Sunday November 16, 2008   Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



THANKSGIVING We are hoping that many of our people will make a special effort to give thanks to the Lord for the blessings we enjoy on Thanksgiving morning. We will have Mass at 9:00am in the morning. We are asking our people to bring, as we have in the last couple of years, a Non-Perishable item or items. We will pass these food items on to the Food Pantry to help the needy in our community. The Jr. CYO is also collecting Non -Perishable food items for this cause. 


PLEASE… In order to keep our Church neat and tidy and be fitting the dignity for which it is used we are asking you not to drop off food items in the church prior to Thanksgiving Day.


PARISH NEWCOMERS WELCOME We encourage all of our new parish family members to try to be with us for our Christmas Supper, so that we can acknowledge them and welcome them. This will include anybody who has come to our parish in the last year or two. 



      DATES            December 10th Parish Penance (confession) Service 6:00pm.

          TO                December 14th Parish Christmas Supper, highlighted hopefully by the appearance

REMEMBER                  of our Catholic Santa Clause with his sack of candy for the children.


C.  Our young people are anxious to participate in the CYO Convention, which comes up in the near future. Like

Y. every thing else the cost has gone up rather severely. We want our young people to attend and together with

O. some of the parents, we thought it would be a great idea to have a bake sale in conjunction with our Christmas

      Parish Supper, details later.  


R.C.I.A. You are invited to join us this Tuesday evening after the 6:00pm Mass to continue our discussion of our Catholic Faith. Discussion this week: The Bible.


CARMELITE MONASTERY…if you are leaning toward something of a religious nature as a Christmas gift for some body, please consider the Carmelite Gift Shop in Jackson. They have quite a variety, and to help them is a very worthy cause.    


WHY CATHOLIC?Please continue to be faithful to your “Why Catholic?” group. Try if at all possible despite how busy we might be to be faithful to your group and your time. 


CHOOSE LIFEThe provision of nutrition and hydration, even by artificial means, should be considered part of ordinary care and therefore obligatory. Withholding fluid and nutrition does not allow any disease to “take its course.” Rather it leads to another cause of death: starvation or dehydration. Starvation and dehydration do not prevent suffering; they cause it. (Dr. George Delgado, Culture of Life Family Services) 


                                        WORDS OF WISDOM                                                                          MOURNING SARAH

1. Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open. James Dewar (1842-1923)            Theresa Vigour will have a book

2. No one listens until you make a mistake.  Unknown                                                               signing on 12/4/08 from 4:00 to

3. All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing. Louis Armstrong(1901-1971)         5:30 at the Elizabeth Jones Library.

4. Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm.  Samuel T. Coleridge, English Poet                                   I am told that the Vigour’s were

5. It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.                     members of St. Peter at one time.

     Woody Allen (b. 1935)


Note: The Jr.C.Y.O. will meet on every Wednesday evening at 5:30pm in the Family Life Center.

                                         WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                     Mass Times                                Mass Intentions


Saturday, Nov 15                                             6:00pm – St. Peter                               Michael J. Stuebben Jr. - RIP

Sunday, Nov 16                                          9:00am St. Peter                                                People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, Nov 16                                        11:15am – St. John                                  People of St. John Parish

Monday, Nov 17                                         8:00am St. Peter                                                Concettina S. Messina - RIP

Tuesday, Nov 18                                         6:00pm – St. Peter                                 Peggy Harding - RIP

Wednesday, Nov 19                                      8:00am – St Peter                                  All Souls

Thursday, Nov 20                                       6:00pm St. Peter                                 All Souls

Friday, Nov 21                                             8:00am – St. Peter                                 Peggy Harding - RIP




Randy Aldridge, Carol Artman, Jerome Beard, John Bell, Mike Bowles, James Bruno, Angela Brunson,

George Burleson, Delsie Burton, Audrey Carter, Carolyn Cerniglia, Nancy Cerniglia, John Collier, Kelly Collier, Thomas Collier, James E. Cook, Jeanette Cook, Helen Corbett, Cynthia Correro, Sarah Criss, Don Eldridge,

Mary Enriquez, Maria Evangelista, Walter Fariss, Allie Fava, Brenda Ferguson, Bill Finch, Shirley Fowler, Valinten Gagaboan, Mary Gessler, Robert Gilreath, Chip Graham, Linda Gravlee, Bonita Henson, Jim Hertel, Rick Holmes, James Huddleston, Morgan Kay Jackson, Leonard Janiszewski, Rodney Lippincott, Bobby Love,

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

Louise Marascalco, Jody McAnnally, Betty McCormick, Amanda McGee, Johnny Michelle, Mitch Mitchell, Marietta Morrison, Lois Newton, Roger Patterson, Sarah Powell, Jamie Pritchard, Eydie Ricks, Ralph Roe,

Sister Anthony Ruane, Ben Sanders, David Shiver III, David Sintes, Suzette Stuebben, Larry Stokes,

Dan Thompson Jr., Anne Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward, Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak.


Collections, Nov. 9th                        Next Special Collection:                  BIRTHDAYS    

General Fund                 $2,301.97                         November 23rd for                              Nov 17 – Bob Holland  

Building Fund                $   674.50                      Human Development                            Nov 18 – Nick Liberto  

Diocesan Mission           $     34.00                     Today’s Collection:                          Nov 19 – Marcus Cook    

Human – Development   $      35.00                                       none                                               Nov 19 – Valerie Holmes 

Propaga.of Faith              $      25.00                                                                                              Nov 20 – Mary Brunson          _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Nov 15thDorothy Howell, Jerome Boudreax, Joan Westin------------Lector – Bob Smith

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Nov 16thCheri Messina, David Upchurch, Lynn Bennett-----------Lector – Joe Messina



LITURGICAL APPOINTMENTS - Please contact the church office to participate in the Liturgy.


SICK/HOMEBOUND/HOSPITALIZED - If 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 with them and pray for them.


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.


PLEASE 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.


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