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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PNCC Solemnity-Brotherly Love

23rd Ordinary Time

                September 10, 2017

    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



  Celebrating Mass 50 years on Eden Park Boulevard



Solemnity of Brotherly Love Liturgy


OPENING HYMN            “All Are Welcome ”                   Bulletin

Entrance Hymn                                                             1 John 4: 7, 9                                  

 P:  Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God;

      everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.

 R:  In this way the love of God was revealed to us; God sent His

      only Son into the world so that we might have life through


 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                                                     Jeremiah 31: 31-34                   

 Responsorial Psalm                                                          Psalm 145     

 R: The Lord is near to all who call upon Him.

Second Reading                                                        1 John 4: 17-21                   

Gospel Acclamations                                                      John 15: 17              

 C:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 C:   This I command you; love one another.

 R:   Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 Gospel                                                                      Luke 10: 25-37  


 NICENE CREED                                                                Page 71


     R:  Lord, Hear our Prayer

 CANON                        Eucharistic Prayer 5                      Page 92

 THE LORD’S   PRAYER                                                   Page 95

 COMMUNION                                                                   Page 98


 DISMISSAL BLESSING                                                 Page 100

 CLOSING HYMN “They Will Know …by Our Love”    Bulletin


This is how all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another”

                                                               John 13: 35



Opening Hymn: “All Are Welcome”

CC Hymnal 401 verses 1, 2, & 3


Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,
a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace; here the love of Christ shall end divisions:
All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true, where all God’s children dare to seek to dream God’s reign anew .Here the cross shall stand as witness and as symbol of God’s grace; here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:
All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine, and wheat: a banquet hall on holy ground where peace and justice meet. Here the love of God, through Jesus, is revealed in time and space; as we share in Christ the feast that free us:
All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Closing Hymn: “They will know We are Christians by our Love”

CC Hymnal 397 verses 1, 2 & 3


Refrain: And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love, yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.


We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord

We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord

And we pray that our unity may one day be restored. R:


We will walk with each other; we will walk hand in hand

We will walk with each other; we will walk hand in hand

And together, we’ll spread the news that God is in our land. R:


We will work with each other; we will work side by side

We will work with each other; we will work side by side

And we’ll guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride. R:






Sunday, September 10, 2017                 Brotherly Love

Mission Sunday

Confessions                                                        8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                               10:00 A.M.

SOCL Classes                                                  10:15 A.M.

SAMBS Meeting                                              10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.

Youth Meeting                                                 11:00 A.M.


Sunday, September 17, 2017             24 Ordinary Time

Confessions                                                        8:30 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                          9:00 A.M.

Fellowship Hour                                               10:00 A.M.

SOCL Classes                                                  10:15 A.M.

Holy Mass                                                        11:00 A.M.


The Mission Fund Collection today will be donated to the PNCC Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund as requested by our Prime Bishop Anthony Mikovsky.


Pierogi- This Week-September 13-15, 2017

We will be making cabbage pierogies for future sales this fall. Prep work begins Wednesdays late afternoon, Thursday morning and Friday morning.  Call Steffie @412.672.5403 to help or for additional information.

Congratulations to Jonathan Parknavy, winner of the YMSR Steeler Raffle for all the home games Winning ticket number was 532 and seller was Debbie Parknavy. Thank you to all seller and participants for this year’s raffle.


Sunday Ministry Schedule


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

Greeters    C. Trumpe                               A. Fioravanti                       

Lectors     Youth Team                             B. & L. Zaucha    Ushers      D. Newcamp & W. Albeck      J. Wagner


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

Greeters      C. Trumpe                              A. Fioravanti                     

Lectors       Red Team                               B. & L. Zaucha     Ushers        W. Griffith & G Jobes           J. Wagner





Our SOCL 2017-2018 religious educational classes begins today.  Nothing is more important than continuing your child’s education in knowing our Lord. The parish SOCL faculty seeks your parental support by having your child attend class every Sunday. Our classes are Nursery School, Intermediate, Junior and Confirmation. Our faculty is Kristen Korenoski, Alexa Foster, Rosemary Pociask and David Kost.  Deanna Nemec substitute.

