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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Easter 2 Low Sunday

        April 23, 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         “Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks”             Bulletin

 Entrance Hymn                                                                       Psalm 40: 2-4

  P: I waited, waited for the Lord; Who bent down and heard my cry, drew

      me out of the pit of destruction, out of the mud of the swamp, set my

     feet upon rock, steadies my steps.  Alleluia!

 R: And put a new song in my mouth, a hymn to our God.  Many shall look

      on in awe and they shall trust in the Lord. Alleluia!

 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                                                                         Acts 2: 42-47                              

  Responsorial Psalm                                                                     Psalm 118     

  R: Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love is everlasting.

  Second Reading                                                                     1 Peter 1: 3-9

 Gospel Acclamations                                                                 John 20: 29    

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C:   You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord;

         blessed are they who have not seen me, but still believe!

 R:  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                                    John 20:19-31  


 NICENE CREED                                                                            Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 5 (stand)                            Page 92

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                               Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                               Page 98


 EASTER BLESSING                                                                    Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN               “Christ is Risen”                                Bulletin

Christ Has Risen

Christ Has Risen Indeed!

Opening Hymn:   “Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks”

CC Hymnal 264, verses 1, 2, 3 & 5


Refrain:  Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord

Alleluia, alleluia give praise to His Name.


Jesus is Lord of all the earth;

He is the King of creation. (Refrain)


Spread the good news o’er all the earth

Jesus has died and has risen (Refrain)


We have been crucified with Christ;

Now we shall live forever.  (Refrain)


Come let us praise the living God

Joyfully sing to our Savior (Refrain)



Closing  Hymn: “Christ is Risen”

PNCC Hymnal 124


Christ is risen, sing O Christian, Wipe the tears of grief away

All who would now seek salvation, Come rejoice with us this day

//He has risen, Lord in glory, as He had foretold His vic’try

Alleluia, Alleluia, Let us sing forth alleluia//


Useless was the stone so heavy, which they used to seal the grave.

Unsuccessful were the sentries, keeping watch o’er One Who saves

//All for naught were their endeavor to contain the Mighty Victor, 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Let us sing forth Alleluia//


God Almighty, God of nature, reigns above all He has made,

Crushes walls, concedes no barrier, Rises boldly from the grave.

//Guards fall down in trepidation, motionless in fear before Him//

Alleluia, Alleluia, Let us sing forth, Alleluia//


Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, humbly we would ask of Thee

That we might know Thy salvation, and o’er death know victory,

//That we might come with Thy chosen and behold Thee, Lord of Heaven

Alleluia, Alleluia, Let us sing forth, Alleluia//


Sunday, April 23, 2017                                                   Easter 2

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Leo Gibala Int. Mr. & Mrs. Ted Gibala; +Stella Tamblyn Int. Caroline Skrtic

SOCL Classes                                                              10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                          10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Joseph Ferenac Int. John & Barbara Brown


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bible Class                                                                     5: 45 P.M.


Saturday, April 29, 2017                                            11:00 A.M.

PNU District 5 Quarterly Meeting

Holy Family McKeesport, PA


Sunday, April 30, 2017                                                   Easter 3

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Brian Lumseen; Int. Mrs. Martha Krusienski +Walter Walendziewicz; Int. Family and Friends  

SOCL Classes                                                              10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                          10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

Paint & Sip Afternoon                                                   1:00 P.M.

SOCL Lenten Food Drive Ends Today

A box for our annual SOCL Food drive can be found in the Church Vestibule.  All food items will be given to the McKeesport Intersection Food Bank. Thank you to all who brought food items during the Lenten Season and the Rosemary Pociask for coordinating the drive.

Sunday Ministry Schedule

     Today               8:30 A.M.                              11:00 A.M.         

     Greeters            M. Sleczkowski                     A. Fioravanti                         

      Lectors            Yellow Team                          B. & L. Zaucha    

      Ushers             D. Mantia & D. Newcamp     J. Wagner


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

     Greeters            M. Krusienski                        A. Fioravanti

     Lectors              Red Team                              B. & L. Zaucha  

     Ushers              W. Albeck & B. Griffith        J. Wagner  


Easter 2 Sunday Gospel Word Search

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 Our parish organ fund is  still ongoing.

