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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Sexagesima -5th Sunday Ordinary Time

                          February 4, 2018


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 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





Sexagesima-5 Ordinary Time Liturgy


OPENING HYMN                                                               Bulletin

Entrance Hymn                         Deuteronomy 32:39; Psalm 6: 3-4a

 P: Learn then that I, I alone, am God, and there is no god besides

     Me.  It is I Who brings both death and life. I Who inflict

     wounds and heal them and from My hand there is no rescue.

 R: Have pity on me, Lord, for I am weak; heal me, Lord, for my

      bones are trembling.  In utter terror is my soul.

 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                                                             Job 7: 1-4, 6-7                

 Responsorial Psalm                                                          Psalm 147                                       

 R:  Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted. 

Second Reading                                  1 Corinthians 9: 16-19, 22-23                          

Gospel Acclamations                                                 Matthew 8: 17                   

 C:   Alleluia,

 R:   Alleluia,

 C:   Christ took away our infirmities and bore our diseases.

 R:   Alleluia.  

 Gospel                                                                        Mark 1: 29-39


 NICENE CREED                                                                 Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer.

 CANON                        Eucharistic Prayer 2                       Page 82

 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.


Opening Hymn: “God Who Created”

PNCC Hymnal #208


God Who created all this world,

And made of it His temple fair

(Above all things, thou art our God,

Father of all who come here in prayer)


Come; let us raise our voice in song,

And sing to God eternal praise.

(The world He made, His people saved,

Come, all ye nations sing of His ways).





Closing 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.





Sunday, February 4, 2018                           Sexagesima

Confession                                                         8:30 A.M. 

Holy Mass                                                         9: 00 A.M.

Blessing of Candles & Throats

+Bishop Thaddeus Peplowski Int. Holy Family Parish SOCL Class                                                      10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.

+Bishop Thaddeus Peplowski Int. Holy Family Parish


Wednesday, February 7, 2018            

Bible Class                                                         6:00 P.M.

Chopin Choir Rehearsal                                     7:00 P.M.


Thursday, February 8, 2017

Annunciation Bell Choir Rehearsal                    6:30 P.M.


Sunday, February 11, 2018                   Quinquagesima

Mission Collection

Confession                                                         8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

+Edward Kustra Int. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Zurovcik; +Josephine Tarli Int. Mrs. Frances Palko

SOCL Class                                                      10:15 A.M.

SAMBS Monthly Meeting                               10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.

+Ted Balawajder Int. Bob & Janet Yonek


Blessing of Candles & Throats

During today’s 9:00 A.M. Mass, candles will be blessed in conjunction to the Presentation of the Lord and after both Masses in honor of St. Blaise, throats will be blessed.  Please come forward during our closing hymn.



                  Music Scholarships

Applications for scholarships are available at www.nucmusicscholarship.weebly.com or Wendy Blotzer, our parish organist. If you forgot your contribution last week, we will still be accepting your gift for several weeks and thank you for your generous support.


Sunday Ministry Schedule


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

Greeters    C. Trumpe                            A. Fioravanti                        

Lectors      Yellow Team                       B. & L. Zaucha  

Ushers       S. Tadajski & J. Bagshaw   J. Wagner


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

Greeters    M. Sleczkowski                   A. Fioravanti

Lectors     Youth Team                         B. & L. Zaucha

Ushers      D. Mantia & D. Newcamp  J. Wagner


If you would like to be part of parish ministries, see Fr. Bruce for Greeters, Dave Kost for Lectors. And Frank Pociask for Ushers.  If you would like to be a part of the Music Ministry see Wendy Blotzer and interested as serving as an acolyte or sacristan, see Fr. Bruce.


2018 Special Intention Request

If you have special requiem anniversary dates for the 2018 liturgical year, please call Father Bruce @ 412.276.5562 to reserve these date in the Parish Ordo. This includes hall rentals.   


Lenten Pierogi Sale Dates are February 16th; and March 16th.  Volunteers are always welcomed.

Vender & Crafter Fair and March Madness Lunch

Saturday, March 3, 2018

9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

Hosted by Holy Family Youth Group


Lent Begins February 14th

This year Ash Wednesday falls on St. Valentine’s Day. Blessing of Ashes and Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. and Bitter Lamentations and Distribution of Ashes at 7:00 P.M.  This is a day of Fast. If you plan to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, it should be done prior to the beginning of Lent. We are to abstain from meat products on Wednesdays and Friday’s during this solemn holy season of meditation and penance.  Lenten Devotions will be celebrated every Wednesdays with Bitter Lamentations (Gorzkie Zale) and Stations of the Cross on Fridays.  Below are the dates for parish organizations to participate.  A special Penitential Service will be celebrated on Saturday, March 17th at 11:00 A.M. Parents are reminded that all our youth and young adults are to go to private confessions scheduled each Sunday. In this Year of the Family it is imperative that our Church Family give the proper attention during this Holy Season through participation at the Lenten Devotions and Holy Mass.

Stations of the Cross-Parish Organization Schedule

February 17th -Parish Council

February 23rd -SAMBS

March 2nd – Lectors-Acolytes-Sacristans

 March 9th-SOCL-Youth

March 16th-YMSR

 March 23rd-Chopin & Annunciation Bell Choirs


Our Organ Fund is more than half way there.  Let us pay off our loan. Envelopes are in the Church Vestibule.




 Sexagesima Sunday 5th Ordinary                                 

First Reading: Job 7: 1-4, 5-7

Responsorial: Psalm: 147

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23

Gospel: Mark 1: 29-39


KEY VERSE: " This evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door and he cure many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. (Mark 1:32-34a)


READINGS:  Job has usually been depicted as a model of patience in adversity. In today’s reading this depiction is not wholly accurate.  Job complained bitterly about the tragedies of his life, and today we hear him in a very pessimistic mood, moaning about life’s apparent emptiness.  Paul felt the urgency of proclaiming the Gospel to every person.  He did this by opening himself to share the weakness, the sorrow and the joy of others as though they were his own.  Jesus continues His work as a liberator by freeing Simon’s (Peter) mother in law from illness and freeing possessed persons from the power of evil.


REFLECTING: This world, as we know, is a fragile and fallible place, in which we encounter hunger, disease, sickness and death. Jesus proclaims, by his actions of healing, that there is another world, the Kingdom of God, which will be free from all such anxieties and afflictions. The story of Paradise and the Garden of Eden painted a picture of a world which was perfect, and free from all problems. Jesus came into the world precisely to offer us a return to Eden, if we follow him. Each of his miracles is also, in some sense, a parable or teaching, pointing out to us something of the lost happiness and perfection which he is restoring. This vision of Paradise is not Utopian or delusory, not just a vain hope to comfort us with, but the true manifestation of God’s love for us. Jesus could not cure every disease or sickness in the world then: but his miracles of healing are a sign that one day, when the Kingdom comes, sickness and disease will be wiped away forever.


PRAYING: Heavenly Father, let me receive the joy that You give to me as I continue to follow your word given by Your Son, my Lord.