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
May 21, 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 6 SUNDAY LITURGY
OPENING HYMN “Beloved Queen Rejoice” Bulletin
Entrance Hymn Acts 1:3; Psalm 68:20
P: He presented Himself alive to them by many proofs after He had
suffered, appearing to them forty days and speaking about the kingdom
of God. Alleluia!
R: Blessed be the Lord day by day, God our salvation, Who carries us.
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 8: 5-8, 14-17
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 66
R: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
Second Reading 1 Peter 3: 15-18
Gospel Acclamations John 14: 23
C: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
C: Whoever loves me will keep my word, says the Lord, and my Father
will love him and we will come to him.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Gospel John 14: 15-21
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
CLOSING HYMN “Love Divine, Love All Excelling” Bulletin
Christ Has Risen. Christ Has Risen Indeed!
Opening Hymn: “Beloved Queen Rejoice”
PNCC Hymnal 134
Beloved Queen of the heavens.
Rejoice for the One whom you bore
Lord of lords has ris’n in glory,
Pray for us to Him O, Mary. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Be happy, rejoice in heaven,
Plead for us to Him in our need,
That we might get to His kingdom,
Singing His praises forever. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Closing Hymn: “Love Divine, All Love Excelling”
CC Hymnal 352
Love divine, all love excelling, joy of heav’n to earth come down,
Fix in us your humble dwelling, all your faithful mercies crown
Jesus source of all compassion, love unbounded love all pure
Visit us with your salvation, let your love in us endure.
Come almighty to deliver, let us all your life receive
Suddenly return and never, never more your temples leave.
Lord we would be always blessing, serve you as your hosts above
Pray and praise you without ceasing, glory in your precious love.
Finish then your new creation, pure and spotless, gracious Lord
Let us see your great salvation, perfectly in you restored
Changed from glory into glory, till in heav’n we take our place
Till we sing before th’almighty, lost in wonder, love and praise.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Easter 6
Confessions 8:30 A.M.
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
+Mildred Budzikowski Int. Terry Allen; +Piekielek & +Gliwa Families Int. Steffie Piekielek
SOCL Classes 10:15 A.M.
Fellowship Hour 10: 15 A.M.
SAMBS Meeting 10:15 A.M.
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
+Frances Strawniak (1st Ann.) Int. Ed & Arlene Mushalko
Wednesday, May 24, 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
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Ascension
Confessions 8:30 A.M.
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
Prayers for our Graduates & SOCL & Faculty
SOCL Classes 10:15 A.M.
Fellowship Hour 10:15 A.M.
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
+Joseph & Marion Sanetsky (75th Wedding Ann. Int. Kish & Sanetsky Families.
Rosary & Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.
Come and pray
“Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.”
Sunday Ministry Schedule
Today 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters M. Krusienski A. Fioravanti
Lectors Yellow Team B. &. L. Zaucha
Ushers S. Tadajski & D. Crouch J. Wagner
Next Week 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters C. Trumpe A. Fioravanti
Lectors Red Team B. & L. Zaucha
Ushers J. Bagshaw & D. Newcamp J. Wagner
Easter 6 Sunday Gospel Word Search
Baccalaureate Mass-Next Sunday
Please inform Fr. Bruce with academic and athletic achievement information concerning our high school and college graduates. SOCL attendance awards will be given during the 9:00 A.M. Mass.
The SOCL School year with end with the last classes on June 11th. Christian Catholic education is very important to the moral and spiritual development of our children.
TEA PARTY-“A Fun Afternoon with Jesus”
The Blessed Sacrament Society cordially invites all women of our parish to come on Saturday, June 3rd at 12:00 Noon in the parish hall to spend an afternoon of fellowship. 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.
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.
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. Parents are asked to encourage their child to attend. You can check out the facilities at their website whitehall camp & conference center.org. The price has yet to be determined but through our parish organizations and diocese most of the costs are taken care of so each parish youth can attend.
Pre- International Village Pierogi Making Dates
The next Pre-International Village Pierogi Date is June 9th. 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. Pierogi making is labor intensive and by beginning this process, there will be less work and stress when the International Village begins in August.
Forms are available in the Parish Narthex
Thank you to the YMSR and The Annunciation Bell and Chopin Choirs for last week’s successful Mother’s Day breakfast and gifts. Pictures can be found on our parish’s Facebook page.
If you can help with cemetery grass cutting, please contact our parish chairman Ted Gibala@412.678.7347
First Reading: Acts 8: 5-8, 14-17
Responsorial: Psalm 66
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3: 15-18
Gospel: John 14: 15-21
KEY VERSE: “I shall ask the Father, and he shall give you another Advocate.” John 14: 16
READING: Through the inspiration of the Spirit, John writes about Jesus' promise of the Holy Spirit. He promises to have the Father send a Paraclete--a helper, advocate, or mediator. Jesus continues to assure the apostles that where the Paraclete is, there Jesus will be also. They will see this on the day he returns--the day of his resurrection, but also on that final day at the end of time. The second reading gives us a string of successes. The Acts of the Apostles lists in headline fashion the miracles and marvels that are occurring throughout Galilee and Samaria. We read of the work of the deacon Philip in Samaria and of Peter and John. We detect an ordering of ministries. Philip the deacon baptizes; Peter and John journey from Galilee to Samaria to confer the Holy Spirit. God's grace is abundant, marvels abound; joy reaches a fever pitch. Clearly, the promised Spirit of God sent by Jesus is everywhere and everywhere effective. Clearly, the generosity of God is received by a grateful people
REFLECTING: By now we are some distance away from Easter, but the season is still permeated with the Easter message: Christ is risen, we are baptized in him. But today a new dimension of the story comes out: Easter is not complete until the risen Lord has returned to the Father and the Father sends the Holy Spirit. So, in the Gospel today we begin two weeks of looking forward to the coming of that “Spirit of truth” which sets us apart from the world. This is a Spirit of power, which flows through the life of the Church, enabling its members to proclaim the Christ and, dwelling in our hearts, to live amid the world’s slander and accusations.
PRAYING: Father, send forth Your Spirt and teach me Your ways. Let my life be of service and love to all. Build Your Church to be the Body of Christ that has been called in existence through Your Son, our Lord.