March 21, 2010                Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church   

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



PENANCE SERVICEOur Lenten Penance Service is set for Wed. March 24th at 6:15pm,

Please try to keep this date open for this very important gathering for our people. Our Lenten

Penance Service is set for this Wednesday March 24th at 6:15pm. An Examination of Conscience

is being given to our parishioners at this weekends Masses to help our people prepare in advance

and to help the service from being too lengthy.                                    


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.   


Please, Please

Plan to spend a big part              Wednesday:  Seder Supper

of the evening of Holy               Thursday:     Anniversary of the Lord’s Supper

Week beginning on                    Friday:          Passions, Sufferings, and Death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Wednesday at St. Peter’s.          Saturday:      Vigil Service of the Resurrection… Details later.     


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.   


Pray and PlayThe Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Catfish Supper Friday March the 26th. We are calling this occasion Pray and Play. We would like for all of our people to join us for our regular Friday evening services at 6:15pm first so that we can Pray Together as a Church Family and Play Together as we join for a Catfish Supper, we are to believe is prepared by some of the top cooks in Grenada.     


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.ABecause of commitments to Penance Services etc… we will NOT be meeting this Tuesday.


Choose Life “I just want the truth to be told: that abortion does hurt women. They tell you that it doesn’t, [that] it’s a simple procedure and that you can get on with your life. Well, you do momentarily, but you spend your whole life trying to forget it “.  (Leslie Brunolli, abortion survivor/participant in the Silent No More Awareness Campaign: The Southern Cross, Nov. 2009)


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat March 20th Joan Westin, Nancy Nickl, Rosemary Merriman----------------------Lector–Bob Smith   

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun March 21st – Frankie Fortier, David Upchurch, Tara Trost------------------------Lector-Chris Major


                               WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                             Mass Times                            Mass Intentions

Saturday, March 20                                       6:00pm – St. Peter                        Special Intentions -MR

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

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

Monday, March 22                                      8:00am – St. Peter                                     Fr. Pat Hayes - RIP

Tuesday, March 23                                      6:00pm – St. Peter                         Mrs. Owen Royce - RIP

Wednesday, March 24                                 8:00am – St Peter                          Sam Domino - RIP

Thursday, March 25                                     8:00am – St. Peter                        Jack Ramsdell - RIP

Friday, March 26                                          8:00am – St. Peter                        Unfulfilled Intentions

Friday, March 26                           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, 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, 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, 14th                  Today’s Special Collection:           !!!!!!!Birthdays!!!!!!!

General Fund        $1,695.00                                           NONE                              March 20  – Billy Logan      

Building Fund          $759.00                                                                                    March 20 – Cameron Logan     

Mississippi Catholic           $40.00                          Next Special Collection:                  

Black & Indian Missions      $5.00                       April 2, for The Holy Lands         

Catholic Relief Services  $369.00                     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.