January 3, 2010                Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church   

   The Epiphany                            320 College Blvd., Grenada, MS. 38901          
     of the Lord                                                   (662) 226-2490                                 
                                                                Father Martin Ruane, Pastor

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


Annual ReunionFR. Ruane will be attending an annual reunion (traditionally known as the reunion of priests who were ordained at St. Patrick seminary in Ireland) with his brother priests. It is an opportunity to stay in touch with friends, to relax together, play a little golf and offer Mass for the happy repose of the deceased members. The reunion runs from Monday January 4th through Thursday January 7th.  Please call the Church office (226-2490) or Karla (417-2333) if you need something during this time.


Sincere GratitudeI would like to thank our church family members who remembered me in a special way at Christmas.  I cherish your goodness and kindness and pray, God will Bless all of us in 2010.”  Fr. Ruane 


R.C.I.A.The RCIA will start back on Tuesday January 12, 2010. We encourage those who have been participating, and anybody else who might be interested, to please join us each Tuesday evening after the 6:00pm Mass. 


  World        World Marriage Day will be celebrated February 14th at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Jackson. If you are

Marriage      celebrating 25, 50, 60, or 65 years of marriage in 2009 please call us at the rectory at 226-2490,

    Day             we would love for you to celebrate this happy event with other couples from around the diocese.


Faith EnrichmentThere will be a Faith Enrichment workshop for all who participated in the last session of  “Why Catholic?” and any other interested person. The convenient workshop for us here in Grenada will be at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenwood, Jan. 31, 2010 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. 


PleaseWe sincerely ask those who are assigned as Lectors or Eucharist Ministers if you cannot fulfill your assignment please call a substitute so the Masses will run more smoothly.    


Choose Life A new year brings thoughts of new life. What better place to start than at the beginning--with the human embryo? “Embryonic human beings, no less than human beings at other developmental stages, should be treated as subjects of moral respect and human rights, not as objects that may be damaged or destroyed for the benefit of others.” (Presidential Council on Bioethics, 2002)


Liturgical Appointments Please contact the church office to participate in the Liturgy.


________________________QUOTES FOR THE WEEK_____________________________

1. A day you waste is one you can never make up.  (George Allen,, American football coach)     

2. Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. (G.K. Chesterton 1870-1936)

3. Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.  (James Dewar, 1842-1923)

4. When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up by making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks.  (Albert Einstein 1879-1955)

5. When Pope John XXIII succeeded Pius XII in 1958, an observer summed up the general feeling with, ‘Quel altro (the other fellow) was closer to God, but questo (this fellow) is closer to us.’ 

6. A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.  Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

                            WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                             Mass Times                            Mass Intentions

Saturday, January 2                                           6:00pm – St. Peter                         Unfulfilled Intentions                                                     

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

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

Monday, January 4                                        8:00am – St. Peter                        Communion Service                                                     

Tuesday, January 5                                        6:00pm – St. Peter                        Communion Service

Wednesday, January 6                                   8:00am – St Peter                         Communion Service

Thursday, January 7                                      8:00am – St. Peter                         Communion Service

Friday, January 8                                           8:00am – St. Peter                         Special Intentions - MR


                                                 PRAY FOR THEM

Carol Artman, Theresa Bair, Lynn Barker, John Bell, Shirley Black, Mike Bowles, James Bruno,

George Burleson, Delsie Burton, Robert Campassi, Audrey Carter, Carolyn Cerniglia, Bernice Clark,

John Collier, Kelly Collier, James Cook Sr., Sarah Criss, James Dykes, Sarah Edwards, Don Eldridge,

Mary Enriquez, Maria Evangelista, Walter Fariss, Allie Fava, Bill Finch, Wayde Flem, Charlie Fowler,

Shirley Fowler, Valinten Gagaboan, Christy Gant, James Gant, Mary Gessler, Chip Graham, Christopher Griffin, Bonita Henson, Valerie Holmes, Kent Hull, Mary P Houston, James Huddleston, Morgan Kay Jackson, Jan, Leonard Janiszewski, Alex Kerwin, Jack Kilcrease, Kelsey Lipe, Rodney Lippincott, Bobby Love,

Adelfia Marascalco, Charlie Marascalco, Dona Marascalco, Joseph Marascalco, Laurie Marascalco,

Louise Marascalco, Jody McAnnally, Betty McCormick, Amanda McGee, Pat Merriman, Johnny Michelle,

Lois Newton, Tina Palmer, Roger Patterson, Katie Parnell, Lamar Pitcock, Jamie Pritchard, Wanda Ray,

Eydie Ricks, Ralph Roe, Bernice Sandersan, Sister Anthony Ruane, David Sintes, Dan Thompson Jr.,

Beulah Vance, Anne Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward, Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak,

Jack Young. 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:  Dec. 27th       Today’s Special Collection:      !!!!!!!!!Birthdays!!!!!!!!!              

General Fund        $1,442.00                    None                              Jan. 3 – Dallas Trost     Jan. 4 – Robert Smith

Building Fund         $535.00        Next Special Collection:           Jan. 3 – Keith Cook      Jan. 4 – Angela Griffin

Christmas Flowers    $20.00        January 10th 2010, a Special       Jan. 3 – Kevin Cook                                  

Retirement Fund/Religious  $1.00       offering For Saltillo Missions     Jan. 4 – Ellen Thomas                                                                                                                          



Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Jan 2ndDavid Livingston, Nancy Nickl, Dorothy Howell---------------Lector – Bob Smith   

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Jan 3rdSuzanne Matrisciano, Sam Marascalco, David Upchurch----Lector-Matt Mumme


Please... When using any of the buildings, please make sure that the door locks behind you when you leave. Push, pull, & turn knobs…just check to see if it is locked. Thanks!!


Sick/Homebound/HospitalizedIf you have anyone who is ill or homebound, or hospitalized please contact the rectory so they can be added to our prayer list and Father Ruane can visit and pray for them.


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 of Columbus please contact any one of our Knights.