Sunday March 16, 2008       Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



CHRISM MASS – The Chrism Mass will be on Tuesday, March 18th  at St Peter Cathedral. With the limited space at the Cathedral parking lot, everyone is encouraged to park in the AmSouth parking lot located on Amite Street, just above the Marriott. The fee is $2.00 per hour. Limited parking is also available on the street. Visitors using the Cathedral parking lot must be sensitive not to block in anyone when parking. Regular patrons parking there need to be able to get to their cars.  


GOOD FRIDAY – Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Catholics in good health who are age 14 and older are obliged to abstain from meat. In addition, they are limited to one full meal, and two smaller snacks.     


MISSISSIPPI CATHOLIC – We encourage our parishioners to renew their subscription to our Diocesan Newspaper, Mississippi Catholic, the bishop asks that it be sent to each family and if you fail to pay your subscription, the parish is billed for that amount. 


CONGRADULATIONS – We congratulate Cheri and Dr. Joe Messina who’s infant child will be reborn in the Holy Waters of Baptism on Palm Sunday at 3:00pm. A reception to which all relatives and friends are invited will take place immediately after the baptism in the Family Life Center.    


HOLY LAND COLLECTION -  A special collection will be taken up on Good Friday for the support of the Church’s work in the Holy Land. During this time of turmoil the plight and suffering of Palestinian Christians has become desperate. Our support of the work of the Church in the Holy Lands is even more important than ever.


Please Note – Traditionally in the past we’ve had Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight. Because  of a lack of participation of people coming to participate in Adoration, (especially from eleven to midnight). We are hoping that our people will participate until 11:00 o’clock. As you know the Blessed Sacrament should never be placed for Adoration without somebody being present.


CHOOSE LIFE“The cloak of silence surrounding abortion has left couples…struggling alone to understand and respond to relationship challenges in the aftermath of an abortion. An essential first step toward change is open acknowledgment of the dark potential of abortion to disrupt individuals’ lives and wreak havoc on intimate bonds.”   (Priscilla K. Coleman, Ph.D.)   


USHERS AND LECTORS We 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.


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.  March 22nd – Gerry Morris, Jerome Boudreax, Dorothy Howell------------Lector – Dan Buzzarde

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun. March 23rd – John Saia, Martha Saia, Kathleen Cooper--------------------Lector – Vicki McKnight ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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.

                                                                           WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                Mass Times                                   Mass Intentions


Saturday, March 15                            6:00 pm – St. Peter                                         Special Intentions - MR

Sunday, March 16                            9:00 am - St. Peter                                               People of St Peter Parish

Sunday, March 16                           11:15am – St. John                                         People of St. John Parish

Monday, March 17                            8:00 am - St. Peter                                              P.R. Daly - RIP

Tuesday, March 18                            8:00 am – St. Peter                                           Joe & Mary Marascalco - RIP

Wednesday, March 19                                     8:00am – St Peter - Communion Service       ---------------------------

Thursday, March 20                            6:00 pm - St. Peter                                              Donald Durst – RIP

 Friday, March 21                                12:00 pm – St. Peter                                         ----------------------------


                                                         PRAYER LIST


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, Sarah Criss, Betsy Elliott, Mary Enriquez, Maria Evangelista, Walter Fariss, Bill Finch, Gloria Funderburg,

Valinten Gagaboan, Mary Gessler, Cled Gregory, Bonita Henson, Leonard Janiszewski, Ann Kraus, Lisa Kraus, Rodney Lippincott, 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,

Sister Anthony Ruane, David Shiver III, Suzette Stuebben, Larry Stokes, Henry Theis, Dan Thompson Jr.,

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


COLLECTIONS          March 9th           Easter Envelopes;            BIRTHDAYS

Offertory                                   $1,567.00                   for flowers                        March 18 – Samuel Matrisciano               

Building Fund                        $   770.00                 are at the back                   March 20 – Cameron Logan            

Catholic Relief Service          $     35.00                 of the Church                     March 20 – Billy Logan

Good Friday-Holy Lands       $       5.00                                                              March 21 – Jesse Gonzales

Ed. Of Future Priests              $       5.00                                                                

Easter Flowers                        $     45.00                                                               








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


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.