Newsletter 10th September 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Welcome Fr Mark O’Farrell
  • Parish Feast Day
  • Recent Deaths and Anniversaries in our Parish
  • Introduction to Theology of the Body
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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 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Wednesday 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 new 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.




Fr. Mark O’Farrell CC

We extend a warm welcome to Fr. Mark O’Farrell CC to our Parish this weekend.
Fr. Mark takes up his first appointment as a Priest in Tramore & Carbally, Dunhill & Fenor.
Fr. Mark is no stranger to the Parish, having been on placement here for a number of months as part of his final year of formation from Maynooth.
He was ordained just a few short weeks ago by Bishop Cullinan and now begins his ministry as a Priest of the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore.
We wish him every blessing and contentment in his appointment, and we look forward to working with him.


Parish Feast Day

Next Thursday, 14th September, is the Feastday of the Exaltation of the Cross. -The Feastday of the parish of Tramore and Carbally. This Feastday “stems from the truth that ‘apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven’ (St. Rose of Lima). Christ won our salvation on the Cross, redeeming us from sin and meriting all the graces we continue to receive through the sacraments. Exalting the Holy Cross each year encourages us in the midst of our own sufferings, assuring us that suffering is a sign not that God has abandoned us, but that we are being invited into a closer union with our Saviour.” Crucifixes came into use from the mid-4C when, according to tradition, St. Helena, the mother of Constantine, brought back from Jerusalem pieces of the true Cross, which she then distributed throughout the world for veneration. The feast of the Exaltation originated with the dedication on this day in 335 of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem where relics of the cross were kept. It also marks the rescue of the relic of the true Cross by Emperor Heraclius in 629 after they had been captured by the Persians. But our focus on this day is on the Cross itself, the instrument of our salvation. 14th September is, in many ways, an extension of Good Friday.


“Check it Out!”

“Check it Out!” events bulletin for the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore, containing a whole range of events you may be interested in over the coming days, weeks and months, including events for children, teens, young adults and families.


Introduction to Theology of the Body:

Discovering God’s Master Plan for your life

STUDY GROUP 2023. Mondays 7.30 – 9pm. October 2nd, 9, 23, 30 | November 6, 13, 27 | December 4.
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Tea/Coffee.
Theology of the body provides a lens through which to view the whole mystery of human life. If you have a body this theology is for you! Venue: Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East, Waterford, X91 FC65.
Registration Essential: Helen 0861678027/



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.



(with Sacrament of the Sick)
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing.


HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church

Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.


Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)

St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City.
Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm:
Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing.
Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother


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


Pope’s intention for September

For people living on the margins
We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance.


Season of Creation 2023 – 1st September to 4th October

The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.
This year’s theme is “Let Justice and Peace Flow” taking inspiration from the Prophet Amos who declares: “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24). And so we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity. As the people of God, we must work together on behalf of all Creation, as part of that mighty river of peace and justice.
Resources may be found at


Waterford Male Voice choir

WMVC will resume rehearsals for the coming season on Tuesday Sept 12th at 8pm at Glór na Mara School. Open night on 26th September. New members welcome. Don’t be shy- Give it a try!



Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm
“Whist” on Monday 7pm sharp
Tramore Community Care, Pond road, Tramore.
Beginners welcome.


Breakthrough Cancer Research

Breakthrough Cancer Research is the largest funder of research into poor prognosis cancers in the island of Ireland. We are having a bucket collection in Tramore on the 29th September.
We are looking for people to supervise between 10am and 2pm. If you would like to help us Make More Survivors please contact Mary at 021 422 6655 or email

Contact: 0818 200551 or 051 391966
Please leave your name and contact number and we will return your call.



Parish Office


Next week’s opening Times:
Monday -Thursday 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477


Mass Booking 

The next Mass Book to open will be for January 2024 which will open on Monday   2nd of October.

Baptism Booking

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.


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Gemma Halpin née Power, Josephine Theresa (Terry) Doyle

We remember the months mind for John (Monty) Hartrey, Gerald (Gerry) Cullinan

We pray for Thomas Keogh ,Maureen Corcoran (1st Ann),Gerard Joyce (1st Ann),Margaret & John O’Keeffe & John Jnr, Esther & Jessica McCann, Jimmy Leonard, Peter Daly, Patrick & Josephine O’Brien & son Patrick, Dick O’Sullivan, Margaret & Declan Power (Newtown Rise),Bridget O’Shea, Carol Prendergast 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.



Those who were married recently;

Ricky Farrell & Katie Roche


We wish them every blessing in their married life together



Reflection for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Each Other’s Keepers

In any group, small and big, things cause friction. Everyone thinks his or her way is right. We can fight over who is right. Some things are worth a fight, others not.
In the big questions of life, we need the advice, support and love of the other. Many people ask themselves, “Why I didn’t give an honest opinion about a decision like marriage or a job or a course of studies which seemed ill-advised to everyone?’ We all have good and not-so-good tendencies. We can only advise as best we can, sensitively and wisely, and hope we get a hearing.
We are afraid to hurt, to be rejected. Why do we let so many people drink themselves into trouble and never tell them? The terror of a neighbourhood, no matter what age, needs to be con¬fronted. The problem of drugs in a neighbourhood is not con¬fronted. Crime is not reported.
In small and big things we are each others’ keepers. Jesus is saying something like that today. Parents can find this difficult as they try to guide the family well and not lose them. We have social responsibility in the family and in the neighbourhood and even worldwide for the common good.
God wants the best for each of us. We can help each other to goodness, we can support each other, advise each other, pray for and with each other, and help each other on our way to God.
Recall an occasion when another gave good advice,
even when you may not have liked it at the beginning.
Be grateful!
Give me wisdom, Lord, when others ask me for advice or an opinion.
Donal Neary SJ