Sunday December 21, 2008   Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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




I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our Church Families peace of mind, peace of soul, and peace of heart during this Christmas time.  May your homes be happy and peaceful places, and may our loving savior find a warm welcome in our hearts and souls during this special time of year.  Merry Happy Christmas to all! – Fr. Ruane


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)<<<<<<No Mass Service today. >>>>>>


SINCERE GRATITUDE – I would like to sincerely thank anybody and everybody who had anything to do with our Christmas Parish Family Supper. Sincere thanks to Jeannie Logan and anybody who might have helped her in decorating the Family Life Center, to the Knights of Columbus for preparing the food, for the terrific turnout of our people. [Many favorable responses for the turnout and the goodtime together] Also further sincere gratitude to our choir for leading our Christmas Carols and for our wonderful Santa Clause who brought joy to the hearts of our children, and congratulation to Vicki McKnight who won the Madonna and Child. The raffle and bake sale were a grand success and a big financial boost for the CYO.


NEW CALENDARS - Catholic Extension Society, we try to help the Catholic Extension Society who does so much wonderful work by ordering their calendars each year. These calendars are in the rear of the church. Please pick up one for your home. 


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.  


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 LIFEThe Christmas story chronicling Jesus’ life in the womb of Mary and birth in a stable again draws our attention to the humanity of the unborn child and God’s great love and plans for each and every human baby, regardless of the circumstances of the child’s conception or birth.


Note: The Jr. C.Y.O…. will break until after the first of the year.


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 20                                       6:00pm – St. Peter                              Michael J. Stuebben - RIP

Sunday, Dec 21                                    9:00am St. Peter                                               People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, Dec 21                                  11:15am – St. John                                       People of St. John Parish

Monday, Dec 22                                   8:00am – St. Peter                                               Michael J. Stuebben - RIP

Tuesday, Dec 23                                   6:00pm – St. Peter                                      Special Intentions - MR

Wednesday, Dec 24                               6:00pm – St Peter    (Vigil Mass)             Grace S. Marascalco - RIP  

Thursday, Dec 25                                9:00am – St. Peter   (Christmas Mass)   People of St. Peter Parish

Friday, Dec 26                                       8:00am – St. Peter                                     No Mass




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, Christy Gant, James Gant, 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, Larry Stokes, Dan Thompson Jr., Anne Upchurch, Robbie Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward,  Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak


Collections, Dec. 14th               Next Special Collection:         <<<BIRTHDAYS>>>    

General Fund          $1,514.40               Special Offering 1-11-09                    Dec 20– Cora-Danielle Ryals            

Building Fund         $  405.00                     Saltillo Missions                            Dec 20– Sarah Criss   

Retirement for                                    Today’s Special Collection:                 Dec 26– Julio Martinez   

Religious                 $  802.75                               None                                    Dec 26– Donna Mumme 

Christmas Flowers  $    20.00                                                                             




Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Dec 20thDorothy Howell, Rosemary Merriman, Karla Houston----Lector – Gerry Morris

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Dec 21hCheri Messina, Jeannie Logan, Ben Logan------------------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