Sunday May 18, 2008          Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



          DATES TO REMEMBER                    June 22nd      Summer Bible school                             



Think of yourself as a part of your parish family. Family members don’t always agree, but they do feel a strong commitment to the family.

Use your gifts and talents for the good of the parish. If you’re a singer, public speaker, musician or just a friendly, helpful person, get involved as a lector, usher, greeter, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion or part of the parish music ministry.

Attend parish events. Whether it’s a mission, a lecture or lawn fete, it’s important to support the spiritual, education and social parts of parish life. Invite family members and friends to join you!

Support your parish financially. Parishes need your help with operational expenses, energy costs, supplies and maintenance. Be generous.

Pray. Keep your pastor, the parish staff and the parishioners in your daily prayers. Pray also for the return of Catholics who have strayed from practice of their faith.      (by Lorene Hanley Duquin)


PARISH – We are most grateful to Vince and Anne Saia who have generously offered to sponsor a breakfast

FAMILY - or brunch on Sunday May the 25th immediately after the 9:00am Mass. This should be a perfect

BREAKFAST - opportunity for our Church Family to get together in the Family Life Center, have breakfast, coffee, chit-chat and get to know one another a little better.


ESPECIAL THANKS – To all who prepared food or helped in any way with our First Holy Communion reception. We particularly thank Donna Walker and Lisa Thomas for coordinating the reception. It was a wonderful day and a wonderful celebration. Thanks to Irene Stark and Donna Mumme who worked with the children and anybody who helped in any way.


CATHOLIC SERVICE APPEAL Last weekend our parishioners and the people of our diocese gave a strong response to Bishop Joseph Latino’s appeal for us to “Care to Share” our very best. Anyone who has yet to contribute to our Catholic Service Appeal can take a pledge envelope home. Please place in the parish offertory collection or mail directly to Bishop Joseph Latino. Along with Bishop Latino, we thank you for your generosity.


PROTECTION OF OUR CHILDREN – In accordance with the Chapter for the Protection of Children and Young People passed by the U.S. bishops in Dallas, the Diocese of Jackson wishes to encourage any victim of sexual abuse by a member of the Catholic Clergy to come forward and begin the healing process. When an allegation is found to be credible, counseling will be offered, so that the healing process can begin in accord with our present diocesan policy. We encourage any victim to contact Mrs. Linda Raff, Victims Assistance Coordinator at 601-355-8634 Ext. 728. 


CHOOSE LIFE – “Abortion and euthanasia have become preeminent threats to human dignity because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental human good and the condition for all others.” (Living the Gospel of Life, no. 5) Without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless.


VOCATIONS – “May the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church and Mediatrix, create in the hearts and minds of young men and women in our diocese an openness to serve Christ and his Church as priests, and women and men religious.”


                                    WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                    Mass Times                                Mass Intentions


Saturday, May 17                                           6:00pm – St. Peter                             Luigi Marascalco - RIP

Sunday, May 18                                       9:00am - St. Peter                                                Ros Liberto - RIP

Sunday, May 18                                     11:15am – St. John                                   People of St. John Parish

Monday, May 19                                      8:00am - St. Peter                                                Anna P. Marascalco - RIP

Tuesday, May 20                                        6:00pm – St. Peter                                  Edmund Dupont - RIP     

Wednesday, May 21                                   8:00am – St Peter                                    Mary Denton - RIP     

Thursday, May 22                                   6:00pm - St. Peter                                   Sidney Bennett - RIP     

Friday, May 23                                         8:00am – St. Peter                                  Unfulfilled Intentions - MR       


                                                      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, James E. Cook, Jim Cook, Jeanette cook, Helen Corbett, Sarah Criss, Betsy Elliott, Mary Enriquez,

Maria Evangelista, Walter Fariss, Bill Finch, Gloria Funderburg, Valinten Gagaboan, Mary Gessler,

Cled Gregory, Bonita Henson, Grace Hines, Leonard Janiszewski, Ann Kraus, Lisa Kraus, Rodney Lippincott,

Bobby Love, 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, Ben Sanders,

Sister Anthony Ruane,   David Shiver III, Irene Stark, Suzette Stuebben, Larry Stokes, Henry Theis,

Dan Thompson Jr., Anne Upchurch, Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Lisa Ward, Doral Wesley, Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak.


COLLECTIONS                    May 4th                                                BIRTHDAYS      

Offertory                                               $1,582.00                                                           May 18 – Camille Dantone      

Building Fund                                   $   565.00                                                           May 21 – Bo Oakes Jr.      

Catholic Communication Fund         $      5.00                                                            May 21 – William Brunson          


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat. May 24th Gerry Morris, Dorothy Howell, Jerome Boureax-------Lector – Dan Buzzarde

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun May 25th Lynn Bennett, Jeannie Logan, Ben Logan------------------Lector – Beth Logan                                                                                


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.


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


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 and lights, etc.


USHERS-LECTORS-EUCHARIST MINISTERSWe thank our parishioners who serve faithfully as ushers, lectors and Eucharist Ministers at Mass. We are always in need of additional ushers, lectors and Eucharist Ministers if anyone is interested please call the rectory or let Father Ruane know.


BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS - The deadline for announcements will be on Thursday at noon. Please     contact the rectory at 226-2490, or send an email to