Newsletter 11th June 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the Feast of Corpus Christi
  • Cemetery Masses in our Parishes
  • “Good News” Faith Camp
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Cáfe Theology
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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 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


Live stream

We are experiencing problems with the live stream. We hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible. Apologies for the any inconvenience caused.


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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to 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.





The Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves for all those interred in our cemeteries will take place over the month of June as follows:

Dunhill: Thursday June 22nd at 7.30pm.
Fenor: Friday June 23rd at 7.30pm.
Carbally: Wednesday 28th at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass)

Tramore: Thursday 29th at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass in Holy Cross, St Patricks & St Declan’s)

To keep our cemeteries neat and tidy, please remove any withered flower arrangements from your family graves and please take them home.


Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also acsess 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.



‘Be Still in the Presence of the Lord’ – a day of retreat for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be held in Mount Melleray Abbey on Saturday 10th June @ 10.30am. The day will be led by Maureen Kelly, Pastoral Worker in the Diocese of Killaloe. This event is being organised as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the beginning of this special ministry, and we also celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi on June 11th. The day will include prayer, input, and quiet time for reflection around Mount Melleray and will end at approx 3.30pm. Please book by calling 051-874199 or email
(Please bring a packed lunch on the day)


Good News Summer Faith Camp

Good News Summer Faith Camp for boys and Girls aged 6-12 years will take place at Glór na Mara school, Tramore from Monday 10th July –Thursday 13th July. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Pam 086-0726232/Olivia 086-3438467
More info



Lough Derg 2023 Pilgrimage Season

Three Day Pilgrimage
Beginning Thurs June 1st until Aug 15th (Last day to begin Sunday13th Aug)
Admission €80
Booking advised Phone 053(0) 719861518


Waterford Greenway Cycle Fundraiser

Waterford Greenway Cycle Fundraiser for Radio Maria Sat June 17th
Contact Mary Hooton 087-9870666 or Liz at


“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.


World Youth Day 2023

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is inviting young people from the diocese aged between 18-35, to join us on a pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day.
(WYD) is a phenomenal gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal church and an intense moment of evangelism for the youth of the world.
This unforgettable pilgrimage will take place from July31st-9th August 2023.
Please fill out expression of interest form on www.waterfordlismore/pilgrimages or email:


Play for Vocations

Birr Golf Club
Golf Club Lane, That Glenn’s, Glenns, Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 K378
Wednesday 21st June
Timesheet: 11.30am-1.30pm
Contact : Mark 085-8153803
Or email:


The Common Doctor: Intellectual Retreat

The Common Doctor: Intellectual Retreat June 16th – 18th.
Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary. Free for University Students. Facilitated by the Thomistic Institute. Featuring Prof Adam Eitel (Yale University), Fr Conor McDonough OP, Fr Alan O’Sullivan OP. Lectures, Daily Mass, Socials, the Divine Office and more. To learn more:


Café Theology – with Matthew Randolph

Jewish Leader inspired by Irish Saints ‘with Matthew Randolph will take place on Wednesday 14th June 2023, Granville Hotel, Waterford at 7.00pm.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more of God’s purpose concerning Israel and how we can be inspired by Irish Celtic Christianity to fulfil God’s calling in our lives. Matthew Rudolph is a Jewish believer in Jesus (Yeshua) He is one of thousands of Jewish People who have become Christians but self- identify as Messianic Jews. Most, like Matthew, are also Baptised in the Holy Spirit.



Best wishes to all those taking the Junior and Leaving Certificates exams

Students Prayer
Lord, I ask you to help me at this stressful time. I feel that so much depends on these exams that I really feel burdened. I feel that in addition to carrying my own burdens, I am carrying the expectations of so many others – family friends, society. Help me to keep calm at this time, so that I can think straight and apply myself to the best of my ability. Let your spirit help and inspire me, so that I can remember all that I have studied and put together my answers in the best way. Guide me in all my ways, so that I may be fulfilled in you. Amen.


Tramore ICA

The next meeting of the ICA is on Wednesday the 14th of June at 7 30.
This will be our last meeting before the summer break, so we would hope to see a big turnout.
New members are welcome.


Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon-Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477



The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.

After three years of booking by phone due to COVID, we have gone back to booking in person at the Parish Office.
*Please note on Mass Booking Morning, Please attend after 9.30am. We will take phone bookings after 10am on that morning.


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,

Agnes Connors (O’Connor) née Dunphy, Jim Molloy, Leanne O’Brien, Adrian Cronin, Noel Cullen



We remember the months mind for:  William Willie Weston, Thomas Lyons ,Celia O’Neill

We pray for  Bridget Sheehan, Noel Kiely, Nora & Pat Curran, Mary Skinner 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.



Reflection on the Feast of Corpus Christi

The feast today highlights the central place of the Eucharist in Christian life, our faith that God becomes present in a real way in ordinary bread and wine – food for the journey of life in the bread, energy and joy for the journey of life in the wine. and the wine of the coming of the Lord. Bread and wine were very much part of the ordinary food of the people of his time, and also of their religious life. People would remember the bread in the desert and the wine of the coming of the Lord.
Each time we come to Mass, we take part in a real way in the death and resurrection of the Lord, The sacrifice of Christ on the cross and his resurrection is ‘made recent’ among us. It is a place and time of grace.
So our Eucharist today is not just to commemorate something that happened many years ago. It is our commitment to Christ in his people, and our faith in his real presence among us in the Eucharist and in each other.
Jesus ask us to share the bread and cup, to proclaim this ‘mystery of faith’ for all time, we proclaim today that the Jesus of the tabernacle is the Jesus within all ofus. Let’s be amazed that within each of us, God dwells in Jesus Christ.

Recall moments when receiving communion gave you strength in your life.
Lord, I believe in your presence in the Eucharist.
Strengthen my belief
Donal Neary SJ