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

March 4, 2018


        Institution of the PNCC

         March 11, 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




Fourth Sunday of Lent Liturgy

OPENING HYMN                                                               Bulletin

Entrance Hymn                                                 Wisdom 16: 5-6a, 7

 P: For when the dire venom of beasts came upon them and they

     were dying from the bite of crooked serpents, Your anger

     endured not to the end.  But as a warning, for a short time they

     were terrorized, though they has a sign of salvation.

 R: For he who turned toward it was saved, not by what he saw, but

      by You, the Savior of all.

 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                                    2 Chronicles 36: 14-16, 19-23            

Responsorial Psalm                                                        Psalm 137                                       

 R:  Let my tongue be silence, if I ever forget you.

Second Reading                                                   Ephesians 2: 4-10                    

Lenten Acclamation 2                                                     John 3: 16                         

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

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

 C:   God so loved the world that He gave His Only Son, so that

        everyone who believes in Him might have eternal life.

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

 Gospel                                                                         John 3: 14-21


 NICENE CREED                                                                 Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer.

 CANON                        Eucharistic Prayer 3                       Page 84

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                    Page 95

 SIGN OF PEACE                                                                 Page 97

 LAMB OF GOD                                                                  Page 97

 COMMUNION                                                                    Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                  Page 100

PNCC Anthem “Through the Years”

 CLOSING HYMN                                                              Bulletin




Opening Hymn: “Jesus with Love Revealed”

PNCC Hymnal 158 verses 1, 4 & 5


Jesus with love revealed, here in this Host concealed, You we adore. For our soul’s nourishment, Your sacred Body sent to faithful folk on earth, this treasure rare


O Heart, the throne of Grace, bright light of mercy’s face, send forth Your light. Lord, You alone can see, the plight that troubles me. Close to You, cradle me, my comfort be. 


Jesus, our Lord and King, You know our suffering, save us from sin. //Through all our days we strive, to lead a holy life that we in Heav’n arrive, to give You praise.//


“Through the Years” PNCC Anthem

Hymnal #2 verses 1,2 & 3


Through the years unto Thee, O Lord, faithful service we have rendered at the break of dawn marched sunward, (at the chains of bondage straining.)


Unto Thee we built a temple, which for us became a treasure

pouring gifts of faith and courage (in it is our hope forever.)


Christ Himself speaks from its altars, as He spoke throughout the ages, to the poor among His people (when their blinded eyes He opened).


Closing Hymn: “Jesus, Remember Me”

CC Hymn # 246

Repeat five times times


Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom





Sunday, March 11, 2018                                      Lent 4

Solemnity-Institution of the PNCC

Mission Collection

Confession                                                         8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

SOCL Class                                                      10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018           

Bible Class                                                          6:00 P.M.

Bitter Lamentations II                                         7:00 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                      7:45 P.M.


Thursday March 15, 2018

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                    6:30 P.M.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Stations of the Cross                                           7:00 P.M.



Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lenten Penitential Service                               11:00 A.M.


Sunday, March 18, 2018          Lent 5- Passion Sunday

Confession                                                         8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

+Agnes Zajdel Int. Mr. & Mrs. T. Gibala; +Helen Korch (4th Ann.) Int. Janet & Bill Korch; +Josephine Kijowski (10th Ann.) Int. Dee Dee Eagan

SOCL Class                                                      10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.

Lajkoniki Dance Rehearsal                                3:00 P.M.

                                (both groups together)



Sunday Ministry Schedule

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

Greeters     C. Trumpe                              A. Fioravanti                        

Lectors       Youth Team                           B. & L. Zaucha  

Ushers        J. Bagshaw & T. Mantia        J. Wagner


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

Greeters     M. Krusienski                         A. Fioravanti

Lectors      Yellow Team                          B. & L. Zaucha

Ushers       D, Newcamp & B Griffith      J. Wagner


2017 Stewardship Financials

For those wishing a record of their charitable gifts to Holy Family for their IRS tax returns, please contact Fr. Bruce via email bsleczkowski@aol.com or call 412.276.5562.

Penitential Service

A special Penitential Service will be held this 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 16th-YMSR

 March 23rd-Chopin & Annunciation Bell Choirs


Pierogi Sale

This will be our last pierogi sale during Lent.  Help will be needed Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.

Contact Steffie @412.359.9663 or 412.672.5403


The Youth Group thanks all who donated baskets and made last Saturday’s Vendor Sale a success.


Lent 4 Gospel Word Search


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.

Reservation Forms are available in the Vestibule.

(only one Mass will be celebrated Palm Sunday)


The YMSR/PNCC National Bowling Tournament is scheduled for June 8-10 in Carbondale, PA.  Bowlers who would like to represent Holy Family contact Fr. Bruce or Frank Pociask.


Easter Flower Envelopes are available in the Church Vestibule.

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

Today is the last call for SAMBS Chocolate Easter Egg Sale. Order forms are on the table in the church vestibule.



Easter Baskets for our Elderly

Our Youth groups will be putting together Easter Baskets for our elderly March 31th, who cannot attend the Easter blessings and are alone. To help with this project, needed are baskets, small containers, ribbon, white lace or napkins, decorated eggs, kielbasa, small ham, cheese candy (cross) and Easter Lamb with flags.  Contact Patty Bagshaw (412) 953-5123 or Angela Jobes (412) 860-3498 for needed items and/or for someone who would like a basket.  Orders will be taken until March 25th and can be picked up after the Easter Vigil Blessing March 31th. 


The 18th Annual Mission & Evangelism Workshop hosted by our diocese will be held Friday April 27th-Sunday April 29th in All Saints Parish, Carnegie, PA.  The theme is “The UNworkshop: You will Find Me.  Registration fee is $75.00. ($95.00 after April 4th) Those who would like to represent Holy Family Parish are to contact Fr. Bruce.  Registration forms are available from the parish office.

The Polish Bard

Efforts are being made to reorganize the Bard.  If you would like to sing and join, contact Wendy Blotzer @412.203.1747.  The Bard sings at diocesan events that are held.                        


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.



                   Fourth Sunday of Lent


First Reading: 2 Chronicles 36: 14-17;


Responsorial: Psalm 137
Second Reading: Ephesians 2: 4-10

Gospel: John 3: 14-21


KEY VERSE: "God sent his Son, so that through him the world might be saved"                                                                John 3: 16


READINGS:  Despite Israel’s sin as recorded in our first reading from the Old Testament, God is tireless in His efforts to spare His people and bring them back from exile. We see God’s loving kindness in Paul’s description of what God has done for believers in Christ. In Christ, God has given us life, raised us up, and seated us with His Son in heaven. Today’s Gospel reminds us of God’s relationship to the world.  He is not a God of anger, but a God of love-strong love that brings salvation to all who believe in Jesus. We are reminded of Jesus’s teaching that the will of God is that all may be saved.


REFLECTING: There were two remarkable moments in the story of the Old Testament where God saved his people; one was in the escape from Egypt. The other was the end of their second exile, this time in Babylon, which we hear of today. Of course, there was an even greater moment when God saved his people: the work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God – and we hear Jesus tell Nicodemus about that today. So, today’s theme is “salvation”: but to understand “being saved”, we must ask “What from?” Saved from slavery, from exile, from human enemies – these are all clear. But the last and greatest salvation brought by Jesus is harder to understand: saved from sin and death. These threaten us as much as any other enemy, and our salvation in Jesus is as real as any other.


PRAYING: Heavenly Father, let our prayer of thankfulness for the gift of the Eucharist which renews in us the love of God has for His people.