Newsletter 13th Nov 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Carbally Novena
  • Mass of Remembrance
  • Advent Candles
  • 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

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 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.



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.




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



Remembrance Mass

The Remembrance Mass for all who died in our parishes in the past twelve months takes place in Carbally on Nov 18th at 7pm.
Tramore on Thursday 24th Nov at 7.30 pm
This Mass allows anyone who has lost a loved one, either recently or over the years, to come and remember them and to light a candle for them in front of the altar in this the month of the Holy Souls. (Candles will be provided)
If you would like anyone remembered, please give the name in to the parish office 051-386477.



Carbally – Novena commences Monday 14th – Friday 18th Nov at 7.00pm.
Envelopes will be available in the porch. Please hand them in to the sacristy

For security reasons please do not leave the envelopes anywhere else.
Thank You.


Advent Candles

Friends, over the four weeks of Advent, we light candles on our Advent wreath in preparation for Christmas.
If there is young people, with their parents or guardians, willing to help us light our candles on behalf of our community over the weekends of Advent, we would appreciate their help.
Please speak with us after any of the Masses this or next weekend.



A huge thank you to all who attended the 3pm Rosary at the Marian Park Grotto throughout the month of October. A special thank you to all those responsible for the maintenance of the Grotto area, and who ensured it was open for us to use every day. The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.


Upcoming Youth 2000 Retreats for Ages 16-35

Youth 2000 Ireland are running a number of regional and national retreats in the coming weeks.
For more information on Youth 2000 or how to register for the retreats check
or follow them on social media.


Irish Conversation – Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish conversation group) will meet again on Thursday evening in Tramore Library, from 7pm to 8pm. This popular Ciorcal is known for its warm, relaxed atmosphere where you can join in the friendly ‘comhrá as Gaeilge’ so why not come along and join us? It is completely free to attend and there is a céad míle fáilte awaiting everyone who come along, at all ages and stages. For more details, please call Tramore Library on (051) 849 594 or of course, you can just turn up on the night. Go n-éirí go geal leat – agus bí linn!



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Healing & Renewal Retreat

One Day Healing & Renewal Retreat
for Married Couples
Glencomeragh House, Sat 12th Nov. Cost €100 per couple, and includes a 3 course meal and a whole day of talks, workshops and a healing service. Booking is essential. Contact / 052 6133181 to book your place.


ENCOUNTER Gathering for young adults aged 18-35. Fri 11th November. St John’s Church, Waterford. Talk – Music – Prayer – Refreshments. Free Admission. More info: or contact

Divine Mercy Group
Church of the Sacred Heart, The Folly, Waterford City. Every Friday: 3 – 3.45pm.
Mass every first Friday at 3pm


Advent – A time of waiting








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 has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months.
February Mass book is now open at the parish office .
Bookings taken by phone from 9.30am

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


Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Ellen (Lilo) Sheehan née Hannigan Roselawn, Eily Smyth née Power, Ferrybank & Ballymacaw, Harriet Walsh née Condon, Ballymacaw.


We remember the months mind for:  Tony Derreth Smith

We pray for: Francis Humphries, Joe & May Crowley ,Helen O’Neill, Jim Murphy, Edna & Bill Aughney, Maurice Fleming, Tom O’Neill ,Christine Dougan, Frank & Catherine Burke, Jeremiah, Nancy & John Twomey, Michel Gannon whose anniversaries occur about this time.


Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the masses said throughout the world today,
for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere,
for sinners in the universal church,
those in my own home and within my family.

Reflection for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Feet of the Sun
The imagery of the readings is frightening and cannot be easily understood. Maybe one aspect is of the contrasts we live with
• terror and violence among ourselves and the Earth, and also the healing and gentle power of God. The sun of justice will shine with healing in its rays’. When we see the terrors of the globe, it is a sign that God’s power is also in our midst: ‘do not be frightened’, we are told.
If you look at the sun in the evening, you often see the rays of light hitting the Earth. In Irish they are called ‘cosa na greinne’ or the feet of the sun. We can think of them as God’s feet walking along our scorched and wounded earth: through the poverty and the illness of his world, through fields full of landmines and unexploded bombs, the rays of light take their pilgrimage from heaven through our world, which needs the light of God so badly.
Even in persecution the presence of God is near. Even in betrayal and in the conflicts that arise over the word of God and how to live the gospel, God is near. He never abandons his people. We can almost sum up the message of the prophets as ‘God does not abandon us’.
In years when the Church throughout the world was stripped of almost all except its relationship with Jesus, we know that despite the faults, sins and weaknesses and the huge need for renewal, God is near in the word of Jesus Christ. It is in listening to his word and interpreting it together for today that we will find our true way forward as his community.
Lord Jesus, may your kingdom come
and your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Donal Neary RJ