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
2 Ordinary Time
January 14, 2018
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
YEAR OF THE FAMILY
2 Ordinary Time Liturgy
OPENING HYMN Bulletin
Entrance Hymn Isaiah 43:1b, 4a; Jeremiah 15: 16
P: Thus says the Lord: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have
called you by name; you are Mine. Because you are precious
in My eyes and glorious, and because I love you.
R: When I found Your words, I devoured them; they became my
joy and the happiness of my heart, because I bore Your name,
O Lord of hosts.
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 68
LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading 1 Samuel 3: 3b-10, 19
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 40
R: Here am I, Lord; I come to do Your will.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 6: 13c-15a, 17-20
Gospel Acclamations John 1: 41, 17b
C: We have found the Messiah; Jesus Christ, Who brings us truth
Gospel John 1: 35-42
LITURGY OF THE FAITHFUL
NICENE CREED Page 71
R: Lord, Hear our Prayer.
CANON Eucharistic Prayer 4 Page 88
THE LORD’S PRAYER Page 95
SIGN OF PEACE Page 97
LAMB OF GOD Page 97
COMMUNION Page 98
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
DISMISSAL BLESSING Page 100
Opening Hymn: “Go Make of All Disciples”
CC Hymnal 374 verses 1,2, & 4
Go make of all
disciples, we hear the call O Lord
That comes from You our Father, In Your eternal Word
Inspire our ways of learning, through earnest fervent prayer
And let our daily living, Reveal You everywhere
Go make of all
disciples, baptizing in the name
Of Father Son and Spirit, from age to age the same
We call each new disciple, to follow You O Lord
Redeeming soul and body. By water and the Word.
Go make of all
disciples, we welcome Your command
Lo I am with you always, we take Your guiding hand
The task looms large before us, we follow without fear
In heaven and earth Your power, shall bring God's kingdom here.
Closing Hymn: “God’s Blessing Sends Us Forth”
CC Hymnal 369
God’s blessing sends us forth, Strengthen for our task on earth,
Refreshed in soul and renewed in mind, May God with us remain,
Through us the Spirit reign, that Christ be known to humankind.
God’s news in spoken word joyfully our hearts have heard;
O may the seed of God’s love now grow, may we in fruitful deeds
Gladly serve other’s needs, that faith in action we may show.
We by one living bread as one body have been fed;
So, we are one as we share this food, how gracious to behold,
All people of one- fold whoever seek each other’s good.
Grant in this age of space triumph of your truth and grace
Lord, you alone are unchanging truth, bring us unto your table,
Preserve and ever guide; Your ancient Church in ageless youth.
Sunday, January 14, 2018 Ordinary 2
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
+Dr. Donald Mushalko Int. Janet & Bill Korch;
+ Eleanor Sharik Int. Mr. Tom Piotrowski
SOCL Class 10:15 A.M.
SAMBS Monthly Meeting 10:15 A.M.
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
+Joseph Ferenac Int. Mr. & Mrs. Leo Divitto
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Bible Class 6:00 P.M.
Chopin Choir Rehearsal 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, January 18, 2017
Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal 6:30 P.M.
Parish Council Monthly Meeting 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, January 21, 2018 Ordinary 3
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
+Mary Mowrey Int. Mrs. Frances Palko; + Dorothy Kovacic Int. Mr. & Mrs. Terry Kleckner
SOCL Class 10:15 A.M.
Holy Mass 11:00 A.M.
Those who would like to take their memorial poinsettias and angels home, may do so after today’s Mass. Please do not take the plastic plant water containers.
Support Music Scholarship Sunday
Sunday, January 29th
Applications for scholarships are available at
2 Ordinary Time Gospel Word Search
Sunday Ministry Schedule
Today 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters C. Trumpe A. Fioravanti
Lectors Youth Team B. & L. Zaucha
Ushers J. Trumpe & J. Lawrence J. Wagner
Nest Week 9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters M. Sleczkowski A. Fioravanti
Lectors Yellow Team B. & L. Zaucha
Ushers T. Kleckner & L. Ruozzi J. Wagner
For Koledy-Epiphany Home blessing call Fr. Bruce at 412.276.5562 for scheduling.
