Newsletter 14th April 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter
  • ‘Let’s Dive In’ for children
  • Knock Shrine Pilgrimage
  • Weekly Contribution Envelopes
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Reflection for 3rd Sunday of Easter

The Sacred in the Ordinary

Interesting that it is hard to find a painting of their late-night meal of fish. Others are crowded on Google images. ‘The garden’, ‘the breakfast on the beach’,‘the road to Emmaus’ – all old and new pictures. Is the fish meal too ordinary for the resurrection? We can’t believe that the Lord of all creation who died for us will be recognised so simply or can we?

Jesus is in a bit of a fix. Faith is still weak in his followers – how can he get to them? Thought the doors are closed, he comes among them in their fear. He said Peace again. This doesn’t seem to get through. He finally, tried a meal of ordinary fish with them. Somehow it is getting through. They have remembered other meals of fish and the way he ate it. Faith is growing in them in the simple act of sharing a meal together.
There is always another way for Jesus. We resist that he is so ordinary. The resurrection happens now and in the ordinary. How this week did I find the resurrection? Where I took a jump outside of the self in love, care, and work for justice? In any way we raise each other up to a better human life and faith, and then the resurrection is being shared.
The garden, the chat on the road, and now the ordinary meal. Imagine if we said he took fish, said the blessing…! All of life is sacred, and shot through with the love and grace of the risen Lord.
In your breathing in and out, echo the word ‘Peace’
Lord, make me a means of your peace.
Donal Neary SJ


Diocese of Waterford & Lismore
Knock Shrine Pilgrimage (By Bus)

Under the patronage of Dr. Alphonsus Cullinan D.D.
Bishop of Waterford & Lismore


Tickets €35

Leaving Tramore (Church Carpark) @ 6.30am
Leaving Waterford (Miller’s Marsh Carpark) at 7.00am
Leaving Knock at 5.30pm
(There will be a break in Tipperary on each journey)

Tickets are available in the Parish Office at the Cathedral, St. John’s, St. Joseph’s & Benildus Holy Family and St. Paul’s Churches during normal office hours.
Contact: John Waters: 087-2138831, Michael Drohan: 089-4204804, Anne O’Connor: 051-381351

Let’s Dive in!

Faith @Home Activities for Children.

Activity Sheet available in the porches.
Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for your grandchild or grandchildren
Further resources for Children on Diocesan website: Resources | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (



‘”Arise” Contact: https//
Family Festival will take place in Tramore over the May Bank Holiday weekend

Weekly Contribution Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2024/2025 (Beginning May 5th) are now available for collection at the Parish Office.
When the new envelope contribution year begins on May 5th, please discard any unused 2023/2024 envelopes.
Please have your current number to hand when you call in to the office for your new box. This will save you time
Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.



A special collection will be held next weekend on Good Shepherd Sunday, to help to support our three students who are studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. Bishop Cullinan has written a letter to all the faithful of the Diocese seeking support for the education of our future priests. This letter can be collected from the back of the church. Please remember to pray for our seminarians and to pray for vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood.


‘The Chosen’

An Evening with The Chosen Tramore Parish invites you to see Jesus through the eyes of those who lived with and knew Him. Come along to watch a special episode of the popular “The Chosen” series with us at Glór na Mara School, Convent Hill, Tramore beginning with tea & coffee at 7.15pm on May 13th.



Tramore – Our Town, Our Future
Online Engagement Survey

Have your say and Shape Our Town Together!
You will have recently received correspondence about this through your letterbox and are encouraged to respond to survey.

Tramore ICA

Our next guild meeting is on April 17th, which will be our AGM.
Please note new time is 7 30pm. We will also host a table Quiz, Please come along for a fun night. New members are always welcome


Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week

The parish office open Monday to Thursday 9.30am-1pm & Friday 9.30am-12.30pm.


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for July is open at the Parish Office
From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses. (Limited to 2 intentions).

New stock has arrived at the Parish Office/Shop

Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries, Rosettes & gifts for First Holy Communion, are now available.


Home of the Mother Formation Evenings for Adults

Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, in St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City led by the Servant Priests and Brothers and Servant Sisters. Adoration at 6.30pm.

Each week we will reflect and chat about different topics that will help us deepen our knowledge of the Catholic faith and live our Christian lives to the full!
All are welcome.


Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese

Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese check out



Please remember those who died recently, Henry Higgins, Helen Murray, Mooncoin, Betty Cunniffe née Hannigan

We remember the months mind for Denis Maguire ,Connie O’Sullivan

We pray for John Harte-Lodge ,Esther & Bob Griffin, Yasmine Power, Paddy McSweeney, Paul Healy ,Kathleen Hayes 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.



Holy Cross Parish Mass Times & Services

Mass Times:
Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (Vigil)
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am and 12 noon
Monday – Thursday 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help:
Mondays after 10am Mass

Holy Face Devotion:
Tuesday after 10am Mass

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group:
Wednesday at 3pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm

Church Closing Times:
Church closes at 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and at 5pm Thursday


Our Lady’s Church, Carbally

Mass Times:
Sunday at 11.00am


Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor

Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday at 9am. 


Sacred Heart Church, Dunhill

Mass Times:
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday at 9am


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 Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to open Facebook Page, where we share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. You may also access via the link on the very top of the page on the parish  Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.

Donate Online

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.

Parish Office Opening Hours

The parish office is usually open from 9am to 4 pm Monday -Thursday & 3.30pm on Friday. However, opening times may change temporarily, Please check the newsletter for updates.


We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

PRIEST ON DUTY – CALL 086-6004384


Tramore Parish, Waterford