Holy Family Parish

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



                          February 25, 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





Second Sunday in Lent Liturgy

OPENING HYMN                                                               Bulletin

Entrance Hymn                    Deuteronomy 5: 24; Psalm 104: 1b-2a

 P: The Lord our God has indeed let us see His glory and His

      majesty!  We have heard His voice from the midst of the fire

      and have found out today that a man can still live after God has

      spoken with Him.

 R: Lord, my God, You are great indeed!  You are clothed with

      majesty and glory, robed in light as with a cloak.

 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



 First Reading                              Genesis 22:1-2, 9b, 10-13, 15-18                

 Responsorial Psalm                                                        Psalm 116                                       

 R:  I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.

Second Reading                                                  Romans 8: 31b-34                          

Lenten Acclamation 2                                              Matthew 17: 5                         

 C:   Glory and praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

 R:   Glory and praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

 C:    From the shining cloud the Father’s voice is heard:  This is

         my beloved Son, listen to Him.

 R:   Glory and praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.  

 Gospel                                                                         Mark 9: 2-10


 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

In this time of the flu epidemic; during the sign of peace, acknowledge each other with a nod and smile instead of the usual handshakes and kisses if you choose.


Opening Hymn: “The Glory of These Forty Days”

CC Hymn 239

The glory of these forty days, We celebrate with songs of praise;
For Christ, by Whom all things were made, Himself has fasted and has prayed.

Alone and fasting Moses saw The loving God Who gave the law;
And to Elijah, fasting, came The steeds and chariots of flame.

So Daniel trained his mystic sight, Delivered from the lions’ might;
And John, the Bridegroom’s friend, became The herald of Messiah’s Name.

Then grant that we like them be true Consumed in fast and prayer with you.
Our spirits strengthen with Your grace, And give us joy to see Your face.


Closing Hymn: “’Tis Good, Lord, to be Here”

CC Hymnal 412


'Tis good, Lord, to be here! Your glory fills the night;
Your face and garments, like the sun, Shine with unborrowed light.

'Tis good, Lord, to be here, Your beauty to behold,
Where Moses and Elijah stand, Your messengers of old.

Fulfiller of the past, Promise of things to be,
We hail Your Body glorified, And our redemption see.

Before we taste of death, We see Your kingdom come;
We long to hold the vision bright, And make this hill our home





Sunday, February 25, 2018                                  Lent 2

Confession                                                         8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

+Warren Albeck Int. Annunciation Bell & Chopin Choirs; + Eleanor Sharik Int. Mr. David Kost

SOCL Class                                                      10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018           

Bible Class                                                         6:00 P.M.

Bitter Lamentations III                                       7:00 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                     7:45 P.M.


March 1, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                    6:30 P.M.


Friday, March 2, 2018

Stations of the Cross                                           7:00 P.M.

Meditations-Lectors, Acolytes, Sacristans


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Vendor/Crafters Fair & Luncheon    9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.


Sunday, March 4, 2018                                        Lent 3

Confession                                                         8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

+ Deacon Raymond Lagesse & Max Sleczkowski Int. Lagesse & Sleczkowski Families

SOCL Class                                                      10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.






Sunday Ministry Schedule


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

Greeters     M. Sleczkowski                       A. Fioravanti                        

Lectors       Yellow Team                          B. & L. Zaucha  

Ushers        J. Trumpe & T. Kleckner       J. Wagner


Nest 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



Holy Family Parish extends its prayers and love to Mary Strychalski upon the recent passing of her sister +Helen Bargiel. Eternal rest grant to her and let the perpetual light shine upon her.  May she rest in peace.


Lent 2 Gospel Word Search


YMSR Branch 70 would like to welcome Lenny Guy to the men’s organization.  Lenny will also be added to the Usher Ministry headed by the YMSR


Vendors & Crafter Fair and March Madness Lunch

      Saturday, March 3, 2018

     9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M

Hosted by Holy Family Youth Group

     Vender* Crafters *Chinese Auction *Polish Lunch

Come and see what is being offered for sale and enjoy a delicious Polish meal.  Invite your friends to attend and have lunch. Chinese Auction basket are needed.


