May 1, 2011                Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



Adoration Of The Blessed SacramentPlease join us if at all possible this Monday May 2nd for Mass at 8:00am and we will have Adoration immediately after Mass for [one] hour. This will be an opportunity to sit and visit with Jesus, listen to him, thank him for our blessings and talk to him about our needs.   


Healing Mass Mass this coming Friday May 6th 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. 


ConfirmationThe big day is almost here,

                                   Confirmation is when? : Saturday, May 7th

                                                                  Time: 11:00am

                                                                  Place: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Greenwood, Ms.


Important It is important, [I think you will agree], that we be in good time. We shall strive to be there no later than 10:00am that would be those being Confirmed, sponsors, parents, family and friends. Fr. Ruane will explain the role of the sponsors at the Masses this weekend.  


CSA The 2nd offering this weekend is for the Catholic Sharing Appeal  [Pave the Way]. By participating in the CSA you will continue the great work of,

1. Catholic Charities, [Pro-Life]                 

2. The Education of Future Priests    

3. The support of our Retired Priests 

4. Strengthening of our Catholic Ministries [Catholic Young Adults in College]

Please listen carefully to the CD from Bishop Latino played at the Masses this weekend, April 30/May 1st.          


Mother’s Day & 1st Communion We, rejoice with our children who will receive the Lord for the first time in Holy Communion on Mother’s Day [What a nice gift to their Mother’s] We will also honor all of the mother’s with a special breakfast after Mass on Mother’s Day, more details next week.


Special Breakfast We will have a special breakfast in honor of our high school graduates and confirmandi on May the 15th after the 9:00am Mass.


God’s Blessings  We pray again that, God will bless our young people who are to be confirmed this coming weekend and they are… Cassie Bennett, Nina Christian, Chase Holland, Taylor Holland, Paul Liberto, Mary Kate Livingston, Jeremy Mumme, Nicholas Mumme, Adam Palazzolo, AJ Salinas, Don Tartt, Gabbie Godwin, Meghan Wagner, and Reid Walker.    


Choose Life Adult stem cells are showing promise in growing bones to replace those damaged from birth defects, arthritis, or injury. Cheekbones and a jaw bone have been grown from stem cells in the patient’s own bone marrow and subsequently implanted. “The availability of personalized bone grafts engineered from the patient’s own stem cells would revolutionize the way we currently treat these defects,” commented a researcher at Columbia University which, along with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, has achieved success in this area.  (NRL News, 10/09)


Note Change The Knights of Columbus will meet this Sunday as they will be cooking May 8th.


Please we are honoring our high school graduates on Sunday May 15th at the 9:00am Mass. We are asking them to process into church with Fr. Ruane and to sit in the front reserved pew.

                            WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                         Mass Times                                   Mass Intentions 

Saturday, April 30                                                      6:30pm – St. Peter                                        Special Intentions - MR

Sunday, May 1                                                 9:00am St. Peter                                      People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, May 1                                               11:15am – St. John                                     People of St. John Parish

Monday, May 2    *Adoration of the*   8:00am – St. Peter  *Blessed Sacrament*    Donald Durst - RIP Tuesday, May 3                                                6:00pm – St. Peter                                    Charlie Marascalco - RIP Wednesday, May 4                                           8:00am - St. Peter                                     Lena Liberto - RIP

Thursday May 5                                                 8:00am – St. Peter                                    Connie Fariss - RIP

Friday, May 6          *Healing Mass*          10:00am - St. Peter  *Healing Mass*       Marie Marascalco - 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;


Collections:       April 24th             Today’s Special Collection:            

General Fund             $1,985.05                      Catholic Service Appeal                      <<<BIRTHDAYS>>>  

Building Fund              $655.00                                     (CSA)                                     May 3 – Buddy Honeycutt

Easter Flowers                     $25.00                         Next Special Collection:                        May 4 – Brook Brunson

Catholic Relief Services           $25.00                      Catholic Communication                          May 4 – Vivien Holloway

Good Fri/ Holy Lands     $584.00                       Campaign May 15th                                    May 5 – Angela Brunson

Ed. of Future Priests           $25.00                                                                                    May 5 – Jeremiah Guilambo

Catholic Communion Fund     $10.00                                                                                      May 6 – Toni Meredith

Operation Rice Bowl               $70.00


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


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Apr 30thBob Smith, Mary Cooper, Barbara Merriman-------------------------Lector – Don Tartt Jr.

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun May 1st – Cheri Messina, Suzanne Matrisciano, Sam Marascalco--------------Lector – Joe Messina   


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


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.