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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28th Ordinary Time

                  October 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 Custodian412.678.7347                                           The Holy Family



Celebrating Mass 50 years on Eden Park Boulevard



28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgy


PROCESSIONAL HYMN     “Hymn of Faith”                  Bulletin

Entrance Hymn                                              Psalm 80:9-10; 12-13                                  

 P:  You brought a vine out of Egypt; You drove away nations and

      planted it.  You cleared the ground; it took root and filled the


 R:  It sent out boughs as far as the sea, shoots as far as the river.

      Why have You broken down the walls, so that all who pass by

       pluck its fruit?

 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                                                          Isaiah 25: 6-10a                   

 Responsorial Psalm                                                            Psalm 23     

 R: I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Second Reading                                      Philippians 4:12-14. 19-20                  

Gospel Acclamations                                          Ephesians 1: 17-18              

 C:   Alleluia,

 R:   Alleluia,

 C:   May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of

        our hearts, so that we may know what is the hope that belongs

        to our call.

 R:   Alleluia.  

 Gospel                                                                   Matthew 22: 1-14


 NICENE CREED                                                                 Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                        Eucharistic Prayer 2                       Page 82

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                    Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                    Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                  Page 100

RECESSIONAL                  “A Living Faith”                     Bulletin




Opening Hymn: “Hymn of Faith”

PNCC Hymnal #1 verses 1, 2, & 4


To Thee we come before our God, before Thine altar, Father.

Thou knowest best our yearning hearts this supplication answer.

Lift up from want Thy people, Lord, bless us O God, O Father,

bless our toil.


We ask thee not for bliss in life, nor golden treasures splendor

But that we enter in the strife, Christ’s Kingdom to engender

Lift up from sin Thy people, Lord, and strengthen us,

O Father bless our toil.


Under Thy Cross we stand prepared, to serve Thee with devotion

Be it with sweat of blood or tears or humble resignation.

For we Thy people are, O Lord save us O God,

O Father, bless our toil!



Closing Hymn: “A Living Faith”

CC Hymnal # 331


Faith of our fathers, living still, in spite of dungeons fire and sword; O how our hearts beat high with joy, whene’er we hear that glorious word.

Faith of our fathers, holy faith, we will be true to you till death!


Faith of our mothers, daring faith, your work for Christ is love revealed, Spreading God’s word from pole to pole, making love known and freedom real,

Faith of our mothers, holy faith, we will be true to you till death!


Faith of our brothers, sisters too, who still must bear oppression’s might, raising on high in prisons dark, the cross of Christ still burning bright,

 Faith for today, O living faith, we will be true to you till death.


Faith born of God, O call us yet, bind us with all who follow you,

Sharing the struggle of your cross, until the world is made anew.

Faith born of God, O living faith, we will be true to you till death. 




Sunday, October 15, 2017                 28 Ordinary Time

Confessions                                                        9:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        10:00 A.M.

+Dorothy Kovacik Int. SAMBS; +Anthony Davelli (10th Ann.) Int. Mrs. Carol Davelli & Family

SOCL                                                               10:15 A.M.

YMSR Meeting                                                10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.

+Thomas Zaucha (3rd Ann.) Int. Mrs. Bonnie Zaucha

and Family

SAMBS Religious Forum                                 3:00 P.M.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lilly, PA


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bible Class                                                          5:45 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                      7:00 P.M.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                    6:30 P.M.

Parish Council Meeting                                      7:30 P.M.  


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Diocesan Council Meeting                               10:00 A.M.

Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA


Sunday, October 22, 2017                 29 Ordinary Time

Confessions                                                        9:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        10:00 A.M.

+Charles Korch (21st Ann.) Int. Mrs. Rosemarie Korch & Family ; +Caroline Przywarty Int. Mrs. Sophie Bondi

+ Joseph Kijowski (4th Ann.) Int. Dee Dee Egan & Family

SOCL                                                               10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.



Sunday Ministry Schedule


Today              9:00 A.M.                          11:00 A.M.

