March 7, 2010                Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church   

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



Food PantryHelp is needed packing food on the forth Thursday of the month and distributing on the forth Saturday of the month at the Food Pantry. For more information please call Gerry Morris, 417-1160.


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.


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. 


R.C.I.AThe RCIA will meet this Tuesday evening, March 9th right after the 6:00pm service. Topics: Continuation of the discussion on the Sacraments.


Choose Life As the Obama administration approved the first human embryonic stem cells for experiments by federally-funded scientists, pro-lifers argued that aside from the research being unethical, it is also unnecessary because of the availability of adult stem cells and other more recently identified alternatives.  (San Diego Union Tribune, 12/3/09)


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat March 6th Rosemary Merriman, Karla Houston, Dorothy Howell----------------Lector–Irene Stark   

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun March 7th – John Saia, Martha Saia, Cheri Messina---------------------------------Lector-Joe Messina


Quote For The Week

1.        When you take a risk and step out of the norm, you run the risk and sometimes you fail. But you only fail if you give up.

         (J. Peterman)  

2. No victory is worth winning at the expense of picking up the mud that has been slung at you and throwing it back. (Rubel Shelly

3. Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.   (Henry Ford (1863-1947) American Industrialist

                               WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                             Mass Times                            Mass Intentions

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

Sunday, March 7                                          9:00am – St. Peter                          People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, March 7                                        11:15am – St. John                         People of St. John Parish

Monday, March 8                                         8:00am – St. Peter                      Pat Connerlly - RIP

Tuesday, March 9                                        6:00pm – St. Peter                         Sidney Bennett - RIP

Wednesday, March 10                                 8:00am – St Peter                          Pat Dunaway - RIP

Thursday, March 11                                     8:00am – St. Peter                        Unfulfilled Intentions

Friday, March 12                                          8:00am – St. Peter                        Pat Connerlly - RIP

Friday, March 12                                 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, Bishop Latino, Barb Licourt, Kelsey Lipe, Rodney Lippincott, Bobby Love, Lisa Mann, Adelfia Marascalco, Charlie Marascalco, Dona 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:    Feb, 28th     Today’s Special Collection:  !!!!!!!Birthdays!!!!!!! Birthdays!!!!!!

General Fund        $2,039.00                      None                         March 8  Peach Ryals            March 11 – Ben Logan    

Building Fund          $480.00                                                           March 8 – Camille Stewart        March 11 – Reid Walker

Mississippi Catholic           $40.00        Next Special Collection:      March 10 – Jeran Guilambo       March 12 – Jill Taylor

Black & Indian Mission    $10.00         March 14, 2010 for The        March 10 – Roseann Flem       

Catholic Relief Services      $5.00        Catholic Relief Services      A Happy Belated Birthday to Frankie Fortier 3/1


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.