December 11, 2011        Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



Christmas Family Supper We hope that all of our church family will try to be with us this December 11th for our Annual Parish Family Christmas Supper. We’ve had a wonderful time these past few years and we hope it will be even better this coming year. Our supper will consist of a covered dish the meat for the supper will be furnished by our parish. We are expecting the Catholic Santa to show up and we will sing our Christmas Carols together in Honor of our Savior and to get into the Christmas spirit for our adults and children.


 Penance Service  This is a wonderful opportunity for us to change gears and think of something special that we can give the Lord for His birthday. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a wonderful gift from God and our using of it to receive His grace and forgiveness is our special gift to him. Our church Penance Service will be on Dec. 13, at 6:00pm. We are most grateful to Fr. Messina, Fr. Noonan, Fr. Hurley, Fr. O’Brian and yours truly Fr. Ruane. Hope to see you all this Tuesday evening.      


Angel Tree We have names of children and seniors who are in need of a Special Christmas Gift on our Angel Tree. Please feel free to take an angel from the Angel Tree and purchase that child’s wish or need. Wrap it and place the Angel on the gift and return it under the tree no later than December 18th.  Thank you, for your heartfelt generosity.


Welcome New Members  We would like to extend a very sincere welcome to our newest Parish Family Members. If you have come to St. Peter’s in the last year or two please give your name to Karla or Fr. Ruane or just call us at the Rectory 662-226-2490. We would like to give you a special welcome at our Christmas Supper.   


R. C. I. A. The RCIA will not meet this Tuesday evening, but will reconvene December 20th, after the 6:00pm Mass.  Topic: Reconciliation (Confession)


Carmelite Monastery Consider supporting the Carmelite Nuns in Jackson, they have a wide range of Christmas gifts, which would make a suitable gift for children or adults and they would greatly appreciate our help. 


Choose Life The Christmas storytellers, Matthew and Luke begin with Jesus’ conception. When Matthew sets out to tell us about the Nativity, he first talks of events taking place during the pregnancy. Luke gives us even more details of the pregnancy. The message? Jesus was conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit. He was God from the moment of conception.  [Life Date, The National Newsletter of Lutherans for Life, Winter, 1998]


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


*Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturdays 5:15pm – 5:45pm**and by appointment*                     


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Dec 10thJerome Boudreax, Gerry Morris, Rosemary Merriman-------------------Lector – Bob Smith

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Dec 11th David Livingston, David Upchurch, Suzanne Matrisciano------------Lector – Lane Tucker


                              WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                             Mass Times                                   Mass Intentions 

Saturday, December 10                                       6:00pm – St. Peter                                     Special Intentions – MR

Sunday, December 11                                         9:00am St. Peter                                      People of St. Peter Parish

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

Monday, December 12                                        8:00am – St. Peter                                      Doris Dupont – RIP    Tuesday, December 13                                      6:00pm – St. Peter                                   *PENANCE SERVICE* 

Wednesday December 14                                    8:00am - St. Peter                                      Jim Criss - RIP

Thursday December 15                                       8:00am – St. Peter                                      Fr. John Volor - RIP

Friday, December 16                                           8:00am  St. Peter                                     Mary Denton - RIP


                                                  PRAY FOR THEM


Lynn Barker, Shirley Black, Tina Ryals Blaylock, Mike Bowles, James Bruno, Delsie Burton, Carolyn Cerniglia, Bernice Clark, John Collier, Kelly Collier, James Cook Sr., Sarah Criss, Rod Crosby, Ronald Dupont, Don Eldridge, Walter Fariss, Allie Fava, Mary Helen Ferri, Bill Finch, Charlie Fowler, Shirley Fowler, Bobby Frazier, Valinten Gagaboan, Christy Gant, James Gant, Mary Gessler, Melonie Goolsby, Christopher Griffin, Bonita Henson, James Huddleston, Morgan Kay Jackson, Jan, Leonard Janiszewski, Willie Kern, Jack Kilcrease, Bishop Latino, Misty Lewis, Mike Liddell, Barb Licourt, Rodney Lippincott, Bobby Love, Lisa Mann, Adelfia Marascalco, Joseph Marascalco, Laurie Marascalco, Louise Marascalco, Jody McAnnally, Betty McCormick, Amanda McGee, Johnny Michelle, Evelyn Morgan, Megan Morley, Lois Newton, Roger Patterson, Katie Parnell, Al Perry, Lamar Pitcock, Ernie Preshard, Jamie Pritchard, Wanda Ray, Eydie Ricks, Ralph Roe, Sr. Anthony Ruane, John Ruane, Roy Russelle, Rylee Ryals, Bernice Sandersan, John Sarbou, Carrie Snavely, David Sintes, Dan Thompson Jr., Anne Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward, Joan Westin, Lisa Wimberley, Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak.  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: December 4th          Today’s Special Collection:        <<<BIRTHDAYS>>>

General Collection         $2,792.05               Retirement Fund for the Religious              Dec 11 – Angelina Guilambo                                 

Building Fund                $1,285.00                       December 11, 2011                        Dec 11 – Richard Sones

Retirement Fund /Religious   $135.00                 Next Special Collection:             Dec 12 - Judy Bloodworth

                                                                          Saltillo Missions – Jan. 8th 2012               Dec 13 – Dustin Willie

                                                                                                                                         Dec 14 – Ann Elizabeth Walker

                                                                                                                                      Dec 16 – Albert (AJ) Salinas


Knights of Columbus If you would like to contribute to the Knights of Columbus10443/Chris Harris Scholarship Fund, please send memorials to Knights of Columbus, PO Box 1822, Grenada, MS. 38901.

Note: The K of C will meet the 2nd Sunday of each month, the 4th degree Knights will meet the 3rd Sunday of each month, anyone wishing to join the Knights please contact any one of our Knights.


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.