Holy Family Parish

National Catholic Church

1921 Eden Park Boulevard

McKeesport. Pa. 15132

412.678.0566 Office; Auditorium 412.664.7009

www.hfpncc.org

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Easter 4 - Good Shepherd Sunday

April 22, 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

      

YEAR OF THE FAMILY

 

 EASTER 4-GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY LITURGY

OPENING HYMN                                                               Bulletin

 Entrance Hymn                                   Ezekiel 34:31; Psalm 79: 13                      

  P: You, My sheep, you are the sheep of My pasture, and I am

       Your God says the Lord God. Alleluia!

  R: Then we, Your people and the sheep of Your pasture, will give

        thanks to You forever; through all generations we will declare

       Your praise. 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          

OPENING PRAYER

LITURGY OF THE WORD

  First Reading                                                             Acts 4: 8-12                              

  Responsorial Psalm                                                       Psalm 118     

  R:   The stone rejected by the builders has become the

          cornerstone.

  Second Reading                                                         1 John 3: 1-2

Gospel Acclamations.                                                     John 10:14      

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C    I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep and

        mine know me.

 R:  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                       John 10:11-18

SACRAMENT OF THE WORD

LITURGY OF THE FAITHFUL

 NICENE CREED                                                               Page 71

 GENERAL INTERCESSION

     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 4 (stand)               Page 88

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                  Page 95

 SIGN OF PEACE                                                               Page 96

 LAMB OF GOD                                                                 Page 97

 COMMUNION                                                                  Page 98

 POST COMMUNION   PRAYER

CONCLUDING RITE

 EASTER BLESSING                                                      Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN                                                             Bulletin

 

Opening Hymn: “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

 (tune: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus)

 

Savior, like a shepherd lead us, much we need thy tender care;

in thy pleasant pastures feed us, or our use thy folds prepare.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast bought us, thine we are.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast bought us, thine we are.

 

We are thine, thou dost befriend us, be the guardian of our way;

keep thy flock, from sin defend us, seek us when we go astray.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Hear, O hear us when we pray.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Hear, O hear us when we pray.

 

Thou hast promised to receive us, poor and sinful though we be;

Thou hast mercy to relieve us, grace to cleanse and power to free.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! We will early turn to thee.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! We will early turn to thee.

 

Early let us seek thy favor, early let us do thy will;

blessed Lord and only Savior, with thy love our bosoms fill.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still.

 

 

Closing Hymn: “That Easter Day”

PNCC Hymnal 136, verses 1, 4, & 5

 

That Easter Day with joy was bright,

The sun shone out with fairer light,

When to their longing eyes restored,

The apostles saw their risen Lord.

 

O Lord of all with us abide,

In this our joyful Eastertide;

From ev’ry weapon on death can wield;

Thine own redeemed for ever shield.

 

All praise, O risen Lord we give,

To Thee Who dead, again does live;

To God the Father equal praise

And God the Holy Ghost we raise. 

 

 

THIS WEEK

 

 

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.

+Wladyslaw Barczyk, +Adela Wolak & +Joseph Kijowski Int. Bozena Kijowski

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018               

Bible Class                                                          6:00 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                      7:00 P.M.

 

Thursday, April 26, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                    6:30 P.M.

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018                                      Easter 5

Confessions                                                        8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

+Mack Mastrovich (17th Ann.) Int. Carol Davelli; +Dr. Donald Mushalko Int. Dolly Mulerski

SOCL Classes                                                  10:15 A.M.

YMSR Meeting                                                10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.

+Joseph Ferenac (2nd Ann) Int. Mrs. Sophie Ferenac; +Charles Clark Int. Mrs. Josephine Rencewicz

 

Invite a friend to Mass

They will thank you.

 

 

Sympathies

Holy Family Parish offers its condolences to Laura Adamek and Family upon the recent death of husband, father and grandfather, Edmund who was buried from the parish this week.  Eternal rest grant to him Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.

 

Sunday Ministry Schedule

                                     This Week

  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     

                                   Next Sunday

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

Greeters: M. Krusienski                       A. Fioravanti

Lectors:  Red Team                              B. & L. Zaucha

Ushers:   L. Ruozzi & T. Gibala          J. Wagner

 

YMSR Meeting Sunday April 29th after 9:00 Mass

 

 Easter 4 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.

 

Keep in prayer our Mission & Evangelism Workshop that will be held this week in Carnegie, PA.

 

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.

 

Holy Family PNU Branch 132

A special branch meeting will be held after the 9:00 A.M. Mass today  All Spojnia branch 132 members are requested to attend. Special information will be shared.

 

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. Next rehearsal: Sunday May 6th. Juniors 3 P.M.  Seniors 4 P.M. If interested call Frank Pociask @ 724.861.0759.  No dancing experience necessary.

SAMBS Sub-Central Meeting

May 6th  3:00 P.M.

Transfiguration of the Lord Parish

Mt. Pleasant, PA

 

Convo 2018

Registrations forms 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. Our Youth Association will help subsidize the cost.  Those attending must send in the registration forms before May 20th to take advantage of the early bird price                            Convo Raffle

To help keep cost down for Convo 2018, a church wide raffle is taking place.  Prize drawing are 2 $500 Visa Cards.  Donation $5.00 each; 3/$10.00 See Father Bruce for the raffle tickets.

 

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.

 

Good Shepherd-4th Sunday in Easter

First Reading: Acts 4: 8-12

Responsorial PsalmPsalm 23

Second Reading1 John 3: 1-2

Gospel: John 10:11-18                                                         

Key Verse: "The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want."                                                                      Psalm 23: 1                          

 

READINGS: This is traditionally called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because of the Gospel narratives read each year, in which Jesus talks of himself as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his flock. A general “theme” to the Scriptures is the person of Jesus and what he has achieved by the Paschal Mystery (his dying and rising): the first reading talks of his name, and the power of the name of Jesus to save: one of the results of the “power of this name” is that in him we are all God’s children, and are promised an eternal reward. All this is summed up in the Gospel, in which Jesus talks of himself as the real shepherd, who is prepared to do anything for his flock, even to the point of giving his life. This he said before his passion, but in Eastertide we read it with the benefit of hindsight. His words are true, and by his dying and rising he has truly saved his flock.

 

REFLECTING: What we should understand is that belonging to Christ means more than obeying Church rules and muttering a few prayers now and then.  It means that Christ must permeate every aspect of life’ our private thoughts, our work, our values, our priorities, our view of society as so forth.  Our Good Shepherd laid down His life so that we may live.  Let us take time to reflect as to where our lives are going and what we are doing so that we know what we must do to be His sheep. Jesus is the Good Shepherd Who laid down His life for us.

 

PRAYER:  Lord God, Your Son is the Good Shepherd.  Help us to listen to His Call.   May the Spirit guide us on our pilgrimage so that we may live forever in Your Kingdom with our Lord.

 

 

CHRIST HAS RISEN!  CHRIST HAS RISEN INDEED!