May 9, 2010            Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

  Sixth Sunday                     320 College Blvd., Grenada, MS 38901
       of Easter                                               (662) 226-2490
   Mother’s Day                                Father Martin Ruane, Pastor



May Crowning We have our special little service in honor of our Blessed Mother this morning. In addition to the ceremony after Mass, we will pray the Rosary before Mass during the month of May, (intention) respect for all forms of life, especially not born into our world the most defenseless of all people.       


Special Breakfast We invite our entire church family to join us after Mass this morning 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 next 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.


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. Please sign up on the list in the vestibule, when you enter into the Church. We are hoping that many of our people will respond favorably to this great opportunity of reaching out and helping others. [Last Sundays Gospel], By this will all know that you are my followers if you love one another.


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. Happy Mothers Day to all of our Mothers and Grandmothers.




1.  The only people who never fail are those who never try.  (llka Chase, 1905-1978, American author, actor)

2. 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)

3.  To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral down into ever increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that discipline – training – is about.   (James Clavell, in his novel “Shogun”)


Choose Life “The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral-a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body.”   (Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty)


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 8                                          6:00pm – St. Peter                                Special Intentions - MR  

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

Sunday, April 9                                          11:15am – St. John                               People of St. John Parish

Monday, April 10                                         8:00am – St. Peter                                  Harry Hitchins - RIP  

Tuesday, April 11                                     6:00pm – St. Peter                                Connie Fariss - RIP  

Wednesday, April 12                                  8:00am – St Peter                                  Ken Stark - RIP  

Thursday, April 13                                   8:00am – St. Peter                                 Theresa Bair - RIP  
Friday, April 14                                           8:00am – St. Peter                                 Joyce Janiszewski - 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, May 3rd                        Next Special Collection:             <<BIRTHDAYS>> 

General Fund     $2,543.25                         Catholic Communication Campaign                  May 8 – Jordan Thomas                                       

Building Fund       $980.00                         Spreading the Good News-May 16th                  May 13 – Samuel Stewart

Good Fri/Holy Lands   $30.00                         Special Collection For;              Today’s Special Collection      

Catholic Com. Fund    $15.00                     Recent Tornado’s in Mississippi                          NONE     



Eucharistic Ministers/Sat May 8th Joan Westin, Nancy Nickl, David Livingston-------------------------Lector – Gerry Morris

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun May 9thKathleen Cooper, Myra Liberto, Barbara Liberto-------------------Lector – Mike Liberto


***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.