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 6

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.comProduct Image


 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      “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



  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  


 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

 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

Baccalaureate Mass

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

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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

           SIXTH SUNDAY

            OF EASTER


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.