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
June 11, 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
TRINITY SUNDAY LITURGY
OPENING HYMN “Holy, Holy, Holy ” Bulletin
Entrance Hymn Titus 3: 4-6
P: But when the kindness and generous love of God our Savior appeared,
not because of any righteous deeds we have done but because of His
R: He saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the Holy
Spirit, whom He richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our
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 Exodus 34: 4b-6, 8-9
Responsorial Psalm Daniel 3: 52b
R: Glory and praise forever!
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 13: 11-13
Gospel Acclamations Revelations 1: 8
C: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
C: Glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; to God who is, who
was, and who is to come.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Gospel John 3: 16-18
SACRAMENT OF THE WORD
NICENE CREED Page 71
R: Lord, Hear our Prayer
CANON Eucharistic Prayer 1 Page 77
THE LORD’S PRAYER Page 95
COMMUNION Page 98
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
EASTER BLESSING Page 100
CLOSING HYMN “Holy God We Praise Thy Name” Bulletin
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, early in the morning
our song shall rise to Thee, Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity.
Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore Thee, casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; Cherubim and Seraphim,
falling down before Thee, Which, wert and art and evermore shalt be.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, all Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth and sky and sea;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity.
Closing Hymn: “Holy God We Praise Thy Name”
PNCC Hymnal 227 verses 1, 2 & 4
Holy God we praise thy Name, Lord of all we bow before Thee,
All on earth thy scepter claim, all in heav’n above adore Thee
Boundless is thy vast domain, ever- lasting is Thy reign
Hark the loud celestial hymn, Angel choirs above are raising.
Cherubim and Seraphim, in unceasing chorus praising.
Fill the heav’n with sweet accord, holy, holy, holy Lord.
Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee.
While in essence only One, undivided God we claim Thee.
(And adoring bend the knee, while we own the mystery).
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; +Darlene Popovic (10th Ann.) Int. Robert Popovic and family
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
Wednesday, June 14, 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 18, 2017 Corpus Christi
Confessions 8:30 A.M.
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
Father’s Day Breakfast following Holy Mass
NO 11:00 AM Mass is scheduled
Sunday Ministry Schedule
Today 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters M. Krusienski A. Fioravanti
Lectors Youth Team B. &. L. Zaucha
Ushers W. Albeck & W. Griffith J. Wagner
Next Week 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters C. Trumpe No
Lectors Yellow Team Mass
Ushers J. Trumpe & J. Lawrence Scheduled
Faith Night at the Ball Park
The 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
The annual breakfast honoring our Father’s is next 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 and celebrate this special day.
PNU District 5/PNCC Outing Saturday July 22nd
Del Grosso Park Tipton, PA
Discounted All-Day-Fun-Pass: $21.95
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.
Trinity Sunday Gospel Word Search
June is Sacred Vocation Month
As Polish National Catholics, we
believe that Jesus continues to invite particular men of our Church to join in
his own ministry within the Priesthood and Diaconate. Through the power
of the Holy Spirit, the Lord’s call comes to those whom He has chosen in a
great variety of ways, mysteriously suited to the one being called.
Sometimes, the individual being called is not able to recognize and acknowledge the voice of the Paraclete spoken within his own heart or, even should he hear it, he cannot summon the personal strength to freely respond. From the writings of the Church Fathers and the Saints, we have come to know that this is not new and that there can be many factors which might diminish one’s ability or willingness to affirmatively respond to a priestly vocation. These include a strong sense of personal unworthiness, doubting the suitability of one’s natural abilities and gifts, a fear of the sacred weightiness of the ministry, and a lack of family support. Yet, in the face of these potential reasons for resistance, the Lord’s call remains
Many times, a vocation from God to the ordained ministry is mediated through other members of the Church. This happens when a man who is being called is unable to respond, but someone else recognizes something special about him that makes them say to themselves, “he would make a great priest!” Perhaps it’s his engaged participation during the Holy Mass or the reverent way that he receives Holy Communion. Maybe it’s his respect for Mary the Mother of God as evidenced by the rosary he always carries or his devotion to the Saints of God. It could be his love for studying and discussing the Sacred Scriptures during a parish Bible study or his demonstrated desire to continue learning more about the history and doctrine of the Church. It might be the way he always helps care for the Church and grounds or that he consistently participates in the many aspects of the ongoing life of the parish. Or maybe it’s the simple respect and compassionate concern that he shows for other people, always offering to help those in need.
Do you know someone like this within your parish or family? If so, he might well have a vocation to the Priesthood or Diaconate. While he will have to discern this for himself with the assistance of his pastor and within the overall life of the Church, perhaps YOU can help him start to recognize the signs of a sacred vocation and come to realize that the Lord is calling him.
First Reading: Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9
Responsorial: Daniel 3.52-56
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13
Gospel: John 3:16-18
Key Verse: “God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved.”
Readings: In the context of today's reading, focus on the mystery of the Holy Trinity, these reading call our attention to the action of God, who reveals himself in three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God the Father, out of love for the world, sent his Son into the world in order to save it. Through the death and resurrection of the Son, we have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. As three persons, God acts always as a God of love; he does not condemn the world but acts to save it.
The Gospel also calls attention to the response that is required of us. God's love for us calls us to respond in faith by professing our belief in God's son, Jesus, and the salvation that he has won for us. This profession of faith is a sign of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Reflection: We celebrate a strange feast - not of a saint or event, but of the awesome paradoxes of our God, the Three-in-One, Father, Son and Spirit: so immeasurably distant, yet so amazingly close, so full of power and so full of love. It is love that is the key to the mystery: the revelation of God, to Moses and in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, shows a perfect love - a perfect unity. In the beginning, in the story of Creation in Genesis, God made man and woman 'in the image and likeness of God', to live together as a community of love. So too, the Church is an image of this perfection of community which is Father, Son and Spirit. We, as many members of one Church, strive in our everyday lives to imitate God who is Three and One, perfect unity and perfect love.
Praying: Father, let us pray for our spiritual rebirth. May we encourage our friends, live in harmony and peace, and see Your Church as the instrument that will lead us to a better understanding and knowledge of You and of our role as a true disciple of Jesus.