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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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

19 Ordinary Time

                              August 13, 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      “Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above ”       Bulletin

Blessing of Flowers, Herbs & Harvest Bounty

 Entrance Hymn                                          Revelations 12: 1; Psalm 98: 1a                       

 P:  A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with

      the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

 R:  Sing a new song to the Lord, Who has done marvelous deeds.

 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                                                         Revelation 11: 19a, 10ab                   

 Responsorial Psalm                                                                         Psalm 45     

 R: The Queen stands at Your right hand, arrayed in gold.

Second Reading                                                       1 Corinthians 15: 20-27                   

Gospel Acclamations                                                                

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C:   Mary is taken up to heaven; a chorus of angels exults.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                                     Luke 1: 39-56  


 NICENE CREED                                                                             Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                            Eucharistic Prayer 5                               Page 92

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                               Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN               “O Most Virtuous”                              Bulletin


 “Behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.  The

  Mighty One has done great things for me. “        

                                                                       Luke 1: 48b-49


Opening Hymn: “Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above”

CC Hymnal 419


Hail holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria,

Hail Queen of mercy and of love, O Maria,

Triumph all ye Cherubim, Sing with us, ye Seraphim,

Heav’n and earth resound the hymn, Salve, Salve, Salve Regina.


The cause of joy to all below, O Maria,

The spring through which all graces flow, O Maria,

Angels all your praises bring, earth and heaven with us sing,

All creation echoing, Salve, Salve, Salve Regina.


O gentle loving holy one, O Maria,

The God of light became your Son, O Maria,

Triumph all ye Cherubim, Sing with us, ye Seraphim,

Heav’n and earth resound the hymn, Salve, Salve, Salve Regina.



Closing Hymn: “O Most Virtuous”

CC Hymnal 420


O most virtuous and most pious,

Dearest maiden sweet Mary,

Mother affectionate, Virgin inviolate,

Intercede and pray for us O Mary.


Our protection and consultation,

Virgin mother, good Mary,

What e’er our souls desire, May you help us to acquire,

Intercede and pray for us O Mary.


See our powerless in our hopelessness,

Aid us, save us  Mary,

Wipe away the tears we shed, heal us of our grief and dread,

Intercede and pray for us O Mary.


Maiden look on us, mother, care for us,

Hear our pleas O Mary,

Balm and our surety, gateway to divinity,

Intercede and pray for us O Mary.



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, August 20, 2017                                         Ordinary 20    


Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Roland Reynolds Int. Mrs. Frances Palko; +Mary Mowrey Int. Brian & Neil Stahurski

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Paul Yonek Int. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Yonek


Sunday Ministry Schedule


     Today          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


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

     Greeters        C. Trumpe                              A. Fioravanti                     

     Lectors         Yellow Team                          B. & L. Zaucha    

     Ushers          D. Crouch & J. Bagshaw        J. Wagner


Jesus invested His life in yours-

Have you shown any interest?

We welcome  Braxon Anthony Baldelli son of Elizabeth Contrella & Nico Baldelli to the Christian Faith as he will be baptized during today’s 11 A.M. Mass.

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 Steeler 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.

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.

Organ Fund

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.

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. Call Patty Bagshaw @724.864.5475


We are still collecting used ink toners, cell phones.  Please bring them to the special box located I the Church Vestibule. 


2017 International Village

August 15-17, 2017

     International Village has already begun.  We have set up our Food Booth and are now beginning the food prep.  Today, from 11:00 A.M. till we will scald the cabbage, chop onions, peel potatoes etc.  At 1:00 P.M. the Lajkoniki Dance Troupe will begin the Potato Pancake Batter. Monday, we will continue in the food prep.  Work begins at 8 A.M.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will begin at 7:00 A.M.  Help in every area will be needed in the hall and in the booth.  Work continues till 9:00 P.M. So, come after work if you can. 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. Please contact the following people to volunteer your services.  A sign- up sheet is 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- 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


Our Lajkoniki Dance Troupe will perform Thursday Evening at 7:00 P.M.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


First Reading: Revelations 11: 19, 12: 1-6, 10                               

Responsorial:  Psalm 45

Second Reading: I Corinthians 15: 20-26

Gospel: Luke 1: 39-56  



    KEY VERSE:Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you

    will bear!”                                                                                         Luke 1: 42


    READINGS:  From our first reading, Mary, the mother of Jesus was at the

    very center of the struggle between the powers of evil and the powers of

    good.  However, the Father took special care of her and her child.  Paul wrote

    in our second reading that Jesus is the new Adam who undoes all the harm

    done by the old Adam. We see that Mary is the new Eve who undoes the

    harm done by the old Eve.  Our gospel tells us that Mary had no doubt about

    the importance of the role she had been given by God.  However, she gave all

    the credit and glory to God.


    REFLECTION: We know that we owe our redemption to the sacrificial

    death of Jesus.  Still we must not forget the part that Mary played in the

    drama of our salvation.  Without her there would not have been a Savior. We

    love and honor her not just because she is the mother of Jesus but because of

    what she has done and still does for us. Mary the humble maid of Nazareth

    shared the life, passion, and death of Jesus that she now shares His glory. 

    We too are called to share in the Glory of our Savior, but we must first

    Share in His life and death.  Mary, our Mother will help us in the moments of

    Our weaknesses, discouragement and failure.


    PRAYER:  Hail Mary, full of grace. the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou

     among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary

     Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death


            Holy Family Parish is counting on our younger generation

          to continue our mission. Our future depends upon your

          participation for growth.  Become involved and invite

          your unchurched friends to Mass.