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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Ordinary Time 5

        February 5, 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

 Liturgy for the Sunday Ordinary 5


OPENING HYMN                  “Morning Hymn”                              Bulletin                        

Introductory Rite                                                                                Page 63

 Entrance Hymn                                                                     Isaiah 58: 3a, 4

 P:  Why do we fast, and You do not see it? Afflict ourselves and You take

       no note of it?

 R   Yes, your fast ends in quarreling and fighting, striking with wicked

       claw.  Would that today you might fat so as to make your voice heard

      on high!

 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 58: 7-10                          

  Responsorial Psalm                                                                       Psalm 112     

  R: The just man is a light in darkness to the upright.

  Second Reading                                                            1 Corinthians 2: 1-5     

 Gospel Acclamations.                                                                   John 8: 12                                 

 C:   Alleluia   

 R:   Alleluia 

 C:   I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will

        have the light of life.”

 R:   Alleluia 

 Gospel                                                                                Matthew 5: 13-16   


NICENE CREED                                                                               Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

OFFERTORY                                                                                    Page 73


 CANON                           Eucharistic Prayer 2                                 Page 82

THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                  Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                 Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                                Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN              “This Day God Gives Me”                  Bulletin



Opening Hymn: Morning Hymn

PNCC Hymnal 195 verses 1, 2, & 3


Lord this morn we raise our voices

As the world in song rejoices

All the works of Your creation

Join to sing in admiration.


You have formed us, God our Savior

Overwhelmed us with Your favor

Blessed with gifts beyond all measure

May we praise You now and ever.


At the moment, we awaken

We will call to God in heaven

When we call Him, He will hear us

When we seek Him His is near us.


 Closing Hymn: “This Day God Gives Me”

CC Hymnal #404


This day God gives me, strength of high heaven

Sun and moon shining, flame in my hearth

Flash of lightning, wind in its swiftness

Deeps of the ocean, firmness on earth.


This day God sends me, strength as my guardian

Might to uphold me, wisdom as guide.

Your eyes are watchful. Your ears are list’ning

Your lips are speaking, friend at my side.


God’s way is my way; God’s shield is round me,

God’s host defends me, saving from ill

Angels of heaven, drive from me always

All that would harm me stand by me still.


Rising I thank you, Mighty and strong One

King of creation, Giver of rest,

Firmly confessing, Three-ness of Persons

Oneness of God head, Trinity blest.



Sunday, February 5, 2017                            5 Ordinary Time

Confessions                                                             8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                               9:00 A.M.

+Mike Foster, Martha Turnbull, & Amy Helffrich Int. Abbey Foster; +Pearl Korenoski Int. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Tomkowitz.; +Edward Michael Piekielek (10th Ann.) Int. Steffania Piekielek & Family

SOCL Classes                                                             10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                         10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                   11:00 A.M.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                              5:30 P.M.

Bible Class                                                                5:45 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                                7:00 P.M.


Sunday, February 12, 2017                                Septuagesima

Mission Collection

Confessions                                                              8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                9:00 A.M.

+Kathleen Rosso Int. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Zurovcik; +Joseph Ferenac Int. Mrs. Mildred Kotulsky & Family

SAMBS Monthly Meeting                                         10: 15 A.M.

SOCL Classes                                                             10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                         10:15 A.M

Youth Meeting                                                            11:00 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                  11:00 A.M.


Youth Group

A short meeting will be held after SOCL Classes next Sunday to review programs that are in the planning stages for the year.  All parish youth should attend, parents are always invited. 


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             J. Lawrence & T. Kleckner     J. Wagner


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

     Greeters            M. Sleczkowski                     A Fioravanti

     Lectors             Youth Team                           B. & L. Zaucha

     Ushers              L. Ruozzi & T. Gibala           J. Wagner


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Still Collecting

We are still collecting used ink cartridges and phones for recycle; the monies collected go into the Mission /Evangelism Fund and aluminum cans which benefit our youth programing.  Please bring them and place in the receptacles provided. 