Greeters     M. Krusienski                        A. Fioravanti

Lectors       Red Team                              B. & L. Zaucha

Ushers        D. Newcamp & W. Albeck   J. Wagner   


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

Greeters     C. Trumpe                             A. Fioravanti                       

Lectors      Yellow Team                         B. & L. Zaucha    Ushers       B. Griffiths & G. Jobes         J. Wagner


28th Sunday Ordinary Time Gospel Word Search


SAMBS Pork Loin Dinner

Saturday, October 21st


Adults $10;

Children 12 and under $7.00

Dinner will be served

from 4 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

Eat in or Take out


Organ Dedication Concert

A special concert will be presented by our Choirs with guest organists and singers on Saturday, October 28th at 5 PM. and you are all invited. 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. Let us fill the pews for this special event.


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.


Our neighbor, the Free Hungarian Reform Church will be holding their annual Autumn Luncheon Bingo Nov. 4th.  Tickets $25.00.  Call 412.672.7298 for tickets and information.


Hurricane Relief Collection

We will still be collecting school supplies in our hurricane relief program.  This special collection will conclude October 31st


All Saints & All Souls Days

All Saints and All Souls will be celebrated Nov. 1 & 2 with Mass at 7:00 P.M.  Wypominki (Remembrances) envelopes can be found in your stewardship envelopes. Fill them out and give to Fr. Bruce by October 31st.



50th Anniversary

We celebrated a wonderful day last Sunday as a Christian Church Family with Mass and Luncheon.  Thank you to the Parish Council for their help and support.  Janis Gibala with our Council women selected our luncheon venue and delicious menu.  Also to our Parish Choirs for the beautiful music. Kudos to Marian Sleczkowski putting together the slide shows depicting the past 50 years, which we enjoyed and brought back many memories.    God bless you all as we now set sight on our 100th Anniversary in 2021.


Sarris Christmas Candy Sale

Our annual SOCL Candy sale is underway.  Order forms can be found in the Church Vestibule. This candy sale benefits the financial supply needs of our School of Christian Living. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Polishfest ‘17

This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Medieval Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania” on Sunday, November 12th from Noon to 5:00 P.M. at the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning in Oakland.  Our Lajkoniki Dancers will be performing and there will be many venues featuring Polish Food, Medieval Crafts, Folk Music, Crafts, KID’s Craft Korner, and many, many more interesting Cultural Exhibits. Admission is free and proceeds benefit Nationality Room Scholarship Fund.


PNU Education & Youth Commission Raffle

Raffle Tickets are available in the Vestibule.  Proceeds benefit the College Stipend Program of the PNU which has benefitted many of your college students through the years.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.



28th Sunday Ordinary Time


First Reading:  Isaiah 25: 6-10a

Responsorial:  Psalm 23  

Second Reading:  Philippians 4: 12-14, 19-20

Gospel:  Matthew 22: 1-14



Key Verse: "Invite everyone you can find to the wedding."

          Matthew 22: 9


 Readings: The prophet Isaiah tells us of the Old Testament expectations of God’s ultimate victory over sin in the world.  Paul, writing to the Philippians, speak for Christians who realize that material possessions-whether we have them or not-count little as long as we have God.  Jesus tells us that all persons, good and bad, are invited to belong to the Church, and that the only requirement is a willingness to wear our wedding garments.


 Reflection: The parable of the banquet is a link between the Gospels of recent weeks (which have as their theme: ‘Just who is going to be saved?’) and the looking forward to the end times which will follow. The big danger is complacency: we are baptized, we go to Church, we’ve got our invites to the wedding. But when the big day comes, will we be ready for it? Or will our thoughts be on the other things of life? Jesus speaks of himself as the Bridegroom, and today points out to the chosen people that they are in danger of missing the celebration. Our faith is that the Bridegroom will come again; let us be careful that the same parable is not addressed to us.


Praying:   Let us pray that we will always be faithful to the covenant vows we have renewed this morning as we confess our sins, partake of the eucharist as a meal to future glory and commit to the Creed we pronounce, the basis of our faith.  This we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns in unity with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.  Amen.