Holy Family Parish

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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                            14 Ordinary Time

                              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.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            “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

       on earth.

 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



 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


 NICENE CREED                                                                             Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 5                                         Page 92

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                Page 98


 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.

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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.                    


             14 ORDINARY TIME


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.