The adult class will begin September 20th. This year’s course will be on the Gospel of John.

 Adult Confirmation Classes will be formed.  Adults who haven’t been confirmed. Should contact Fr. Bruce so they can complete their baptismal vows.

Registration Forms are in the Vestibule.

A SOCL workshop for the deanery will be held Saturday, September 30th at Holy Trinity Parish in Washington, PA beginning at 10 AM -2:00 P.M, lunch included.


                Brotherly Love Gospel Word Search

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Saturday, September 30, 2017-Parish Hall

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

Vendors, Crafters, Chinese Auction, Refreshments

Sponsored by the Youth Association

Needed: Chinese Auction Baskets. Requests are made to the youth parents and to anyone else who would like to donate. A youth club meeting will be held today after SOCL, parents are invited to attend. Parish youth and teens should be a part of our Youth Association.



50th Anniversary Information

We will celebrate 50 years in our present worship site on October 8th the Solemnity of the Christian Family with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10 A.M. (one Mass only) followed by a Parish Brunch at the Butler’s Golf Course and Rock Run Inn. Buffet includes appetizers, English style baked cod, stuffed chicken breasts, green beans & mushrooms and roasted fingerling potatoes.  Costs:  $20 for adults and $7:00 for children. A short program highlighting our 50 years will be presented.  For Reservations call Janis Gibala @ 412.678.7347.

Still needed are pictures of marriages, baptisms and other events from 1968-to present.


Hurricane Harvey Relief

Holy Family will be partnering with the Pittsburgh base Brother’s Brother Foundation in conjunction with Gleaning for the World organization in Lynchburg, VA in helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Requested are all types of school supplies. A special barrel will be available. Donations will be accepted until October 31, 2017. Financial Donations can be sent to the Salvation Army PO Box 1959, Atlanta, Ga 30301.  Checks are to be made out to Hurricane Harvey-Salvation Army. In addition, Prime Bishop Mikovsky requests that a special collection be taken in all parishes which will be done next Sunday on the Feast of Brotherly Love. It is now time to put our Christian Faith into action by helping those in need. God bless you all!


September is Spojnia Month

Spojnia Sunday-September 24th

Check out the Church Bookrack for PNU Information


       Solemnity-Brotherly Love


First Reading:  Jeremiah 33: 31-34

Responsorial:  Psalm 45  

Second Reading:  1 John 4: 17-21

Gospel:  Luke 10: 25-37



 Key Verse: “Who is my neighbor?”                            Luke 10:29


 Readings: This is one of the most superb classics human kindness in all literature. Jesus intimates that heaven will be inhabited by those who have learned how to be kind and only kind and always kind. He also intimates that there are going to be some surprises in the Day of Judgment. Jesus, by what He said, would rather see that in His followers the trait of kindness be found. Some who have been accustomed to think of themselves as very religious are going to find out, after it is too late, that they have been altogether overlooking the things the recording angels have been taking down, the treatment and lack of compassion to others.  Jesus further makes the remarkable statement that not one single act of kindness, no matter how small, will ever go unrewarded.  However, we must remember that Jesus does not mean that we should give encouragement to able bodied lazy people.  Laziness is one of the greatest of sins.  The Bible nowhere excuses it.  “If any man will not work neither let him eat.” (II Thessalonians 3:10)


 Reflection: Would I be like the Good Samaritan and sacrifice my time and money to help someone in need or be concerned only for myself? Most people would not, especially in a society that only concerns themselves with their selves. As we were reminded in last week’s teachings, we are to “be doers and not only hearers of the Word”.  Easily said but do I do that?  May we reflect upon the Scripture Lessons presented today on this solemnity.  The Church and our parish would greatly benefit.


Praying: Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, open my heart and teach me to love as I have been loved by You. Help me to recognize all my neighbors.  This I pray through Jesus Christ, my Lord.