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


Ordinary Time 2

        January 15, 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

 Liturgy for the Sunday Ordinary 2


OPENING HYMN                 “Baptized in Water”                         Bulletin                        

Introductory Rite                                                                              Page 63

 Entrance Hymn                                                                         Isaiah 42: 1                            

 P:  Here is My Servant Whom I uphold, My chosen One with Whom I am


 R:  Upon Whom I have put My Spirit; He shall bring forth justice to the


 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



  First Reading                                                                    Isaiah 49: 3, 5-6                          

  Responsorial Psalm                                                                       Psalm 40     

  R:  Here am I Lord; I come to do Your will.

  Second Reading                                                          1 Corinthians 1: 1-3     

 Gospel Acclamations.                                                       John 1: 14a, 12a                                 

 C:   Alleluia   

 R:   Alleluia 

 C:   The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us.  To those who

        accepted Him, He gave power to become children of God.

 R:   Alleluia 

 Gospel                                                                                     John 1: 29-34   


NICENE CREED                                                                               Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

OFFERTORY                                                                                    Page 73


 CANON                           Eucharistic Prayer 3                                 Page 84

THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                  Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                 Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                                Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN                  “Go Make of All Disciples”             Bulletin


We welcome Ms. Mary Ann Warholak as guest organist while our organist Wendy Blotzer is recuperating from surgery.  Thank you, Mary Ann.

Opening Hymn: “Baptized in Water”

Tune: “Morning Has Broken”


Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,

Cleansed by the blood of Christ our King.

Heirs of salvation, trusting His promise,

Faithfully now God’s praise we sing.


Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,

Dead in the tomb with Christ our King.

One with His rising, freed and forgiven,

Thankfully now God’s praise we sing.


Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,

Marked with the sign of Christ our King.

Born of one Father, we are His children,

Joyfully now God’s praise we sing.


Closing Hymn: “Go Make of All Disciples”

CC Hymnal 374


Go make of all disciples, we hear the call O Lord 
That comes from You our Father, In Your eternal Word 
Inspire our ways of learning, through earnest fervent prayer 
And let our daily living, Reveal You everywhere


Go make of all disciples, baptizing in the name 
Of Father Son and Spirit, from age to age the same 
We call each new disciple, to follow You O Lord 
Redeeming soul and body. By water and the Word.


Go make of all disciples, We at Your feet would stay 
Until each life's vocation, accents Your holy way 
We cultivate the nature, God plants in every heart 
Revealing in our witness, the Master Teacher's art.


Go make of all disciples, we welcome Your command 
Lo I am with you always, we take Your guiding hand 
The task looms large before us, we follow without fear

In heaven and earth Your power, shall bring God's kingdom here.




Sunday, January 15, 2017                                              2 Ordinary Time

Confessions                                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Dr. Donald Mushalko Int. Mr. & Mrs. Terry Kleckner; +Helen Korch Int. Ms. Barbara Gojdiuk

SOCL Classes                                                                              10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                                          10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Frances Strawniak Int. Ms. Rosemarie Twork

Baptism of Madison Judith Kapral


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bible Class                                                                                      5:45 P.M.                                                             


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Parish Council Meeting                                                                  7:30 P.M.                                                                                


Sunday, January 22, 2017                                              3 Ordinary Time

Confessions                                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Catherine Tondera Int. Mrs. Helen Popovic; +Dorothy Kovacic Int. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Contrella

SOCL Classes                                                                              10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                                          10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Joseph Kijowski Int. Mr. & Mrs. George Jugan


A special envelope for the Savonarola Theological Seminary can be found in the 2016 Stewardship Envelopes for the Solemnity of the Humble Shepherds. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


The 2016 Financial Books have been closed.  Please use the 2017 Envelopes for the envelope numbers change each year and we do not want anyone to lose credit in their stewardship. Remember that the Diocesan Development Fund was increased to $40 at the October Synod.


Don’t forget to donate towards our Organ Fund.  We are half way to be paying off our loan for the purchase.

If you have any special requiem anniversary date that you would want to reserve for the 2017 year, please contact Fr. Bruce so they can be recorded in the parish ordo.


Sunday Ministry Schedule


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

     Greeters            M. Krusienski                         A. Fioravanti               

      Lectors             Youth Team                           B. & L. Zaucha      

      Ushers              D. Crouch & J. Bagshaw       J. Wagner


    Next Week         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


2 Ordinary Time Word Search

Wordsearch Ordinary 2A.jpg (1167×592)


Epiphany Home Visitations.

If you would like to have your home blessed for 2017 during the Epiphany Season, please make arrangements with Fr. Bruce @412.276.5562. Blessed chalk, incense, charcoal and home blessing ritual can be found by the Nativity in the sanctuary.


