Sunday August 17, 2008            Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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



A Special Thank You…to Father Mario, who filled in for Fr. Camp this weekend, for giving us a beautiful Mass for The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and staying with us through the weekend to say our Masses.  Fr. Al Camp was in Cleveland Ohio this weekend attending a funeral and will be with us next weekend.


FATHER CAMP – As you know it is getting more difficult to get a priest supply. So I am most grateful that Fr. Camp is willing to take care of us during these next few weeks. MR

IF…For any reason you may need a priest for an emergency while I am on vacation please call Fr. Al Camp at 601-951-3063 or call Fr. Sam Messina at 662-563-2273.


VISITING WITH FAMILY - Fr. Ruane is with family and friends in Ireland. He asks for remembrance in your prayers while he is away and promises to remember you in his daily Masses. IFIf for any reason you might want to call Father while he is on vacation you can get his number in Ireland from Karla at the Rectory.


B  S      We are grateful to our church family      K-1  Martha Liberto          8th – Donna Walker   

 I  C     members who are willing to teach our    2nd    Irene Stark                9th-10th – Frankie Fortier

B  H     children in bible school This coming      3rd  - Tara Trost                11-12 –Confirmation – Lynn Bennett       

L  O     year. The teachers that have accepted      4-5  Christy Strong           Adult Education – Gerry Morris

E  O     are as follows……………………….      6-7  Karla Houston         

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Bible School Registration - We will have registration for our bible school this Sunday Aug. 17th and 24th after the Masses. A Kick-Off Breakfast…We will have a kickoff breakfast after the 9:00 Mass Sept. 14th for our entire Church Family.


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

  C.                    communion with the Catholic Church. If you or anybody you

     I.                   know is interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church,

      A.                   Please call the Rectory at: 226-2490.


Why Catholic?...This fall, all parishioners will be participating in a program designed to strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ as well as give us a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith. Why Catholic? promises to be wonderful opportunity for our Church Family to develop a stronger relationship with God, a greater love for their faith, and a greater love for one another.


COMMUNION SERVICE – Since we will not have a priest for daily Mass while Fr. Ruane is on vacation we will have a communion service each day at 8:00am.


TEACHERS MEETING – Father would like to meet with all our teachers on Wed. Sept. 17th at 6:00pm.


CHOOSE LIFE – Scripture makes clear the challenge before us in deciding our role in the right to life debate. Jesus says, “Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.” (Matthew 25:46) If we do nothing for the protection of the unborn, surely the least among us, then we do nothing for Jesus.” (Culture of Life Family Services Newsletter, 11/07)     

                                             WEEKLY MASS CALENDAR


Mass Dates                                    Mass Times                             Mass Intentions


Saturday, Aug. 16                                            6:00pm – St. Peter                           Henry Theis - RIP

Sunday, Aug. 17                                        9:00am St. Peter                                            People of St. Peter Parish

Sunday, Aug. 17                                      11:15am – St. John                               People of St. John Parish

Monday, Aug. 18                                      8:00am St. Peter                                            Communion Service

Tuesday, Aug. 19                                                      8:00am – St. Peter                              Communion Service

Wednesday, Aug. 20                           8:00am – St Peter                               Communion Service

Thursday, Aug. 21                                     8:00am St. Peter                              Communion Service

Friday, Aug. 22                                           8:00am – St. Peter                              Communion Service


                                                      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, Cynthia Correro, Sarah Criss, Betsy Elliott, Mary Enriquez,

 Maria Evangelista, Walter Fariss, Brenda Ferguson, Bill Finch, Shirley Fowler, Valinten Gagaboan,

Mary Gessler, Linda Gravlee, Bonita Henson, 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, Marietta Morrison, Lois Newton, Roger Patterson, Sarah Powell, Jamie Pritchard, Eydie Ricks, Ralph Roe, Sister Anthony Ruane, Ben Sanders, David Shiver III, Suzette Stuebben, Larry Stokes,

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


Collections   August 10th                Next Special Collection:               BIRTHDAYS             

Offertory            $2,123.25                                   September 7th for                              Aug 17 – Ann Saia                                          

Building Fund    $   891.00                              The Catholic University                        Aug 18 – Mary Matrisciano                                                                of America.

Central & Eastern  Europe  $15.00



Eucharistic Ministers/Sat. Aug 23rd Joan Westin, Dorothy Howell, Rosemary Merriman-------Lector – Bob Smith

Eucharistic Ministers/Sun Aug 24th Lynn Bennett, Barbara Liberto, Myra Liberto-------Lector – Vickie McKnight


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 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