Sunday December 7, 2008 Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
320 College Blvd., Grenada, MS 38901
Father Martin Ruane, Pastor
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION Monday, December 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother, is a Holy Day of Obligation Masses will begin at 8:00am in the morning and at 6:00pm Tuesday evening.
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 As a fitting preparation to welcome the good Lord into our hearts and souls for Christmas,
PENANCE we are asking and encouraging you to participate in our Reconciliation Service, and make a SERVICE good confession for Christmas. Date: Dec. 10th Time: 6:00pm
SINCERE GRADATUDE We are grateful and thankful to the several priests who will be with us for our Penance Service, Fathers, Jerry Hurley, Pat Noonan, Gregory Plata, Samuel Messina, Thomas Delaney, and Fr. Martin Ruane. We are expected to feed these priests it would be a shame not to make them work first by having a large number of our people come to this service.
Place: St. Peter Family Life Center, Beginning at 6:00pm
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.
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.
FAITH ENRICHMENT There 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.
WHY CATHOLIC? We feel that most of our groups have completed, or are close to completing the first session of Why Catholic? and we sincerely encourage everybody to complete the first session of the program.
CHOOSE LIFE A new book entitled My Child, My Gift: A Positive Response to a Serious Prenatal Diagnosis quotes one mother of a child with Downs Syndrome, The greatest surprise is this: Our life together has been less about my helping him reach his potential than about him helping me reach mine.
Churchs Make Bloopers Too!!
1. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be What is Hell? Come early, and listen to our Choir practice. 2. The Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. 3. The eighth-graders will be performing Shakespeares Hamlet in the church basement on Friday. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. 4. For those who have children and dont know it, we have a new nursery. 5. Eight new choir robes are urgently needed, due to the addition of several new members and the deterioration of some older ones.
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.
Mass Dates Mass Times Mass Intentions
Saturday, Dec 6 6:00pm St. Peter Ron Bush - RIP
Sunday, Dec 7 9:00am St. Peter People of St. Peter Parish
Sunday, Dec 7 11:15am St. John People of St. John Parish
Monday, Dec 8 8:00am St. Peter Mary Denton - RIP
Tuesday, Dec 9 6:00pm St. Peter Special Intentions - MR
Wednesday, Dec 10 8:00am St Peter Doris Dupont - RIP
Thursday, Dec 11 6:00pm St. Peter Lapsed Catholics
Friday, Dec 12 8:00am St. Peter Sidney Bennett - 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,
Robbie Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward, Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak
Collections, Nov. 30th Next Special Collection: BIRTHDAYS
General Fund $1,587.32 December 14th for the Dec 8 Stephanie Hollis
Building Fund $ 449.00 Retirement Fund for Religious Dec 11 Angelina Guilambo
Todays Collection: Dec 11 Richard Sones II
Eucharistic Ministers/Sat Dec 6thJerome Boudreax, Dorothy Howell, Joan Westin-----------Lector Dan Buzzarde
Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Dec 7thLynn Bennett, Sam Marascalco, Dorothy Marascalco------Lector Lane Tucker
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 REMEMBER...to 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 email@example.com.