February 21, 2010        Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church   

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

                       www.olesouth.net/stpeter email: stpeter@cableone.net


Pleaselet us all make a genuine effort to make Lent a special time in Our Church.

1. Daily Mass when possible.                        4. A good confession by participating             6. A kinder, gentler people

2. Participating in “Why Catholic?”                  in our Penance Service.                               7. Less negative gossip. 

3. Participating in the Mass of Healing.        5. Prayer when possible in the home               8. More kindness , compassion, 

                                                                          with the family.                                                   and affirmation.


RememberWe again would like to remind all of our people that we will have special services on Friday evening at 6:15pm, consisting of The Way of the Cross, Scripture reading, mediation, and Holy Communion, followed by a light supper in the Family Life Center. 


Youth Supper  We invite all of our young people grade 7th through 12th to join us this Sunday evening in

    And Talk      the Family Life Center for a pizza supper, a short presentation by Fr. Ruane, question time, answers and in general, fun for our young people and a time to be together. 


Sincere ThanksA word of thanks to all of our parishioners who participated in our red beans and rice supper, the Knights of Columbus who prepared the red beans and rice, and any body who helped in any way.    


R.C.I.A.The RCIA will meet this Tuesday evening right after the 6:00pm service. Topics: Mary and the Saints, Etc…….


Blood Drive We are in the process of planning a blood drive for St. Peter’s Church Family, which hopefully will qualify our parishioners for blood when needed, details later.


Why Catholic?”… We hope that all of our groups have begun or are about to begin this very important session on the treatment of the Sacraments of our Church. With a little effort on our part this can be a very enriching experience.   


Choose Life Writer Frederica Mathewes-Green has pointed out that: “No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.”



Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Feb 20thDorothy Howell, Jerome Boudreax, Rosemary Merriman-----Lector–Bob Smith   

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Feb 21st–Lynn Bennett, Frankie Fortier, Tara Trost--------------------Lector-Vicki McKnight


________________________QUOTES FOR THE WEEK_____________________________

1. “Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are you windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” (Alan Alda, Actor, Writer and Director)   

2. We fail to see our own destiny; make ourselves do what ever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.”  (Orison Swett Marden, 1850-1924, founder of Success Magazine)

3. “Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.” (Vince Lombardi, professional football coach)

                             WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                             Mass Times                            Mass Intentions

Saturday, February 20                                       6:00pm – St. Peter                        Unfulfilled Intentions

Sunday, February 21                                    9:00am – St. Peter                           People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, February 21                                  11:15am – St. John                          People of St. John Parish

Monday, February 22                                   8:00am – St. Peter                       The Sick & Suffering

Tuesday, February 23                                   6:00pm – St. Peter                         Special Intentions - MR Wednesday, February 24                              8:00am – St Peter                          Lenora Marascalco - RIP

Thursday, February 25                                 8:00am – St. Peter                          Roberta Royce - RIP

Friday, February 26                                      8:00am – St. Peter                          Lapsed Catholics

Friday, February 26                               6:15pm – Way of the Cross


                                                  PRAY FOR THEM

Carol Artman, Lynn Barker, 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, Phyliss Hodges, Bonita Henson, Kent Hull, James Huddleston,

Morgan Kay Jackson, Jan, Leonard Janiszewski, Alex Kerwin, Jack Kilcrease, Mike Latham, Barb Licourt, Kelsey Lipe, Rodney Lippincott, Bobby Love, Adelfia Marascalco, Charlie Marascalco, Dona Marascalco, Joseph Marascalco, Laurie Marascalco, Louise Marascalco, Jody McAnnally, Betty McCormick,

Amanda McGee, Martha Merriman, Pat Merriman, Johnny Michelle, David Neal, Lois Newton, Tina Palmer, Roger Patterson, Katie Parnell, Sandy Phillips, Lamar Pitcock, Jamie Pritchard, Wanda Ray, Eydie Ricks,

Ralph Roe, Bernice Sandersan, Sister Anthony Ruane, David Sintes, 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; stpeter@cableone.net


Collections:        Feb, 14th         Today’s Special Collection:               !!!!!!!Birthdays!!!!!!!

General Fund              $2,845.25                  March 21, 2010 for The                            Feb 24 – Bradley Daigneault

Building Fund                $603.00                 Black & Indian Mission                               Feb 24 – Barbara Merriman

Mississippi Catholic        $145.00              Next Special Collection:                     Feb 26 – Anna Messina   

Black & Indian Mission   $25.00               April 2, for The Holy Lands         

                                                                 April 4, for Ed. of Future Priests        


Liturgical Appointments Please contact the church office to participate in the Liturgy.


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 stpeter@cableone.net.


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.