hearts, and show this by welcoming the messenger who brings us this good news. Perhaps when we consider the messages we allow into our homes nowadays this theme reveals its relevance to us: television, radio and newspapers are all welcome in our homes. Surely the Gospel tells us to keep our eyes peeled for the “holy man” who brings real news. This Gospel also tells us about our mission: if we are welcomed or rejected, we should neither be proud nor worry for ourselves, but for Christ, because it is Christ who is welcomed or rejected.
Praying: Father, Hear our prayer of commitment to Your Son, Jesus. May He always come first in our lives and may we continue His mission through His Church.