Newsletter 12th February 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Alpha Tramore
  • Healing Masses
  • Introduction to Theology of the Body
  • 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.



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



Lectio Divina (with the apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Lectio Divina is a time of reading the Sunday gospel, prayer and sharing, followed by conversation over a cuppa. Queries: Sr. Kathryn 087 404 2784. Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm- St. John’s Pastoral Centre or Thursdays, 7:30-9pm Sacred Heart Convent, Cedar Lodge
(Newtown Rd.)


“Adore my Son” Night Vigil for Our Lady’s Intentions

Third Monday of Each Month at Glencomeragh House [Rosary 7.30pm, Mass 8pm]. Vigil begins after Holy Mass and ends after 3am Hour of Mercy with prayers of Our Lord’s Passion. For further info: Imelda (085)8509715


Men’s Prayer Group

St Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City. Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm: Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing. Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother


Pope’s Monthly intention

For parishes
We pray that parishes, placing communion at the centre, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.

“The Secret of Mary” at the Foyer of Charity

You are invited to join Fr. Kilian Byrne & the Foyer of Charity, (Dunmore East, X91FC65) as we journey together into the Secret of Mary.
Saturdays 11am – 12 midday for 12 weeks.
Beginning Saturday, February 25th
Prayer, Teaching, Cuppa
Registration Essential:


“Forgiven” Series for Young Adults with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Young adults ages 18-35 are invited to attend an evening of preparation for Lent.
Takes place on Zoom from 7-9pm Ireland time- Sunday, 19 February.
Come on your own or get a group together and watch


St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony

St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass
The Franciscans have asked that the Cathedral continue the Tuesday Novena Prayer and Blessing with the relic of St. Anthony. All are welcome to the 10.30am Mass which will conclude with the prayer and hymn to St. Anthony and the blessing with the relic.


Family Day At Holy Family Mission

Sunday 26th February, 10am – 3pm. Prayer, Talk, Mass,
Music, Fun and Games for all the Family! Bring a packed lunch! Booking is essential: email


Got a Minute Series (YouTube)

Have you checked out Bishop Phonsie’s newest YouTube series, “Got a Minute?” covering a range of topics and questions posed in short videos on the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore YouTube channel.


After a great turnout on our first night, the Alpha programme continues on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Majestic Hotel. Come along, bring a friend and discuss faith questions in a friendly setting. Each meeting
begins with free tea & coffee and everyone is welcome



Introduction to Theology of the Body Study Group 2023

Tuesdays 11am – 12.30pm
February 21, 28 | March 7, 14, 21, 28 | April 4, 18
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Tea/Coffee
Theology of the body provides a lens through which to view the whole mystery of human life. If you have a body this theology is for you!
Venue: Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East, Waterford,
X91 FC65. Registration Essential: Helen 086 1678027 /



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 is taken 3 months in advance.
The Mass book for May is open at the parish office.

Please note the minimum stipend for a booked Mass is €15.
The price of Mass Cards has not changed.


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Mary Lye née Kirby, Seamus Kiely, May Jackman née Barry, Austin English New York/Clonmel


We remember the months mind for  William (Bill) Cobbe, Davey Daniels, Teresa Flynn née Donovan, Kathleen Touhy née O’Connor, Mary Sweeney née Walsh


We pray for  Eddie O’Neill (1st Ann).Jean Phillips, Philip Gallagher, Máire Bríd Ni Ghormáin 1st (Ann),Lena Cowman 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 for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The heart of religion

This list is of some of Jesus’ sayings give an indication of what is important to him. He states the religious tradition of the people when he says that he has not come to abolish the old religion, and that religion must go much deeper and be an affair of the heart. He asks for forgiveness and reconciliation when he speaks about leaving a gift at the altar to go for reconciliation. He com-mends marriage, and faithfulness in marriage, in his views on divorce. He believes in the respect for sexuality that is shown in not using a person. This collection of Jesus’ sayings, form a background to how he lived his life himself. He lived out these sayings in many of the events of his life, which we hear about on other Sundays. The Sermon on the Mount, of which this is part, is the backdrop to much of Jesus’ life and mission, a sort of vision statement for his life and ministry.
Much of this went against the religious practice of his people, which was centred mostly on externals. He saw the ritual and the law of religion as important only if it came from the heart. This is the challenge always to religion – to live heartily what it enthusiastically believes. Practices in ritual and in religious custom and laws may change with different cultures and times; what is important is the way we live our lives, following Jesus and knowing that all our efforts to live like him are praised and rewarded. Pope Francis says, ‘It is not enough to just respect the commandments and do nothing more. Christian life is not just an ethical life: it is an encounter with Jesus Christ’ (9 May 2016).
Repeat a favourite gospel phrase as you breathe in;
your out breath is your thanks for this help in your life.
Lord, your will be done each day in my life.
Donal Neary SJ