Newsletter 12th March 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 3rd Sunday in Lent
  • St Patricks Day 
  • Arise Catholic family Festival 2023
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • “Revive the Wonder”
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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 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 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

St Patricks Day

Holy Cross Tramore
7.30pm Vigil Mass,
10.30am & 12.00 noon

Our Lady’s Carbally
7.30pm Vigil (16th March)

Sacred Heart Dunhill

Immaculate Conception Fenor

6pmVigil (16th March)

We wish you all a very Happy St Patrick’s Day


Lent – Holy Cross Church, Tramore

Stations of the Cross:
Every Friday morning during Lent after 10am Mass

Holy Hour with Holy Face Lenten Devotion:
Every Tuesday at 3pm for Lent. Beginning Tuesday 28th February. The Holy Face devotion will consist of 30 minutes vocal prayer at the start. The remainder of the hour will consist of silent adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please come for some, or all of the Holy hour.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group: Every Wednesday at 3pm


Desert Fathers A Lenten Program for men ••• 

A Lenten program for men has been developed by an Irish priest to help men make this Lent different. The program contains 4 pillars – Prayer, Penance, Spiritual reading & Charity. To find out more and join an online group a zoom information meeting is scheduled for Sunday Feb 19th at 8:30pm. Meeting ID 494 625 9738 Password: 997298. Email for a copy of the program.


Trócaire boxes are available in the porches

Please take home a Trócaire box for Lent and give it a prominent place somewhere in the home


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

7-12 June
Enquiries Joe Walsh Tours
01-2410800 or email


“Revive the Wonder”: 3 part series on the mystery of the Eucharist.

Tuesday 14th, Tuesday 21st, Tuesday 28th March in St Oliver’s Parish Church, Clonmel at 7.30pm.
14/3/23: The Eucharist: Holy Bread or Something More? [Speaker: Fr Patrick Cahill, Holy Family Mission]
21/3/23: Little Nellie of Holy God [Speaker: John Donovan, Little Nellie of Holy God Foundation]
28/3/23: Eucharistic Miracles, Mystics & Martyrs [Speaker: Nodlaig Lillis, Diocesan Youth & Young Adult Ministry Officer]
Engaging Presentations



Pope’s Monthly intention

For victims of abuse
We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering


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


The Annual Acies Ceremony

(Act of Consecration to Our Lady) for Active and Auxiliary members of the Legion of Mary will take on Saturday 25th March (Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord) at 7pm in the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford.


“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.



RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free – Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210 and Freeview – Channel 826; Download our FREE APP – “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on or via PHONE – get live radio feed by telephoning +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!


The Diocese is preparing to launch a three-year Strategic Plan for Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Three information sessions will be held throughout the diocese to present the vision and plan for youth and young adult ministry in the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore and outline the volunteer role of the Parish Faith Representative. If you are interested in this role, please talk to your parish priest and join us for any of the following sessions:
Monday 27th February, 7.30 – 9.00pm: St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford, X91HW9D
Thursday 2nd March, 7.30 – 9.00pm: St Mary’s Parish Pastoral Room, Presentation Centre, Mitchell St, Dungarvan, X35DE98 (beside Deise Day Care Centre)
Friday 3rd March, 7.30 – 9.00pm: St Oliver’s Parish Centre, St Oliver’s Square, Elm Park, Clonmel. Tipperary
Lent, a time of grace, growth and gratitude (Zoom Input)
Please join us on the 8th March @ 7.30pm as we listen to a Lenten Talk by Fr. Brian McKay OCarm entitled ‘Lent, a time of grace, growth and gratitude’.
Fr. Brian is a Priest and resides in the Carmelite Monastery, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
Join the zoom meeting (just click on the link).



“Arise” Catholic Family Festival 2023

Calling families to come and join us in Tramore, Co. Waterford as we celebrate Easter together in the Sunny southeast. Make new friends with other families, share in wonderful celebrations of Holy Mass, and experience great teaching and seminars. Age-appropriate content is offered across the age groups. Dates April 10-13th 2023.
This is an initiative of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore and the Tine Network. For more details go to


Irish Conversation – Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

It’s Seachtain na Gaeilge and we are absolutely delighted to offer you the opportunity to use your cúpla focal right here in Tramore. Just come along to our Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish conversation group) on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8pm in Tramore library and you will have the chance for a friendly chat as Gaeilge. The Ciorcal Comhrá is known for its warm, relaxed atmosphere and even better it is completely saor in aisce. There is a céad mile fáilte awaiting all of those who come along, at all ages and all levels. For more details, please call Tramore Library on (051) 849 594 or of course, you can just turn up on the night! Bígí linn!


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 – Thursday 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am –


The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.
The Mass book for June is now open,

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

Lovely selection of cards & gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion, available at the Parish Office.


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Niamh O’Connor, Mary Walsh née Daniels

We remember the months mind for  Mary Lye née Kirby, Seamus Kiely, May Jackman née Barry, Austin English, Joe Gallagher, Richard (Dick)Conway

We pray for whose John Byrne, Tommy Kiely, Johnny Flavin, Tom Tyrell 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 3rd Sunday of Lent

The well is deep

A famous picture has the Samaritan woman looking into the well and seeing there, her image – and the image of Jesus. In the depths of the well of her life is the presence of Jesus.
In the depths of the well, when we are in love, pain, death, decision, joy, we find God. God is near when we are near to our¬selves, even in shame and sin. We thirst for meaning in life, for knowing we are totally loved, for community and companion¬ship – and God offers all this.
This is the offering of God – the living water is the Holy Spirit. We thirst for inclusion – the disciples in this story did not want Jesus talking to a woman. So much of the religion of the time separated people. In the depths of the well we are all equal.
We find the mercy of God in the well. As we go into the depths of prayer and ourselves we are open to mercy. We may put con¬ditions on God’s mercy – naming our sins, or numbering them. At the bottom of the well is the water of mercy.
Of the mercy of God, Pope Francis says that ‘there is no sin or crime of any kind that can erase from the mind or heart of God even one of the children he has created’ (November 2013).
Imagine yourself looking into a well;
see the face of Jesus looking at you from its depths.
He looks at you with love.
Lord, send me the living water of the Holy Spirit.
Donal Neary SJ