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
26th Ordinary Time
October 1, 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 Custodian412.678.7347 The Holy Family
Celebrating Mass 50 years on Eden Park Boulevard
26th Sunday Ordinary Time Liturgy
OPENING HYMN “Praise to the Lord the Almighty” Bulletin
Entrance Hymn Hebrews 13: 20-21
P: May the God of peace, furnish you with all that is good, that
you may do His will.
R: May He carry out in you what is pleasing to Him through
Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory forever (and ever). Amen.
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 Ezekiel 18: 25-28
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 25
R: Remember Your mercies O Lord.
Second Reading Philippians 2: 1-11
Gospel Acclamations John 10:27
C: My sheep hear My voice, says the Lord; I know them and
they follow Me.
Gospel Matthew 21: 28-32
SACRAMENT OF THE WORD
NICENE CREED Page 71
R: Lord, Hear our Prayer
CANON Eucharistic Prayer 4 Page 88
THE LORD’S PRAYER Page 95
COMMUNION Page 98
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
DISMISSAL BLESSING Page 100
CLOSING HYMN“Lord of All Nations Grant Me Grace” Bulletin
“For with the Lord is kindness, and with Him is full redemption.” Psalm 130: 7b
Opening Hymn: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
CC Hymnal 305 verses 1, 2 & 4
Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation,
O my soul praise Him, for He is your health and salvation,
Come all who hear, brothers and sisters draw near,
Praise Him in glad adoration!
Praise to the Lord above all things so mightily reigning,
Keeping us safe at His side and so gently sustaining;
Have you not seen all you have needed has been?
Met by His gracious ordaining.
Praise to the Lord O let all that is in us adore Him,
All that has life and breath come now with praises before Him
Let the Amen sound from His people again
Gladly with praise we adore Him.
Closing Hymn: “Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace”
CC Hymnal 306 verses 1, 2 & 5
Lord of all nations grant me grace
To love all people, ev’ry race
To see each mortal as I ought
My kindred whom Your love has bought.
Break down the wall that would divide
Your children Lord on ev’ry side
My neighbor’s good let me pursue
Let Christian love bind warm and true.
With Your own love may I be filled
And by Your Holy Spirit willed,
That all whose lives are touched by mine,
May know Your healing touch divine.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 26 Ordinary Time
Confessions 8:30 A.M.
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
+Stella Tamblyn Int. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Zurovcik; +Eleanor Sharik Int. Ken & Teresa Piotrowski
Fellowship Hour 10:00 A.M.
SOCL Classes 10:15 A.M.
SAMBS Meeting 10:15 A.M.
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
+Joseph Ferenac Int. Mr. & Mrs. Dan Shay
Monday, October 2, 2017
Post Village Meeting 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Bible Class 5:45 P.M.
Chopin Choir Rehearsal 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Blessing of Animals 10:00 A.M.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 Solemnity-Christian Family
50th Anniversary Celebration of Parish Site
Confessions 9:30 A.M.
Holy Mass 10:00 A.M.
Brunch 12:00 P.M.
Rock Run Inn at Butler’s Golf Course, Elizabeth PA
There will be only one Mass celebrated at 10 AM next week so that we all can worship together as a Christian Family and celebrate our parish’s milestone of 50 Years.
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 10:00 A.M.
Greeters M. Sleczkowski
Lectors Youth Team
Ushers D. Mantia & R. DeLong
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 A.M. Parish Parking Lot
26th Sunday Gospel Word Search
SAMBS Pork Loin Dinner
Saturday, October 21st
Children 12 and under $7.00
Dinner will be served
from 4 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Eat in or Take out
50th Anniversary Information
We will celebrate 50 years in our present worship site on October 8th the Solemnity of the Christian Family with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10 A.M. (one Mass only) followed by a Parish Brunch at the Butler’s Golf Course and Rock Run Inn. Buffet includes appetizers, English style baked cod, stuffed chicken breasts, green beans & mushrooms and roasted fingerling potatoes. Costs: $20 for adults and $7:00 for children. A short video program highlighting our 50 years will be presented. For reservations call Janis Gibala @ 412.678.7347. Jan will be in the vestibule to take reservations after Mass today. Deadline is today and make your reservations for there cannot be any additions after today.
Hurricane Harvey/Irma Relief
Holy Family will be partnering with the Pittsburgh base Brother’s Brother Foundation in conjunction with Gleaning for the World organization in Lynchburg, VA in helping the victims of these deadly hurricanes. Requested are all types of school supplies. Special buckets are available. Donations will be accepted until October 31, 2017.
A special concert will be presented by our Choirs with guest organists and singers on Saturday, October 28th at 5 PM. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. A free will collection will be taken benefiting our parish organ fund during the concert. Come and enjoy and invite family and friends.
Upcoming Pierogi Sales
Our Fall Pierogi sales are scheduled for October 13th, November 17th and December 1st. We will have a special pierogi making session on November 3rd, no sale but to have make extra pierogies so we can fill more orders that will be purchased for the holidays. Mark these dates on your calendars and support our pierogi program.
The annual religious forum will be held Sunday, October 15th at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Lilly, PA. Hospitality begins at 2:00 P.M. A liturgical service will begin at 3:00 P.M. followed by the forum and dinner. Tickets are $10 for the dinner. All women of our parish are invited to attend sponsored by the Sub-Central SAMBS.
PNU District 5 Meeting & Seminar-October 28th
A reminder that the meeting will begin at 10:30 A.M. followed by the Seminar by PNU CFO John Andrzejewski, hosted by Branch 132. All PNU members are encouraged to attend this very informative seminar.
Volunteers to help serve dinner is requested.
26th Sunday Ordinary Time
First Reading: Isaiah 55: 6-9
Responsorial: Psalm 145
Second Reading: Philippians 1:20-24, 27
Gospel: Matthew 20: 1-16
Key Verse: " In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1: 5
Readings: Ezekiel reminds us that God tells us something we tend to forget; the good life is not only a matter of turning away from our sins, but also a turning to the good and doing good. Our second reading tells us what it means to be a Christian -possessing a Christlike attitude towards life where the paschal mystery is at the heart of it all. Jesus in the Gospel warns us that, for our Heavenly Father as for us, actions speak louder than words.
Reflection: Once a sinner, always a sinner. That seems to be the attitude of the self-righteous in the first reading and the Gospel; they object that God is unjust, because he gives sinners another chance. But God tells them quite clearly that such attitudes are the real injustice - to allow prejudice and hardness of heart to come between repentance and forgiveness. The words of Christ in the Gospel must have struck a chill into the hard hearts of the so-called righteous chief priests - even today they can make us stop and think: Prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you. All our outward show matters little, if it does not correspond with what is deep in our hearts; all our words are meaningless, if they do not correspond with the way we live our lives.
Praying: Heavenly Father, we pray that You will help us make our attitude towards others be like Your Son’s attitude. May we become better servants so that our daily actions will speak louder than words. This we pray trough Your Son, our Lord.