Sunday June 29, 2008            Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



SINCERE GRATITUDE – I would like to thank Donna Mumme and Tara Trost and anybody else who helped with our wonderful one day Summer School Bible School. I feel that this was a very worth while experience for our some 25 plus children who participated. The enthusiasm of the children at the 9:00 Mass Wednesday morning was most encouraging for me. Father Ruane   


FLOWERS – The beautiful flowers in our Church this weekend are in memory of Lenora Marascalco. The flowers were provided by her daughter Denise Hinkle.


CONGRATULATIONS – We congratulate and pray Gods’ Blessings on Joe Liberto and Jennifer White who will be married at St. Peter Catholic Church this July 19th.


FAREWELL – Nikki Palazzolo and her family will be leaving our community for a new home in Minnesota

Nikki has directed our choir and Sam her husband takes care of our grounds. As a token of appreciation we will have a Church Family Farewell Breakfast on Sunday July 6th. Please plan to participate.


THE RENEW PROGRAM “Why Catholic?” is coming to our diocese and parish soon. “Why Catholic? A Journey Through the Catechism” is a great way to take a new look at what we believe and why we believe it.  It is a simple process, short meetings, and limited commitment.  Come join a small group and discover your faith more deeply.  “Why Catholic?” will begin its first small group sessions in the fall.  More information will be available in the upcoming weeks.      


WELCOME, NEWCOMERS! We welcome newcomers to our parish and we encourage those who are new in the parish to register as parishioners.  Newcomers with children are encouraged to register their children in the Parish School of Religion in August.  New parishioner registration forms can be found on the bulletin board in the vestibule or may be picked up at the Parish Rectory.    


                                                          WORTH WHILE QUOTES

1. Yesterday is history, and tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift: that’s why we call it the present.  J. Walker                   

2. Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.  Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

3. When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


CHOOSE LIFE – The Dutch euthanasia movement, not content with euthanasia for people who want to die, has moved on to creating guidelines for people who can’t decide to die so they can be empowered to receive this “good.” “The point is that killing that starts out as a right, soon becomes thought of as a good that all should share in.” Wesley Smith, The Southern Cross, 5/12/05  


R                           The R.I.C.A. is the usual way by which people come into full communion

  C                         with the Catholic Church. If you or anybody you know is interested in

    I                        becoming a member of the Catholic Church,

     A                        Please call the Rectory at: 226-2490.


                                                       PRIEST SALARIES

The Bishop and his board have authorized the following benefits for priests, effective as of July 1, 2008.

Monthly Salary                                          $1,000.00

Monthly automobile allowance                      375.00

Mileage for business purposes                         58.5 cents/mile.

                                    WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                    Mass Times                            Mass Intentions


Saturday, June 28                                           6:00pm – St. Peter                      William Cook - RIP

Sunday, June 29                                       9:00am St. Peter                                        People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, June 29                                     11:15am – St. John                           People of St. John Parish

Monday, June 30                                      8:00am St. Peter                                        Michael J. Stuebben  – RIP     

Tuesday, July 1                                         6:00pm – St. Peter                          Special Intentions - MR     

Wednesday, July 2                                      8:00am – St Peter                           Ken Stark - RIP   

Thursday, July 3                                       6:00pm St. Peter                          Michael J. Stuebben  – RIP

Friday, July 4                                             8:00am – 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, James E. Cook, Jeanette Cook, Helen Corbett, Sarah Criss, Betsy Elliott, Mary Enriquez, Maria Evangelista, Walter Fariss, Bill Finch, Gloria Funderburg, Valinten Gagaboan, Mary Gessler, 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, Roger Patterson, 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   June 22nd              Next Special Collection:                  BIRTHDAYS                                                          Offertory         $1,560.27                           to be collected today for the                     June 25 – Michael Marascalco            

Building Fund   $615.50                               Peter’s Pence Collection.                       July 03 – Angel Clack

Peter Pence            $5.00                                                                                         July 03 – Christopher Taylor                  




Eucharistic Ministers/Sat. June 28th Karla Houston, Joan Westin, Rosemary Merriman------Lector – Gerry Morris

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun June 29th Lynn Bennett, Barbara Liberto, Myra Liberto-----------Lector – Mike Liberto


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.


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.


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.


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.


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