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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                           16 Ordinary Time

                              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.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      “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



 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  


 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                     “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.

@ 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.

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.

Tickets Prices

$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.

          16 Ordinary Time


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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