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 5

April 29, 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                              Romans 7:4; Galatians 5: 22-23                      

  P: In the same way, my brothers, you also were put to death to the

      law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to

      another, to the One Who was raised from the dead in order that

     we might bear fruit for God.  Alleluia!

 R: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,

      generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Against such

      there is no law. 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 9: 26-31                              

  Responsorial Psalm                                                           Psalm 22     

  R:   I will praise You, Lord, in the assembly of Your people.

  Second Reading                                                      1 John 3: 18-24

Gospel Acclamations.                                                 John 15: 4a-5b    

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C    Remain in Me as I remain in you, says the Lord.  Whoever

        remains in Me will bear much fruit.

 R:  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                            John 15: 1-8



 NICENE CREED                                                               Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                  Eucharistic Prayer 5 (stand)               Page 92

 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: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

CC Hymnal 305 verses 1, 2 & 4


Praise to the Lord the Almighty the king of creation,

O my soul praise him, for he is your health and salvation,

Come all who hear, brothers and sisters draw near,

Praise him in glad adoration!


Praise to the Lord above all things so mightily reigning,

Keeping us safe at his side and so gently sustaining;

Have you not seen all you have needed has been?

Met by his gracious ordaining.


Praise to the Lord O let all that is in us adore him,

All that has life and breath come now with praises before him

Let the Amen sound from his people again

Gladly with praise we adore him.



Closing Hymn: “Praise and Thanksgiving”

CC Hymnal 407


Praise and thanksgiving, Father, we offer
for all things living, created good:
harvest of sown fields, fruits of the orchard,
hay from the mown fields, blossom and wood.

Lord Bless, the labor we bring to serve You,
that with our neighbor we may be fed.
Sowing or tilling, we would work with You,
harvesting, milling for daily bread.

Father, providing food for Your children,
Your wisdom guiding, teaches us share
one with another, so that, rejoicing
with us, all others may know Your care.

Then will your blessing reach ev'ry people,
freely confessing Your gracious hand.
Where You are reigning, no one will hunger;
Your love sustaining, fruitful the land.



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


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Holy Mass                                                        10:00 A.M.

Marian Mass with May Crowning


Wednesday, May 2, 2018               

Bible Class                                                          6:00 P.M.

Rosary/Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary              6:45 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal after services                                     


Thursday, May 3, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                    6:30 P.M.


Sunday, May 6, 2018                                          Easter 6

Confessions                                                        8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

+Mildred Budilowski Int. Terry Allen; +Sophie Petro Int. Jan Pawlak

SOCL Classes                                                  10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.

+Edward Dudek Int. Mrs. Dorothy Dudek

SAMBS Sub-Central Meeting                           3:00 P.M.

Lajkoniki Rehearsals          Juniors 3 P.M. Seniors 4 P.M.



Sunday Ministry Schedule

                                     This Week

  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     

                                   Next Sunday

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

Greeters: M. Sleczkowski                    A. Fioravanti

Lectors:  Yellow Team                        B. & L. Zaucha

Ushers:   S. Tadajski & D. Crouch      J. Wagner


 Easter 5 Gospel Word Search


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.



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.

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.


 YMSR Mothers’ Day Breakfast

Sunday May 13th

All are invited.  No charge.

Only one Mass at 9 A.M. so everyone can attend.




                   May Devotions

Opening Marian Mass Tuesday May 1st at 10 A.M. with the traditional crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Wednesdays during May, Rosary & Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated at 6:45 P.M.


A Season with the Steelers Raffle Tickets

For all the Steeler Fans, the annual YMSR Steeler Raffle Tickets are now available.  Win two 2018 Season Home Game Tickets.  Drawing August 18, 2018 by the PA pick 3 Lottery at 7:00 P.M.  Only 250 tickets will be sold, so chances are good to win.  Donation only $20.00. See Frank Pociask or any YMSR member.  Sellers are also requested.


The Polish National Union of America is a not-for-profit fraternal benefit society. Established in 1908 by Bishop Francis Hodur and headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The PNU has been consistently dedicated to the material, educational and spiritual welfare of its membership by providing quality fraternal programs, superior life insurance protection and long- term savings and retirement plans. For over 100 years it has been the mission of the PNU to manage its resources in such a way that it will continually build value for its members, their families and its employees, so that it can be here to serve their needs from birth through their senior year.  Check our the PNU Facebook and website www.pnu. Org or speak with Branch 132 secretary, Henrietta Kleckner.  

Baccalaureate Mass-June 10th.

High School & College Graduates will be honored.  Please supply Father with names and resumes.

Image result for john 15 1-8 clip art          5th Sunday in Easter


First Reading: Acts 9:26-31

Responsorial PsalmPsalm 22

Second Reading1 John 3: 18-24

Gospel: John 15: 1-8    


Key Verse: "I am the vine, you are the branches”

                                                                         John 15: 5                          


READINGS: The first reading from Acts relates the miraculous spread of the Church.  Our second reading speaks of our practice of faith.  It encourages to practice faith and not just speak about it, trust in God’s goodness for God is greater than we are and believe in Jesus as the only begotten Son and keep the commandments. Our Gospel tells us of establishing an intimate relationship with God and to abide in Him. We are to be fruitful in God’s love.


REFLECTING: Last week it was sheep: this week, the vine. Jesus offers us an agricultural image to explain the mystery of his offering of himself, and our belonging to him, our being part of him, which comes about through the sacrament of Baptism. This was used as a teaching when the newly baptized are helped to see what life in Jesus Christ really means. Today this comes out strongly for all of us, with two of the three readings emphasizing the moral aspects of life in Christ: it is not simply enough to “belong” to him: our belonging must be shown by the works we do, by the fruits we bear - while remembering of course that we cannot bear fruit except in him.


PRAYER:  Jesus, You are the vine, and we are the branches. May we continue to bring the faith to all the world through our actions.