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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Father’s Day

                              June 18, 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


        Celebrating Mass 50 years on Eden Park Boulevard




OPENING HYMN           “At That First Eucharist ”                      Bulletin

 Entrance Hymn                                                              Wisdom 16: 20-21                  

  P:   Lord You nourished Your people with food of angels and furnished

        them bread from heaven, ready to hand, untoiled for, endowed with all

        delights and conforming to every taste.

 R:    For this substance of Yours revealed Your sweetness towards Your

         children, and serving the desire of him who received it, was blended to

         whatever flavor each one wished.

 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                                                   Deuteronomy 8: 2-3, 14-16                    

  Responsorial Psalm                                                                     Psalm 147     

  R: Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

 Second Reading                                                      1 Corinthians 10: 16-17


 Gospel Acclamations                                                                    John 6: 51  

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C:   I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord:

        whoever eats this bread will live forever.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                                      John 6: 51-58  


 NICENE CREED                                                                             Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 2                                         Page 82

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                Page 98


 EASTER BLESSING                                                                     Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN              “Shepherd of Souls”                            Bulletin


      Opening Hymn: “At That First Eucharist”

CC Hymnal 452


Refrain:  Thus may we all one Bread, one Body be;

Through this blest Sacrament of Unity.


At that first Eucharist, before you died

O Lord you prayed that all be one in you;

At this our Eucharist again preside

And in our hearts your law of love renew. R:


For all your church, O Lord, we intercede;

O make our lack of charity to cease;

Draw us the nearer each to each we plead,

By drawing all to you, O Prince of Peace.  R:


We pray for those who wander from the fold;

O bring them back, Good Shepherd of the sheep,

Back to the faith which saints believed of old,

Back to the Church which still that faith does keep. R:



Zion, praise your Savior. Praise your Savior. Praise your leader and shepherd in hymns and canticles. Praise him as much as you can, for he is beyond all praising and you will never be able to praise him as he merits.

But today a theme worthy of particular praise is put before us — the living and life-giving bread that, without any doubt, was given to the Twelve at table during the holy supper.

Therefore, let our praise be full and resounding and our soul’s rejoicing full of delight and beauty, for this is the festival day to commemorate the first institution of this table.

At this table of the new King, the new law’s new Pasch puts an end to the old Pasch. The new displaces the old, the reality the shadow and light the darkness. Christ wanted what he did at the supper to be repeated in his memory.

And so we, in accordance with his holy directions, consecrate bread and wine to be salvation’s Victim. Christ’s followers know by faith that bread is changed into his flesh and wine into his blood.

Man cannot understand this, cannot perceive it; but a lively faith affirms that the change, which is outside the natural course of things, takes place. Under the different species, which are now signs only and not their own reality, there lie hid wonderful realities. His body is our food, his blood our drink.

And yet Christ remains entire under each species. The communicant receives the complete Christ — uncut, unbroken and undivided. Whether one receive or a thousand, the one receives as much as the thousand. Nor is Christ diminished by being received.

The good and the wicked alike receive him, but with the unlike destiny of life or death. To the wicked it is death, but life to the good. See how different is the result, though each receives the same.

Last of all, if the sacrament is broken, have no doubt. Remember there is as much in a fragment as in an unbroken host. There is no division of the reality, but only a breaking of the sign; nor does the breaking diminish the condition or size of the One hidden under the sign.

Behold, the bread of angels is become the pilgrim’s food; truly it is bread for the sons, and is not to be cast to dogs. It was prefigured in type when Isaac was brought as an offering, when a lamb was appointed for the Pasch and when manna was given to the Jews of old.

Jesus, good shepherd and true bread, have mercy on us; feed us and guard us. Grant that we find happiness in the land of the living. You know all things, can do all things, and feed us here on earth. Make us your guests in heaven, co-heirs with you and companions of heaven’s citizens. Amen. Alleluia.


Closing Hymn: “Shepherd of Souls”

CC Hymnal #447


Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless, Your chosen pilgrim flock

With manna in the wilderness, with water from the rock.


We would not live by bread alone, but by your word of grace

In strength of which we travel on, To our abiding place.


Be known to us in breaking bread, but do not then depart,

Savior abide with us and spread your table in our hearts.


