Sunday March 23, 2008       Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



                                                     EASTER GREETINGS

I take this opportunity to wish all of our people a happy and Christ filled Easter and Easter season.  May the risen Christ give us the joy and peace that we can receive only through Him.  Let us continue to remember those less well off than we are, the sick, the hurting, and the suffering.  God’s blessing to all! – MR.


                                              A HAPPY FOR THE CHILDREN

We have planned an extra happy for the children. In place of an Easter Egg hunt we will be inviting all of our children up after our Masses. When they receive their surprise we will also show our affirmation and our love for our children at that time.



Congratulations and God’s Blessings to Sidney Hood, Christy Strong, John Portis and Cynthia Logan reborn in the waters of baptism this Holy Saturday night and also received into full union of our Catholic Faith through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.

ALSO - Congratulations to John and Fresha Jane Portis on the very happy occasion that Regena Jane Portis will be baptized on the same night as her dad.



Father Ruane will be participating in the annual diocesan clergy retreat with Bishop Latino and a majority of the other priests from our diocese.  The retreat will be at St. Mary of the Pines in Chattewa, MS beginning on Monday and ending mid-morning on Friday.



Because of the fact that I will be on retreat I will not be having daily mass this week.  I do encourage everyone to participate in the communion services that will be taking place at the scheduled daily mass times.



To all who helped make our Holy Week services meaningful and sacred as Lectors, Eucharist ministers, Mass Servers and those who helped decorate and fix up our Church for the sacred ceremony of Holy Week.      


CHOOSE LIFEThe delicate buds of spring, bursting with new life, will soon appear on trees and flowers. Easter brings another, even more precious form of new life. As we value and protect these types of new life, let us act with the same reverence and awe toward the miracle in the gift of each new human life.


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 29th – Joan Westin, Jerome Boudreax, Dorothy Howell---------------Lector – Gerry Morris

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun. March 30th – Lynn Bennett, Jeannie Logan, Ben Logan-------------------------Lector – Beth Logan        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Mass Dates                                   Mass Times                                   Mass Intentions


Saturday, March 22                                   7:00 pm – St. Peter                                     Special Intentions - MR

Sunday, March 23                                    9:00 am - St. Peter                                                 People of St Peter Parish

Sunday, March 23                                  11:15am – St. John                                    People of St. John Parish

Monday, March 24                                    8:00 am - St. Peter                                                 Special Intentions - MR

Tuesday, March 25                                  6:00pm – St. Peter                                   *Communion Service*

Wednesday, March 26                                              8:00am – St Peter                                    *Communion Service*      

Thursday, March 27                                    6:00pm - St. Peter                                    *Communion Service*      

 Friday, March 28                                          8:00am – St. Peter                                   *Communion Service*       


                                                         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 16th                                                    BIRTHDAYS

Offertory                                   $2,100.00                                                              March 26 – Beth Livingston               

Building Fund                        $   506.00                                                              March 27 – Phillip Cook            

Catholic Relief Service          $     35.00                                       

Mississippi Catholic              $      18.00                                                              

Easter Flowers                       $    125.00                                                              






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.


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.