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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                              July 30, 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          “Jesus, My Lord and Savior ”                 Bulletin

 Entrance Hymn                                              Proverbs 2: 6-7; Wisdom 7:7                 

 P:  For the Lord gives wisdom, from His mouth come knowledge and

       understanding; He has counsel in store for the upright.  He is the shield

       of those who walk honestly.

 R:  Therefore, I prayed and prudence was given me; I pleaded and the

       Spirit of Wisdom came to me.

 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                                                                   1 Kings 3: 5, 7-12                   

 Responsorial Psalm                                                                      Psalm 119     

 R: Lord, I love Your commands.

Second Reading                                                                  Romans 8: 28-30

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: 44-52  


 NICENE CREED                                                                             Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 4                                         Page 88

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                              Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN               “This Day God Gives Me”                Bulletin


“Happy the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding.”                                         Proverbs 3: 14

Opening Hymn: “Jesus My Lord and Savior”

English Hymnal Vol. 1 #31


Jesus my Lord and Savior, here would I worship Thee

All that I have I give thee, for Thou did die for me,

Here in this bread of heaven, here in this Host Divine

Thanksgiving, praise and honor be every moment Thine

All my vain pride I humble, all my poor soul I give

Unto my Lord and Savior, that with Him I may live.


Sing now my soul in gladness with all the host above

Sing of my dearest Jesus, sing of His precious love

In praise and adoration, I would my soul uplift

And join in sweet communion, receiving Heaven’s gift,

O Sacrament most holy, O Bread of Heav’n divine

Come to my soul so sinful, come cleanse this heart of mine


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Closing Hymn:  “This Day God Gives Me”

CC Hymnal #404 verses 1, 2, & 3


This day God gives me, strength of high heaven

Sun and moon shining, flame in my hearth

Flash of lightning, wind in its swiftness

Deeps of the ocean, firmness on earth.


This day God sends me, strength as my guardian

Might to uphold me, wisdom as guide.

Your eyes are watchful. Your ears are list’ning

Your lips are speaking, friend at my side.


God’s way is my way; God’s shield is round me,

God’s host defends me, saving from ill

Angels of heaven, drive from me always

All that would harm me stand by me still.



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


Saturday, August 5,  2017

Rajchal/Cline Wedding Nuptials                                  1:300 P.M.


Sunday, August 6, 2017               Transfiguration of the Lord                     


Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Angelo Tarli (13th Ann.) Int. Mrs. Josephine Tarli & Family

+Helen Korch Int. Joanne & Jim Dorazio

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Sr. Carleen Richards and +Sr. Estelle Murphy Int. Mrs. Josephine Rencewicz


Sunday Ministry Schedule


     Today          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


    Next Week    9:00 A.M.                               11:00 A.M. 

     Greeters        M. Sleczkowski                      A. Fioravanti                     

     Lectors          Yellow Team                         B. & L. Zaucha    

     Ushers           J. Trumpe & J. Lawrence      J. Wagner



Banns of Marriage III

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.  Date of Drawing is September 4th. Sellers are needed.  See Frank Pociask after Mass.

2017 International Village

August 15-17, 2017

 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: 1Kings 3: 5, 7-12                               

Responsorial:  Psalm 119

Second Reading: Romans 8:28-30

Gospel: Matthew 13: 44-52  




Key Verse: Therefore, every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”                     Matthew 13: 52


Readings:  From the First Book of Kings, we read where King Solomon was told by God that he could have anything he wanted.  All he had to do was ask.  Solomon asked God for the gift of Wisdom so that he could govern well.  In our lesson and second reading from Paul, we are told that those who love God can turn everything to their spiritual advantage.  Our Gospel this week reaffirms that what God offers us is worth everything we have.  The question is:  are we prepared to pay the necessary price for it, such as commitment and sacrifice?  


Reflection: What a gift it is, to be able to recognize the true value of things, and choose those which will last forever and bring us true happiness! Solomon, renowned for wisdom, can make the right choices when offered the chance to have anything he wants. What would we choose? The parable in the Gospel tells us that, in a sense, the choice is already before us: we can see the kingdom of heaven waiting for us: it is of greater value than anything else, and so all our hearts should be set on it. Nothing should stand in our way.


Praying:  Heavenly Father, after the example of Solomon, we ask for the gift of wisdom, so that as we continue our earthly pilgrimage, we may recognize what is truly valuable so that we do not lose our place in Your Kingdom.  This we pray through Your Son, Jesus our Lord, and by the Holy Spirit given to us.



EVERY SUNDAY 9:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.