What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for Palm Sunday.
- Easter Schedule of Ceremonies
- “Grown in Love”
- Mass of Chrism
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
Holy Week Ceremonies 2022
Holy Cross Church Tramore
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm
Holy Hour 8.30-9.30pm
Good Friday (Day of fast and abstinence)
Stations of the Cross 12 noon
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00pm
Prayers around the Cross 7.30pm
Easter Vigil 9.00pm
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 8.30am, 10.30am & 12.00
Our Lady’s Church Carbally:
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 7pm
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 11.30am
Sacred Heart Church Dunhill:
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm
Easter Vigil 9pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor:
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3pm
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 10am
It is recommended that parishioners continue to wear face coverings & sanitise their hands upon entry and leaving the church.
Priest on Duty
Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming
Live Streaming Service is in operation, where you may join us for Tramore Parish Services online from Holy Cross Church.
Log in to the parish website www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
Tramore Parish Radio Services
Tramore Parish Radio Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am from Monday to Sat and 10.30am on Sunday on your radio 105.4FM. (It may be tuned in only when service is on.
Donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie 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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
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
Ukraine Collection-THANK YOU.
Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collection for Ukraine which was taken up recently. Updated total collected. €8080 in the Parish of Tramore & Carbally.
Boxes can be returned to the parish Office from Monday April 11th.
For SECURITY REASONS please DO NOT leave boxes around the church or by any door.
If you wish to donate online go to www.tramoreparish.ie click Donate Now, click Other Collections where you will see the collections specified.
Good Friday: Collection for the Holy Places.
The Easter Collection is for the support of the Priests of the Parish and Diocese and will be taken up at all Masses over the Easter weekend.Your support is greatly appreciated.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting
A meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Monday April 11th at Glór na Mara school at 7pm.
“GROW IN LOVE”
This weekend 9/10 April we welcome the boys and girls making their First Holy Communion this year
At the 7.30pm Mass on Saturday April 9, we welcome the children from Glór na Mara & Gaelscoil Philib Barún and on Sunday April 10 at 12 noon Mass, the children from the Holy Cross School will join us for our Masses.
We welcome them, & their parents & we wish them every good wish and blessing on their journey to meet Jesus at their First Holy Communion
Mass of Chrism
Mass of Chrism will be celebrated on Holy Thursday morning at 11am in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford. The Priests from around the Diocese will gather and renew their vows.
During this Mass the Holy Oils are consecrated or blessed.
- The Holy Oils are:
Chrism – used in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders, as well as for the consecration of altars and the dedication of churches.
- The oil of catechumens, also used in the sacrament of Baptism
- The Oil of the Sick – used only in the rite of the Anointing of the Sick.
All very welcome.
Weekly Contributions Envelopes
The new envelopes for 2022/2023 (Beginning May 1st) are now available at the Parish Office for collection.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR CURRENT NUMBER WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARE COLLECTING YOUR BOX OF ENVELOPES.
When the new contribution year begins on May 1st, please discard any unused 2021/2022 envelopes.
Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.
The Parish office is now open to the public with entry restricted.
Please knock on the door and we will be happy to help you.
Next weeks opening times:
Mon & Wed 9.30am – 4pm
Tues 9.30am – 1pm
Thurs & Fri Closed for Easter
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Please remember those who died recently,
We remember the months mind for Eileen Kiely, Nuala Barry
We pray for Lily Martin, Joe O’Shea, Winifred McDonagh, Ned Cheasty, Sean Flanagan, Áine & Matt Waters, John & Kathleen Roche, Kathleen Hayes 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.
For those who were married recently:
Cathal Cremer & Rhona Hayden
We wish them every happiness in their married life together
Reflection for Palm Sunday
Who was there at the end?
Who was there at the end? The friends of Jesus: from a distance, but still around. They stayed near, not wanting to leave. Did they all stand around for a while? Wanting to go, and not wanting to go, like mourners at a graveside – confused, sad and discouraged – silent in the moments of violent death. Were they afraid that this might happen to them too? The friends and acquaintances of Jesus, the one who promised much and said he would rise again… Did any of them remember this promise? Did they whisper it to each other as they closed the stone at the tomb? Did they wonder if more was yet to come? For there was always more with Jesus! We are that ‘more !
There also was the centurion: the good man who said, ‘he was a Son of God’. The one from Rome saw through the many from Jerusalem. He was a strange type of guy at the cross – the Roman who had been told to get these crucifixions done, with the least amount of trouble and publicity. Away from home and his own people, he would find a new God in the home of his heart and would be linked forever to a new people.
Something about this man gave a scent of love, and an authority that came from somewhere far away – further than an emperor or a political power. He knew that this man was a Son of God; may we know this too of Jesus.
Lord by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free.
You are the saviour of the world.
Donal Neary Rsj