March 28, 2010              Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church   

    Palm Sunday                            320 College Blvd., Grenada, MS. 38901          
                                                                             (662) 226-2490                                
                                                                 Father Martin Ruane, Pastor



Healing Mass Because Father Ruane will be on retreat we are going to have our Healing Mass April 9th the second Friday of April.  


Good FridayWe are reminded that this Friday, Good Friday, is a day of Fast and Abstinence. One full meal, two snacks and no meat. 


A Happy for the Children We have planned an extra Happy for our children. We began this a couple of years ago and it seemed to be tremendously popular. In place of an Easter Egg Hunt we will be inviting all of our children and their parents to gather in front of the Church on Easter morning after Mass. Among our surprises will be a show of love for our children and their Bible School Teachers.  


Holy Land Collection A special collection will be taken up on Good Friday for the support of the Church’s work in the Holy Land. During this time of turmoil the plight and suffering of Palestinian Christians has become desperate. Our support of the work of the Church in the Holy Lands is even more important than ever.


Please Note Traditionally in the past we’ve had Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight. Because of a lack of participation of people coming to participate in Adoration, (especially from eleven to midnight). We are hoping that our people will participate until 10:30 o’clock. As you know the Blessed Sacrament should never be placed for Adoration without somebody being present.


Annual RetreatFr. Ruane will be joining several of the priests and bishop Latino for our Annual Priests Retreat beginning Monday April 5th thru Friday April 9th. The Retreat will be at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa. If there is any emergency during this time please call Karla at the Rectory, Monday, Wednesday or Friday till 12:00 noon or call her cell 417-2333. 


Holy Week  Help, we need four workers and three sheet cakes for the Presbyterian Church. This is to help for the Holy Week Services. St. Peter is responsible for Monday March 29. Services are at noon contact Gerry Morris at 417-1160.   


Sincere GratitudeOlga Shiver wants to thank everybody, priest and people for your calls, cards and prayers. She is recovering nicely and hopes to be back in church soon.       


R.C.I.ABecause of commitments to Holy Week we will NOT be meeting this Tuesday.


Choose Life “Every child with Down syndrome, every adult with special needs, in fact every unwanted, unborn child, every person who is poor, weak, abandoned or homeless---each one of these persons is an icon of God’s face and a vessel of His love.” (Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver, Oct 16 speech to Phoenix Catholic Physicians’ Guild)


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat March 27th Karla Houston, Irene Stark, David Livingston---------------------Lector–Dan Buzzarde   

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun March 28th – John Saia, Martha Saia, Dorothy Marascalco-------------------Lector-Sam Marascalco


                               WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                             Mass Times                         Mass Intentions

Saturday, March 27                                      6:00pm – St. Peter                                    Special Intentions -MR

Sunday, March 28                                      9:00am – St. Peter                                      People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, March 28                                    11:15am – St. John                        People of St. John Parish

Monday, March 29                                   8:00am – St. Peter          Beulah Maranto - RIP

Tuesday, March 30                                   8:00am – St. Peter                     Unfulfilled Intentions

Wednesday, March 31                                     NO MASS                           No Mass

Holy Thursday, April 1                            6:15pm – St. Peter                    Thanksgiving for the Holy Eucharist

Good Friday, April 2                              12:00noon – St. Peter                      …………………………….

Good Friday, April 2                    6:15pm – Way of the Cross     Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion     


                                                  PRAY FOR THEM


Carol Artman, Lynn Barker, Braxton Barnard, John Bell, Shirley Black, Mike Bowles, James Bruno, George Burleson, Delsie Burton, Robert Campassi, Carolyn Cerniglia, Bernice Clark, John Collier, Kelly Collier, James Cook Sr., Jim Criss, Sarah Criss, James Dykes, Sarah Edwards, Don Eldridge, Maria Evangelista, Walter Fariss, Allie Fava, Bill Finch, Charlie Fowler, Shirley Fowler, Lucille Frenyea, Valinten Gagaboan, Christy Gant, James Gant, Mary Gessler, Christopher Griffin, Bonita Henson, Kent Hull, James Huddleston, Morgan Kay Jackson, Jan, Leonard Janiszewski, Alex Kerwin, Jack Kilcrease, Mike Latham, Bishop Latino, Barb Licourt, Kelsey Lipe, Rodney Lippincott, Bobby Love, Lisa Mann, Adelfia Marascalco, Charlie Marascalco, Joseph Marascalco, Laurie Marascalco, Louise Marascalco, Jody McAnnally, Betty McCormick, Amanda McGee, Johnny Michelle, David Neal, Lois Newton, Roger Patterson, Katie Parnell, Sandy Phillips, Lamar Pitcock, Jamie Pritchard, Wanda Ray, Eydie Ricks, Ralph Roe, Bernice Sandersan, Sister Anthony Ruane, David Sintes, Suzette Stuebben, Dan Thompson Jr., Beulah Vance, Anne Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward, Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak, Jack Young. If you would like to add or remove someone from the prayer list, please contact the rectory at: 226-2490 Or email me at;


Collections: March, 21st                 Today’s Special Collection:          !!!!!!!Birthdays!!!!!!!

General Fund        $2,237.25                                        NONE                              March 21  – Jesse Gonzales      

Building Fund          $460.00                                                                                 March 26 – Beth Livingston     

Mississippi Catholic           $20.00                          Next Special Collection:              March 27  – Phillip Cook      

Easter Flowers                    $50.00                       April 2, for The Holy Lands              March 30  – Chip Meredith      

Catholic Relief Services  $369.00                     April 4, for Ed. of Future Priests        March 31  – Pete Marascalco               

                                                                                                                                                              April 2 – Ben Stewart II


***Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays 5:30pm – 5:45pm***and on appointment.


Please... When using any of the buildings, please make sure that the door locks behind you when you leave. Push, pull, & turn knobs…just check to see if it is locked. Thanks!!


Sick/Homebound/HospitalizedIf you have anyone who is ill or homebound, or hospitalized please contact the rectory so they can be added to our prayer list and Father Ruane can visit and pray for them.


Bulletin Announcements The deadline for announcements will be on Thursday at noon. Please contact the rectory at 226-2490, or send an email to


Knights of Columbus If you would like to contribute to the Chris Harris Scholarship Fund, please send memorials to Knights of Columbus, PO Box 1822, Grenada, Ms. 38901. Note: The K of C will meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, anyone wishing to join the Knights of Columbus please contact any one of our Knights.