Newsletter 10th October 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 28th Sunday in Ordinary Tme.
  • World Mission Sunday
  • Faith@Home Family Ministry
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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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 – Friday
7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

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

Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.30am


Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm

Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am



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 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 and 10.30am 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.


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.


First Holy Communions

First Holy Communions will take place in Our Lady’s Church Carbally on Sunday next 17 October.
We wish the Children and their parents every blessing on their Special Day


Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for October:
Missionary Disciples
We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses
of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.


World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. This year’s celebration will take place on Sunday, 24th October 2021.



Weekly Newsletters available to download
Faith Development, Family Ministry, Featured, News, Youth Ministry

This week’s Faith@Home Family Newsletter and To the Heights Youth Newsletter are now available to download on


Ministry of Catechist

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is now inviting applications for the Ministry of Catechist. Deadline: 5th November, 2021.

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 week opening Times:.
Mon, Wed & Thurs – 9.30am-4pm
Tuesday – 9.30am-1pm
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm

Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for March is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently

We remember the months mind for  Myles Tighe, Mary Prendergast nee Murray

We pray for  Tom Martin, Margaret (Peggy) Murray, Lillian & Maurice Fitzgerald, Cáit Daly, Frank O’Sullivan, Margaret & Declan Power, Dr Matty & Una Maughan, Gerard & Marcelle Stevens, Fintan O’Byrne 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:

 Andrew Keating & Jade Corcoran.

We wish them every happiness in their married life together.




28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection

Real Riches
The preacher had placed a mirror at the end of the church. He asked everyone to look in it and at the edge of the mirror was written, ‘this is your greatest treasure’. The rich man in the gospel thought treasure was in wealth, and this made him sad. The wisdom of Jesus is that wealth not the final happiness. Our biggest treasure is inside ourselves – each of us made in the image of God, by love and for love.
Does our culture today value the dignity of each person and the treasure that each person is? It’s good to have a good house – but sad that it takes up so much energy and expense. Does our hospital care for the elderly and many others value the dignity and the treasure that each person is? Can we go into A and E and say all these people are treasures or just trolley holders? We still have schools and buildings which are substandard for our children.
In any parish the best gift of God to the parish is its people, like in a school or any institution which gathers people together. The rush of life and a general self-centredness can take the focus off the essential in communities and in people. The gospel today asks us to look in the right place for our true wealth and riches – in our giving of time and self to others in the sort of relationships of love which value the worth and dignity of all.
I picture people I know and give thanks to God for each of them
Let your face shine on us O Lord,
that we may see your reflection in each other.
Donal Neary SJ

They’re Really Two-at-One
Jesus the Nazarene and Francis of Assisi!
Two attractive men, heart and soul.
But, risk any closeness, feel a tremor!
Jesus’ mind of at-oneness-with-all was undoubtedly
Shared and practiced and encouraged by Francis-The Brave.
So Francis too, reflects that strangeness …
Retreat as we may, the truth is plainly there …
Amen! The Mind of Christ is essential for all.
Amen! It is not the prerogative of Jesus-alone.
Amen! It made, it didn’t depend on, his Divinity.
Recall the old unexplored saying:
‘Francis was more-Jesus than Jesus-Himself!’
Perhaps it hints at this: Read the Gospels
With attention! Substitute Francis for Jesus.
Then we’ll have glimpsed something more of both.
And recognised they’re really Two-at-One …
Jesus the Nazarene, and Francis of Assisi.Shine on each other! Shine on me, and on all …
From ‘Memories’ By Tom Hamill
St Francis of Assisi Memorial,