Newsletter 13th August 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Feast Of the Assumption of Our Lady
  • Holy Family Mission Applications
  • SVP Back to School Assistance
  • 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

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 Church Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 9am

For the months of July & August there will be no weekday morning Masses in Fenor & Dunhill


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.

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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize 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.




Tuesday 15th August – Holyday of obligation.

Mass in our Parishes as Follows:

Tramore – 10.00am
Carbally – 7.30pm
Fenor – 6pm Vigil (Monday 14th)
Dunhill – 9.30am



The Autumn Collection for the support of Priests takes place on 15th August and as a second collection on the weekend of the 19/20th August
We thank you for your continued support


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for November has not opened at the beginning of August as scheduled, until further notice.
We will give an update as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.


“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.

Holy Family Mission

Applications opened on July 2nd for 2023/24
Holy Family Missions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow in your relationship with Jesus.
A nine-month Residential Catholic Community for young people aged 18-30 who desire to:
• Learn more about their faith
• Live with like-minded young adults
• Be steeped in an environment of prayer and the sacraments
• Have opportunities for mission with young people and families
Closing dates: EU residents – 20th August 2023
Applications closed for non EU residents
VISIT to apply



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.


(with Sacrament of the Sick)

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing..

HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church

Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.

Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)

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

Diocesan Family, Children & Youth WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

Faith@Home for families, Let’s Dive In for Children, To the Heights for young people. Go to or subscribe by emailing

Pope’s intention for August

For World Youth Day
We pray the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to live and witness the Gospel in their own lives.


Bingo every Wednesday night at Klub Music in Riverstown at 8pm in aid of Meals on Wheels


Tramore Hospice Support Group-Thank You

Tramore Hospice Support Group would like to thank all the wonderful people who supported the Annual Gerry Rush Hospice Coffee Morning in the Guillamene by baking and donating all kinds of amazing cakes scones buns for the enjoyment of the crowds who turned up for this annual event. Also a big thanks to the suppliers of cups milk and everything else required to make it all possible. The music as usual was fabulous to listen to on such a lovely morning. Thanks guys. To the committee of the Newtown and Guillamene Swimming Club we are forever grateful for the use of your cabin.


St. Vincent de Paul – Back to School Assistance

It is that time of year when families incur a lot of expense in getting their children back to school.
If you require assistance with these costs, please contact St. Vincent de Paul, 6A Convent Hill, Tramore.
Please be assured your request will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Contact: 0818 200551 or 051 391966
Please leave your name and contact number and we will return your call.



Parish Office

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

Contact: 051-386477



The Mass Book for November has not opened at the beginning of August as was scheduled, until further notice.
We will give an update as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.


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, Frank Brennan, John (Monty) Hartery

We remember the months mind for  William (Billy) Skehan, Baby Freddie Flynn

We pray for Tom, Kitty, Aidan & Gerard Flynn, Mary Sweeney, Johnny Power, Tony Power, Matty & Lena Cowman, Pierce & Alice Kelly, Michael Piper, Thomas O’Connor, Berni Hogan, Matt & Kitty Sills ,Bridie & Paul Collins, John O’Brien, Michael Piper, Sarah Douglas 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 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A hand to be Held

A most strange gospel story – Jesus walks on the water. It’s the type of gospel that suits a decision time, challenging us into deep trust – an invitation to come to the water; not to be afraid. It’s about trusting in Jesus, when there is nothing else. If you have human help, it’s great – but not the same as trusting in God.

In time of death, the call is to trust in God’s promise, because he is the way and the truth. Old age can be the same, or times in life when we just don’t know what the future will hold. It sounds unusual, but what Jesus does in this situation is very human. He doesn’t lecture or say a prayer, he just holds hands. Someone was given a book on bereavement after a family death – he said he needed a hand to be held, or his tears to be heard. That’s Jeusus. He held Peter. Our God is a God with skin, with a human heart, who leaves big ideas behind when we are in trouble. Jesus just went across the lake, stopping his comfortable prayer.

There are times when we just need to hold on to God in trust. On another occasion Peter would jump into the lake again – after the resurrection. Always a water man! Then he would be asked not just to hold a hand, but to be the hand that would reach out to others. Peter was prepared for his mission in many ways. As Pope Francis says, ‘When the Lord wants to give us a mission, wants to give us a task, He prepares us. He prepares us to do it well’ (June 2014).
Remember a time when all you seemed to have was God; thank him.
Or recall when all you needed was God; ask him now for help.
Lord, in you I put my trust.
Donal Neary SJ