Sunday December 14, 2008   Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



CHRISTMAS     No morning Mass                   12/24/08 (Wednesday)      

M                           St. John, Charleston:  4:00pm  12/24/08 (Wednesday)

   A                         St Peters Grenada:     5:30pm   12/24/08 (Wednesday)<<<<<<Christmas Carols*******

      S                      Vigil Mass:                 6:00pm  12/24/08 (Wednesday)<<Kate Logan sings; O Holy Night

        S                    Christmas Day:         9:00am   12/25/08 (Thursday)  

SCHEDULE       No Service                                12/26/08 (Friday)


SINCERE THANKS I would like to thank sincerely all of those who gave non-perishable food items to help stock the Food Pantry. God Bless your goodness and generosity.   


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. 



PARISH   This is usually one of the most exciting events for our Church Family. We again want to share food,
CHRISTMAS   fun, and fellowship and we are again hoping that the Catholic Santa Clause will make an
SUPPER   appearance. Even though we have somewhat of a recession, we are hoping that he will find some 
candy for our children.                  Date: Sunday, December 14th                       

                                                     Place: St. Peter Family Life Center, Beginning at 6:00pm


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, so together with

O. some of the parents, we thought it would be nice to have a bake sale this Sunday night in conjunction with our Christmas Parish Supper.  


The Knights of Columbus will be raffling off tickets for the hand made leaded glass Sean of the Madonna. John Artman made and has donated this stain glass portrait of Mary and the Baby Jesus. The drawing will be held on Dec. 14th at our Christmas dinner. Donation tickets will be $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. All proceeds will go the CYO for the use in traveling to their up coming convention.     


R.C.I.A. We are taking a break until after Christmas to give everybody a chance to get ready for the

                  Birthday of Christ. Watch bulletin announcement for next meeting.


FAITH ENRICHMENTThere will be a Faith Enrichment workshop for all who participated in the first 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. 11, 2009 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. 


CHOOSE LIFEDespite efforts to downplay abortion’s roles in its lucrative business, Planned Parenthood has become responsible for nearly a quarter of all abortions performed in the United States. And while the organization advertises itself as nonprofit, its latest annual report shows American’s top abortion chain setting records in revenues—over a billion dollars. (NRL News, April, 2008)


Church’s Make Bloopers Too!! Church’s Make Bloopers Too!! Church’s Make Bloopers Too!!

1.        The rosebud on the Altar this morning is to announce the birth of David Alan Smith, the sin of the Rev. and Mrs. Julius Smith. 

2.        Wednesday, the ladies’ Liturgy Society will meet. Mrs. Jones will sing Put Me in my Little Bed, accompanied by the pastor. 

3.        This being Easter Sunday, we ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the Altar. 

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.


                                     WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                     Mass Times                              Mass Intentions


Saturday, Dec 13                                             6:00pm – St. Peter                             Brian Bush - RIP

Sunday, Dec 14                                          9:00am St. Peter                                              People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, Dec 14                                        11:15am – St. John                                 People of St. John Parish

Monday, Dec 15                                         8:00am – St. Peter                                              Lapsed Catholics

Tuesday, Dec 16                                         6:00pm – St. Peter                               Owen Royce - RIP

Wednesday, Dec 17                                      8:00am – St Peter                                 Unfulfilled Intentions

Thursday, Dec 18                                       6:00pm St. Peter                                Special Intentions - MR

Friday, Dec 19                                              8:00am – St. Peter                                In Thanksgiving




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,

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


Collections, Dec. 7th               Next Special Collection:         <<<BIRTHDAYS>>>    

General Fund          $2,434.00               Special Offering 1-11-09                    Dec 13– Dustin Willie            

Building Fund         $1,407.50                     Saltillo Missions                           Dec 14– Ann Elizabeth Walker   

Retirement for                                    Today’s Special Collection:                 Dec 16– Albert (AJ) Salinas   

Religious                 $102.00                               None                                      Dec 17– Kathleen Cooper 

Christmas Flowers  $120.00                                                                              Dec 18– William Griffin Jr.

                                                                                                                           Dec 19- LeMorris Hollis       

                                                                                                                           Dec 19- Heather Oakes



Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Dec 13thJerome Boudreax, Rosemary Merriman, Gerry Morris-------Lector – Bob Smith

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Dec 14thKathleen Cooper, Barbara Liberto, Myra Liberto----Lector – Vickie McKnight


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.