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
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July 9, 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
14 ORDINARY TIME LITURGY
OPENING HYMN “Glory, Laud and Praise ” Bulletin
Entrance Hymn Revelation 5: 10; Matthew 6: 10
P: You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign
R: Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
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 Zechariah 9: 9-10
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 145
R: I will praise Your name forever, my King and my God.
Second Reading Romans 8: 9, 11-13
Gospel Acclamations Matthew 11:25
C: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
C: Blessed are You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; You have revealed
to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Gospel Matthew 11: 25-30
SACRAMENT OF THE WORD
NICENE CREED Page 71
R: Lord, Hear our Prayer
CANON Eucharistic Prayer 5 Page 92
THE LORD’S PRAYER Page 95
COMMUNION Page 98
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
DISMISSAL BLESSING Page 100
CLOSING HYMN “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” Bulletin
“Because while the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ”
Psalm 85: 11
Opening Hymn: “Glory, Laud and Praise”
PNCC Hymnal 166, verses 1, 2, 3 & 8
Glory, laud and praise unto our Savior
Thy whole creation, shall sing forever
This day we give Thee praise never ending
Hear gracious Father Thy servants singing
This day we thank Thee, for all the graces
We sing Thy glory, throughout all ages,
May we sing Thy praises now and forever
(Dearest Lord Jesus, our gracious Savior.)
Closing Hymn: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
CC Hymnal 305 verses 1, 2 & 4
Praise to the Lord the Almighty the king of creation,
O my soul praise him, for he is your health and salvation,
Come all who hear, brothers and sisters draw near,
Praise him in glad adoration!
Praise to the Lord above all things so mightily reigning,
Keeping us safe at his side and so gently sustaining;
Have you not seen all you have needed has been?
Met by his gracious ordaining.
Praise to the Lord O let all that is in us adore him,
All that has life and breath come now with praises before him
Let the Amen sound from his people again
Gladly with praise we adore him.
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.
Faith Night Washington, PA
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsal: Juniors 6:30 P.M. Seniors 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, July 16, 2017 Ordinary 15
Confessions 8:30 A.M.
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
+Mary Mowrey Int. Mr. & Mrs. Warren Albeck; +Glen Sleczkowski Int. Mr. & Mrs. Ted Gibala
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Ministry Schedule
Today 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
Next Week 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters M. Sleczkowski A. Fioravanti
Lectors Red Team B. & L. Zaucha
Ushers J. Bagshaw & D. Mantia J. Wagner
Holy Family congratulates Very Rev. Robert Pleczkowski’s promotion to Brigadier General and Nicholas Kostovny’s promotion to Captain. Always keep our servicemen and women in prayer as they defend our freedoms.
Faith Night at the Ball Park Today
Tickets and parking passes will be given out today at the Church after Mass. The Tailgate has been moved to the children’s park area at the stadium in Washington at 3:00 P.M. Game Time 5:30 P.M.
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.
The next PNU District 5 Quarterly Meeting will be held Saturday, July 29th at 11 A.M. at Holy Family Parish.
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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.
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First Reading: Zechariah 9: 9-10
Responsorial: Psalm 145
Second Reading: Romans 8: 9, 11-13
Gospel: Matthew 11: 25-30
Key Verse: “I am meek and humble of heart” Matthew 11: 29
Readings: In our first reading the people are urged to rejoice because when their messianic leader comes, he will not come as a proud warrior, but a humble and gentle champion of peace. Paul says in romans that we have the Spirit living in us. With the help of the Spirit, we ca live lives that are worthy of our great dignity. The Gospel actually tells us that it is the little people, those who are humble and gentle of heart, who receive the blessings of Christ.
Reflection: Today’s Gospel in an answer to a very simple question: who is this Jesus we follow? What is he like? He tells us himself: he is meek, and humble of heart. There is a simplicity about this Gospel which speaks very clearly to tired hearts. Indeed, it is often the case that we overlook the simplicity of the Gospel message - which is why it is valuable to be as children, constantly wondering and marveling at the beauty and fascination of Jesus. How much God must love us: the message of salvation is so easy to receive; the promise is so welcome. This is a Sunday to wallow in the wonder of a God who is “kind and full of compassion.”
Praying: Father, slow me down and teach me to be gentle and humble of heart, so that I will find rest for my soul and this my year of commitment to You through your Son, my Lord in unity with the Holy Spirit.