April 3, 2011                Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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

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


Penance ServiceOur Lenten Penance Service is set for Tuesday, April 5th at 6:15pm please try to keep this date open for this very important gathering.


St. James EpistleConfess therefore your sins to one another and pray for one another that you may be saved. James 5:16               


Welcome and Thanks to the priests who are traveling for a distance to help us with our Penance Service, and they are Fr. Mike O’Brien, Jackson, Fr. Pat Noonan, Canton, Fr. Gerald Hurley, Flowood, Fr. Sam Messina, Batesville, and Yours Truly, Grenada.  


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.   


The R.C.I.A will meet a week from this Tuesday, April 12th right after the 6:00pm Mass, and will be a wrap-up session as we wind down for final preparations before Holy Week.


   Confirmation    We will have a retreat for our confirmandi on April 13th. Our young people are asked to come 

Retreat April 13 directly from school to St. Peter’s. We will have a hamburger supper for them, their sponsors and

                                               parents at approximately 6:00pm.    


Catholic Service AppealThe annual Catholic Service Appeal, “Pave the Way,” supports many central ministries that help provide the spiritual, educational and social needs of many within our diocese. Bishop Joseph Latino is asking each parishioner to prayerfully consider your gift to the CSA. Joined together as a faith family we can accomplish so much for our diocese. More details next week, the offering will be taken up the weekend of April 30th / May 1st.  


Lent At St. Peter Church Let us all make a special effort to make Lent a special time in Our Church.

Here are some suggestions:                        4. A good confession by participating      6. A kinder, gentler people

1. Daily Mass when possible.                       in our Penance Service.                        7. Less negative gossip. 

2. Participating in “Why Catholic?”         5. Prayer when possible in the home        8. More kindness , compassion, 

3. Participating in the Mass of Healing.       with the family.                                         and affirmation.


Choose Life During Lent, it is good to think about Jesus’ words, “Amen I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.” If we do nothing to work for the protection of these least ones, we do nothing for Jesus.  (COLFS Newsletter, San Diego, 11/07)


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


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Apr 2ndTeresa Dear, Jerome Boudreax, Nancy Nickl--------------------------Lector – Gerry Morris

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Apr 3rd – Dorothy Marascalco, AJ Salanis, Gabbie Godwin----------------Lector – Sam Marascalco   

                             WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                     Mass Times                              Mass Intentions 

Saturday, April 2                                                   6:00pm – St. Peter                                     Lena Liberto - RIP

Sunday, April 3                                                       9:00am St. Peter                                    People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, April 3                                                          11:15am – St. John                                      People of St. John Parish

Monday, April 4                                                   8:00am – St. Peter                                       Special Intentions - MR Tuesday, April 5           Penance Service”      6:15pm – St. Peter                                     NO MASS              Wednesday, April 6                                             8:00am - St. Peter                                      Charlie Marascalco - RIP

Thursday, April 7                                                 8:00am – St. Peter                                      Sick & Suffering of St. Peter

Friday, April 8                     8:00am “Mass” & 6:15pm “Way of the Cross” - St. Peter         Pat Dunaway - RIP


                                                  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, 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:   March 27th             Today’s Special Collection:            <<<BIRTHDAYS>>

General Fund          $3,064.00                Ed. of future Priests April 3rd                   April 2 – Ben Stewart II

Building Fund         $2,035.00                  & The Catholic Relief Services                    April 4 – Lynn Bennett          

Japan – Tsunami               $80.00                        Next Special Collection:   

                                                                April 22, Holy Land/Good Friday                                


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.


Religious Education We ask parents to make attendance to religious education class a priority in their child’s weekly schedule. Children are required to attend classes in preparation for the Sacraments and their regular religious formation. Class times are K thru 12th grade, on Sunday at 10:15am until 11:15am.