Available for personal family home blessings are blessed incense, chalk, charcoal and ritual on vestibule table. Holy Water is in the Holy Water Vessel in church.
Year of the Family 2018
Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.
As our Church dedicates the year 2018 to the family, may we emulate our Holy Family making a firm resolution to place God first in our lives and homes. May we feed faithfully upon the Eucharist during Holy Mass each week to nourish our spiritual being, forgive others as we have forgiven and share the Good News to all.
The quarterly meeting for PNU District 5 scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018, is slated to be a teleconference meeting beginning promptly at 11:00am.
Today is the last Sunday to finalize all your 2017 contributions. Financial support is necessary to continue our ministry here in Holy Family Parish. The Church requires a mandatory $100.00 per adult person to the General Church Fund; the $40.00 Diocesan Development Fund and $25.00 for the 6% Fund. An adult member is 21 years and older. All other donations to the parish are of free will donations with a minimum requirement of $250.00 a year. Persons not able to meet the financial obligations due to financial circumstances are to contact Fr. Bruce. We are a charitable Body of Christ with much work to be done in our community. Our obligation is to preach Christ, but this can only be achieved if we take our Christian Stewardship seriously. If you do not have 2018 envelopes, please contact Fr. Bruce.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25
The Week is motivated by the wish to fulfill God's desire "that all may be one". This is clearly shown in this prayer: “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you... May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me”. The song of Moses and Miriam (Ex 15:1-21) was chosen as the motif of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018. It is a song of triumph over oppression that unites. However, contemporary challenges again threaten to enslave and threaten again the dignity of the human person created in the image and likeness of God. Exodus 15 allows to see how the road to unity often passes through communal experience of suffering. Although liberation/salvation is an initiative taken by God, God engages human persons in the realization of his purpose and plan for the redemption of his people. Christians, through baptism share in God’s ministry of reconciliation, but our own division hamper our witness and mission to the world in need of God’s healing. Please pray the following each day from January 18-25, 2018:
Eternal Father, we praise you for sending your Son to be one of us and to save us. Look upon your people with mercy, for we are divided in so many ways, and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love. We ask for this gift, loving and most gracious and heavenly Father through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please contact the parish office of any address, email or telephone number changes so the parish files can always be correct. Thank you.
There are extra parish calendars left over. Feel free to share some with your relatives and friends.
First Reading: 1 Samuel 3: 3-10, 19
Responsorial: Psalm 40
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6: 13-15, 17-20
Gospel: John 1: 35-42
KEY VERSE: "For you have been purchased at a price, therefore glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6: 20
READINGS: Today’s first reading provides a classic example of God’s call and a person’s response. The boy Samuel is ready to listen to whatever God may want to tell him. Paul in his letter to the Corinthian Church that the Christians cannot withhold any aspect of their lives from God’s call to holiness. Because the Christian is a temple of the Spirit, dedication to God must be total, including heart, mind, body, emotion personality, etc. As the Father called Jesus to be His servant, so disciples must be willing to follow the call of Jesus-wherever it may lead them. We must be active in our mission.
REFLECTING: What does
it mean to be a follower of the Lord Jesus? Surely to listen and hear his
voice, and to go where he leads us. Today, as we enter the ordinary season of
the year, we begin our story of Jesus’ life and ministry with the calling of
the first disciples. John fulfils his ministry - pointing to the Lamb of God -
and the disciples follow where he points. His word to them is simple and
inviting: “Come and see.” This echoes the calling of Samuel - a simple call, by
name, which Samuel does not understand: discipleship is about trust, which Samuel
shows simply by saying “Speak, Lord; your servant is listening.” The Psalm also
underlines this, as we (the disciples of the Lord) sing together: “Here I am, Lord!
I come to do your will.” We hear his call, and we freely go to him, to listen
again to the words of the Master.
PRAYING: Let us pray that when the Lord calls, we respond with “Here I Am Lord.” This we pray through Christ.