Newsletter 10 March 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 4th Sunday in Lent
  • The Chosen in Tramore
  • “Arise” Family Festival
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Stations of the Cross
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Holy Cross Parish Mass Times

Holy Cross Tramore

Saturday 10am &
7.30pm (Vigil)
8.30am, 10.30am and
12 noon
Monday – Thursday 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am


Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

Tuesday after 10am Mass

Wednesday at 3pm.

Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Church Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday at 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday at 9am

Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming

Live Streaming facility is in operation, where you may join us for Tramore Parish Services online from Holy Cross Church.
Log in to the parish website Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.

Tramore Parish Radio

Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at from Monday to Sat,7.30pm Sat evening, 8.30am, 10.30am & 12 noon on Sunday on your radio 105.4FM. (It may be tuned in only when service is on.


CCTV/Live Stream

Please be aware that for the protection and security of all, CCTV Cameras are in operation in Holy Cross Church. All Masses are live streamed and broadcast over the internet.

Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also access on parish
This will allow us to share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

Donate Facility

We have an online donate facility on our parish website:, where you can make your Sunday offering to the parish.
Please quote your envelope number, if applicable, when you make your donation. All contributions are gratefully received, and we thank you in advance for your generosity.







Trócaire boxes are available in the porches

Please take home a Trócaire box for Lent and give it a prominent place somewhere in the home.



In preparation for Easter, Confessions will take place in Holy Cross Church after   7.30pm Mass on Sat & 8.30am Mass on Sunday  next weekend 16/17 March & after 12noon Mass on Palm Sunday 24th March. In Our Lady’s Church , Carbally on next Sunday after 11.00am Mass

Let’s Dive in!

Faith @Home Activities for Children.

Activity Sheet available in the porches.
Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for you grandchild or grandchildren

Diocese of Waterford and Lismore – Prayers and Reflections for Lent


Lent is the time of preparation for Easter and it commemorates the forty days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent fasting in the desert before beginning His public ministry where He endured temptation. During Lent – through prayer, penance (including participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession), acts of charity and self-denial – we are called to renewal of our Christian life in preparation for Easter

Further information & Resources on


“The Chosen”

An Evening with The Chosen Tramore Parish invites you to see Jesus through the eyes of those who lived with and knew Him. Come along to watch a special episode of the popular “The Chosen” series with us at Glór na Mara School, Convent Hill, Tramore beginning with tea & coffee at 7.15pm. March 11th, April 8th, May 13th.



Eucharistic Adoration

Every Thursday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 10.30am to 4.45pm. We are dedicating our hours of adoration over Lent to praying for vocations to the Priesthood and for Priests themselves.
The first hour of this adoration is led by a prayer group who have been offering prayers for Priests and vocations since 1982.
If you have some time to spare, and ware willing to spend it before the Lord in prayer, please do consider joining this group or others, who every Thursday keep watch with Christ, present to us through the Eucharist.


Tramore Pastoral Parish Council

Nomination forms are available in the porches for anyone who wish to be considered to be a member of the Tramore Pastoral Parish Council for the next three years.
Do you know someone who might be interested? If so, please give their names to one of the priests of the Parish and we can approach them personally



Catholic Family Festival

Friday May 2-Monday 6th at Glór na Mara Primary school Tramore.


Upcoming Events for Young Adults | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (



Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, in St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City led by the Servant Priests and Brothers and Servant Sisters. Adoration at 6.30pm.
Each week we will reflect and chat about different topics that will help us deepen our knowledge of the Catholic faith and live our Christian lives to the full!
All are welcome.


Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese check out


Pope’s Monthly Intention for March

For the new martyrs
We pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world inflame the Church with their courage and missionary enthusiasm.


Tax Rebate on Weekly Contributions

The parish benefits under a Scheme of Tax Relief for Eligible Charities.

If your contributions are over €250 in a year and you pay tax you qualify. It would be very beneficial for our parish funds if you sign and return the Enduring Cert, which are being sent out at present to all eligible contributors.

If you do not receive a letter your cert is still valid.

The Enduring Cert covers 5 years so we can claim for previous years. There is no cost to you.

We hope everyone who qualifies will return the Enduring Cert; in the envelope provided, to the parish office as soon as possible so that we can proceed with the claim.

Also if your details have changed please amend on slip provided so that we can update on our Parish system.

If you are not eligible for tax please let us know on slip provided and we will not send you any letters in the future.

All details are treated in the strictest confidence.

We thank your most sincerely for your continued support.



Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Monday -Thursday 9.30am-4.00pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Mass Booking

The Mass Book for June is now open at the Parish Office
From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).


Baptism Booking

There is a minimum of 3 weeks notification required.
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477


Lost property

If you have lost reading glasses or sunglasses gloves recently or in the past number of months please call to the parish office where we have numerous items that we would like to unite with their owners.


New stock has arrived

at the Parish Office /Shop
Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries & gifts for Confirmation and
First Holy Communion now available.
Please feel free to drop in. All welcome


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Michael Keoghan, Helen Byrne née O’ Brien

We remember the months mind for  Michael Bagge

We pray for Niamh O’Connor (1st Anniversary), Mary Walsh (1st Anniversary),Eileen Kiely, Ann Cheasty (1st Anniversary), Conor & Peggy Gilligan, Stasia Cullinane, ,John Lodge Junior, Noel Walsh. whose anniversaries occur about this time.

We pray for those who mourn, immerse them in your love and lead them through this darkness into your arms and light.
For those who comfort, be in both the words they use and all that’s left unspoken;
Fill each heart with love.

Reflection for the 4thn Sunday in Lent

A New Colour
Why rose vestments today? It is the hope of Easter just around the corner. We are on the way, but not there yet. So we wear the colours of joy. Our joy is from the love which has brought us here and made us the work of art we are. Jesus is lifted up on the cross so we may have life. In all our thoughts on lent and the death of Jesus, we are people of the resurrection.
We have many identities in our lives, but our prime belonging is to God, brothers and sisters of Jesus. This is the life of faith, the life of faith in the heart.
We can often think of God and faith as deadening. Our faith is that he sent his son from love. Jesus is the one who went through all we go through and rose from death. As our faith in this becomes strong, then we find love active from God in our lives. At times when there is little else there, we unite ourselves with the sufferings of Jesus and rise with him. God, being love, promises not an easy life nor magical solutions, but love always.

We live on amazing grace, and the graced light is Christ. Easter is around the corner, if we take a corner too quickly we crash. In life there is often a call to patience. We live in the light of Easter.
Look on the world – its business, goodness and evil,
and let God’s love for the world become your love.
Lord, by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free;
you are the Saviour of the world
Donal Neary SJ