March 14, 2010                Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church   

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



PENANCE SERVICEOur Lenten                               FATHER RUANE… has been invited to be a

Penance Service is set for Wed. March 24th                                guest speaker at the Episcopal Church March 17th

at 6:15pm, Please try to keep this date open                              in the evening, the Methodist Church on March 24th                 

for this very important gathering for our                                   at 11:45am and the First Presbyterian Church 

people.                                                                                        on March 29th at 12:00 noon. 


Welcome and Thanks to the priests who are traveling for distances to help us with our Penance Service, and they are Fr. Mario Solorzano, New Albany, Fr. Al Camp, Jackson, Fr. Gerald Hurley, Brandon, Fr. Sam Messina, Batesville, and Yours Truly, Grenada.  


Congratulationsto Don Tartt and Reid Walker who won 1st Place at the District Science Fair in Batesville recently.


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.   


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. 


Why Catholic?”… We hope that our groups are meeting faithfully and that our leaders are reminding them. Even if you haven’t participated thus far, the remaining sessions would be very valuable. We are still hoping that all groups will finish before Holy Week.   


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.


R.C.I.AThe RCIA will meet this Tuesday evening, March 16th right after the 6:00pm service. Topics: Continuation of the discussion on the Sacraments.


Choose Life During Lent, it is good to think about Jesus’ words, “Amen I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.” If we do nothing to work for the protection of these least ones, we do nothing for Jesus.  (COLFS Newsletter, San Diego, 11/07)


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat March 13th Dorothy Howell, Nancy Nickl, David Livingston------------------Lector–Gerry Morris   

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun March 14th – Barbara Liberto, Myra Liberto, Kathleen Cooper-------------------Lector-Chris Major


                               WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                             Mass Times                            Mass Intentions

Saturday, March 13                                       6:00pm – St. Peter                        Unfulfilled Intentions

Sunday, March 14                                       9:00am – St. Peter                                         People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, March 14                                     11:15am – St. John                          People of St. John Parish

Monday, March 15                                      8:00am – St. Peter                                     Souls in Purgatory

Tuesday, March 16                                      6:00pm – St. Peter                         Donald Durst - RIP

Wednesday, March 17                                 8:00am – St Peter                          Fr. Pat Hayes - RIP

Thursday, March 18                                     8:00am – St. Peter                        In Thanksgiving

Friday, March 19                                          8:00am – St. Peter                        In Honor of St. Joseph

Friday, March 19                           6:15pm – Way of the Cross


                                                  PRAY FOR THEM


Carol Artman, Lynn Barker, Braxton Barndyard, 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, 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, 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;


Collections: March, 7th                   Today’s Special Collection:             !!!!!!!Birthdays!!!!!!!

General Fund        $2,570.00                            March 14, 2010 for The                   March 13  – Joan Westin      

Building Fund       $1,215.00                           Catholic Relief Services                     March 17 – Cole Sessums     

Mississippi Catholic           $40.00                          Next Special Collection:                  March 18 – Samuel Matrisciano

Easter Flowers           $85.00                       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


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.