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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Transfiguration of the Lord

18 Ordinary Time

                              August 6, 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             “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus ”                      Bulletin

 Entrance Hymn                                          1 John 3: 2; 2 Corinthians 3: 18                 

 P:  Beloved, we are God’s children now, what we shall be has not yet been

      revealed.  We do know that when it is revealed, we shall be like Him,

      for we shall see Him as He is.

 R:  All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being

      transformed into the same image from glory to glory as from the Lord

      Who is the Spirit.

 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                                                              Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14                   

 Responsorial Psalm                                                                         Psalm 97     

 R: The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

Second Reading                                                                    2 Peter 1: 16-19

Gospel Acclamations                                                            Matthew 17: 5c     

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C:   This is My Beloved Son with Whom I am well pleased, listen to Him.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                                 Matthew 17: 1-9  


 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            “For the Beauty of the Earth”                Bulletin


“Jesus is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and He sustains all things by His powerful word.”

                                                                                               Hebrew 1: 3a

Opening Hymn: “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus”

CC Hymnal 444 verses 1 & 4


Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne. Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone. Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood. Jesus out of every nation has redeemed us by His blood.


Alleluia! King eternal, Thee the Lord of lords we own; Alleluia! born of Mary, Earth Thy footstool, Heaven Thy throne: Thou within the veil hast entered, robed in flesh our great High Priest; Thou on earth both priest and victim in the Eucharistic feast.



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Closing Hymn: “For the Beauty of the Earth”

CC Hymnal 323 verses 1, 4 & 5


For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies,

For the love which from our birth, Over and around us lies.

Lord of all, to You we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.


For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child,

Friends on earth and friends above, For all gentle thoughts and mild.

Lord of all, to You we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.


For Thy Church, that evermore lifts its holy hands above,

Off'ring up on every shore Its pure sacrifice of love.

Lord of all, to You we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.



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


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsals Juniors 6:30 P.M. Seniors 7:30 P.M.


Sunday, August 13, 2017                          Assumption of Mary

Mission Collection


Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

Blessing of Flowers, Herbs and Harvest

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

Baptism of Braxon Anthony Baldelli, son of Nico Baldelli & Elizabeth Contrella

Deceased members of the +Contrella & +Szalankiewicz Families Int. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Contrella.


Sunday Ministry Schedule


     Today          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


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

     Greeters        M. Krusienski                         A. Fioravanti                     

     Lectors         Youth Team                            B. & L. Zaucha    

     Ushers          T. Kleckner & L. Ruozzi        J. Wagner

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Thomas Anthony Rajchel Jr. and Megan Marie Cline Rajchal who were united in Holy Matrimony Saturday.  May the blessing of God be upon our newlyweds always.


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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. Needed are pictures of weddings, baptisms and any other events celebrated. If you are willing to help, call Fr. Bruce.@ 412.276.5562.  We will begin sorting out pictures Saturday, August 26th at 10:00 A.M.


 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.

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. Although not found in Scripture, Church Tradition has observed August 15th as the date our Holy Mother’s earthly life ended.  (due to the village, the solemnity is being transferred to the 13th.) It has been the practice of Slavonic Catholics to adorn the Marian Altar with fresh flowers, harvested fruits and vegetables from the home gardens which are blessed by the Church.  Bring these gifts to the Church and place them on Mary’s Altar next Sunday in honor of this special solemnity of the Church.


SOCL Information

The SOCL 2017-2018 semesters will begin Sunday, September 10th.  The adult class will begin September 20th.  All parish children and teens should be registered. The curriculum for classes have arrived and teachers should take them home for study.  A SOCL workshop for the deanery will be held Saturday, September 30th at Holy Trinity Parish in Washington, PA beginning at 10 AM -2:00 P.M, lunch included. Deadline for registration is September 17th, let Fr. Bruce know if attending.


Upcoming:  Mark your calendars and more information will be forthcoming:  Spojnia Sunday, September 24th

                   SAMBS Pork Roast Dinner, September 24th.

                   Youth Vendor Sale September 30th-Venders needed.


We are over halfway to paying off our parish loan for our new organ.  Don’t forget to make your donation.  Envelopes are in the vestibule.

Thank You for your support.

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.

Finally all the pierogies are finished but we still need help!

      Transfiguration of the Lord


First Reading: Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14                               

Responsorial:  Psalm 97

Second Reading: 2 Peter 1: 16-19

Gospel: Matthew 17: 1-9  



    KEY VERSE: “This is my beloved Son in whom is all my delight, listen to

    him”.                                                                                           Matthew 17:5


   READINGS:  The Gospel of the Transfiguration of the Lord puts before our

   eyes the glory of Christ, which anticipates the resurrection and announces the

   divinization of man. The Christian community becomes aware that Jesus lead

s  it, like the Apostles Peter, James and John “up a high mountain by

   themselves” to receive once again in Christ, as sons and daughters in the

   Son, the gift of the grace of God: “This is my Son, the Beloved; he

   enjoys my favor. Listen to him”. It is the invitation to take a

   distance from the noisiness of everyday life in order to immerse oneself in

   God’s presence. He desires to hand down to us, each day, a Word that

   penetrates the depths of our spirit, where we discern good from evil,

    reinforcing our will to follow the Lord.


   REFLECTION: The Word became flesh to be our model of holiness: "Take

    my yoke upon you and learn from me." "I am the way, and the truth, and the

    life; no one comes to the Father, but by me." (Mt 11:29; Jn 14:6) On the

    mountain of the Transfiguration, the Father commands: "Listen to him!" (Mk

    9:7; cf. Deut 6:4-5) Jesus is the model for the Beatitudes and the norm of the

    new law: "Love one another as I have loved you." (Jn 15:12) This love

    implies an effective offering of oneself, after his example. We glorify God in

    our bodies through a self-offering configured to the Cross and consecrated in

     the glorified and risen Christ. He reveals his glory to strengthen us for our

     share in His suffering which comes with total rejection of evil.


    PRAYER:  Lord, let me hear your call so I will follow and find life in You,

     my Lord and Savior.