Sunday December 7, 2008   Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

                                                          320 College Blvd., Grenada, MS 38901
                                                                             (662) 226-2490
                                                                 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 GRADATUDEWe 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.


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: 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 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.  


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 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. 


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.”


                                                                      Church’s 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 Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the church basement on Friday.  The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. 4. For those who have children and don’t 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.


                                     WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


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   

                                                                            Today’s 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 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