April 17, 2011                Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

     Palm Sunday                         320 College Blvd., Grenada, MS 38901
of the Lord’s Passion                                        (662) 226-2490
                                                             Father Martin Ruane, Pastor

                       www.olesouth.net/stpeter email: stpeter@cableone.net


Pave the Way Next week will be the annual Catholic Service Appeal Weekend. Bishop Joseph Latino is asking every Catholic family to participate. As a Catholic community, we are called to respond to God’s grace in our lives.   The Catholic Service Appeal is an opportunity to respond to His grace by sharing our treasure to help our neighbors throughout or diocese. Please plan to participate in the Catholic Service Appeal next weekend, April 30 – May 1. Please go online to www.jacksondiocese.org to learn more about the Catholic Service Appeal or to make an on line donation.    


Good Friday We are reminded that this Friday, Good Friday, is a day of Fast and Abstinence, one full meal, two snacks and no meat. 


A Happy for the Children We have planned an extra Happy for our children. We began this a couple of years ago and it seemed to be tremendously popular. In place of an Easter Egg Hunt we will be inviting all of our children and their parents to gather in front of the Church on Easter morning after Mass. Among our surprises will be a show of love for our children and their Bible School Teachers.  


Holy Land Collection A special collection will be taken up on Good Friday for the support of the Church’s work in the Holy Land. During this time of turmoil the plight and suffering of Palestinian Christians has become desperate. Our support of the work of the Church in the Holy Lands is even more important than ever.


Please Note Traditionally in the past we’ve had Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight, because of a lack of participation of people coming to participate in Adoration, (especially from eleven to midnight). We are hoping that our people will participate until 11:00 o’clock. As you know the Blessed Sacrament should never be placed for Adoration without somebody being present.


Annual Retreat Fr. Ruane will be joining several of the priests and bishop Latino for our Annual Priests Retreat beginning Monday April 25th thru Friday April 29th. The Retreat will be at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa. If there is any emergency during this time please call Karla at the Rectory, Monday, Wednesday or Friday till 12:00 noon or call her cell 417-2333. 


Congratulations We congratulate Louie Marascalco and Chancis DuBard who will be united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on April 29 here at St. Peter. They will be married at 10:00am, with further celebrations on April 30th at 5:30pm.    


Very Important  Vigil Mass on the 30th will be at 6:30pm please be patient and make note of this change, Fr. Ruane is involved in a wedding.     


Congratulations We congratulate and are very happy to receive Luther Owens, Blair Owens, Judy Bloodworth, Stanley Bloodworth, and Shirley Cupsid into full communion with the Catholic faith on Holy Saturday night.  


Fr. Ruane Sincere gratitude to all who offered prayers and made inquires about me while I was in the hospital and recuperating.


Confirmation We had a lovely afternoon for our young people, a good program, good participation and a good group of young people. The supper was also nicely prepared and the participation of sponsors and parents was real good. Thank you and God Bless You.


Choose Life “Every child with Down syndrome, every adult with special needs, in fact every unwanted, unborn child, every person who is poor, weak, abandoned or homeless---each one of these persons is an icon of God’s face and a vessel of His love.” (Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver, Oct 16 speech to Phoenix Catholic Physicians’ Guild)


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Apr 16thMarjorie Testa, Nancy Nickl, Gerry Morris------------------------------Lector – Bob Smith

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Apr 17th – Tara Trost, John Saia, Martha Saia---------------------------------------Lector – John Portis   

                            WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                     Mass Times                              Mass Intentions 

Saturday, April 16                                                 6:00pm – St. Peter                                      Charlie Marascalco - RIP

Sunday, April 17                                                     9:00am St. Peter                                     People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, April 17                                                        11:15amSt. John                                       People of St. John Parish

Monday, April 18                                                 8:00am – St. Peter                                         Special Intentions - MR Tuesday, April 19                                               8:00am – St. Peter                                      Paddy Ruane - RIP Wednesday, April 20                              *NO MASS* - St. Peter                                       *NO MASS*

“Holy Thursday” April 21                                   6:15pm – St. Peter                                      People of St. Peter

Good Friday, April 22      *12:00Noon “Way of the Cross” & *6:15pm “Celebration of the Lord’s Passion” - St. Peter       


                                                  PRAY FOR THEM


Lynn Barker, Braxton Barnard, John Bell, Shirley Black, Tina Ryals Blaylock, Mike Bowles, James Bruno, Delsie Burton, Carolyn Cerniglia, Bernice Clark, John Collier, Kelly Collier, James Cook Sr., Jim Criss, Sarah Criss, Don Eldridge, Walter Fariss, Allie Fava, Mary Helen Ferri, Bill Finch, Wayde Flem, Charlie Fowler, Shirley Fowler, Bobby Frazier, Valinten Gagaboan, Christy Gant, James Gant, Mary Gessler, Christopher Griffin, Ron Hammac, Bonita Henson, Kent Hull, 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, Susan McCorkle, Betty McCormick, Amanda McGee, Johnny Michelle, Evelyn Morgan, Megan Morley, Lois Newton, Roger Patterson, Katie Parnell, Al Perry, Lamar Pitcock, Jamie Pritchard, Wanda Ray, Eydie Ricks, Ralph Roe, Corey Rowland, Bernice Sandersan, Carrie Snavely, Sr. Anthony Ruane, Larry Ruane, David Sintes, Dan Thompson Jr., Beulah Vance, Anne Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward, Joan Westin, 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; stpeter@cableone.net


Collections:       April 10th             Today’s Special Collection:            <<<BIRTHDAYS>>

General Fund             $2,083.00                                     NONE                                    April 16 – Sam Marascalco

Building Fund              $712.00                    Next Special Collection:                    April 17 – Nancy Hamilton

Easter Flowers                     $55.00                 April 22, Holy Land/Good Friday                    April 18 – James Geiger

Catholic Relief Services           $25.00                       <<<BIRTHDAYS>>                         April 20 – Krispina Purvis 

Good Fri/ Holy Lands       $25.00                   April 16 –Olga Shiver                        April 22 – David Livingston

Ed. of Future Priests          $30.00                   April 16 – Rose Marie Marascalco        April 22 – Gary Houston



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


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


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 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.   


IF Please if you cannot serve at a given Mass as Lector or Eucharist Minister, please call a replacement or call the Rectory. These are special ministries and a replacement should be found, if you cannot serve.