What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Advent.
- Christmas Schedule of Ceremonies
- Christmas Tree Of Remembrance
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Wlr Christmas Concert
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Thursday 10.00am
Friday-7.30am & 10.00am
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
HOLY FACE DEVOTION
Tuesday after 10am Mass
THE DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP
Wednesday at 3pm.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
Tramore Parish Radio
Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am 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.
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 website:www.tramoreparish.ie
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.
We have an online 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
Christmas Arrangements 2023
Holy Cross Church, Tramore & Our Lady’s Church, Carbally
Sunday 16th/17th December: Tramore: Mass of Reconciliation at all Masses.
Sunday 17th December: Carbally:
Mass of Reconciliation at11.00am.
Saturday 23rd December:
Tramore Mass: 10am & 7.30pm
Sunday 24th December: Christmas Eve Tramore Mass: 8.30am, 10.30am & Christmas Vigil 7.30pm
Carbally Mass: 7.30pm Vigil
Monday 25th December: Christmas Day Tramore: Mass at 8.30am, 10.30am & 12noon
Monday 25th December: Christmas Day
Carbally Mass: 11.00am
Tuesday 26th St Stephen’s Day
Tramore Mass: 10.00am
We wish all our Parishioners a very Happy Christmas & every Blessing in the New Year
Parish Of Dunhill & Fenor Christmas Arrangements 2023
Saturday 16 December: Fenor:
Mass of Reconciliation at 6pm Vigil.
Sunday 17th December: Dunhill: Mass of Reconciliation at 9.30am.
Saturday 23rd December: Fenor: Mass: 6pm Vigil
Sunday 24th December: Christmas Eve, Dunhill Masses: 9.30am & 7.30 pm Vigil
Monday 25th December: Christmas Day Fenor: Mass at 10am.
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL TRAMORE
The annual collection for the Society of St Vincent de Paul Tramore, will take place before Masses at the Parish Churches in Tramore & Carbally this Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2023
As demands for our assistance continues to increase, donations are essential for us to respond to the needs of families and individuals in the community.
Thanks for your support.
St Luke’s Tramore Christmas Appeal 2023 CONFERENCE FUNDRAISING ADDRESS svp.ie/stlukesconferencetramoreappeal23
Christmas concert in The Holy Cross Church in Tramore
Join Waterford soprano Caroline Reid O Brien as well as local band The Kalimbas as they host a magical Christmas concert in The Holy Cross Church in Tramore on Tuesday 12th December.
There will also be musical entertainment from choirs from three local schools; Gaelscoil Philip Barún, Holy Cross NS and Ardscoil Na Mara.
Kicking off at 7:30pm. This is a free concert. There will be a bucket collection for St Vincent De Paul on the night.
LECTIO DIVINA (with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Tuesdays 2:30 – 4pm St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill. Thursdays 7:30 – 9pm, Sacred Heart Convent, Newtown Road. Gathering to read and pray with the Sunday Gospel, followed by tea and a chat!
FIRE IN THE SOUTH
A Catholic Charismatic Outreach Movement to enable people to encounter the personal love of God Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Zoom on Wednesday with companionship, music, sharing, prayer, the odd funny story, Sacred Scripture and adoration. Zoom ID:86141473152/Password:fire/Wednesdays 8 to 9.15p.m.
Saturday 23rd December – Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Waterford. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, candle light, music, silence, confessions available. Time to be confirmed.
Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese
Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese checkout https://waterfordlismore.ie/eucharistic-adoration/
Home of the Mother FORMATION EVENINGS FOR ADULTS
Every Tuesday at 7pm, 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.
Popes Monthly Intention for December
For persons with disabilities
We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programs which value their active participation.
MEDJUGORJE EVENING at Glencomeragh House
Beginning with the Holy Rosary at 8pm during which confessions will be available, followed by Holy Mass, Adoration and prayers for healing. Second Thursday of each month.
Christ Church Cathedral Waterford is holding a Carol Service this Sunday 10th December at 3pm.
Advent Prayer Resources
Please see below some resources that will help you to prepare your heart and mind for Christmas as we journey through the weeks of Advent available on the following links: Advent-Prayer-Leaflet-2023-1
Holy Cross Church Christmas tree of Remembrance
This year we are decorating our Christmas tree in the church with silver Christmas decoration cards.
If you would like a loved one remembered, the name will be added to the card and it will placed on the tree in their memory.
Please drop in to the Parish office and we will be happy to assist you.
Donation for each remembrance card, in aid of Church Restoration Fund.
Carbally Collection for Flowers
Carbally Collection for fresh flowers for Christmas will take place on Sunday next 17th December.
We thank you in advance for your generosity as always.
The Mass Book for March 2024 is open at open at the Parish Office.
Next week’s opening Times:
Monday Thursday 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477
Christmas Stock now in!
Christmas Cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available at the Parish Office & Limited selection of gift ideas including Children’s Christmas Books for Christmas
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.
A piece of Jewelry found on the Church grounds was handed in to the Parish office. If you are missing same please call in to the office
Please remember those who died recently, Capt. Michael Maguire, Fr Jerry Condon (Stradbally, Ballylaneen & Faha Parishes)
We remember the months mind for Celine Myles
We pray for Willie O’Sullivan, Hugh Wilson, Annie Wall, Ted & Nellie Wall, son Eammon, daughter Veronica & grandson Alan Lyons, Roger Murphy, Maureen & Michael Coyne, Aidan Lawlor, Paddy Dunne, Tom Williams & Margaret Williams, Kathleen Dunford, PJ & Bridget Harvey, Nick Harvey & deceased family members, Ann & Tommy Kelly, Laura Rowland, Thomas Dunne, Ellen Maguire 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 2nd Sunday of Advent
Weeks of Mercy
There’s a family expectancy on the air about Christmas, people looking forward to the celebration just now. Even if we dread bits of Christmas, and many do, we know that there is something very good about it. We look forward to it, as we look forward to the visit of someone we love, or a holiday afterwards, or the break from work.
The people at Jesus’ time were like that – looking forward to the ‘one who is to come’. It would all take time, and the last of the messengers was John the Baptist. His mother would await his birth with huge expectation.
He preached forgiveness. This is one of the special gifts of God, and one of the big celebrations of Advent. We are a forgiven people, and we welcome the forgiveness of God in our repentance. This means we are firstly grateful for forgiveness, that we do not have to carry forever the burden of sin, meanness and our faults and failings. God covers them over in mercy. The second step of welcoming forgiveness is to try to do better in life – to move on from this sinfulness and meanness to a life of care, compassion, love and joy. It is a call and a challenge to forgive others.
Advent is not complete without some admission of sin and our need for mercy. The parish celebrations of the sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation) in common or individually is step which makes our celebration of Christmas complete.
For this week: say the angelus on wakening, at noon and at 6 p.m.
May our good and gracious God have mercy on us all,
forgive us our sins
and lead us to everlasting life together. Amen
Donal Neary SJ