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 4-Good Shepherd Sunday

First Holy Communion

        May 7, 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



PROCESSIONAL HYMN        “Come Unto Jesus”                     Bulletin

 Entrance Hymn                                            Ezekiel 34: 31; Psalm 79: 13                  

  P: You, My sheep, you are the sheep on My pasture, and I am your God,

       says the Lord God.  Alleluia!

 R:  Then we, Your people and the sheep of Your pasture, will give thanks

       to You forever; through all generations we will declare Your praise.


 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: 14, 36-41                              

  Responsorial Psalm                                                                        Psalm 23     

  R: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

  Second Reading                                                                   1 Peter 2: 20-25

 Gospel Acclamations                                                                  John 10: 14               

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C:   I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know My sheep and mine

        know Me

 R:  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                                     John 10: 1-10  


 NICENE CREED                                                                            Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 2 (stand)                            Page 82

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                               Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                               Page 98


 EASTER BLESSING                                                                    Page 100

 RECESSIONAL HYMN   “Sing with All the Saints in Glory”     Bulletin


Christ Has Risen

Christ Has Risen Indeed!

Processional Hymn: “Come Unto Jesus”

PNCC Hymnal 180


Refrain:  Lo, the vision wondrous to behold

He would save us from this sinful world

To heaven’s blessed glory untold, O dearest Lord we come!


Come unto Jesus, Come while you may

Hear how He calls you, come now this day

How He does love you, follow His way,

Gently He calls you come: R:


Come O my child now, come heed His call

Give Him your heart, your love and your all

He shall uplift you, lest you should fall

Gently He calls you come! R:


Come fallen sinner, come while you may!

Christ will accept you, do not delay!

Tears of repentance He wipes away,

Trust in Him only, Come! R:


Recessional Hymn: “Sing with All the Saints in Glory”

CC Hymnal 262


Sing with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song.

Death and sorrow earth’s dark story; to the former days belong.

All around the clouds are breaking; soon the storms of time shall

cease. In God’s likeness, we awaken; knowing everlasting peace.


O what glory far exceeding; all that eyes has yet perceived.

Holiest hearts for ages pleading, never that full joy conceived.

God has promised Christ prepares it, there on high our welcome waits,

Ev’ry humble spirit shares it, Christ has passed the e’ternal gates.


Life eternal O what wonders, crowd on faith what joy unknown.

When amidst earth’s closing thunders, saints shall stand before the throne.

O to enter that bright portal, see that glowing firmament

Know with you O God immortal; Jesus Christ whom You have sent.




Sunday, May 7, 2017                            Good Shepherd Sunday

First Holy Communion

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Charles Korch (Birthday Ann.); Int. Mrs. Rosemarie Korch; +Mary Mowrey; Int. Bozena & Matthew Kijowski; +Philip Kotulsky (Birthday Ann.) Int. Mrs. Mildred Kotulsky & Family.   

SOCL Classes                                                              10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                          10:15 A.M. Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M

SAMBS Sub-Central Meeting                                       3:00 P.M. Holy Trinity Parish, McKees Rocks, PA

Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsal: Juniors 3:00 P.M; Seniors 4:00 P.M.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                                5:30 P.M.

Bible Class                                                                     5: 45 P.M.

Rosary/Marian Devotions                                               7:00 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal following service


Saturday, May 13, 2017                                               8:00 A.M.

Flea Market


Sunday, May 14, 2017                                                   Easter 5

Mother’s Day

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

Prayers for all Mothers of our Parish and Family both living and dead.

Mother’s Day Breakfast following Holy Mass

There will be no Mass scheduled for 11: A.M.

May Devotions every Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.

                       Come and pray

First Holy Communion

Two of our parish children, Samantha Zaucha and Mason Jobes will be receiving Jesus today for the first time in the Holy Eucharist. Keep them in prayer as they continue and grow in their Catholic Faith.


