Sunday February 3, 2008       Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



LENT - This Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, we begin the Holy season of Lent. 

                 Masses will be at 8:00am and 6:15pm.


FAST AND ABSTINENCE – Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence, as are all the Friday’s of Lent. Fast and Abstinence as you probably know are, one (1) full meal and two (2) snacks, no meat.


FRIDAY’S OF LENT – In addition to our regular Masses we will have Stations of the Cross and Holy Communion each Friday in Lent, beginning at 6:15pm.


SAINT BLASÉ – Because the Feast of St. Blasé falls on Sunday this year it is not celebrated, however, Fr. Ruane with the help of the Eucharist Ministers will bless the throats after Mass on Saturday and Sunday.


FLOWERS AND MUSIC – During Lent flowers are not to be used to decorate the Altar, with the exception of the forth Sunday of Lent, Solemnities and Feast. Music instruments are used only to support the singing with the same exceptions as above.  


MARDI GRAS – The Knights of Columbus will be preparing their favorite dish red beans and rice on fat Tuesday the night before Ash Wednesday. This will take place approximately at 6:30pm to 7:00pm Tuesday, right after the 6:00pm Mass.

Please Note: Parishioners are encouraged to bring salads and if the children don’t like red beans and rice, hot dogs will be provided. 


R.C.I.A. – Because of the conflict with the red beans and rice dinner, we will be unable to meet this Tuesday. It is very important that we all plan for the following Tuesday, Feb. 12th right after the evening Mass.

Topic: The Sacrament of Reconciliation.  


CHOOSE LIFE – “Like many post-abortive women, post-abortive men typically do not immediately recognize the moral and spiritual gravity of their action or inaction. Counselors tell us that as the realization gradually unfolds, many men react with rage, which has to be channeled, and a gut-wrenching sorrow so overwhelming it can, if not healed, emotionally paralyze a man forever.” (Dave Andrusko, NRL News, 5/07) 


CYO – The t-shirts which some of you ordered that cost ($15.00ea.) will be available next Sunday February 10th. Please check with Lisa Thomas.


CYO CONVENTION – We pray God’s blessings on our young people and also on Wesley and Lisa Thomas, Charlie and Donna Walker the adults that will be accompanying them,


CURSILLO WEEKENDS SCHEDULED – Cursillo, open to adult Catholics, is a time of spiritual renewal for deepening one’s faith and commitment to parish ministry. For an application or for more information, please call Fr. McGing. Cursillo weekends will be held at the Duncan Gray Center, north of Canton, as follows:

                        Men’s Weekend February 28 – March 2 ------------------Ladies’ Weekend March 6 - 9         


SEARCH – Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi Search for Christian Maturity Retreat February 22-24, 2008

Camp Wesley Pines, Gallman Camp Wesley Pines, Gallman High School Seniors and Juniors Cost $120.00

Deadline: January 25th, 2008 (space is very limited and seniors will get priority) Youth should register online now at:  WWW.JACKSONSEARCH.COM  Questions? Call Jeff and Ann Cook at 601-624-7697 or email 


LITURGICAL APPOINTMENTS - Please contact the church office to participate in the Liturgy.

                                                            WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                         Mass Times                                 Mass Intentions


Saturday, February 2                                       6:00 pm – St. Peter                                  People of Parish – MR

Sunday, February 3                                    9:00 am - St. Peter                                             Mary Theis - RIP

Sunday, February 3                                    11:15am – St. John                            People of St. John Parish

Monday, February 4                                       8:00 am - St. Peter                                             Robbie Marascalco - RIP

Tuesday, February 5                                       6:00pm – St. Peter                                            Special intentions - MR

Wednesday, February 6                                             8:00am, 6:15pm - St. Peter                            Mary Denton - RIP

Thursday, February 7                                       6:00 pm - St. Peter                                             Fred Roquemore - RIP

Friday, February 8                                      8:00 am – St. Peter                                           Unfulfilled Intentions - MR


                                                         PRAYER LIST


Randy Aldridge, Carol Artman, Jerome Beard, John Bell, Mark Bowles, James Bruno, George Burleson,

Delsie Burton, Audrey Carter, Carolyn Cerniglia, Nancy Cerniglia, John Collier, Kelly Collier, Thomas Collier, Sarah Criss, Betsy Elliott, Mary Enriquez, Maria Evangelista, Walter Fariss, Gloria Funderburg,

Valinten Gagaboan, Mary Gessler, Cled Gregory, Bonita Henson, Leonard Janiszewski, Ann Kraus, Lisa Kraus, Rodney Lippincott, Dixie Lyons, Adelfia Marascalco, Charlie Marascalco, Dona Marascalco, Joseph Marascalco, Laurie Marascalco, Louise Marascalco, Jody McAnnally, Betty McCormick, Amanda McGee, Johnny Michelle, Mitch Mitchell, Bobby Monahan, Lois Newton, Sarah Powell, Jamie Pritchard, Eydie Ricks, Ralph Roe,

Lizzie Roberts, Sister Anthony Ruane, David Shiver III, Suzette Stuebben, Larry Stokes, Henry Theis,

Anne Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Doral Wesley, Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak.


COLLECTIONS          January 27                                                  BIRTHDAYS

Offertory                                   $1,877.00                                                                   Feb. 6 – David Upchurch

Building Fund                        $   530.50                                                                   Feb. 7 – Joan Stewart   

Catholic Home Missions       $   406.00                                                                   Feb. 8 – Barbara Liberto      



IF ***** If for any reason you are unable to serve as Lector or Eucharist Minister when assigned Please make every effort to get a replacement.  Thank You


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat.  Feb.9th – Karla Houston, Rosemary Merriman, Jerome Boudreax------------Lector – Gerry Morris

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun. Feb.10th – John Saia, Martha Saia, Cheri Messina------------------------------Lector – Matt Mumme



USHERS AND LECTORSWe thank our parishioners who serve faithfully as ushers and lectors at Mass. We are always in need of additional ushers and lectors and if anyone is interested please call the rectory or let Father Ruane know.



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.


BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS - The deadline for announcements will be on Thursday at noon. 

Please contact the rectory at 226-2490, or send an email to


PLEASE REMEMBER… 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, check lights, etc.  


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.