Sunday May 25, 2008                Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



MEMORIAL DAY – Happy Memorial Day to everybody, let us not forget those who have died in the past wars and those who are in dangerous ways each day especially the war in Iraq. 


MEMORIAL DAY MASS – So as to give people a chance to go to Mass on Memorial Day. We will have Mass one hour later at 9:00am Monday morning.


B   S           NOTE CHANGE;                                                          ART ON MAIN STREET

  I    C             June 25th Summer Bible School                    You are invited to participate at the:

   B    H            We will have a one (1) day                                                   Art on Main St.

     L     O         bible school on June 25th                                                      Date: May 31st                                          For more info:

       E     O       beginning with Mass at 9:00am                    Time: 9 to 5pm                    Jerome Boudreaux

                 L     in the Church, details later.                          Place: Downtown Grenada         662-809-4974


SPECIAL COLLECTION – Special Offering next week for the victims of the Myanmar Cyclone. We are all mindful of this great tragedy. Five million plus homeless and the death toll rises above 40,000.


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

FAMILY - or brunch Today 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.


R        Please remember in prayer the happy repose of    

  I       Fr. Aedan Manning whom the Lord called home

   P     recently.  May God grant his soul eternal peace.   



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)


CHOOSE LIFE – On January 17, 2008, the biotech company Stemagen announced the first cloning of human embryos by fusing donated egg cells with DNA from skin cells from an adult man. When scientists clone human beings for research purposes, they fail to recognize that “the artificial creation of a human life for the soul purpose of her exploitation and destruction will always be gravely unethical” since it “sanctions the direct and explicit exploitation of one human being by another, in this case, the exploitation of the weak by the powerful.”  Family Research Council, Stem Cell Research, Cloning & Human Embryos.

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 24                                           6:00pm – St. Peter                             Special Intentions - MR

Sunday, May 25                                       9:00am St. Peter                                               Ruby L. Cook - RIP

Sunday, May 25                                     11:15am – St. John                                  People of St. John Parish

Monday, May 26                                      8:00am St. Peter                                               William D. Cook - RIP

Tuesday, May 27                                        6:00pm – St. Peter                                 Vera Rice - RIP     

Wednesday, May 28                                    8:00am – St Peter                                  Frank Bendinelli - RIP      

Thursday, May 29                                   6:00pm St. Peter                                  Fr. James Carroll - RIP     

Friday, May 30                                         8:00am – St. Peter                                  Fr. Aedan Manning - 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, James E. 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 18th                                                     BIRTHDAYS      

Offertory                                               $1,768.97                                                           May 24 – Mary Daly      

Building Fund                                   $   540.00                                                           May 25 – Yvonne Shiver      

Catholic Communication Fund         $   419.10                                                           May 29 – Kaitlyn Cook          



Eucharistic Ministers/Sat. June 7th Karla Houston, Joan Westin, Rosemary Merriman----------Lector – Irene Stark

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun June 8th Barbara Liberto, Myra Liberto, David Upchurch---------Lector – Matt Mumme                                                                                 


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