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

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Third Sunday in Lent

        March 19, 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

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 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

3rd Sunday in Lent Liturgy


OPENING HYMN                   “People, My People”                        Bulletin                        

Introductory Rite                                                                                Page 63

 Entrance Hymn                                                   Psalm 42: 2-3; Psalm 63:2

 P:  As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for You, O

      God.  My thirst for God, the living God.  When can I go and see the face

      of God?

 R   O God, You are my God-for You I long!  For You my body yearns; for

      You my soul thirst like a land parched, lifeless and without water.

 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                                                                        Exodus 17: 3-7                           

  Responsorial Psalm                                                                         Psalm 95     

  R: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

  Second Reading                                                              Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8     

 Lenten Acclamations I                                                             John 4: 42,15                                 

 C:   Glory and praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.   

 R:   Glory and praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.   

 C:   Lord, You are truly the Savior of the world; give me living water, that

       I may never thirst again.

 R:   Alleluia 

 Gospel                                                                                        John 4: 5-42  


NICENE CREED                                                                               Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

OFFERTORY                                                                                    Page 73


 CANON                           Eucharistic Prayer 4                                 Page 88

THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                  Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                 Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                                Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN                    “Lord Forgive”                               Bulletin


Attend Lenten Services

Opening Hymn: “People My People”

PNCC Hymnal # 94, verses 1, 2 & 15


People my people, how have I betrayed you?

How have I grieved you, how could I have failed you?

For I have saved you from the might of Pharaoh

But now you lead me to the cross to suffer.


People my people, how have I betrayed you?

How have I grieved you, how could I have failed you?

For I have raised you over ev’ry nation

Now you would have me bear shame and crucifixion.


We are Your people Lord, shamed into confessing;

Lord, we have wronged You so; we have scorned Your blessing.

Now turn us back to You.  Lift our desolation.

Comfort Your aching heart, end our separation.









Closing Hymn: “Lord Forgive:

English Hymnal Vol. 1 # 12 verses 1, 2, & 4


Refrain:  Lord forgive us when we fail Thee,

                    Lord forgive when we betray Thee, Lord forgive.


On the cross for the sins of man, our Lord was crucified.

On the cross, ‘mid great pain and suffering He bled and died


From the cross, filled with mercy, our dear Lord looked down on us.

From the cross, torn with sorrow, yet He would forgive us.


To the cross, all our love and hope we trust on Calvary.

To the cross, we would give our life, our hearts, our all to Thee.



Sunday, March 19, 2017                                                  Lent 3                         

Holy Mass                                                                9:00 A.M.

+Helen Korch (3rd Ann.) Int. Janet & Bill Korch; +Pearl Korenoski Int. Carol Davelli

SOCL Classes                                                             10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                         10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                   11:00 A.M.

+Josephine Kijowski (9th Ann.) Int. Kijowski & Egan Families.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017                            

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                              5:30 P.M.

Bible Class                                                                5:45 P.M.

Bitter Lamentations I                                                    7:00 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                                7:30 P.M.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Stations of the Cross                                                     7:00 P.M.

Readers: Annunciation Bell & Chopin Choirs


Sunday, March 26, 2017                                                 Lent 4                         

Holy Mass                                                                9:00 A.M.

+Agnes Zajdel Int. Mr. & Mrs. Ted Gibala; +Mary Mowrey Int. Annunciation Bell & Chopin Choirs

SOCL Classes                                                              10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                          10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                   11:00 A.M.

+Wladyslaw Barczyk & Adela Wolak Int. Bozena Kijowski

Lajkoniki Reorganizational Meeting                            2:00 P.M.


Pierogi Sale This Week

Help will be needed as we hold our 2nd Lenten Pierogi Sale this week.  Wednesday late afternoon food prep; Thursday food prep and Friday pierogi pinching and sale.  We have been receiving large orders, so we can use all the help possible.

Stations of the Cross- Reading Schedule

March 24, 2017-Annunciation Bell & Chopin Choir Members

March 31, 2017-YMSR Members

April 7, 2017-SOCL Students & Faculty


Sunday Ministry Schedule

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

     Greeters            M. Krusienski                         A. Fioravanti              

      Lectors            Yellow Team                           B. & L. Zaucha      

      Ushers             L. Ruozzi & T. Gibala             J. Wagner


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

     Greeters            M. Sleczkowski                    A Fioravanti

     Lectors              Red Team                             B. & L. Zaucha

     Ushers               G. Jugan & S. Tadajski        J. Wagner


3rd Sunday in Lent Gospel Word Search

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2016 Parish Stewardship Report

If you would like a copy of your 2016 Parish Stewardship for tax purposes, please contact Fr. Bruce at 412.276.5562 or email him @bsleczkowski@aol.com.

