Newsletter 13th March 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Lent  Sunday .
  • St Patricks day Mass Times
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
  • Lenten Retreat
  • 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 – 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



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise their hands upon entry and leaving the church.


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.


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.




St Patrick’s Day Thursday-17th March Masses:

Holy Cross Tramore
7.30pm Vigil Mass, 8.30am, 10.30am & 12.00 noon (which will be in Irish).

Our Lady’s Carbally

Sacred Heart Dunhill

Immaculate Conception Fenor
6pm Vigil (Wed)

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

Friday 18th Mach is a bank holiday. please note there is NO 7.30AM MASS


St Patricks Day Parade

The annual St Patrick’s Day Parade will be back this year and will depart the Church carpark at 1.30pm,along the Old Waterford Road to the roundabout at the Race Course, to the roundabout at the GAA club & Finish at Railway Square at approx 2.30pm




Holy Communion for the Sick & Housebound

If there are any parishioners who are sick or housebound and who would like to receive Holy Communion on First Fridays or Sundays, some of our Eucharistic Ministers are happy to help with this. Please contact the parish office (051 386477) if you wish to request a visit.


Holy Cross Church Choir

To enable the Choir to resume its Place in the Church Services some New Members are required.
If you would like to join, please let us know. Please give your contact details to the Parish office 051-386477or Fr Shane 051-391868.

Lenten Retreat at Glencomeragh House

“Show us the Father” Lenten Retreat
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th March at Glencomeragh House.
Spiritual Director: Fr Patrick Cahill.
Full Spiritual Programme includes daily Mass, Evening Adoration, Daily Rosary, Confession, Stations of the Cross and Spiritual Reflections.
Full Board Accommodation €225.
For more info: (052) 6133181 or


Silent Retreat with the Foyer of Charity

Faith Development, Family Ministry, Featured, News, Third Level, Young Adult

Upcoming Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat: Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…” Preached by: Fr. Kilian Byrne, Foyer of Charity Venue: Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary
Date: April 18th to 24th
Cost: €380 Full board
Contact: Helen : 00353 86 1678027/…

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Our  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


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.


Journey through Lent with a daily reflection

Lent began on Wednesday, March 2nd. Click on the link below for a daily reflection through each week and make space for prayer in your Lenten journey.


Trócaire boxes are available in the porch
Please take home a Trócaire box for Lent and give it a prominent place somewhere in the home.


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 9.30am -4pm
Tues & Wed 9.30am – 1pm
Thurs Closed
Friday Closed

Aug Mass Book
The Mass book for August is now open at the Parish Office on Tuesday March 1st
Bookings will be taken by phone 051-386477

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

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Eileen Kiely, Summerhill.

We remember the months mind for Paddy Curran, late of Marian Terrace/Massachusetts, USA, Gretta Murphy née Kearney Sean Doyle, Talbot Place.

We pray for 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.


For those who were married recently:

Daryl Grant & Donna Mardon
Darragh Molloy & Alison Keating
John Drohan & Rachel Murphy


We wish them every happiness in their married life together




Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

The real Jesus

Things are not always as they seem. Underneath a church that I worked in, are a series of underground passages that go on for about a mile! People are the same – when you are talking to someone and they tell you they are very ill, or recovered from addiction, you see more to them. Or you may find out that someone you thought little of visits an elderly person every week. People are not always as they seem. The mountain visit was the same: the apostles saw Jesus – son of God, radiant in prayer, and in the middle of it all the Passion was announced. They saw the person behind the face.
The big truth of Jesus is that he is intimately united to God the Father. So following him is not just action, but prayer that leads to action. We say someone is a great Christian – he or she helps the poor. Christianity is more – it is also prayer and the Eucharist. While we are thankful for the good lives of many people, we also can say that the full Christian life includes prayer and Mass.
It also involves community – the three were called to witness and help each other remember the Lord Jesus. Community brings the word of God alive in a real way. The community of the Church brings us to fuller faith.
Prayer leads to action for others, and action leads back to prayer. We can be so close to heavenly things that we are no earthly good! Lent brings us into this mystery of the death and resurrection of the Lord – we are part of this, and we try to make life a grace for others. We can transfigure the lives of others, or disfigure. Let’s be people of the transfiguration.
Lord, show me your face – in myself and in others. Amen.
Donal Neary S.J.