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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                         Pentecost Sunday

        June 4, 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      “O Holy Spirit by Whose Breath ”              Bulletin

 Entrance Hymn                                                                     Wisdom 1: 7-8                  

  P: For the Spirit of the Lord fills the world, is all-embracing, and knows

       what man says. Alleluia!

 R:  Therefore no one who utters wicked things can go unnoticed, nor will

       chastising condemnation pass him by. 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: 1-11                              

  Responsorial Psalm                                                                       Psalm 104     

  R: Lord, send out Your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

 Second Reading                                               1 Corinthians 12: 3-7, 12-13


 Gospel Acclamations                                                

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C:   Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them

        the fire of Your love.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                                   John 20: 19-23  


 NICENE CREED                                                                             Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 4                                         Page 84

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                Page 98


 EASTER BLESSING                                                                     Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN                  “Go to the World”                           Bulletin




Opening Hymn: “O Holy Spirit by Whose Breath”

CC Hymnal 272 verses 1, 2 & 3

O Holy Spirit, by whose breath, life rises vibrant out of death, 
come to create, renew, inspire; come, kindle in our hearts Your fire.

You are the seeker's sure resource, of burning love the living source, 
protector in the midst of strife, the giver and the Lord of life.

In You God's energy is shown, to us your varied gifts made known. 
teach us to speak, teach us to hear; Yours is the tongue and Yours the ear.


Come, Holy Spirit, send forth from heaven
the rays of thy light

Come, Father of the poor; Come, giver of gifts,
Come, light of our hearts. Oh, best Comforter,
Sweet guest of the soul, Sweet refreshment.

In Labor rest in the heat, moderation;
in tears, solace. O most blessed Light
fill the inmost heart of thy faithful.

Without your spirit, nothing is in man,
nothing that is harmless

Wash that which is sordid water that which is dry,
heal that which is wounded.

Make flexible that which is rigid, warm that which is cold,
rule that which is deviant.

Give to thy faithful, who trust in thee
the sevenfold gifts.

Grant to us the merit of virtue, Grant salvation at our going forth,
Grant eternal joy. Amen. Alleluia.


Closing Hymn:  Go to the World”


Go to the world! Go into all earth Go preach the cross

where Christ renews life’s worth

Baptizing as the sign of our rebirth Alleluia, Alleluia!


Go to the world! Go into ev’ry place, Go live the Word

of God’s redeeming grace.

Go seek God’s presence in each time and space.  Alleluia, Alleluia!


Go to the world! Go struggle, bless and pray,

the nights of tears give way to joyous day,

As servant Church, you follow Christ’s own way.  Alleluia, Alleluia!


Go to the world!  Go as the ones I send,

for I am with you, ‘till the age end,

When all the hosts of glory cry “Amen” Alleluia, Alleluia!



Sunday, June 4, 2017                                                    Pentecost

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Charles Korch Int. Mrs. Rosemarie Korch & Children; +Kathleen Rosso Int. Mr. & Mrs. Warren Albeck

SOCL Classes                                                              10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                          10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Joseph Ferenac Int. Rodger & Ann Hall

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


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                                5:30 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                                 7:00 P.M.

Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsal: Juniors 6:30 P.M. Seniors 7:30 P.M.


Sunday, June 11, 2017                                        Trinity Sunday                       

Confessions                                                                    8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                      9:00 A.M.

+Angelo Tarli Int. Mrs. Steffi Piekielek; +Christine Kost (birthday) Int. Mr. Ralph Goldbach

SOCL Classes                                                              10:15 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                                          10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                                    11:00 A.M.

+Paul Mushalko (30th Ann.) Int. Arlene & Ed. Mushalko


Pre-Village Pierogi Making

We will be gathering this week in our second installation of pierogi making for this year’s International Village. Onion & Cheese prep, Wednesday afternoon, potato & dough prep Thursday and pinching, cooking and packaging Friday.  Help is needed in all areas.  Pierogi making is the most labor intensive so by getting a head start, it will alleviate much stress during the village.   Can we count on you?


