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 23, 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
16 ORDINARY TIME LITURGY
OPENING HYMN “Come Ye Thankful People Come ” Bulletin
Entrance Hymn Psalm 86: 5-6
P: Lord, You are kind and forgiving, most loving to all who call on You.
R: Lord, hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help.
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 Wisdom 12: 13, 16-19
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 86
R: Lord, You are good and forgiving.
Second Reading Romans 8: 26-27
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 13: 24-43
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 “Ode to Joy” Bulletin
We welcome Fr. Joseph Mazurkiewicz today as our guest celebrant while Fr. Bruce is away. Fr. Joseph has been incarnated into our Church and has been used as a supply priest in our diocese. Show him and his family our special Holy Family hospitality.
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: “Ode to Joy”
PNCC Hymnal 228 verses 1, 3, & 4
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love.
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee, praising Thee their sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.
Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest,
Well- spring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest.
Thou art Father, Christ our brother; all who live in love are Thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.
Mortals join the mighty chorus, which the morning stars began,
Father love is reigning o’er us; Brother love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music lifts us sunward, in the triumph song of life.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Ordinary 16
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsal: Juniors 6:30 P.M. Seniors 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
PNU District 5 Quarterly Meeting 11:00 A.M.
Holy Family Parish
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Ordinary 17
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
+Blanche Lagesse & +Evelyn Sleczkowski Int. Lagesse & Sleczkowski Families
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
+Mary Zaucha (20th Ann.) Int. Antoinette Fioravanti
Sunday Ministry Schedule
Today 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
Next Week 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters C. Trumpe A. Fioravanti
Lectors Red Team B. & L. Zaucha
Ushers W. Griffith & G. Jobes J. Wagner
SOCL Faculty Workshop, September 30, 2017 Holy Trinity Parish, Washington, PA. The Workshop begins at 10 A.M. till 2:00 P.M. Lunch will be provided. Mark your calendars.
Banns of Marriage II
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.
Diocesan Youth Retreat
To date we have no one registered from our parish to attend this year’s Youth Retreat. Our parish subsidizes all attendees. 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. We do not want to lose this great program of our diocese.
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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. If you are willing to help, 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.
Polish Day at Kennywood Tuesday, August 1st
The park opens at 11 AM and the Polish Kitchen opens at Noon. Our
Holy Family Lajkoniki Dancers will perform at 5:00 P.M. in the park on the Kennywood stage in front of Noah’s Ark. Polka Dancing to Ray Jay & the Carrousels.
$24.00 ages 3-54- they can be used any day during the park season.
$14.00 ages 55-69- they can be used any day during the park season.
$11.00 age 70+ with coupon. Can only be used August 1st. Payment made
at the park entrance.
For tickets and coupons call Betty Kolano @ 412.371.1827
YMSR Annual Ticket Raffle
Win 2 tickets to all the home games. Ticket price $20.00 and only 250 raffle tickets will be sold. Four numbers per ticket based on the PA evening daily lottery. Drawing September 11th. Sellers are needed. See Frank Pociask after Mass.
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. Prep work begins Sunday afternoon and Monday and during the village.
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- 5403
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.
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First Reading: Wisdom 12: 13,16-19
Responsorial: Psalm 86
Second Reading: Romans 8:26-27
Gospel: Matthew 13: 24-43
Key Verse: “Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.” Matthew 13: 24
Readings: From our first reading, God is the only one who has both the knowledge and the power to root out evil people if He so desired. Our reading talks about His leniency and how we out to imitate it. Paul wrote that sometimes when we pray to God we don’t even seem to be able to find the right words to express what is in our minds. It doesn’t matter. God still understands. The Church and indeed the world is like a field in which wheat and weeds grow side by side until they are separated at the harvest time.
Reflection: There is no room in a good field for weeds and rubbish: so, in the Kingdom of Heaven, there is no room for “all things that provoke offences, and all who do evil”. They must be got rid of, for the sake of the good wheat, for the sake of the good subjects of the kingdom. But this weeding out will not take place until harvest time - in case one piece of good wheat is destroyed with the weeds. This shows the mercy of God: everyone has chance after chance to prove that they are wheat, not darnel; there are no quick judgements in the kingdom of heaven, and things are never as black and white as we think. Only at the end of time will evil stand out clearly, so that it can be disposed of, and only the Son of Man can judge.
Praying: Heavenly Father, we are like seeds planted by You in the same field. Help us to grow towards what You call us to be as we celebrate our Year of Commitment to You and the Church. Hear our prayers through Your Son, Jesus our Lord.
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