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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3 Ordinary Time

                          January 21, 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





3 Ordinary Time Liturgy

OPENING HYMN                                                               Bulletin

Entrance Hymn                              Matthew 12: 41, Acts 3: 19-20a                                                                                     

 P: At the judgement, the men of Nineveh will arise with this

     generation and condemn it, because they repented at the

     preaching of Jonah, and there is something greater than Jonah


 R: Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be

      wiped away, and that the Lord may grant your times of


 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



 First Reading                                                           Jonah 3: 1-5, 10                

 Responsorial Psalm                                                            Psalm 25                                       

 R: Teach me Your ways, O Lord 

Second Reading                                              1 Corinthians 7:29-31                          

Gospel Acclamations                                                       Mark 1: 15                   

 C:   Alleluia,

 R:   Alleluia,

 C:   The kingdom of God is at hand.  Repent and believe in the


 R:   Alleluia.  

 Gospel                                                                        Mark 1: 14-20


 NICENE CREED                                                                 Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer.

 CANON                        Eucharistic Prayer 5                       Page 92

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                    Page 95

 SIGN OF PEACE                                                                 Page 97

 LAMB OF GOD                                                                  Page 97

 COMMUNION                                                                    Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                  Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN                                                              Bulletin



Opening Hymn: “Morning Hymn”

PNCC Hymnal #195 verses 1,2 & 3


Lord this morn we raise our voices

                           As the world in song rejoices

                           All the works of Your creation

                           Join to sing in admiration.


You have formed us, God our Savior

Overwhelmed us with Your favor

Blessed with gifts beyond all measure

May we praise You now and ever.


At the moment we awaken

We will call to God in heaven

When we call Him, He will hear us

When we seek Him His is near us.











Closing Hymn: “Hymn of Faith”

PNCC Hymnal #1 verses 1 & 4


To Thee we come before our God, before Thine altar, Father.

Thou knowest best our yearning hearts this supplication answer.

Lift up from want Thy people, Lord, bless us O God, O Father,

bless our toil.


Under Thy Cross we stand prepared, to serve Thee with devotion

Be it with sweat of blood or tears or humble resignation.

For we Thy people are, O Lord save us O God,

O Father, bless our toil!





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.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018            

Bible Class                                                         6:00 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                     7:00 P.M.


Thursday, January 25, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                    6:30 P.M.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

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


Sunday, January 28, 2018                        Septuagesima

Music Scholarship Sunday

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

+Philip Kotulsky (6th Ann.) Int. Mrs. Mildred Kotulsky and Family + Edward Dudek Int. PNU District 5

SOCL Class                                                      10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.


Support Music Scholarship Sunday

Sunday, January 29th

Applications for scholarships are available at


                       Thank you for your generous support.




3 Ordinary Time Gospel Word Search


Sunday Ministry Schedule


Today          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


Nest Week    9:00 A.M.                             11:00 A.M.

Greeters    M. Krusienski                       A. Fioravanti

Lectors      Red Team                             B. & L. Zaucha

Ushers       T. Gibala & G. Jugan          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



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. 


  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.


2018 Special Intention Request

If you have special requiem anniversary dates for the 2018 liturgical year, please call Father Bruce @ 412.276.5562 to reserve these date in the Parish Ordo. This includes hall rentals.   



Parish Sympathies

Holy Family Parish extends it love and condolences to the family of +Warren Albeck who was buried from our parish yesterday.  Eternal rest grant to him Lord and may the perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.


There are extra parish calendars left over. Feel free to share some with your relatives and friends.  Invite them to worship with you also.


Tentative Lenten Pierogi Sales

We are setting up the dates for our Lenten pierogi sales.  The pierogi program is a much-needed parish financial necessity.  If you can help, call Steffie @412.672.5403.

Selected dates are Feb 2 (no sale) for making cabbage pierogies.  Sale Dates are February 16th; March 9th and March 23rd.  We also need dish washers on Fridays. Listed below are the monies that will be lost if we do not continue this program due to lack of help but will need to be made up to cover expenses.


FY 2013

FY 2014

FY 2015

FY 2016


Utility rcpts (10%)

 $              1,674.17

 $              2,347.10

 $              1,581.98

 $              1,933.60

 $              1,884.21

Gen fund rcpts (50%)






M&I fund rcpts (40%)







 $           16,863.64

 $           23,967.00

 $           15,759.75

 $           19,383.60

 $           18,993.50








 $           10,008.57

 $           15,440.27

 $           10,755.59

 $           13,755.93

 $           12,490.09


Your support is necessary.


             3rd Sunday

          Ordinary Time


First Reading: Jonah

Responsorial: Psalm 25

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31

Gospel: Mark 1: 14-20


KEY VERSE: "The world in its present form is passing away".

                                                                           1 Corinthians 7:31


READINGS: The readings today tell us that God’s mercy is for all.  The mercy is shown to the people of Nineveh whereby Jonah is sent there to preach penance for sin.  A universal fast is imposed by the king to appease the Lord. As we appease the Lord, Paul reminds us of the shortness of time in this world, so that we can repent and conduct ourselves worthily in the eyes of God and be detached from the popular secular thinking present today.  This is why Jesus preached the Good News of salvation and we should become like Simon, Andrew, John and James to follow Him and continue Jesus’ ministry by becoming “fishers of men”.


REFLECTING: Where does Jesus begin his ministry? Where John the Baptist left off - preaching a message of repentance, of change, to welcome the new Kingdom of God. There is a simplicity about this message, which is not compromised by anything – today’s Gospel has these simple words from Jesus, and then the story of his calling more disciples to follow him and share in the work of spreading this message. Repentance has had something of a bad press - we tend to think of it as an old-fashioned concept. But every age needs to hear this call: to look at what we do and say and assume, and realize that there are such things as right and wrong, and that sometimes we follow the wrong path. To follow Jesus, and to accept the Kingdom of God, demands that we make a radical choice, which might well change our lives.

PRAYING: Teach me Your ways, O Lord will always be my constant and daily prayer to you God, my Lord and Savior so I can truly fulfill my discipleship.