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 16, 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
15 ORDINARY TIME LITURGY
OPENING HYMN “Come Ye Thankful People Come ” Bulletin
Entrance Hymn Hebrew 4: 12, John 1: 14
P: Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-
edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and
marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
R: And the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we
saw His glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and
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 Isaiah 55: 10-11
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 65
R: The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.
Second Reading Romans 8: 18-23
Gospel Acclamations Matthew 11:25
C: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
C: The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower. All who come to
Him will have life forever.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Gospel Matthew 13: 1-23
SACRAMENT OF THE WORD
NICENE CREED Page 71
R: Lord, Hear our Prayer
CANON Eucharistic Prayer 2 Page 82
THE LORD’S PRAYER Page 95
COMMUNION Page 98
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
DISMISSAL BLESSING Page 100
CLOSING HYMN “Now Than We All Our God” Bulletin
Opening Hymn: “Come Ye Thankful People Come”
CC Hymnal 320 verse 2, 3, & 4
All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto God’s praise to yield
Wheat and tares together sown, unto joy or sorrow grown
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear
Lord of harvest grant that we, wholesome grain and pure may be.
For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take the harvest home
From the field shall in that day, all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last, in the fire the tares to cast,
But the fruitful ears to store in God’s garner ever more.
Even so Lord quickly come, to your final harvest home
Gather all your people in, free from sorrow, free from sin
There forever purified, in your presence to abide
Come with all your angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.
Closing Hymn: “Now Thank We All Our God”
CC Hymnal 321
Now Thank we all our God with hearts and hands and voices
Who wondrous things has done in whom his world rejoices
Who from our mothers’ arms hath blest us on our way
With countless gifts of love and still is ours today.
O may this gracious God through all our life be near us
With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us,
Preserve us in His grace and guide us in distress
And free us from all sin till heaven we possess.
All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given
The Son and Spirit blest, who reigns in highest heaven;
Eternal Triune God whom earth and heaven adore
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.
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.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsal: Juniors 6:30 P.M. Seniors 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Parish Monthly Council Meeting 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, July 22
PNU/PNCC Family Picnic 11:00 A.M.
Del Grosso Amusement & Water Park, Tipton, PA.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Ordinary 16
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Ministry Schedule
Today 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
Next Week 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters M. Krusienski A. Fioravanti
Lectors Yellow Team B. & L. Zaucha
Ushers D. Newcamp & W. Albeck J. Wagner
YMSR Steeler Raffle Tickets on Sale July 23rd
Banns of Marriage I
Thomas Anthony Rajchel Jr., son of Rev. Thomas Rajchel Sr. & Deanna (Davelli) Nemec and Megan Marie Cline, daughter of Roger & Tina (Peters) Cline. The Sacrament of Marriage will be soleminized August 5, 2017.
Pre-Village Pierogi Making
Our final pierogi making will be this week. Prep help will be needed late Wednesday afternoon; Thursday morning/afternoon and Friday. Call Steffi Coddington for times @ 412.672.5403
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-October 8th
We are looking for help in putting up display boards of photo’s through the years. We also are looking for VCR recorders for old tapes and an 8 MM Film projector for films. Call Fr. Bruce.
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
Information has been sent out. Please contact the following people to volunteer your services. A sign- up sheet will be available in the Parish Vestibule.
Booth Set Up/Take Down: Nicholas Jackson 412.897.1457
Potato Pancake Prep: Frank Pociask 724. 861.0759
Pierogi Prep and all other Food Items: Stephanie Coddington 412-672-
Stuffed Cabbage Prep & Booth Sales: Wanda Korenoski 412-461-1424
Lazy Pierogi & Haluski: Dee Dee Egan 412.427.8564
Transportation: Fred Angel Jr. 412.885.1963
Evening Prep: Father Bruce Sleczkowski 412.276.5562
Financial donations to defray costs and food supplies are always welcomed. Needed food supplies: River Rice, Campbell Tomato Soup, Flour (5lb or 10lb bags), Pepsi and diet Pepsi/soft drinks, water, small and regular sizes, and baked goods for the workers will be gladly accepted. Come and support Holy Family.
Help make our biggest fundraiser a success.
Polish Day at Kennywood August 1st
Check out Poster in Narthex for Information
Lajkoniki Dancers to perform at 5:00 P.M. in the park
15 ORDINARY TIME
First Reading: Isaiah 55: 10-11
Responsorial: Psalm 65
Second Reading: Romans 8:18-23
Gospel: Matthew 13: 1-23
Key Verse: The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” Matthew 13: 10
Readings: In our first reading, Isaiah wrote that God cares for the earth by sending rain to make it fruitful. He cared for us by sending us His word. This word is very powerful if we give it a chance. Paul tells us that the glory which awaits us in the next life far outweighs anything we could suffer in this life. Jesus compares the word of God to a see falling into the ground.
Reflection: The Gospel today is the beginning of a new section in Matthew, called “The Parabolic Discourse” - a section of parables Jesus tells the crowd, which we will read over the next three weeks. A parable is a story with a hidden meaning: we can easily remember the story, and gradually the true meaning becomes clearer and clearer. Today is a famous example: The Parable of the Sower. It is a story that would easily be understood by Jesus’s audience - people who lived in an agricultural economy. Jesus uses their understanding to make an important teaching about the message he has brought: it is like a seed that is thrown out and received in different ways - the ideal is when the seed finds good soil, and produces a crop that can be seen and harvested: so, the ideal listener to the word is one who allows it to lodge in the heart, but also produces a visible result. What is the harvest we should yield, when we have heard the word?
Praying: Father, may the Word I receive be kept close to my heart so I may live in Your presence through Christ my Lord.
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