Sunday March 9, 2008       Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



FRIDAY’S OF LENT – In addition to the Friday morning Mass at 8:00am we are hoping that many of our people will be able to join us for The Way of The Cross and Holy Communion at 6:15pm Friday night.


REMEMBER – Please remember that the Friday’s of Lent are days of Abstinence.


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.    


PENANCE SERVICE – Please, Please, plan to join us on March 12, for our Penance Reconciliation

MARCH 12TH   [confession] Service. We will be fortunate to have several priests here and we hope that you

will all make an effort to make a good confession in preparation for the Sacred Services of Holy Week. 

SINCERE GRATITUDE to the following priest;  Fathers, Gerald Hurley, Thomas Delaney, Gregory Plata, O.E.M., Samuel Messina, and Fr. Martin Ruane.   


PARISH FISH FRY– Please plan to join our Church Family for a fish fry after the Way of the Cross Meditation and Holy Communion on March 14th .We ask our people to come to the Church Service First.

Food etc, will be served immediately after the 6:15pm service.  


FIRST                     - You are invited to participate in the noon-time with Jesus at a service on March 17th at

PRESBYTERIAN -  the First Presbyterian Church. Our parish is responsible for the food and Fr. Ruane will CHURCH               - be participating in the service, so come join us if you can! 


SUGGESTIONS   1. Participate in Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings.

FOR                        2. Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. (Good confessions) 

LENT                      3. Participate in week day Mass once a week.

                                     4. Treat others the way you would like them to treat you.


R.C.I.A. – The R.C.I.A. will meet this week in the Church after the 6:00pm Mass

Topic: Tour of the Church and explanation of the Sacred Vessels and Vestments etc…  


CHOOSE LIFEPlanned Parenthood performed 264,943 abortions in 2005, an amount equaling nearly 20% of all U.S. abortions. Abortion procedures make up nearly a third of Planned Parenthood clinic income. While the number of abortions has declined substantially in the U.S., Planned Parenthood’s share of the nation’s abortion business has steadily increased, making it the largest abortion chain in the country as well as the nation’s biggest abortion advocate.   (NRL News, December, 2007)   


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.


                                                                           WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                Mass Times                                 Mass Intentions


Saturday, March 8                                   6:00 pm – St. Peter                                Virginia Kelley - RIP

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

Sunday, March 9                                  11:15am – St. John                                  People of St. John Parish

Monday, March 10                                 8:00 am - St. Peter                                             Sydney Bennett - RIP

Tuesday, March 11                                 6:00pm – St. Peter                                            Luigi & Anna Marascalco - RIP

Wednesday, March 12                                          8:00am & 6:15pm Penance Service       John Ward - RIP

Thursday, March 13                                 6:00 pm - St. Peter                                              In Thanksgiving – MR

 Friday, March 14                                      8:00 am & 6:15pm – St. Peter                 Marie Marascalco - RIP


                                                         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 2nd        Easter Envelopes;          BIRTHDAYS

Offertory                                   $2,735.00                      for flowers                        March 08 – Peach Ryals               

Building Fund                        $1,585.00                     are at the back                    March 08 – Camille Stewart            

Catholic Relief Service          $   456.00                     of the Church                     March 10 – Jeran Guilambo

Good Friday-Holy Lands       $       5.00                                                                March 11 – Ben Logan

Ed. Of Future Priests              $   105.00                                                                March 11 – Reid Walker

Easter Flowers                        $     25.00                                                                March 13 – Joan Westin


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 15th – Irene Stark, Karla Houston, Rosemary Merriman------------------Lector – Bob Smith

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun. March 16th – David Upchurch, Sam Marascalco, Barbara Marascalco--------Lector – Joe Messina ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.


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.