Newsletter 11 August 2013

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Newsletter 11th August 3013


                           Dressed for action

It sometimes takes a major disaster to put the spotlight on the ever-ready nature of the emergency services. The aftermath of the recent Boston Marathon bombings showed how quickly paramedics, doctors and emergency medical staff can spring into action to aid people in distress. When on call, fire-fighters and paramedics are ‘dressed for action’, ready to run when the call comes.

Here in Tramore, we are blessed to have so many who are ready to help at a moments notice – the Rescue 117 Helicopter, lifeguards, Coast Guards, Order of Malta, Gardai, Fire fighters the list is almost endless.

Jesus talked to his disciples about being ‘dressed for action’. He told the disciples to ‘have their lamps lit’ and to be awake when their master comes — just like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding feast.

How can we ‘dress for action’, so that we are ready when Jesus calls us from this life? We do not have the luxury of knowing when that day will come. it can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking ‘My master is taking his time coming’ and postponing our good behaviour for another time. If we knew when our time was going to be up, we could arrange our lives accordingly–culminating perhaps in a dramatic death-bed confession and conversion! Let us always be ready to live a life of service and to be on call to those in need.

Mass Times

Holy Cross, Tramore

Mass Times:
Weekdays: 7.30 am & 10.00am
Saturday: 10.00am & 7.30pm
Sunday: 8.30am, 10.30am & 12 noon.

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Thursdays from 10.30am-5pm

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help:
Mondays at 10am Mass


Our Lady’s Church, Carbally

Mass Times:
Sunday: 11.30am

Mass Readings for Today

Mass Readings for Sunday