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 13

                              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.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            “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



 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  


 NICENE CREED                                                                             Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 4                                         Page 88

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                Page 98


 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

      Opening Hymn: “America the Beautiful”

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.

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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.

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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. 


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.