May 22, 2011                Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



Special CollectionThe devastation caused by the recent tornados has been catastrophic particularly in Mississippi and Alabama. The death toll, human suffering and property destruction is staggering, a part of this offering will be used to assist flood victims in our diocese, special offering to be taken up this Saturday and Sunday May 21st and May 22nd thank you for your generosity. 


A Big Thank You A special word of thanks to our people who helped to make the Unity Prayer Breakfast a grand success. Thanks to our Knights, for fixing a nice breakfast and to our church people who participated. Several people remarked that it was one of the more successful Prayer Breakfast for some time.       


May Crowning We will have our special little service in honor our Blessed Mother this morning. As you know May is traditionally the month set aside in honor our Blessed Mother. In the good old days, many families prayed the Rosary in their home in honor of the Great Rosary Priest, Fr. Peyton, whose slogan was “The Family that prays together stays together.” We pray the Rosary before daily Mass each day and encourage our people to try to make it a family prayer. 


Congratulation We congratulate Charles and Nancy Oswalt on the happy occasion of the baptism of their child at the evening Mass on May 21st.


RIPWe ask you to remember John Bell, who died as a result of a car accident this past week. He was Gerry Morris’s nephew and Lynn Bennett’s first cousin, and to especially remember his family and friends, may he rest in peace.  


Choose Life  “Society is always attempting to make the physician into a killer-to kill the defective child at birth, to leave the sleeping pills beside the bed of a cancer patient. It is the duty of society to protect the physician from such requests.” (Margaret Meade, NRL News, 9/09)



1. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.”(Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter)

2. “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do, life is a grindstone. Whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what YOU are made of.” (Zig Ziglar)

3. “You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”  (James G. Bilkey, Author)

4. “Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success.” (Alonzo Newton Benn)


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


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.


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat May 21stBarbara Merriman, Norma Huddleston, Jerome Boudreax------------Lector – Bob Smith

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun May 22nd– Frankie Fortier, David Upchurch, Dorothy Marascalco--------Lector – Sam Marascalco   

                             WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                         Mass Times                                   Mass Intentions 

Saturday, May 21                                            6:00pm – St. Peter                                    Lapsed Catholics

Sunday, May 22                                              9:00am St. Peter                                      People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, May 22                                            11:15am – St. John                                      People of St. John Parish

Monday, May 23                                             8:00am – St. Peter                                     Fr. John Vollar - RIP Tuesday, May 24                                             6:00pm – St. Peter                                       NO SERVICE Wednesday, May 25                                        8:00am - St. Peter                                     Special Intentions - MR

Thursday May 26                                             8:00am – St. Peter                                     Donald Durst - RIP

Friday, May 27                                                 8:00am - St. Peter                                    Lena Liberto - RIP


                                                  PRAY FOR THEM


Lynn Barker, Braxton Barnard, 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, Ronald Dupont, 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, Melonie Goolsby, 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, John Sarbou, 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:         May 15th                 Today’s Special Collection:          <<<BIRTHDAYS>>>    

General Fund             $2,297.00                      Special Collection for Tornados              May 21 – Bo Oakes Jr.

Building Fund              $530.00                           & Flood - May 21st & 22nd                    May 21 – William Brunson     

Catholic Communion Fund  $316.00                       Next Special Collection:                      May 21 – Caydence Trost      

Mississippi Catholic       $20.00                             Peter’s Pence June 26th 2011                    May 24 – Mary Daly

                                                                                                                                          May 24 – Alice Marascalco


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.