What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflections for the 15th Sunday In Ordinary Time
- Cemetery Masses
- Campa Mhuire Mháthair
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- World Day for Grandparents Day
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Church Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday
Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.30am
WE REQUEST THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAND SANITIZING & FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.
OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES MASS TIMES
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
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. (It may be tuned in only when service is on.)
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.
FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST THERE WILL BE NO 7.30AM MASS AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH, TRAMORE.
The Annual Cemetery Mass for all those interred in Tramore Cemeteries will take place at Holy Cross Church, Tramore on Thursday 15th July at 7.30pm
Sacred Heart Church Dunhill: Tuesday 20th July at 7.30pm
Immaculate Conception Fenor: Tuesday 13th July at 7.30pm
PRIEST ON DUTY
Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming
We are having a problem with the live stream at the moment. We hope to resume the service as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Campa Mhuire Mháthair
Campa Mhuire Mháthair: Free Online Catholic Faith Camp for Children aged 5 – 12. The four-day Summer Camp will include Music & Action songs, Arts & Crafts, “Into the Deep” Bible Stories, Games, Drama, Live-Streamed Daily Mass and more! The camp will run from July 27 – 30. No need to register. Check out www.holyfamilymission.ie for more info. Brought to you in association with Holy Family Mission and the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore.
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
The Vatican has released the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on Sunday 25 July on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20).
Prayer for a Safe Summer Break.
Take time to have hope, you are a child of God. Let’s put ourselves into the hands of the Lord, and pray that God will bless us and our families during the wonderful months of summer. May we all help make our home a place of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety.
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:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4pm.
Contact : 051-386477
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for December is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
We now have an online donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie, 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.
The annual collection for the Pope and Diocesan Purposes (Peter’s Pence) Was taken up on last Sunday . We thank all who contributed for your generosity.
Please remember those who died recently, Jerry O’ Bernie
We remember the months mind for Thomas Bowman, Yvonne Starmer, Phyllis Fitzgerald, Michael (Mick) Dunphy, Winifred (Winnie) Curran
We pray for Lizzy Fanning, Maisie & Larry Keoghan, Mary & Michael Keoghan, Maureen & Denny Doyle, Kitty Dunphy 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.
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
11th July 2021
The First Mission
Two phrases come to mind as I read about the disciples heading off on their first mission: ‘baptism of fire’ and ‘to be thrown in at the deep end’. We use these expressions to describe a difficult introduction to a new job or activity, when we are expected to learn as we go and cope with whatever obstacles we face. In today’s Gospel, Jesus sends the Twelve out on their first mission. It is a challenging one and his instructions are brief and very specific: they are to bring nothing but a staff – no food or money – meaning they will have to rely on the hospitality of others for all their needs. They are to stay wherever they are welcomed, rather than move around from house to house, so they can’t be choosy about their lodgings. Simplicity is key – no baggage, no luxuries, no distractions, nothing but the task of reaching to people. It might not be plain sailing, but Jesus offers advice for those difficult times too.
It appears their mission of preaching and healing was successful, as we are told the disciples came back eager to fill Jesus in. Imagine the experiences they must have had during this time – the people they met and helped, the generosity of those who welcomed them, the conversations on the road, the chance to share their excitement at everything Jesus was doing. They were certainly thrown into a challenging situation, but they returned with a fresh perspective and strengthened faith. Jesus calls us to step out into the unknown, his words as our guide and his bond with us unbreakable.
‘A boat is safe in the harbour, but this not the purpose of a boat.’ (Paulo Coelho)