Sunday Ministry Schedule

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

     Greeters         M. Sleczkowski                    A. Fioravanti                       

      Lectors         Red 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          Youth Team                          B. & L. Zaucha    

     Ushers           W. Albeck & W. Griffiths    J. Wagner  


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June is Sacred Vocations Month; Pray for the increase of Priests and Deacons in our Church

                                        Faith Night at the Ball Park

https://scontent.fagc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/18699782_694893804051512_28782486051918816_n.jpg?oh=84209f275dd79bf75930586be68efea1&oe=59E9468DThe Holy Family Youth Group invites all Parish members to an evening of fellowship, Sunday, July 9th with the Washington Wild Things Baseball team.  Price of ticket is $8.00 Parking Pass is $3.00.  We can have a tailgate before the game at the Parish Hall, please contact Patty Bagshaw @ (412) 953-5123 if interested! Would like to wrap tickets up by June 18, 2017!

Diocesan Youth Retreat

The youth retreat is scheduled for August 6-10, 2017 at the Whitehall Camp & Conference Center located in Emlenton PA. 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. Those who have intentions to attend, let Fr. Bruce know. Parents should encourage their youth to attend this great program provided by our diocese.


50th Anniversary Celebration

On October 8th-Solemnity of the Christian Family, we will be celebrating our 50th year at our present worship site with a Mass of Thanksgiving and Brunch. We are looking for any pictures, videos, etc. through the years that were celebrated in the parish.

Contact Fr. Bruce.  Volunteers who would like to help will be greatly appreciated 


PNU District 5/PNCC Outing Saturday July 22nd

Del Grosso Park Tipton, PA

PNU children free (age 16)

Adults $9.50 non PNU Children $8.50

Includes Rides, Water Park, & Buffet Dinner Contact Henrietta Kleckner (724) 863-6715 

Check out the poster in the Church Vestibule for additional information.  Everyone’s invited.

                      Forms are available in the Parish Narthex


The annual breakfast honoring our Father’s will be held on Sunday June 18th hosted by the SAMBS after the 9:00 A.M. Mass.  There will be only one Mass scheduled so can gather together as one Church Family.


SOCL Classes End June 11th for the 2016-2017 Semester

Holy Spirit Craft Flame Pentecost for Pinterest           PENTECOST SUNDAY


First Reading: Acts 2: 1-11
Responsorial:  Psalm 104
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7, 12-13
Gospel: John 20: 19-23


KEY VERSE: “Lord, send out You Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”                                                                             Psalm 104: 30


READING:  On Pentecost day, we hear two stories of the Holy Spirit. One is loud and spectacular; the other, quiet and resolute. The second reading comes up from life close to the ground. The fragment we read today is excerpted from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. He addresses the dissension and division that crop up, the very opposite of long-dreamed-of unity and harmony. Apparently, some of the members of the community are quite taken by the occasional occurrence of the more dazzling gifts of the Spirit, such as speaking in tongues. Paul does not disparage these manifestations of the Holy Spirit, but he reminds us that they are gifts and services for the benefit of everyone. In this brief reading, Paul is just getting up a full head of steam. He rolls onward and upward to his masterful hymn of love, which comprises all of chapter 13.


REFLECTING: We arrive at the fiftieth day - the completion of the Easter Season, and the completion of the Paschal Mystery: the Lord has died, is risen, has ascended to heaven and now the Father gives birth to his Church, by sending the Spirit upon the apostles. This feast of the gift of the Spirit is so significant for us, because it marks the handing on of Jesus’s ministry to the Church - in the Church we are guaranteed the presence of the Lord, in His sacraments, in His ministers, in the Blessed Sacrament and in His celebrated Word. It also marks the fulfilment of our thoughts about baptism throughout this season: the gift of the Spirit which we receive in Confirmation is the “seal” of our baptism, guaranteeing and confirming all that baptism achieves.


PRAYING:  God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations and continue the Mission of Your Son.