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
May 6, 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
EASTER 6 SUNDAY LITURGY
OPENING HYMN Bulletin
Entrance Hymn Jeremiah 15: 16; Acts 2: 28
P: When I found Your words, I devoured them; they became my
joy and the happiness of my heart. Alleluia!
R: You have made known to me the paths of life; You will fill me
with joy in Your presence. 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
LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading Acts 10:25-26, 34-35. 44-48
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 98
R: The Lord has revealed to the nations His saving power.
Second Reading 1 John 4: 7-10
Gospel Acclamations. John 14: 23
C: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
C Whoever loves Me will keep My word, says the Lord, and My
Father will love him, and we will come to him.
R: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Gospel John 15: 9-17
SACRAMENT OF THE WORD
LITURGY OF THE FAITHFUL
NICENE CREED Page 71
R: Lord, Hear our Prayer
CANON Eucharistic Prayer 2 (stand) Page 82
THE LORD’S PRAYER Page 95
SIGN OF PEACE Page 96
LAMB OF GOD Page 97
COMMUNION Page 98
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
EASTER BLESSING Page 100
CLOSING HYMN Bulletin
Opening Hymn: “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
CC Hymnal 259
I know that my Redeemer lives. What joy the blest assurance gives!
He lives, He lives who once was dead; He lives, my everlasting Head!
He lives, to bless me with His love; He lives, to plead for me above;
He lives, my hungry soul to feed; He lives, to help in time of need.
He lives, and grants me daily breath; He lives, and I shall conquer death;
He lives, my mansion to prepare; He lives, to bring me safely there.
He lives, all glory to His Name’ He lives, my Savior still the same;
What joy the blest assurance gives; I know that my Redeemer lives!
Closing Hymn: “Sing with All the Saints in Glory”
CC 262 verse 1, 2 & 4
Sing with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song.
Death and sorrow earth’s dark story; to the former days belong.
All around the clouds are breaking; soon the storms of time shall
In God’s likeness we awaken; knowing everlasting peace.
O what glory far exceeding; all that eyes has yet perceived.
Holiest hearts for ages pleading, never that full joy conceived.
God has promised Christ prepares it, there on high our welcome waits,
Ev’ry humble spirit shares it, Christ has passed the e’ternal gates.
Life eternal O what wonders, crowd on faith what joy unknown.
When amidst earth’s closing thunders, saints shall stand before the throne.
O to enter that bright portal, see that glowing firmament
Know with you O God immortal; Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
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.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Bible Class 6:00 P.M.
Rosary/Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary 6:45 P.M.
Chopin Choir Rehearsal after services
Thursday, May 10, 2017 Ascension of the Lord
Holy Mass 10:00 A.M.
Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal 6:30 P.M.
Sunday, May 13, 2018 Easter 7
Confessions 8:30 A.M.
Holy Mass 9:00 A.M.
Prayers for all Mothers, both living and dead
Mother’s Day Breakfast following Holy Mass
There will be only one Mass next Sunday so that we can all be together for the Mother’s Day Breakfast
Memorial Day May 28th. Mass will the celebrated this year at the SS Peter & Paul Cemetery at 10:00 A.M.
Sunday Ministry Schedule
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
9:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
Greeters: C. Trumpe No
Lectors: Youth Team Mass
Ushers: J. Bagshaw & D. Mantia Scheduled
Easter 6 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.
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.
The SAMBS meeting has been rescheduled to May 20th
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.
Diocesan Holy Hour
Saturday, May 19th, our entire diocese will be in prayer adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for Sacred Vocations. The Holy Hour will begin at 11:00 P.M. Come and join us to spend time in front of Jesus in exposition.
Letter Carriers' Annual Food Drive Set for May 12.
You can bring the non-perishable food to the Church or fill the individual bags received at your homes. Help feed the hungry with your gifts. For more information
visit stampouthungerfooddrive.us about this program.
Baccalaureate Mass-June 10th.
Graduates, please give Fr. Bruce your vitae/ biography
by May 27th. via email or after Mass. Thank you.
International Village-August 14th-16th
We will begin preparations for the village with early pierogi making May 17th-18th to be frozen. Help is always welcomed. By early preparations, this will make it easier during that hectic week food booth preparation.
Christ Has Risen! Christ Has Risen Indeed!
6th Sunday in Easter
First Reading: Acts 10: 25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98
Second Reading: 1 John 4: 7-10
Gospel: John 15: 9-17
Key Verse: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” John 15: 16
READINGS: The first reading speaks of the action of the Holy Spirit in guiding the growth of the early Church. Our second reading centers on the favorite concept of the letter: love. This is what we are called to show towards God and towards our neighbors. The Gospel has an interesting thought for us all; we are having received God’s love and wanting to abide in it, we must now share that love with others. With this we are observing the will of the Father which is to abide in God’s love and to love one another.
REFLECTING: There are two obvious themes to today’s readings: Saint Peter summarizes many of the ideas of Easter - baptism, the name of Jesus, the pouring out of the Holy Spirit; the other readings talk simply of love, both God’s love for us and our love for each other. Our Gospel is taken from the great discourse at the Last Supper and has at its center the New Commandment that Jesus gives his disciples - the commandment of love. This love has its origins in the love of the Father, manifested in the love shown by the Son (willing to die for his friends); we, like the disciples, are called to imitate the love we see in Jesus’s life and death - not because we are servants, but because we are friends.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, through Your Son, we have learned to love. May we always love you and our neighbors, so we can continue to build Your Church here on earth. Send Your Holy Spirit upon us all to complete the mission set before us. This we pray through Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.