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
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
phone or E-mail at BSleczkowski@aol.com
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
EASTER 4 SUNDAY LITURGY
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
LITURGY OF THE WORD
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
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Gospel John 10: 1-10
SACRAMENT OF THE WORD
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
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
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.
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Easter 5
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
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.
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.