Lord, sup with us in love divine; Your body and Your blood

That living bread, that heav’nly wine, be our immortal food.




Sunday, June 18, 2017                                        Corpus Christi 

Father’s Day

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

Prayers for Father’s both living and dead

Father’s Day Breakfast after Mass


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsal: Juniors 6:30 P.M. Seniors 7:30 P.M.


Sunday, June 25, 2017                                            Ordinary 12 

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Carl Kijowski Int. SAMBS; +Dorothy Kovacic Int. Parish Choirs

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Joseph Ferenac Int. Robert and Diane Grant.

The annual breakfast honoring our Fathers is scheduled after today’s Mass.  Everyone is invited.  Come down to the hall and enjoy a delicious breakfast compliments of the SAMBS organizations.  Our Choirs will be giving all men a tomato plant and other gifts will be presented during the breakfast.

Sunday Ministry Schedule

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

     Greeters        C. Trumpe                                     No                       

      Lectors         Yellow Team                              Mass    

      Ushers          J. Trumpe & J. Lawrence        Scheduled

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

     Greeters         M. Sleczkowski                       A. Fioravanti                     

     Lectors           Red Team                                B. & L. Zaucha    

     Ushers           T. Kleckner & L. Ruozzi         J. Wagner


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The Holy Family Youth Group invites all Parish members to an evening of fellowship, Sunday, July 9th with the Washington Wild Things Baseball team.  Price of ticket is $8.00 Parking Pass is $3.00.  We can have a tailgate before the game at the Parish Hall, please contact Patty Bagshaw @ (412) 953-5123 if interested! Would like to wrap tickets up by June 18, 2017!


Diocesan Youth Retreat

Registration Forms are available for this year’s Youth Retreat The youth retreat is scheduled for August 6-10, 2017 at the Whitehall Camp & Conference Center located in Emlenton PA. Ages to attend are 7 yrs. to 18 yrs. Parents should encourage their youth to attend this great program provided by our diocese.


50th Anniversary Celebration

On October 8th-Solemnity of the Christian Family, we will be celebrating our 50th year at our present worship site with a Mass of Thanksgiving and Brunch. We are looking for any pictures, videos, etc. through the years that were celebrated in the parish.

Contact Fr. Bruce.  Volunteers who would like to help will be greatly appreciated. 


PNU District 5/PNCC Outing Saturday July 22nd

Del Grosso Park Tipton, PA

Discounted All-Day-Fun-Pass: $21.95

PNU children free (age 16)

Adults $9.50 non PNU Children $8.50

Includes Rides, Water Park, & Buffet Dinner Contact Henrietta Kleckner (724) 863-6715 

Check out the poster in the Church Vestibule for additional information.  Everyone’s invited.


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First Reading: Deuteronomy 8: 2-3; 14-16                                   

Responsorial:  Psalm 147

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10: 16-18
Gospel: John 6: 51-58


Key Verse: “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.”                 John 6: 53

Readings: Moses ask the people to recognize their need for God’s help during the Exodus.  Just as a family table naturally draws the members together, so does Christ’s table help us grow into the one family of God.  Paul explains this truth in our second reading.  As the Gospel writer John records, Jesus in the Eucharist is real food for our lives.

Reflection: The Eucharist “the Body and Blood of Christ” is a mystery with so many layers and a depth that takes more than a lifetime to penetrate. It is not just a thing that we receive, however reverently, it is a person, a relationship, a belonging and a transformation that we consume, that becomes part of us: Receive what you are “the Body of Christ”. The readings invite us to reflect on how our celebration of the Eucharist brings Christ’s words to our reality: “who eats my flesh and drink my blood lives in me and I live in him.”  The people of the Old Testament had God living in their midst, walking with them on their journey, feeding and nourishing them with the gift of manna from heaven. Jesus walks with us, not looking on from afar, journeying in communion with us, living within us, as we eat and drink the gifts he extends from the Last Supper. And as Saint Paul reminds us, our communion with the One Christ is also a communion with each other. God lives in us as the Church, as we become His Body.

Praying:  Father, let us pray that as we go from this table to our work, Christ may be taken with in our thoughts, our hopes and our courage to do His will.