If you haven’t made a donations, please do so.  Special envelopes can be found on the vestibule table in the nartex.  We are halfway there to paying off our loan.


Marian Devotions

Marian Devotions will begin May 1st with Mass & Crowning of our Holy Mother at 10:00 A.M. Litany to the Blessed Mother will be celebrated every Wednesday during May at 7:00 P.M

PNU District 5 Meeting

The quarterly meeting is scheduled for April 29th here at Holy Family.  The meeting will begin at 11:00 A.M. Branch 132 Spojnia members are encourage to attend.  A light luncheon will be provided.


Parish Flea Market

As we are spring cleaning and clearing out our basements and garages. Our parish youth will be sponsoring a flea market, May 13th on the parish grounds. Tables are available for $12.00 or just donate your items to the parish table.  Contact Patty Bagshaw, Kristen Korenoski or Jan Gibala after Mass for details.


Youth News

·        Our Diocesan Youth Retreat is scheduled for August 6-10, 2017 at the Whitehall Camp & Conference Center located in Emlenton PA. Bishop Mack asks for early commitment from those who will attend before he makes the down payment to the camp.  Ages to attend are 7 yrs. to 18 yrs. Older teens who would like to attend will be designated as junior chaperones.  Chaperones will be needed. Please contact Fr. Bruce for more information and if you plan to attend. 

·        Our diocese is looking for a Youth Minister to serve the diocese.  Those interested should contact Fr. Bruce.


YMS of R 3rd annual Golf Tournament is scheduled Saturday,

August 19th at Elma, NY.  For information call 716.875.6898 


Thank You to our Parish Choirs, choir director Carol Davelli and parish organist, Wendy Blotzer for the beautiful music; to our Sacristans and Acolytes, to our SAMBS Members, YMSR men & parish youth for their participation at Holy Week Services; Rosemary Pociask & Jan Gibala for coordinating the Palm Sunday Breakfast, Patty Bagshaw & Angie Jobes for the Easter Egg Hunt, Marian Sleczkowski & Kristen Korenoski for posting videos and pictures on Facebook; Dave Kost for maintaining the website and to all who decorated the altars and attended in worship. God bless you all. 

Year C – Second Sunday of 


             OF EASTER


First Reading: Acts 2:42-47
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 118
Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9
Gospel: John 20:19-31


KEY VERSE:  “They devoted themselves to breaking bread in their

                            homes”                                                       Acts 2:42


READING: After Easter, the apostles went out courageously and told the story of Jesus, his resurrection, and the Good News he brought. Many people believed the words, signs, and wonders of Jesus' followers. Together they broke bread, prayed, shared stories, and helped one another. Many sold their possessions and used the proceeds to help the less fortunate. The conversion described in Acts is joyful and dramatic. As we look closely at Peter's letter and John's Gospel, we see less joy and drama. Peter warns new Christians that it is not always easy to be a follower, but the bottom line is that our souls will be saved. We haven't realized yet what that means exactly. Its full impact will not be realized until we join Christ in heaven. John breaks into the story slowly. He begins by telling us that the apostles had gathered, frightened, in an upper room with locked doors. Jesus appears in the room and gently offers them peace. There's certainly excitement, relief, joy, tears of understanding as the miracle continues to unfold, but even this joy is quieted by Thomas' reluctance to believe what had transpired while he was gone. Still, the same conditions exist for the apostles and for us today as the early Christians found after Easter. We break bread, pray, share stories, and help one another.


REFLECTING: All the characteristics of the new church still hold true for us today. In the spirit of the peace Jesus offered the disciples and continues to offer us, we share the victory of the Cross. In the breaking of the bread, prayer, sharing stories, and serving one another, Jesus sends us out, clothed with the Holy Spirit, to proclaim the Good News.

PRAYING: Heavenly Father, grant me Your Spirit to be Your servant so I can complete Your Mission here on earth.