Newsletter 11 December 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 3rd Sunday in Advent
  • Christmas Arrangements in our churches
  • Advent with Ascend Youth & young adult Ministry
  • St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal
  • 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 – Thursday 10.00am
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 11.00am

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

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


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

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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise 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.




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

Holy Cross Church closes at 4pm: Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday


Christmas Arrangements 2022

Holy Cross Church, Tramore & Our Lady’s Church Carbally

Sunday 11th December:
Carbally: Mass of Reconciliation at 11am.

Saturday & Sunday 17/18 December:
Tramore: Mass of Reconciliation at all Masses.

Saturday 24th December, Christmas Eve:
Carbally: Vigil Mass at 7pm
Tramore: Carol singing 7.30-8pm.
Vigil Mass at 8pm.

Sunday 25th December: Christmas Day
Tramore Masses: 8.30, 10.30 & 12 noon.
Carbally Mass: 11am.

Monday 26th December St Stephens Day
Tramore: Mass at 10am.


Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th December:
Mass of Reconciliation
Fenor: 6pm (Vigil Mass)
Dunhill: 9.30am

Dec 24th Christmas Eve
Fenor: Mass 7pm (Vigil Mass)

Dec 25th Christmas Day
Dunhill: Mass 10.00am


Prayer for 3rd week in advent

God above, do good and avoid evil is so easy to say, yet so hard to put into practice. Be with us in each and every moment of each and every day so that we remain blameless and worthy of your coming. Help us, Lord, not to dampen the joy of others. Remind us this week to rejoice always and to pray without ceasing.

Advent & Christmas Prayers for the Home

As we approach Advent & Christmas, let us allow ourselves some quiet time each day to pray and be still.
To download your prayer leaflet follow link


Holy Hour with Holy Face devotion

Every Tuesday at 3pm, for Advent.
Beginning Tuesday 29th November at 3pm.

The Holy Face devotion will consist of 15 minutes vocal prayer at the start. The remainder of the hour will consist of silent adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please come for some or all of the Holy hour.


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.
Advent with Ascend Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Follow Ascend Youth & Young Adult Ministry in the diocese for daily thoughts, prayers, music and video suggestions for each day of Advent to Prepare a Way for the Lord!
Facebook: AscendWaterfordLismoreYM

Instagram: ascendwaterfordlismore.ym


Light fever

A Light fever event will be taking place Saturday 10th December 2pm – 4.30pm in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford.
Light Fever involves Eucharistic Adoration, Confession and a candlelit Church

WLRfm Christmas Concert

WLRfm Christmas Concert in aid of St Vincent de Paul will be held at Holy Cross Church on Thursday Dec 15th at 7.30pm.
Performances on the night Vanessa Whelan (Soprano), the Kalimbas & Caroline Reid O’Brien (Soprano)

No Admission cost – Donations on the night please.


Carbally Collection

Carbally collection for fresh flowers for Christmas will take place on Sunday next 18th December. We thank you in advance for your generosity as always.


Christmas Craft Fair 


The Friary , Lady Lane

Sat 10th & Sunday11th  Dec form 10am-5pm




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 – Thurs 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am –


The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months.
The Mass book for March is open at the parish office.

Baptism Booking
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477

Selection of Christmas Cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available at the Parish Office

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Patricia Kirwan née Fitzgerald, Chris Curran, William (Willie) O’Sullivan, Kaye Kennedy, Kathleen Burke, Anne Campbell
Michael Walsh, Anne Geary née Jacques.

We remember the months mind for  Tom Treacy, Church Road,Ellen (Lilo) Sheehan née Hannigan, Roselawn, Eily Smyth née Power, Ferrybank & Ballymacaw, Harriet Walsh née Condon, Ballymacaw

We pray for, Roger Murphy, Eamon Wall, parents Ted & Nellie Wall & grandson Alan Lyons, Helen Paisley, Thomas & Bridget Melvey, Aidan Hogan, Josie & Nellie Kiely 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:

Sean Walsh & Sophie Claire O’Keeffe

We wish them every happiness in their married life together


13th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Good news of God
John the Baptist was a man of passionate commitment to what he believed in. He strongly believed in the coming of the Christ. This man of faith was being tested in that Jesus was a different type of Christ or Messiah from what he expected. He often won¬dered who the Messiah would be.
John was a man with a lot of conviction and truth. He preached what he believed. He practised what he taught.
But he seemed to miss the point sometimes. He seemed to miss that Jesus would be found, not in preaching only but in help¬ing others.
John preached repentance for sin; Jesus preached the coming of the kingdom.
The blind would see, and the lame would walk – these were to be signs of the coming of the ‘One to come’.
Pope Francis says:
‘There is no prayer in which Jesus does not inspire us to do something. Our faith in Jesus is seen in strong action. The poor are helped at our pre-Christmas collections. We might ask not what we might get for Christmas, but how our Christmas might help others. We might ask that Christmas will be happy for others because of us – happy in body, with enough food for every family, happy in mind that we know the truth of God’s coming into the world, and happy in forgiveness, as that is one of God’s biggest gifts.

Lord, let me believe that your life is good news and
share this good news in word and deed with all whom I meet
Donal Neary SJ