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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                           15 Ordinary Time

                              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

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 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      “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



 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  


 NICENE CREED                                                                             Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 2                                         Page 82

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                Page 98


 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.


15 Sunday Ordinary Time Gospel Word Search

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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.

@ 412.276.5562


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.