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
20 Ordinary Time
August 20, 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.com
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
20TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME LITURGY
OPENING HYMN “Come Unto Jesus ” Bulletin
Entrance Hymn Baruch 5:5; Psalm 122: 1-2
P: Up Jerusalem! Stand upon the heights; look to the east and see your
children gathered from the east and the west at the word of the Holy
One, rejoicing that they are remembered by God.
R: I rejoice when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord. And
now our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem.
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
LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading Isaiah 56: 1, 6-7
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 67
R: God, let all the nations praise You!
Second Reading Romans 11: 13-15, 29-32
Gospel Acclamations Matthew 4: 23
C: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
C: Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom and cured every disease
among the people.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Gospel Matthew 15: 21-28
SACRAMENT OF THE WORD
NICENE CREED Page 71
R: Lord, Hear our Prayer
CANON Eucharistic Prayer 2 Page 82
THE LORD’S PRAYER Page 95
COMMUNION Page 98
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
DISMISSAL BLESSING Page 100
CLOSING HYMN “All Creatures of our God and King” Bulletin
“Turn to Me and be safe, all the ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other!” Isaiah 45: 22
Opening Hymn: “Come Unto Jesus”
PNCC Hymnal 180
Refrain: Lo, the vision wondrous to behold
He would save us from this sinful world
To heaven’s blessed glory untold
O dearest Lord we come!
Come unto Jesus, Come while you may
Hear how He calls you, come now this day
How He does love you, follow His way,
Gently He calls you come:
Come O my child now, come heed His call
Give Him your heart, your love and your all
He shall uplift you, lest you should fall
Gently He calls you come!
Come fallen sinner, come while you may!
Christ will accept you, do not delay!
Tears of repentance He wipes away,
Trust in Him only, Come!
Closing Hymn: “All Creatures of our God and King”
CC Hymnal 300 verses 1 & 7
All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing
O burning sun with golden beam
And silver moon with softer gleam
Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia!
Let all things their Creator bless
And worship God in humbleness,
O praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three in One!
Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia!
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
Saturday, August 26, 2017
50th Anniversary Picture Sort 10:00 A.M.
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Ordinary 21
Youth Fund Collection
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
+Anthony Palko (6th Ann.) Int. Mrs. Frances Palko; +Dr. Donald Mushalko Int. Mrs. Mildred Kotulsky
SOCL Faculty Meeting 10: 15 A.M.
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
+Joseph Ferenac Int. Mr. Ray Sobczak
Next Sunday there is a special envelope for the youth activities of our parish and National Church. Your support is greatly appreciated to entire the various programs.
Holy Family offers its prayers and sympathies to the Jugan Family upon the recent passing of +Gladys Jula, sister of George Jugan. Eternal rest grant to her Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.
HELP IS JUST A PRAYER AWAY
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.
Sunday Ministry Schedule
Today 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
Next Week 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters M. Sleczkowski A. Fioravanti
Lectors Red Team B. & L. Zaucha
Ushers D. Mantia & R. Delong J. Wagner
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. and help with putting videos
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. If you haven’t been able to sell your tickets, please return them so we try to sell them.
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.
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
Spojnia Sunday, September 24th
SAMBS Pork Roast Dinner, September 24th.
Youth Vendor Sale September 30th-Venders needed. Call Patty Bagshaw @724.864.5475
International Village was a wonderful success this year, not because we financially did exceptionally well, but because God blessed us with many old and new faces volunteering their time and talents. The display of Christian attitudes and fellowship were evident as a Church should be, even when unexpected glitches occurred, they were all handled with calm and reserve. Our coordinating chairs did a great job each day making sure we could live up to our Polish Booth reputation of delicious food and smiling service. Check out our parish Facebook, highlighting each day. God bless all who made everything work.
20th Sunday Gospel Word Search
In our holy National Catholic Church, the month of August is a
special one because we focus on our Youth. Youth Sunday is celebrated on
August 27th this year. As we continue in our Year of Commitment - what is
our commitment to our youth? Do we keep them in our prayers? Do we
support them in their efforts to live and spread the faith to their
peers? Do we encourage them to have important roles in the ministry of
our parish? Do we equip them with tools to learn and cherish our
Christian Catholic faith?
Remember what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said about the youth (Mark 9:33-37):
Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”
Let us pray. Loving and kind Father, because You created us
in Your image and likeness and determined that one generation should follow
another to continue life, keep in Your tender and steadfast care the youth of
the Church. May they come to know and understand that true happiness can
be attained when they live in harmony with Your teaching. May they, like
our Lord and Savior in His youth, grow “in wisdom and in years, and in divine
and human favor.” Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
First Reading: Isaiah 56: 1, 6-7
Responsorial: Psalm 67
Second Reading: Romans 11: 13-15, 29-32
Gospel: Matthew 15: 21-28
Key Verse: “O woman, great is your faith.” Matthew 15:28
Readings: Isaiah speaks to "insiders" and "outsiders." It reminds us that salvation is not contingent on membership in a chosen people. Rather, it depends on a person's attitude of faith. In the second reading, we find Paul speaking of a remnant, a recurring theme throughout the ancient Scriptures. Paul emphasizes that the prophets have continued to announce that no matter what befalls God's people, God will save a remnant. Paul sees this as a divine gift, a gift of life out of death. Matthew uses this event to explain how Jesus' mission of salvation is not a parochial one. Rather, the evangelist wants to make it abundantly clear that Jesus' mission is one that extends beyond the house of Israel to the ends of the earth and to all its people. Matthew wants us to understand that membership in the chosen people is neither enough nor essential. What is enough, what is essential is active faith.
Reflection: Let us reflect upon who Jesus came to save. He came for all people, underlining the “will” of His Father. We should think about what God through His Son has and is doing for our salvation. What we must do is respond in a prayerful way to recognize Jesus among us and His gift to us. Are we employing the essential of an active faith in our daily living? This is what we must employ within ourselves.
Praying: Heavenly Father, You gave us Your Son Jesus to show us the way to all healing and strength. Jesus is our passage to heaven. May we always keep faithful to Your commandments and follow Your Son each day for Jesus is Your way, truth and life to everlasting glory.
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