Sunday November 23, 2008   Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



SPECIAL……I am asking you to offer special prayers for Pete Marascalco who will have

PRAYERS…..eye surgury in Memphis this Tuesday. Also remember in your prayers Walter Fariss


THANKSGIVINGWe 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.      NOTE…….Our Mass on Thanksgiving Day will be at

                                                                            CHANGE….9:00am instead of the regular 6:00pm.


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.


WORLD    World Marriage Day will be celebrated February 15th at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Jackson. If you

MARRIAGE  are celebrating 25, 50, or 60 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.


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: God In Our Lives.


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 LIFE…“Abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community. People are not aware of that. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Abortion Surveillance Report, 35% of abortions in the United States are performed on African-American women, who make up only 12% of the U. S. population.” Beverly Anderson, National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life (The Southern Cross, July, 2008) 


                                      WORDS OF WISDOM                                                    MOURNING SARAH

1. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. “ Bill Cosby        Theresa Vigour will have a book

2. Money can’t buy friends, but you get a better class of enemy. Spike Milligan (b. 1918)                          signing on 12/4/08 from 4:00 to

3. Guidelines for bureaucrats: a. When in charge ponder. b. When in trouble, delegate                           5:30 at the Elizabeth Jones Library.

     c. When doubt, mumble. James Boren (b. 1925)                                                                                         I am told that the Vigour’s were

5. Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.                     members of St. Peter at one time.

     Anthony Powell (1905-2000)


                                     WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                     Mass Times                                Mass Intentions


Saturday, Nov 22                                             6:00pm – St. Peter                               All Souls - RIP

Sunday, Nov 23                                          9:00am St. Peter                                                People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, Nov 23                                        11:15am – St. John                                  People of St. John Parish

Monday, Nov 24                                         8:00am St. Peter                                                Peggy Harding - RIP

Tuesday, Nov 25                                         6:00pm – St. Peter                                 Mary Denton - RIP

Wednesday, Nov 26                                      8:00am – St Peter                                  All Souls

Thursday, Nov 27                                      9:00am St. Peter                               In Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov 28                                             8:00am – St. Peter                                 Peggy Harding - RIP




Randy Aldridge, Carol Artman, Jerome Beard, John Bell, Mike Bowles, James Bruno, 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, 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, Pete 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 Sintes, Suzette Stuebben, Larry Stokes, Dan Thompson Jr., Anne Upchurch,

Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward, Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak


Collections, Nov. 16th                     Next Special Collection:           BIRTHDAYS    

General Fund                 $1,580.00                     December 14th for the                    Nov 7 – Louis Marascalco III  

Building Fund                $   610.00               Retirement Fund for Religious                         

                                                                           Today’s Collection:                           

                                                                           Human Development                                                        


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Nov 22nd Dorothy Howell, Rosemary Merriman, Joan Westin--------Lector – Irene Stark

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Nov 23rd Kathleen Cooper, Myra Liberto, Barbara Liberto--------Lector – Mike Liberto


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

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