Newsletter 11th April 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Divine Mercy Sunday
  • Prayer for Vocations 
  • Quo Vadis?
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Mass Booking Update
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Holy Cross Church Mass Times

Because of the re-imposition of the government restrictions, there will be no public masses in any of our churches until further notice.
The only exceptions are funerals and weddings, where there is only limited congregation allowed.

Masses will be streamed from Holy Cross church each week day at 10.00am, Sundays and Holy days at 10.30am.

Visit the parish website Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.

For anyone who does not have access to online 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

The Church will be open for private prayer on Mon to Sat: 11.00am-4pm (except Thurs 11.00am -5pm)
Sunday: 11.30am-4pm. EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT on Thurs from 11am until 5pm. Sunday opening 11.30am-4pm.

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.
*Due to government restrictions at the moment not all Masses are live streamed.


Collections :
Last weekend, the Easter Collection for the support of the priests of the parish took place.
We thank all who contributed and for your continued support.

Trocaire Boxes
Any outstanding boxes may be returned to the parish Office please.

For SECURITY REASONS please DO NOT leave boxes around the church or by any door.

If you wish to Donate Online please go to the parish website Click Donate Now. Click Other Collections, where you will see the collections specified.


Prayer for Vocations

Second Sunday of Easter April 11, 2021
Divine Mercy Sunday
“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so am I sending you.” Is Jesus trying to send you to proclaim his truth and peace as a priest, sister or brother? Speak to your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email:


An Easter Prayer

Living Lord,
when we stand before the empty tomb
we don’t always feel the joy of resurrection.
We feel fear, doubt and distrust.
Our lives at times feel empty.
Help us to welcome new life.
Fill the emptiness with new light.
Call us to abundant new life.
Guide us in the light of your love.


The Parish Office

The Parish office is closed to the public due to Government Covid 19 restrictions but you may ring the office between 9.30 am-4pm Monday Wed, Thurs. Tuesday 9.30am-1pm. & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm for any inquiries.
Contact : 051-386477

Mass Bookings Update

Due to government restrictions the Mass books for June to September were not opened as per normal six months in advance.

Mass booking for June and July will open on Wednesday 14th April 2021

Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
(Mass Books for Aug & Sept will not open for the moment. Date will be confirmed later).

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently: Michael Walsh, Tina Adamson née Brown Dublin & Tramore, Anne Rusling née Power Tramore & Mexico, Thomas Browne

We remember the months mind for Helen Costello

We pray for Kathleen Hayes (1st Anniversary),Kathleen Barrett, John & Frances Kearns, John Anderson, Mickey Anderson whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Birthday Remembrance: Lillian Delaney

Divine Mercy Sunday Reflection

Divine Mercy Sunday History
Divine Mercy Sunday is an Observance in the Roman Catholic Church in which followers are encouraged to offer forgiveness and reconciliation to all. It is based on visions recorded from St. Faustian Kowalski. In 2000, it was decreed a solemnity, a high feast day, by Pope John Paul II. Roman Catholics are required to attend Mass and go to confession, and take Holy Communion. Divine Mercy Sunday occurs the Sunday after Easter.
Divine Mercy Sunday Facts & Quotes
St. Faustian was a Polish nun who lived in the early 20th century. She devoted her life to spreading the word about God’s forgiveness, or divine mercy, for anyone who asks for forgiveness. Although she was a mystic, she also cooked and gardened as part of her convent life.
St. Faustian had visions much of her life. One that was the most profound was of Jesus, with one hand raised in blessing and with two fingers of his other hand resting on his heart. She said that Jesus asked her to have the image painted, and to include a prayer that said, “Jesus, I trust in you.” This is the prayer that Catholics recite on Divine Mercy Sunday.
Most priests preach on the story of Doubting Thomas on Divine Mercy Sunday (John 20:19-31). Thomas, also a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, was one of the Apostles of Jesus’. When Jesus arose from the dead, he didn’t believe it. Jesus directed him to touch his crucifixion wounds to help him believe. Jesus doesn’t chastise Thomas for his disbelief, which is considered an act of mercy.

The Message of Divine Mercy has always been near and dear to me … which I took with me to the See of Peter and which it in a sense forms the image of this Pontificate. – Pope John Paul II