Sunday December 28, 2008   Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



                                               NEW YEAR GREETING

We would like to wish everyone happiness, good health, good fortune, and good times together with family and friends.  Why don’t we make our slogan for the New Year “Nothing new, but everything better.”  – Fr. Ruane


***HOLY***           Thursday, January 1st   is the Feast of the Solennity of the Blessed Mother, a

    DAY OF                Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass will be New Years Eve, Wednesday at 6:00pm 

OBLIGATION        and New Years Day, Thursday at 9:00am.  


SINCERE GRADATUDE I 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 2009.”  Fr. Ruane 


PLEASERemember in your prayers Catherine Jones from Gore Springs who was in a serious auto accident. She is in the hospital in Memphis but thankfully she is doing a little better.


‘2009’ Offertory Envelopesfor registered parishioners can be picked up in the vestibule. Please call the Parish Office if you do not find your envelopes or if you are new to the parish and need envelopes.     


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 LIFE”If abortion is bad for children because it kills them, and we find out through good, solid research that abortion is harming the mental or physical well being of women---and subsequently the fathers of those children as well as members of their extended families---then at some point we will have to ask as a society, ‘if abortion is bad for all these people and causing all this damage, who is it good for?’ We all know the answer: the abortion industry.” (Olivia Gans, Director, American Victims of Abortion)   


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.



________________________QUOTES FOR THE WEEK_____________________________

1. Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.  (Bing Crosby)     

2. He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  (Roy L. Smith)  


Note: the Jr. C.Y.O will break until after the New Year.                                              

                                             WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                     Mass Times                               Mass Intentions

Saturday, Dec 27                                            6:00pm – St. Peter                             Special Intentions - MR

Sunday, Dec 28                                         9:00am St. Peter                                              People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, Dec 28                                       11:15am – St. John                                 People of St. John Parish

Monday, Dec 29                                        8:00am – St. Peter                                              Martin & Margaret Ruane - RIP

Tuesday, Dec 30                                        6:00pm – St. Peter                                Mary Denton - RIP

Wednesday, Dec 31                                    6:00pm – St Peter                               Unfulfilled Intentions

Thursday, Jan 1                                       9:00am – St. Peter                              People of St. Peter Parish

Friday, Jan 2                                                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, Mary Dyre, 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, Catherine Jones, 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, David Sintes, Larry Stokes, Dan Thompson Jr., Anne Upchurch, Robbie Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward,  Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak


Collections, Dec. 21th               Next Special Collection:         <<<BIRTHDAYS>>>    

General Fund          $2,122.50               Special Offering 1-11-09                    Dec 2 8– John Artman

Outside Donor        $1,200.00                     Saltillo Missions                            Dec 28 – Mitchell Sones III

Building Fund         $  785.00                                                                             Dec 31 – Vince Saia

Outside Donor        $2,000.00                                                                            Jan 1– Shelia McDaniel   

Retirement for                                    Today’s Special Collection:                  Jan 1– Brooklyn Willie   

Religious                 $  65.00                               None                                   

Christmas Flowers  $ 115.00                                                                             




Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Dec 27thIrene Stark, Gerry Morris, Karla Houston------------------Lector – Dan Buzzarde

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Dec 28hKathleen Cooper, Martha Saia, John Saia--------------------Lector – Chris Major


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