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 3

April 15, 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.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






OPENING HYMN                                                               Bulletin

 Entrance Hymn                                                          Psalm 66: 2-3

  P: Shout joyfully to God, all you on earth, sing praise to the glory

      of His name; proclaim His glorious praise. Alleluia!

  R: Say to God, how tremendous are Your deeds! For Your great

       strength Your enemies fawn upon You. 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 3: 13-15, 17-19                              

  Responsorial Psalm                                                            Psalm 4     

  R:   Lord, let Your face shine on us.

  Second Reading                                                       1 John 2: 1-5a

Gospel Acclamations.                                                    Luke 24: 32     

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C:   Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us; make our hearts burn

        while You speak to us.

 R:  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                       Luke 24: 35-48



 NICENE CREED                                                               Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 3 (stand)               Page 84

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                  Page 95

 SIGN OF PEACE                                                               Page 96

 LAMB OF GOD                                                                 Page 97

 COMMUNION                                                                  Page 98



 EASTER BLESSING                                                      Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN                                                             Bulletin



Opening Hymn: “Shepherd of Souls”

CC 447 (tune Our God of Ages Past)


Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless Your chosen pilgrim flock,

With manna in the wilderness, with water from the rock.


We would not live by bread alone, but by Your word of grace,

In strength of which with travel on to our abiding place.


Be known to us in breaking bread, but do not then depart,

Savior abide with us, and spread your table in our heart.


Lord sup with us in love divine, Your Body and Your Blood,

That living bread, that heav’nly wine, be our immortal food.









Closing Hymn: “The Strife is O’er”

PNCC Hymnal 137


Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


The strife is o’er the battle done,

The victory of life is won.

The song of triumph has begun.


The pow’rs of death have done their worst,

But Christ their legions hath dispersed.

Let shouts of holy joy outburst.



The three sad days have quickly sped,

He rises glorious from the dead.

All glory to our risen Head.




Sunday, April 15, 2018                                      Easter 3

Confessions                                                        8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

+Josephine Tarli Int. Bob & Cindy; Diane & Archie, +Joseph Zurovcik Int. Chopin & Annunciation Choirs.

SOCL Classes                                                  10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.

+Thomas Zaucha Int. Bonnie Zaucha


Wednesday, April 18, 2018               

Bible Class                                                          6:00 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                      7:00 P.M.


Thursday, April 19, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                    6:30 P.M.

Parish Council Meeting                                      7:30 P.M.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Diocesan Council Meeting                               10:00 A.M.

Mercyhurst College Erie, PA

PNU District 5 Quarterly Meeting                   11:00 A.M.

Holy Trinity Parish, Stowe PA


Sunday, April 22, 2018                                      Easter 4

Good Shepherd Sunday

Confessions                                                        8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

+Leo Gibala Int. Ted & Janis Gibala; +Warren Albeck Int. Mr. & Mrs. Art Eagan

PNU Branch 132 Special Meeting                  10:15 A.M.

SOCL Classes                                                  10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.

Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsals Juniors 3 PM Seniors 4 PM



Sunday Ministry Schedule

                                     This Week

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

 Greeters: M. Sleczkowski                     A. Fioravanti

 Lectors: Red Team                                B. & L. Zaucha   

 Ushers: G. Jobes & J. Trumpe              J. Wagner                             

Next Sunday

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

Greeters: C. Trumpe                             A. Fioravanti

Lectors:  Yellow Team                         B. & L. Zaucha

Ushers:  J. Lawrence & T. Kleckner     J. Wagner


YMSR Meeting Sunday April 29th after 9:00 Mass


            3 Easter Gospel Word Search


YMSR/PNCC Bowling Tournament

We have several people interested in attending the bowling tournament is scheduled for June 8- 10 in Carbondale, PA. (outside Scranton) Bowlers who would like to represent Holy Family and complete a men & women’s team, contact Fr. Bruce or Ted Gibala.


The 18th Annual Mission & Evangelism Workshop hosted by our diocese will be held Friday April 27th-Sunday April 29th in All Saints Parish, Carnegie, PA.  The theme is “The UNworkshop: You will Find Me.  Those who would like to attend and represent Holy Family Parish are to contact Fr. Bruce.  Registration forms are available from the parish office.


