What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflections for 28th Sunday or Ordinary Time.
- Church open for individual prayer
- Mass steaming for next three weekends
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Parish Office closed the to public due to Covid 19 Restrictions
Holy Cross Church
Due to Covid 19 Government Restrictions, for the next three weeks there will be no Public Masses at the Holy Cross Church.
Masses will be streamed at the following times:
SUNDAY 10.30am MONDAY – SAT 10.00am.
Live Streaming Service
Our new Live Streaming Service is now 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.
For anyone who do not have access to online 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.
The Church will be open for private prayer from Mon to Sat: 11.00am-5pm Sunday: 11.30am-5pm.
Please spread the word to people who are house bound.
Welcome to Tramore Fr Paul!
We are delighted to see Fr Paul back with us again, after his holiday with his family was extended by a number of months, due to Covid Restrictions in China.
The parish office is closed to the public due to Covid 19 restrictions until October 27th. You may contact us by phone between 10.30 am-1pm with any inquiries.
Contact : 051-386477
Please remember those who have died recently: Joe Phelan
Those whose’ Anniversary Occurs: Tom Martin, Lillian Fitzgerald, Margaret Hickey, Margaret (Peggy) Murray, Ned &Toddy Murray, Mary Sweeney, Jo White, Michael Mick O’Byrne Jnr, Michael & Mary Butler, Burke, Healy & Murphy Families, Fergal O Cuilinn, Jim Hewson, Bridget O’Rourke,
Thomas Kiely, Kitty Galvin, Frank O’Sullivan, Teasie Walsh, James & Hannah Codd
Those who were baptised recently: Jeremiah Robert Michael Nutt, John Guihen, Stella Angela Jessica Kirwan
Congratulations to their parents and godparents.
Reflection for the 28th Sunday in ordinary -Time-Look to the heart
There is a big problem with this story. In a good story Jesus al¬ways raises a question. It seems a bit unfair to be thrown out, having been brought in at the last minute, because you had no garment. However, the garment means you want to be there and to take on the values of the feast. The garment is the desire of the heart to be a follower in name and deed.
God invites all, but expects us to come with a good heart. Often we see people around mass who seem not to respect it. They may not come often, but God looks to the desires of the heart. Maybe the non-churchy parents who want their child baptised know deep down that their love for the child brings them to bap-tism. Is that not a good reason? Or maybe the young people who come to mass because they have exams coming up and need all the help they can get?
While Jesus is totally the inviting one, he wants us to remain with him. The heart that follows is the heart that wants to love, and that desire is the wedding garment.
The man knew in his heart that he should not be there. Jesus sees into the heart. What we look for is the sincerity in what brings us to God and that can be different for everybody. Religion is firstly of the heart, and then practice. We never know what’s in the heart of our people who sometimes come in faith. You never can tell! Let God be the judge of that!
Recall a time you felt invited by God to help a neighbour.
Offer that thanks to God now.
Lord, make my heart compassionate like you. Donal Neary SJ