Newsletter 21 May 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the Feast of the Ascension
  • Good news Faith Camp
  • Holy Communions/Confirmations
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Retreat for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
  • Rosary Procession-Crowning of Our Lady
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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 for the month of May
The Divine Mercy Prayer Group
Wednesday at 3pm.

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


Live stream

We are experiencing problems with the live stream. We hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible. Apologies for the any inconvenience caused.

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.



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.



The Holy Face devotion

The Holy Face devotion will take place in Holy Cross every Tuesday after 10am Mass for the month of May.

The Divine Mercy

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group will meet at 3pm every Wednesday



Holy Cross Church Tramore.

Congratulations to the children from Holy Cross school who received their First Holy Communion this weekend.

Next week the children from our other local school will be making their First Holy Communion.

Saturday 27th May at 11.00am – We welcome the children from Gaelscoil Philip Barún. We also welcome their parents and families and all present with them on their special day.


On Monday 29th May Bishop Alphonsus Cullinane will confirm the children from our local schools

We welcome the children from Holy Cross School at 10am & the children from Glór na Mara School at 12 noon

We wish them every blessing at this important time in their lives.


Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally
This will allow us to share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.


Day of Retreat

‘Be Still in the Presence of the Lord’ – a day of retreat for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be held in Mount Melleray Abbey on Saturday 10th June @ 10.30am. The day will be led by Maureen Kelly, Pastoral Worker in the Diocese of Killaloe. This event is being organised as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the beginning of this special ministry, and we also celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi on June 11th. The day will include prayer, input, and quiet time for reflection around Mount Melleray and will end at approx 3.30pm. Please book by calling 051-874199 or email
(Please bring a packed lunch on the day)


Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles 

Last weekend Sr Mary Usifoh from the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles visited our Parishes and the proceeds of the collection amounted to €2482.32. Sr Mary extends her sincere appreciation for the generosity of all who contributed to supporting the missionary work of her community & she wishes God’s Blessing to all.


Good News Summer Faith Camp

Good News Summer Faith Camp for boys and Girls aged 6-12 years will take place at Glór na Mara school, Tramore from Monday 10th July –Thursday 13th July. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Pam 086-0726232/Olivia 086-3438467
More info


Lough Derg 2023 Pilgrimage Season

Three Day Pilgrimage
Beginning Thurs June 1st until Aug 15th (Last day to begin Sunday13th Aug)
Admission €80
Booking advised Phone 053(0) 719861518


“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.


World Youth Day 2023

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is inviting young people from the diocese aged between 18-35, to join us on a pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day.
(WYD) is a phenomenal gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal church and an intense moment of evangelism for the youth of the world.
This unforgettable pilgrimage will take place from July31st-9th August 2023.
Please fill out expression of interest form on www.waterfordlismore/pilgrimages or email:


Marian Grotto, Tramore

Join us in praying the rosary at the Marian Grotto on Monday at 3pm for the month of May starting on Monday May 1st.


Play for Vocations

Birr Golf Club

Golf club lane, That Glenn’s, Glenns, Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 K378
Wednesday 21st June
Timesheet: 11.30am-1.30pm
Contact : Mark 085-8153803
Or email:


Tramore Community Care

Tramore Community Care (Meals on Wheels)
The annual AGM of the above will be held on Wednesday 24th May at Pond Road. Interested Parties are invited to attend. Refreshments served afterwards.

Tramore Community Care Pond Road,
Whist every Monday night at 7pm. All Welcome.
Meals on Wheels Drivers needed.
Contact Mary on 087-0507481


Legion of Mary

Rosary Procession Sunday May 28th
Crowning of Our Lady
Leaving Ballybricken Green at 3pm and proceeding to St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, for the crowning and a short prayer service finishing with Benediction.
All are welcome especially those children who received their 1st Holy Communion.

Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon  – Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm
Contact: 051-386477



The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.

The Mass book for September will open on Thursday June 1st. from 9.30am
After three years of booking by phone due to COVID, we are going back to booking in person at the Parish Office.

Please attend after 9.30am. We will take phone bookings after 10am on that morning.


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477

Lovely selection of cards & gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion, available at the Parish Office.


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, Veronica Wall, Enda phelan née Purcell

We remember the months mind for  Celia O’Neill, Pauline O’Meara,née Flanagan

We pray for  John Lawton, Newtown, Margaret & John O’Keeffe & John Jnr, Seamus Murphy,  Declan Dunford, George Fitzgerald, Moonvoy, Paddy Power, The Terrace, Mattie & Molly McGee, John O’Connor, Margaret Costello, Maurice Cheasty ,Mai & Seamus Hayes, Christine Doyle, Frances Everett ,Pat Wernham, John Leech 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 Ascension of the Lord

Fully Alive

I asked a woman once if Johnny was in the house. She pointed to a chair and said, ‘if he was here he would be there’. He never moved far!
Jesus – he is here and there. The risen Lord has moved on, but has not fully left us. His Spirit dwells in us.
The one who came to earth has now gone back to heaven, bringing with him all that is human. His body – the man of heaven and the God of earth – is now the church, that is us.
Before we are any denomination or group, we are Christ’s. We are baptized into the church of Christ; we live out our faith in different denominations. Today is the feast of the whole church – we begin in him and we end in him, like the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, on the paschal candle.
Our faith is also renewed through living with Jesus – we are partners in our mission. Our faith is also renewed in reading and praying the gospel each day.
On earth we are his body, with all our strengths and weaknesses, goodness and sin. Icons have Jesus smiling as he reaches heaven, smiling on us and living through us. We prepare for the way he is with us now next Sunday – in the Spirit. Where the qualities of the Spirit are alive, he is alive and well among us.


A breathing prayer – as you breathe in notice you are
breathing in the gift of life from God.
Holy Spirit, living in the church, living in Mary,
draw me more fully into your life.

Donal Neary SJ