May 2, 2010            Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



Healing MassMass this coming Friday May 7th is the First Friday of the Month. We are encouraging as many people as possible to participate in this Mass of Healing, where we pray to God for health of mind, soul and body. This Mass will be at 10:00am Friday morning. Hopefully our Knights of Columbus will furnish a little breakfast so we can have time for fellowship and conversation.


May Crowning We will have May Crowning next Sunday May 9th in conjunction with the Sunday Eucharist, since more people will have an opportunity this way to honor our Blessed Mother. The Crown will be placed on the Blessed Mother by Mary Hill, who will also be making her First Holy Communion.      


Special Breakfast We invite our entire church family to join us after church May 9th for a breakfast in honor of Mary Hill, who makes her 1st Communion on Mother’s Day, and Chase Holland who received the Eagle Scout Award last Sunday.


Graduation We will have a breakfast after Mass on Sunday May 16, 2010, to honor our high school graduates and they are; Joseph Messina, Ryan Taylor, Jeff Wagner, Kate Logan, Crispina Purvis, McKenzie Ray. If we have omitted anybody we are sorry and please give us a call.


C S A The Bishop’s Annual Catholic Service Appeal is set for this weekend May 1 & 2, 2010. Countless lives will be touched by every contribution to the 2010 Catholic Service Appeal. Bishop Latino is asking each parishioner to prayerfully consider your gift to the CSA. As “One Family in Christ” we can accomplish so much for our diocese. You can go on line to learn more about the Catholic Service Appeal or make an online donation at: If you don’t have your offering with you this weekend just drop it off in the mail or place your envelope in the offering basket next weekend.


Mother’s Day Sincere congratulations to that lady we lovingly refer to as Mother.  In giving respect to our mother who cooperated in bringing us into this world, we are inspired by no less an example than Jesus Christ Himself, who loved and respected His mother.



1. “Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” (Belva Davis, Award-Winning Journalist)              

2. “People are like sticks of dynamite. The power is on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit.” (Mac Anderson, Author)


Blood Drive The goodness and generosity of people who can and are willing to give blood has helped to save many lives, your priest included. We will have a Blood Drive here at St. Peter’s on Sunday, May 23rd immediately following the 9:00 Mass. We are hoping that 30 of our people, at least, will be willing to give blood so that our Church Family will qualify for the gift of blood for one year.


Choose Life Pam Tebow, mother of the celebrated college football star, Tim Tebow, shared the story of her decision against abortion at the Save A Life Ministries annual banquet. She told how she first reported the story of an interview at the 2007 Heisman Trophy award for Tim. “God was so gracious,” she said. “I didn’t have to give up my life, and he didn’t take the life of my son.” (Life News, 3/3/10)


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

                        WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                   Mass Times                           Mass Intentions

Saturday, April 1                                        6:00pm – St. Peter                                Special Intentions - MR  

Sunday, April 2                                          9:00am St. Peter                                                 People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, April 2                                        11:15am – St. John                                    People of St. John Parish

Monday, April 3                                         8:00am – St. Peter                                                 Communion Service  

Tuesday, April 4                                     6:00pm – St. Peter                                   No Service  

Wednesday, April 5                                  8:00am – St Peter                                     Communion Service  

Thursday, April 6                                   8:00am – St. Peter                                    Maria Enriquez - RIP  
Friday, April 7       Healing Mass         10:00am – St. Peter                                  Marie Marascalco - RIP  


                                                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, Mary Louise Enriquez, Maria Evangelista, Walter Fariss, Allie Fava, Mary Helen Ferri, Bill Finch, Charlie Fowler, Shirley Fowler, Lucille Frenyea, Valinten Gagaboan, Christy Gant, James Gant, Mary Gessler, Tom Graves, 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 Steubben, 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, April 25th    Next Special Collection:    <<<<<<<<BIRTHDAYS>>>>>>>>>>   

General Fund     $1,261.31     Catholic Communication Campaign      May 3 – Buddy Honeycutt     May 5 – Angela Brunson                                       

Building Fund       $557.00     Spreading the Good News-May 16th      May 4 – Brook Brunson        May 5 – Jeremiah Guilambo

                                              Today’s Special Collection       May 4 – Vivien Holloway     May 6 – Toni Meredith       

                                                Catholic Service Appeal     



Eucharistic Ministers/Sat May 1stRosemary Merriman, Karla Houston, Jerome Boudreax----------------Lector – Irene Stark

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun May 2nd Cheri Messina, John Saia, Martha Saia--------------------------------Lector – Joe Messina


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



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.


Please Remember... to check thermostats, lights, doors, and clean up when leaving our buildings. We have received some high utility bills for the Family Life Center, please turn things off, check thermostats and lights, etc.


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


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