Sunday Ministry Schedule

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

     Greeters            C. Trumpe                                     -                 

      Lectors            Yellow Team                         Fr. Bruce    

      Ushers             J. Trumpe & T. Kleckner      J. Wagner


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

     Greeters            M. Sleczkowski                          No  

     Lectors             Youth Team                               Mass    

     Ushers              L. Ruozzi & T. Gibala           Scheduled  


Easter 4 Sunday Gospel Word Search

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Congratulations and best wishes to Ed & Eileen Kustra, celebrating the 50th Wedding Anniversary.  God bless you both.

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.


                       Baccalaureate Mass-Sunday May 28th

Please inform Fr. Bruce with information concerning our High School and College Graduates.  Also, we will be recognizing SOCL attendance achievements during the 9:00 A.M. Mass. SOCL classes end June 11th.

Annual Mother’s Day Breakfast

Sunday, May 14th is Mother’s Day and the YMSR Men will honor the Moms of our parish with a breakfast following the 9:00 A.M. Mass.  There will be only one Mass celebrated so that we can all celebrate Mother’s Day as a Church Family.  The breakfast is free to all.


This year our Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish Cemetery, May 29th at 10:00 A.M. Before we go out to the store sales, sporting events and picnics, let us pause and give due honor to the men and women who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy our freedoms with our loved ones.   

The Blessed Sacrament Society cordially invites all women of the parish to a “Tea Party-A Fun afternoon with Jesus” on Saturday, June 3rd at 12:00 Noon in the parish hall.  Fine tea will be brewed and a light lunch shall be enjoyed.  The guest speaker is Jimmie Caughran.  Admission is one can good to be donated to the food bank.  For reservations call Kathy Trumpe @ 412.664.4591.


Diocesan Youth Retreat

This year the diocese will be holding their Youth Retreat at a new venue and new week. The 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 parish youth are encouraged to attend.


Pre- International Village Pierogi Making Dates

Our first Village Pierogi Date is May 17-19.  Other tentative dates are June 9th or 23rd and July 14 or 21st.  Wednesdays late afternoon will be onion & cheese prep; Thursdays potato peeling and Friday, pinching, cooking and vacuum sealing.  Let Steffie know if you can help.   


PNU Family Picnic & Outing

Mark your calendars…. the annual picnic is scheduled for July 22nd at Del Grosso Amusement Park, Tipton, PA. Come and enjoy a day a fraternal and family fun. All PNU children are Free.  Cost $31 for Admission to Amusement Rides/Water Park and dinner buffet.


            OF EASTER


First Reading: Acts 2:14, 36-41
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23
Second Reading: 1 Peter 2: 20-25
Gospel: John 10: 1-10


KEY VERSE:   “Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.”                                                                                    John 10: 7


READING: Peter told the people gathered that they had crucified Jesus, the one that God had made both Lord and Christ. Although the accusation was certainly general, its impact was sincerely felt by Peter's audience. They accepted Peter's invitation and came to the waters of baptism. People gathered were open to forgiveness. That's why they were so eager to be baptized. In Peter's letter, he affirms that we should bear what we suffer for our good deeds patiently. After all, Jesus did no less. He didn't do anything wrong. He was without sin. He didn't ridicule or berate others. Even when his enemies accused him of preposterous things, aren't we amazed at the patience Jesus always exhibited in his response? Haven't you ever thought, "I wonder if I could have thought that quickly," when we read some of his responses to his enemies? Peter confirms that Jesus is our model. Even if we stray and falter in following his example, he is the Shepherd and will continue to call us back.


REFLECTING: To call us back, the Shepherd is always like an open door. We have encountered many types of doors in our lives. There are swinging doors, locked doors, revolving doors, trap doors, fun-house doors, open doors, and sliding doors, to name just a few. For the most part we go through doors every day without much thought. Jesus creates the door of peace for us. We don't have those foreboding feelings of apprehension. It's not like the fun house--there's no distortion in what Jesus promises us. Jesus is not a revolving door--he always opens a straight path for us. We will find a safe pasture in the life the Shepherd has won for us.


PRAYING:  I believe Heavenly Father, that Jesus is the Good Shepherd.  May I always follow Him in my daily life, This I pray through the Good Shepherd who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit.