Newsletter 13 Feb 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • “Cherished” – upcoming retreat
  • The Chosen-Film series
  • The Day of Atonement and Reparation
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
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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 – 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 11.30am

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm

Sacred Heart Church, 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 Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.

Tramore Parish Radio
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.

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 Day of Atonement and Reparation

‘By the rivers of Babylon there we sat and wept when we remembered Zion’
psalm 137:1
Led by: Fr. Bobit Thomas MI
Date: 19th February 2022
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Our Lady’s Church Carbally Co. Waterford

The day will involve Eucharistic Adoration, a Talk, Confession, Stations of the Cross, The Holy Eucharist (holy mass for atonement)
All are welcome.


Lectio Divina

Want to include more scripture in your life this new year? Join us for lectio divina. We read, pray, and share about the Gospel for the coming Sunday. Cuppa too! Join us any week you are available. Resuming 3rd February. Thursdays, 7:30-9:00- Sacred Heart Parish Centre, The Folly. Questions? Sr. Shawn. 087-404-2785 or


“The Chosen”

Two options to join a new study series on “The Chosen”, starting Feb 1st!
What is “The Chosen”? “Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this show is for you.”
Option 1: Tuesdays 2 – 3.30pm in St John’s Pastoral Centre
Option 2: Wednesdays 8.00 – 9.15pm on Zoom
Registration for Zoom is essential: click here
or email /call 087 4042784 for more information
Ages 18+ (including a Quo Vadis Young Adult Group on Zoom)



“Cherished” – upcoming retreat at Glencomeragh House for women aged 18-50: a great opportunity for women in the Waterford & Lismore and surrounding areas to be part of a new women’s ministry and find fellowship with other women of God!  25 – 27 February €140 per person sharing For more information please contact Shauna 087-1378364 or to book at



Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions

Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women
We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.


Diocesan Newsletter January



Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Our Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 8th to 13th June. All details are outlined below.
The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Cullinan and Pilgrimage Director Fr. Martin Keogh. Further details on


School Enrolment 2022-2023
Glór na Mara, Holy Cross, and Gaelscoil Philib Barún schools  accepting applications for the 2022/23 school year from February 1st 2022.
Applications must be received by February, 28th 2022. Application forms may be found on the schools: websites or by contacting the schools directly.

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, Wed, Thurs 9.30am -4pm
Tues 9.30am – 1pm
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm


Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for July 2022 is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477


Baptism Update
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Edward (Eddie) O’Neill, Carrigeenlea Gretta Murphy née Kearney, Monmahogue

We remember the months mind for  Dolores O’Sullivan née Cummins, Joe McCarthy

We pray for Kitty O’Rourke, Paul McCarthy, Gerard J. Musgrave, William & Margaret Power, Thomas O’ Callaghan, Tracy Carbery, Philip Gallagher, William, Patrick & Mary Murphy, Walter Parkinson, Mary (Peter) Hally 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

Feeling Peace – at the centre of the Beatitudes
On one of my first visits to a Jesuit house, I felt a huge peace – maybe the beginning of a vocation. In bereavement there can be a moment of peace, which seems to come from nowhere: peace of being totally loved by a good friend or spouse, peace, just peace with the children.
There is a peace that comes from faith and love and that is prayer: peace that comes from knowing I am heard, understood and loved.
There is a huge need for listening now, for knowing that people care in our world of suicides, addictions to alcohol. We can feel we live in an impersonal world of anxiety and isolation. We need the peace of honest conversation and openness, and the peace of being forgiven.
Peace is not evading difficulty. You are mad worried about a child – somewhere in the middle, like gold in the mud, you find the peace of knowing God’s love for you and for him or her. That needs time and a bit of prayer.
It is good to sit each day in silence. Allow this peace to get into you. Breathe in and out, just saying the word peace. That is God’s gift to you. There is also a peace from God in doing good and doing the right thing. Jesus knew it was the best gift he could give. It comes from love.
Back to my first visit that day – what caused the peace? I don’t know fully. We can be surprised when we will be graced with the peace of Jesus Christ which the world cannot give.
Give each of us O Lord, that peace beyond all understanding.
Donal Neary RSJ