Newsletter 14th August 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 20th  Sunday in  Ordinary Time.
  • Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Priests Autumn Collection
  • Carbally Mass Time Change
  • Theology of the body -Study Group
  • 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

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

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


The Autumn Collection for the support of Priests

The Autumn Collection for the support of Priests takes place this weekend, August 13th/14th.
We thank you for your wonderful generosity that you have always shown with these collections and many others.
We appreciate greatly the kindness that is always shown in so many ways to us, especially in challenging times for everyone.

As you may already know, for many years there was a Common Fund system in place in our diocese, where monies collected from special collections for Priests and contributions for baptisms and weddings were all pooled together from every Parish and from which every Priest of the diocese received his salary on a quarterly basis. The annual income for a Priest in our Diocese is €21,000. In recent times, this system has changed and now every Parish is responsible for itself to make sure that their Priest(s) receives this salary. All monies now collected locally stay in the Parish.

On behalf of Fr. Paul, Fr. Tadeusz and I, we thank you for your great care and support of us. We never take it for granted and we appreciate always your support and encouragement, shown and given in so many ways.

Peace & Blessings,
Fr. Richard

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday Aug. 15th, Holyday of obligation.

Mass in our Parishes as Follows:

Tramore, 10.30 am & 7.30 pm

Carbally, 11.00am

Dunhill, 10.00am

Fenor, 7pm


Carbally Notice

Mass Time Change
From the first weekend in September the weekly Mass time will change from 11.30am to 11am.





Sunday, September 11th 10am-6pm
The Rhu Glen Hotel
Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny
Tel 051-832242

Speaker Fr. Pat Collins

A Conference Open to All
Praise, Music, Scripture, Sharing, Teaching, Healing Service
Mass at 12 o’clock



Theology of the Body: Discovering God’s Master plan for your life!   STUDY GROUP

Mondays 7.30 – 9pm, September 12 – November 14
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Tea/Coffee
Theology of the body provides a lens through which to view the whole mystery of human life. If you have a body this theology is for you!
Venue: Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East, Waterford, X91 FC65
Registration Essential: Helen 086 1678027 /


Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions for Aug

Small Businesses

We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities


Queen of peace retreats July August & September

4-day Medjugorje-style retreat at
Glencomeragh Retreat Centre.
Spiritual Director: Fr Patrick Cahill. Full Board Accommodation – limited places, book now! Thurs 21st – Sun 24th July / Thurs 18th – Sun 21st Aug / Thurs 1st – Sun 4th Sept Cost: €260. Full Spiritual Programme includes: Medjugorje Mass, Evening Adoration, Daily Rosary, Confession, hikes, Outdoors Stations of the Cross, Spiritual Reflections. For more info or to book contact or (052) 6133181


Home of the Mother Formation Evenings

Formation Evenings for Adults online: Wednesdays 5 – 6pm. For more info contact Formation Evenings for Boys aged 14 – 17: If you are interested please contact:

Holy family Mission Applications

Applications for 2022/2023 for Holy Family Mission – open to those aged 18-30. More information on how to apply at or email

Diocesan family & Youth Newsletter

Faith@Home: Celebrating and supporting faith, hope and love in the heart of the family! To the Heights: A weekly diocesan youth newsletter and bonus resource pack. Download free on



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:

Min: 9.30am-4pm
Tuesday 9.30-1pm
Wed/Thursday 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am -3.30pm



The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months going forward.
The November Mass Book is now open.


Baptism Update

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Tax Rebate on Weekly Contributions

The parish benefits under a Scheme of Tax Relief for Eligible Charities.
If your contributions are over €250 in a year and you pay tax you qualify.
It would be very beneficial for our parish funds if you sign and return the Enduring Cert, which has been sent out in the last few days to all eligible contributors.
The Enduring Cert covers 5 years so we can claim for previous years. There is no cost to you.
We hope everyone who qualifies will return the form in envelope provided to the parish office as soon as possible so we can proceed with the claim.
Also if any details have changed please amend so that we can update on our Parish system.
We thank you most sincerely for you continued support.
All details are treated in the strictest confidence


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, 

We remember the months mind for Patrick Malone Glengarriff/Tramore, Dessie McNeill, Old Crobally Road , Lily Hanna Old Crowbally Road  

We pray for Teresa Fleming, Peter Street, Aidan, Gerard, Tom & Kitty Flynn, Philip Hamilton, Walter Slattery, Angela Legg, Noel Hannigan, Mick Piper, Michael & Ellen Brown, Bernie Hogan (Birthday Rem & Ann),Kitty Boyle, Rose Shields 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 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Disturbing love and the warmth of love
Fire is frightening; it can burn up a city. Controlled it is warming: in control in a grate; and it also warms the heart, when we sit back, watch the flames and chat, think or pray. Jesus came to bring fire on the earth. His is the warmth of love and companionship: when we know we can go to him just as we are, and enjoy the intimacy of his friendship – the friend who is always offering the gift of his heart to each of us.
The warmth of Jesus brings comfort and hope to the world when we live in isolation from each other, lack of friendship and hope. When we lack the reconciliation and justice that makes life possible among us, then the warmth of God’s love for all can inflame our coldness.
There is also the fire that disturbs; love challenges as well as comforts.
The flame of God can be frightening in that it demands a world of justice, peace and reconciliation. The fire of this love is the fire that also warms and comforts.
The flame of God is the Holy Spirit. Jesus comes to bring all sorts of fire to the world, and to send the Spirit of comfort, justice, reconciliation and hope. The message of Jesus may divide us, and if it does, the love of Jesus can unite us, for love is the most powerful gift of Jesus.
A saying has it — he has come to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.
Holy Spirit, flame of God, hover over each of us
as you did for the followers of Jesus
at the first Pentecost. Donal Neary SJ