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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                         Trinity Sunday

                         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

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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                 “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



  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  


 NICENE CREED                                                                             Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 1                                         Page 77

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                                Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                                Page 98


 EASTER BLESSING                                                                     Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN           “Holy God We Praise Thy Name”         Bulletin



Opening Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy”

English Hymnal Vol 3: Hymn 13: verses 1, 2 & 4


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.


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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 

Father’s Day

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.


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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.


              Trinity Sunday


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.