Parish Ministries Year of Commitment

We have various ministries in our parish.  Be it singing or playing bells in the choirs, lectors, acolytes, ushering, cooking etc.  We also have organizations that worships our Lord in their services, such as the SAMBS, YMSR and Youth.  Ministries can be found in working around the parish worship center with little odd and ends such as polishing the liturgical appointments to prayer blankets.  A Mission & Evangelism Committee is being formed.  We have something for everyone. Speak with Father and he will direct you to a ministry that would utilize your God given gifts.


My 2017 New Year’s Resolution…

To Make Smart Financial Decisions…

The PNU Can Help!

Start the New Year off right by thinking smart about your finances. The Polish National Union can help. Here is just some of what the PNU can offer you.

Mortgages, Life Insurance, College Stipends

Spojnia Credit Union Membership Endowments Annuities


The Polish National Union…has something for everyone!

Family of 5 – We can help. Grandparents of 8 – We can help

Widow/Widower – We can help Divorced with Children – We can help Single – We can help College Student – We can help regardless of your status in life, we offer many ways to provide financial security for you and your family.  Contact Henrietta Kleckner@ 724.863.6715 or call the PNU Head Office at 1.800.724.6352 for more information.


Parish Sympathies

Holy Family Parish extends it love and sympathies to Susan Kelley upon the recent death of her husband Craig.  Memorial services were held Thursday.  Eternal rest grant to him O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.


Music Scholarship Sunday

Sunday, January 29th has been designated as Music Scholarship Sunday.  Scholarships are awarded to aspiring musicians and vocalists throughout the Church to help in their studies.  Holy Family has benefited with many awards to our applicants over the years and continues today. 2016 Scholarship awards were given to our own Hannah Jobes and Tyler Bagshaw.  Applications and requirements can be found in the Church Bookrack in the vestibule. 

Year of Commitment

Into Your hands, O God, we commend ourselves and all who are dear to us.  Fill us with the Holy Spirit and strengthen us for the work You have given us to do.  May we complete that work with glad hearts.  As we serve and walk before You, help us to live in holiness and righteousness all our days.  We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.                             PNCC Prayer book

Questions for Prayerful Reflection:
What is our commitment to Christ and His Church?
Do we pray daily?  Before all our meals?  Often?
Do we attend Holy Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist regularly?
Is our spiritual commitment to Christ reflected in the choices we make daily?
Do we read God's Word on a regular basis?
Do we perform the spiritual works of mercy in our lives?


The Spiritual Works of Mercy

To instruct the ignorant
To correct offenders
To counsel the doubtful
To comfort the sorrowful
To suffer injuries with patience
To forgive offenses and wrongs
To pray for the living and the dead


Welcome:  We welcome Madison Kapral to the Christian faith upon her baptism during today’s 11:00 A.M. Mass.  Madison is the daughter of Matthew and Michelle (Piekielek) Kapral.  We also welcome Richard & Mary Jo Karnash and Family and Kathleen Guy who have taken membership in Holy Family Parish.  Extend your Christian fellowship to our new parishioners.


Week of Christian Unity begins January 18th.  May we offer our prayers each day for the unity in Christ as we continue His work in the world. The idea of this special week is that we work together in faith and prayer for the benefit for all.


Baptism Holy Spirit. Artist:Second Sunday  

Ordinary Times



First Reading: Isaiah 49: 3, 5-6

Responsorial:  40

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 1-3

Gospel: John 1:29-34



Key     Verse:  "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of

            the world"                                                                 John 1: 29.


Readings:  In our first reading, Isaiah recounts his call by God and that he will proclaim God’s salvation to the ends of the earth.  The primary theme is the call of God to serve others.  One message that stands out boldly in Paul letter is his statement that he was called to be an apostle of Christ and was called to serve others.  The Gospel gives an account of the baptism of Jesus and we see the beginning of the Trinitarian theology and the divinity of Christ.


Reflections:  There is no break between Christmas and Ordinary Time, one flows almost seamlessly into the other through the Baptism of Jesus. We ended our Christmas Season thinking about the revelation of the Son of God, people realizing who this Jesus of Nazareth was and this continues today, as we interject a passage from Saint John before we begin our weekly reading through Saint Matthew’s Gospel. New Year is about beginnings, and as we return to the beginning of Our Lord’s public ministry there is a sense of something exciting about to happen; even though we know the story, we dive into it once more, like returning to a favorite novel or film. So, it is with joy that we stand in the country of the river Jordan, and recognize Jesus of Nazareth as the Chosen One of God, who offers himself to do God’s work.

PRAYING: Almighty God, You have chosen to restore all things in Your Beloved Son.  Grant that through the reception of this Eucharist, we may submit to the gentle yoke of His loving rule. We pray through Christ our Lord.