Sunday May 4, 2008     Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



DATES                    May 4th      May Crowning                                June 22nd      Summer Bible school 

TO                           May 4th            Last CCD (Bible school) class  

REMEMBER       May 4th        Senior Breakfast

----------------------      May 11th      First Communion & Reception


GRADUATING SENIORS – We congratulate and pray God’s blessings on our graduating seniors;

Mary Brunson, Samantha Cook, Rebecca Fuller, Martha Garrick, Jeran Guilambo, Beth Logan, Madison Ray, Ellen Thomas, Malory Hipp.  We are asking our graduating seniors to attend the 9:00 Mass on May 4th as a group.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – We congratulate and ask God to Bless our little ones who will be making their First Holy Communion on Mothers Day, they are: Cameron Logan, William Logan, Sydney Matrisciano, Caroline Mumme, Samuel Stewart, Chaz Trost, Carl Turallo, Noah Merriman, Jayden Corbin, Samantha Cook, Kaitlyn Cook, Albert Salinas, December Logan, Robert Logan IV. We ask God to also bless their family and friends on this special occasion.


OUR FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN – The names of all our children making their First Holy Communion are in a basket at the entrance of the church. Please take one of these and pray for the child whose name is on the piece of paper.  Thank You! 


THE BISHOP’S ANNUAL CATHOLIC SERVICE APPEALThe second offering this weekend is the annual offering for the Bishop’s Service Appeal. We listened to the bishops’ tape last Sunday and we are all aware of the many needs of this Diocesan offering, Please be generous.


MAY CROWNING – May is traditionally the month set aside to give special honor and respect to our blessed mother. We will have a special ceremony this Sunday, May 4th at 6:00pm. It is always special to honor and respect our mothers and we all would like to show great respect for the mother of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please make every effort to participate in this special service.


EASTER SEASON – Remember we celebrate the Easter season for fifty (50) days up to Pentecost, won’t you make every effort to enjoy the Easter Season by the sharing in the daily Eucharist when possible.


AGAIN - I am asking you again to please turn off heat and cool air when leaving our family life center.

Willful waste makes woeful want We received a utility bill for our family life center last month for over $600.00.


CHOOSE LIFE – In a desperate attempt at rationalizing their support for abortion, some clergy in Schenectady, NY, held a ceremony to bless an abortion clinic as “sacred ground.” Pointing out the hypocrisy in this, Kathleen Gallagher of the New York Catholic Conference, said “For many years abortion proponents have been saying this is not a religious issue, you should keep religion out of this, and now all of a sudden they turn around and decide to bless an abortion clinic to gain respect for a procedure everybody knows is not worthy of respect.” (Albany Times Union)


                                            WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                Mass Times                            Mass Intentions


Saturday, May 3                                       6:00pm – St. Peter                   Guiseppe & Catherina Messina - RIP

Sunday, May 4                                     9:00am - St. Peter                                      People of St Peter Parish

Sunday, May 4                                   11:15am – St. John                             People of St. John Parish

Monday, May 5                                    8:00am - St. Peter                                      Mary Vincent Marascalco - RIP

Tuesday, May 6                                  6:00pm – St. Peter                            Nunzio & Marianna  Sanfilippo - RIP     

Wednesday, May 7                                 8:00am – St Peter                              Special Intentions - MR      

Thursday, May 8                                 6:00pm - St. Peter                             Healing Mass for James Cook - MR      

Friday, May 9                                       8:00am – St. Peter                             Lenora 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, 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,

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, Irene Stark, Suzette Stuebben, Larry Stokes, Henry Theis, Dan Thompson Jr., Anne Upchurch,           Carl Walker, Jan Walker, Doral Wesley, Marguarite Womble, Betty Yonak.


COLLECTIONS          April 27th                                      BIRTHDAYS       

Offertory                                   $1,326.54                     May 5 – Buddy Honeycutt       May 5 – Jeremiah Guilambo     

Building Fund                        $   460.00                     May 4 – Brook Brunson           May 6 – Toni Meredith

                                                                                    May 4 – Vivien Holloway        May 8 – Jordan Thomas

                                                                                    May 5 – Angela Brunson


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.


Eucharistic Ministers/Sat. May 10thJpan Westin, Karla Houston, Jerome Boudreax----------------------Lector – Bob Smith

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun May 11th – Cheri Messina, Dorothy Marascalco, Sam Marascalco-----------Lector – Joe Messina        


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.


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 and lights, etc.