Spojnia Student Stipends

March 31st is the deadline for applications for student stipends issued by the Education and Youth Commission of the PNU.  These stipends are for members of the PNU for the past 5 years and are enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school. Applications are online:  www.pnu.org.  click on downloadable application or in the Church Book Rack.



The Polish National Union Fraternal offers many programs and benefits to its member via Insurance Policies, Credit Union Memberships, Educational Funds and Fraternal Activities.  Check out Spojnia’s website @ pnu.org or speak with Branch Secretary Henrietta Kleckner.


Music Scholarship Applications

Applications and requirements for the 2017 Scholarship Program can be downloaded nucscholarship@gmail.com.  Deadline for application is May 1, 2017. The National United Choirs thanks the Congregation of Holy Family Parish for their continual support of the Music Ministry of our Church and the Music Scholarship Program.


God’s Field/Rola Boza

The 2017-2018 subscriptions to are Church’s Official Publications are now being taken.  The yearly price has remained the same-$48.00.  Order forms are available in the Church’s Book Rack in the Vestibule.  To view monthly issues on line, go to PNCC.org and click onto God’s Field link.


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.




Year of Commitment

Commitment in the Church Today?

The subject of commitment runs through the whole Bible. If we take it out of the Bible, we won’t have any Bible left to read, for commitment lies at the heart of our relationship with God.

 People in our so-called free society are not interested in committing to God. The church’s failure to teach commitment has resulted in the dead churches all around us. Whenever the subject of commitment is raised, many would say the cost is too high!” To this one would answer, but commitment is taught everywhere in the Scriptures.

That is why we will consider the Bible to see what it says about commitment see for yourself what the Bible teaches about it.

The Bible teaches not just commitment but total commitment, both in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Total commitment is the foundation of our relationship with God. Commitment is sometimes stated explicitly, other times implicitly. In the latter case, the statement would make sense only in relation to commit­ment. If you remove the element of commitment from it, the sentence would lose its meaning.


Commitment means to Love God with our Whole Being

Let us look at a couple of explicit statements. Let us start with something familiar from the Old Testament, in Deuteronomy 6:5-7:

Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Whether you are asleep or awake, or outside the house or inside, you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. That is total commitment, plain and simple. That the Israelites are to love God with their entire being is repeated in Deuteronomy 11:13: So if you faithfully obey the commands—to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul ... this principle is reaffirmed in the New Testament, in the very teaching of Jesus Christ: And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Mt.22:37, ESV)


Therefore, in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, total commitment finds expression in loving the Lord our God with our whole being.


to be continued

Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:13-16    Fifth Sunday  

 Ordinary Times


First Reading: Isaiah 58: 7-10

Responsorial:  112

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5

Gospel: Matthew 5: 13-16



KEY VERSE: “You are the salt of the earth”; “You are the light of the world.”                                                                     Matthew 5:13; 15      


READING: Isaiah reminds us that if we live as God wants us to live; our lives will shine like the dawn. Paul reminds us that faith rests not on the wisdom of the human race but rather on the power of God. The Gospel reminds us that we are special people with a special purpose.  That we are to be beacons for the world to see is how we live each day. If we are to bring others to God, we must be God-like for all to see.

REFLECTING: While the world may seem to be very indifferent to Christianity most of the time, it can be very critical of Christians who do not seem to be following the most basic tenet of their faith – to be a people of “good deeds”, as Jesus teaches in today’s portion of the Sermon on the Mount. While we may sometimes feel indignant about the world’s criticism of our faults, we must remember that we are in a vital relationship with “the word” – we are to be its light. This means that we should welcome the world’s gaze and scrutiny of our actions and beliefs and we should, in a sense, be accountable to the world for the way we live. We should never be salt that loses its taste. This openness to the gaze of all is not for our own glory, however: it is so that others may find what we have found – their way to the Father.

PRAYING: Heavenly Father, I ask through prayer that You give me the power of the Spirit so I may be Your servant to fulfill my Christian requirements in our year of commitment so that I do not lose the salt nor light given to me as His disciple.


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