Parish Census Forms

Please return the census form that was sent out with the Easter mailing.  We are trying to update all our files with accurate data and parish membership.  The forms can be placed in the collection plate or mailed to the parish office.  Also include the addresses of your children.


PNU District 5 Meeting

The quarterly meeting is scheduled for April 21th at Holy Trinity Parish, Stowe Township.  The meeting will begin at 11:00 A.M. Branch 132 Spojnia members are encourage to attend. 


Holy Family PNU Branch 132

A special branch meeting is called for next Sunday between Masses.  All Spojnia branch 132 members are requested to attend.

Convo 2018

Registrations are now available for Convo 2018. The theme for this year is “Anointed Lifeguard: You Have Been Chosen, Anointed, Empowered, and Blessed to Do Jesus’ Work.” Convo 2018 will be hosted by the Central Diocese Youth Association at the University of Scranton, July 23-27, 2018. Parents should encourage their children to attend Convo 2018 especially is they never attended a convo before.  Ages to attend are 13 yrs. -20 yrs. Older participants will be designated as chaperones.


Lajkoniki Dance Troupe

Our parish sponsored dance troupe will be resuming their rehearsals and are inviting new and old members to be a part of the dance troupe. The Lajkoniki dancers participate in many ethnic events throughout western Pennsylvania.  If interested call Frank Pociask @ 724.861.0759.  No dancing experience necessary.


Upcoming Events/Solemnities

Opening of May Devotions May 1st

Rosary/Marian Devotions every Wednesday in May

Solemnity of the Ascension May 10th

Mothers’ Day Breakfast May 13th

Diocesan Holy Hour for Vocations May 19th

Solemnity of Pentecost May 20th

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity May 27th

Memorial Day May 28th

Corpus Christi & May Devotions closing May 31


Cemetery Help

To help defray costs, help is needed to maintain our parish cemeteries cuttings.  If you can help, contact our parish chairman, Ted Gibala @ 412.678.7347.  Also, don’t forget to make your cemetery donations.


Parish Ministries

We have various parish ministries that can utilize your spiritual gifts ranging from serving at the altar, lecturing, choir and parish organizations.  As a Church and Family, our purpose is to help bring all to Christ and His salvation.  To achieve this goal, we need 100% participation at worship and parish functions.  There are so many unchurched people looking for answers in life, help them find their answers by inviting them to worship.

You will be fulfilling Christ’s commission to his disciples.


            3rd Sunday in Easter

First Reading: Acts 3: 13-15; 17-19  

Responsorial: Psalm 4
Second Reading:1 John 2: 1-5

Gospel: Luke 24: 35-48


KEY VERSES: "See how it is written that the Christ would suffer

and on the third day rise from the dead."                    Luke 24:46


READINGS: We continue to think about the Resurrection this week, from three different perspectives: the Gospel gives us another story of Jesus appearing to his disciples - this time the beautiful story of the meeting in Jerusalem, when Jesus proves he is alive and no ghost by eating some grilled fish: he reminds the disciples that all he suffered and rise so the “repentance for the forgiveness of sins” could be preached to the whole world. The first reading shows us Saint Peter’s doing just that, as he addresses the crowd in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost: he takes them through recent events (fifty days earlier), highlighting the important point, that he and the disciples can witness to the raising of Jesus from the dead, and calling them to “repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.” The second reading brings this into our lives: the resurrection is not just a historical event, which we remember. By baptism (which we renewed at Easter) we become part of Jesus in his dying and his rising, as he “becomes the sacrifice that takes our sins away.” So, all that Saint John tells us about the commandments and avoiding sin is our way of living the Resurrection.


REFLECTING: We should meditate upon the events of our Easter celebrations and make it an integral part of our discipleship each day.


PRAYER:  Heavenly Father, as we gather around the table of our Resurrected Lord, may we recognize His presence in the Holy Eucharist so that we be prepared for the life that will come with You.