Homemade Chocolate Easter Egg Sales

Order forms are in the parish vestibule or contact any SAMBS member.  There will be a variety of 1 lb. Easter Eggs at $10.00 each.  All orders are requested today.


SOCL Lenten Food Drive

We have begun our annual Food drive which will benefit the McKeesport Intersection which provides an onsite meal program and food pantry. Needed are nonperishable items: Pasta,
Pasta sauce, cereal, peanut butter, jelly and paper products. That year they provided more than 14,000 meals. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Palm Sunday Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Palm Sunday Breakfast will be held after the 9:00 A.M. Mass, April 9th, (there is only one Mass scheduled on Palm Sunday) Donation:  Adult $10.00, Child $5.00.  The SOCL/Youth Group children will be free. This is the same as last year. For catering purposes, reservations are requested.  Please call Rosemary Pociask @ 724.861.0759 or Jan Gibala @412.678.7347. The Easter Bunny will be present for the children/teen Easter Egg Hunt. Patty Bagshaw and Angie Jobes will be coordinating the egg hunt this year. Reservation forms will be available in the Vestibule.



  Pisanki-Easter Egg Decorating

Do you want to learn how to decorate these beautiful unique Easter Egg?   Come Sunday April 2nd.  Everyone is invited and the event is free of charge. You can also bring your friends. You will be surprised how easy it is to make these beautiful Easter Eggs. 

50th Parish Celebration

We will be celebrating our 50th year in celebrating the Eucharist in our present worship site on Sunday, October 8th Feast of the Christian Family with Mass at 10 AM followed by a luncheon at a place to be determined. Help and suggestions are being asked to give ideas as to how we want to celebrate this milestone.  Please contact any one of our Parish Council members with ideas as more information will be forthcoming.


2017-2018 Branch 70 YMSR Committee

During their March 5th meeting; the following were elected to serve on the Board:  President Frank Pociask; Vice President Gary Coddington; Financial Secretary/Treasurer David Kost; Recording Secretary Donald Newcamp and Sgt. at Arms Dennis Crouch.  Branch 70 welcomed new member David Mantia and is encouraging all men age 18 and above to join the men’s club of Holy Family Parish.


          Looking Ahead

Palm Sunday                      April 9th

Maundy Thursday              April 13th

Good Friday                       April 14th

Holy Thursday                    April 15th

Easter Sunday                   April 15th   

Afternoon Paint and Sip     April 30th

First Communion                May 7th

Parish Flea Market            May 13th

Mother’s Day Breakfast     May 14th

Baccalaureate Mass          May 28th

Memorial Day Mass           May 29th


Always check out the Narthex Bulletin Board for Community Information and events.

Women At The Well Coloring Page on a well of coloring sheets           Third Sunday in Lent


First Reading: Exodus 17:3-7

Responsorial:  Psalm 95

Second Reading: Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8

Gospel: John 4: 5-42



KEY VERSE: “Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst.”                                                                              John 4:14


READINGS: In the First Reading the Israelites are grumbling about the lack of fresh water. They threaten Moses with stoning and even want to go back to Egypt. God does provide the necessary water in abundance and in a miraculous way. However, God would like to do more and give more but they do not ask because their faith is weak. Jesus promises to give unending living water, a gift of the Holy Spirit. The woman is so taken with what Jesus is telling her that she runs off, leaving her water jar and calls her neighbors to come and listen to the man who knows all about her. Paul realizes that the “water” that the Israelites wanted and the woman at the well wants and needs is “the love of God that has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit." We who are baptized in and through Jesus Christ have a spring of living water within us waiting to be tapped and yet, many of us do not realize it or make use of it.


REFLECTING: The remarkable conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman by the well, the theme is water - which gives life, which cleanses, which is so necessary. We, the baptized are invited to reflect on what all this means. But more necessary than the water which gives life is the water which gives eternal life - the water of baptism, the water flowing from Jesus’ side on the cross. We often take our baptismal vows lightly, not recognizing the importance.  We let less important things dominate our life, forgetting what is truly important, the eternal life. We should take our Lenten opportunity to reflect on what baptism has given us, and what God has done for us in this gift.


PRAYING: Heavenly Father, let me see the importance of the vows I have made to you.  Help me not renege on my promises.