Newsletter 13th June 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection by Jane Mellett for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  •  “Quo Vadis”
  • “Eucharistic Amazement”
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Parish Office updates
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Holy Cross Church 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 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 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.



“Quo Vadis”: New Series on Lectio Divina (Praying with Scripture)
Quo Vadis is a Catholic Zoom Series for Young Adults aged 18 – 35 and provides a space where young adults can journey together in their faith.
The new series will run every Sunday from 7 – 8pm, beginning on June 29th with a four-part series on praying with Scripture. Click here to register. More information by emailing

Prayer For The Suffering.

We’ll pray for the
Sick and suffering
Today and I’ll light
A candle for them
Every night and with
The Lord’s guiding light
He’ll keep us all safe and
Warm forever in his
Heart in life.
David P Carroll.


“Eucharistic Amazement”
The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore’s Faith Development Office presents a four-part series on the Eucharist beginning on Wednesday, June 30th on Zoom. “Eucharistic Amazement” will take place over four consecutive Wednesday nights from 8- 9.15pm. Each evening will include a 30- minute talk and time for group discussion and prayer. June 30: Just a symbol or something more? (Fr Patrick Cahill, Holy Family Mission) July 7: Eucharistic Miracles (Nodlaig Lillis, Youth Ministry Officer Waterford & Lismore) July 14: Little Nellie of Holy God (John Donovan, Little Nellie of Holy God Foundation) July 21: Eucharistic Mystics and Martyrs (Nodlaig Lillis, Youth Ministry Officer) To register email or call Emma on 085 8623705

“To the Heights” is a weekly newsletter specifically for Post-Primary aged young people, with resources for schools and Youth Groups. This newsletter will issue weekly again from the end of August onwards, but previous issues and resource packs can be found on

“Faith@Home” is a weekly interactive family newsletter that is designed to help families discuss the Gospel in their homes each week. The digital newsletter features activities and colouring pages for children, family challenges, prayers, Gospel reflections, a teen corner and links to excellent Catholic videos for all the family to help bring the Gospel to life in your home every weekend.

Diocesan Newsletter for June

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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:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4pm.
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm
Contact : 051-386477

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


Donate Facility
In response to a number of enquiries from our parishioners, we now 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.


Baptism Update

Due to the Covid 19 government restrictions, bookings for Baptisms have been on hold over the last number of months.
We are now taking bookings again.
Please contact the Parish Office for further information: 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Thomas Bowman, Katie Halley, William (Bill) O’Donoghue, Winifred (Winnie) Curran, Yvonne Starmer ,Phyllis Fitzgerald, Michael (Mick) Dunphy

We remember the months mind for  

We pray for Bridget Sheehan, Noel Kiely, Declan Power, Nicky, Kitty & Matthew Power, Paídí Hoban, Rita Skinner, Kay McCusker, Vivienne Burke, James Caulfield, Nora & Pat Curran, Kitty Cheasty whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time  

‘It is like a mustard seed’
Something we may not often think about is Jesus’ earthly relationship with creation. Jesus walked everywhere, went to quiet places to pray, preached from mountains, from boats on the water; his followers included fishermen in tune with the rhythm of the sea. In Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home, he reminds us that Jesus ‘was in constant touch with nature, lending it an attention full of fondness and wonder’ (Laudato Si’, 97). Jesus’ parables are full of imagery from the natural world and in today’s Gospel we have an example of this in the parable of the mustard seed. People of Jesus’ time may have preferred the image of the lofty ‘cedars of Lebanon’ to explain God’s kingdom, mustard plants however, only stand a few feet tall. Jesus is turning the ideals of power and triumph on their head. There is an ancient text which forbade planting mustard seeds in Palestinian gardens because the shrub takes over wherever it is planted and attracts unwanted birds. Author and activist, Shane Claiborne, compares it to kudzu, a wild vine that could blanket entire mountain areas, smother trees, even crack cement buildings. This mustard seed image of God’s dream for this world is one which suggests that it will grow even in places where it is not wanted, putting cracks in seemingly mighty structures.
The New Testament not only tells us of the earthly Jesus and his tangible and loving relationship with the world. It also shows him risen and glorious, present throughout all of creation (Col 1:19-20). ‘The very flowers of the field and the birds which [Christ’s] human eyes contemplated and admired are now imbued with his radiant presence’ (Laudato Si’, 100). As we watch out for traces of the mustard seed kingdom this week, let us also embrace the joy of Christ in all of creation.
Jane Mellett