   PNU Education and Youth Commission Stipends

March 31, 2018 is the deadline for applications for PNU stipends for Spojnia members attending accredited colleges, universities or trade schools. This fraternal benefit is one of the many benefits offered to Spojnia members. This benefit is not based on any economic need or academic performance. More information can be found on the bulletin board.  To get your application online:  www.pnu.org.  Click on downloadable forms-Ed & Youth applications or see our Spojnia branch secretary, Henrietta Kleckner. Don’t forget about the many products Spojnia has to offer in insurance benefits. Also, the Spojnia Credit Union is available to all members and associate members.

SAMBS Chocolate Easter Egg Sale

Our women are selling homemade chocolate Easter Eggs.   Order envelopes are available in the vestibule. Orders must be received by March 4th to be filled.  Varieties are coconut, peanut butter, fruit & nut, and maple nut, milk & dark chocolate eggs.  Prices:  Small (1/2 pound) $6.00 and Large (1 pound) $10.00. Delivery March 25th.


Our Next Pierogi Sale will be March 16th.  Volunteer are always welcomed.  Please mark your calendars.





The season of penance, sacrifice and preparation gives us the opportunity to reflect upon our immortal souls and free ourselves from the ravages of sin. A special Penitential Service will be held Saturday, March 17th at 11 A.M. Private confessions for youth and teens are held before/after each Sunday Mass. Adult private confessions are upon request any time. This year, make the holy season of Lent meaningful by your presence, repentance and participation in this Year of the Family 

Stations of the Cross-Parish Organization Schedule

March 2nd – Lectors-Acolytes-Sacristans

 March 9th-SOCL-Youth

March 16th-YMSR

 March 23rd-Chopin & Annunciation Bell Choirs


Palm Sunday Breakfast March 25th

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Adult $10.00, Child $5.00. (3yrs -10yrs) Under 2 yrs. free; SOCL/Youth Group children will be free.


Easter Flower Envelopes are available in the Church Vestibule.

Please donate to celebrate the Resurrection with beautiful Easter Flowers on our altars.                              

           Our annual Pisanki-Easter Egg decorating will take place   Sunday, March 4th  between 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Everything will be provided.  This is a fun family event for the young and old.  Let Bozena Kijowski know if you are planning to attend.  Friends are always invited.



                   Second Sunday

                          In Lent


First Reading: Genesis 22: 1-2,9a.10-13,15-18

Responsorial: Psalm 116
Second Reading: Romans 8: 31b-34

Gospel: Mark 9: 2-10




KEY VERSE: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”

                                                                                           Mark 9: 7

READINGS: If we were familiar with Abraham, he is known to be the Father of faith.  He was trusting enough to make a sacrifice of his son.  Paul in his letter to the Romans assures us of the limitless love of God.  Paul remarks, that we shall not be condemned if we adhere to Christ.  The Gospel for today speaks of the Transfiguration of the Lord.  The sight of Jesus in the glory of His lordship fills the disciples with strength to withstand the trials of His approaching passion and death.


REFLECTING: We begin with the story from the Old Testament, to Abraham, “our Father in faith”. Today we hear of another Covenant (like last week) - even though the word is not used. God promises Abraham descendants like “the stars of heaven”, and the showering of blessings. This shows how much God loves Abraham, and all his children.  This love is proved for us in Jesus: God loves us so much he sacrificed his only Son (just as Abraham was willing to do); but this is not all: Jesus also rose from the dead, to stand at God’s right hand and plead for us. All this is revealed in the story of the Transfiguration, where Jesus is seen in the glory that is rightfully his as the only Son of God. Not until after the Resurrection will the disciples see this fully again.


PRAYING: Heavenly Father, let us pray that we may leave this Mass renewed by Christ’s transfiguring love and ready to work for the transformation of all creation as we continue on our pilgrimage during Lent.