Newsletter 14th November 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflections for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Novena for the Holy Souls
  • Mass for the Bereaved
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Hospice Coffee Morning
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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



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.



Our first gathering at Mass for boys and girls making their First Holy Communion in 2022 takes place this weekend Nov13/14

We welcome them & their parents, & we wish them every good wish and blessing on their journey to meet Jesus at their First Holy Communion.



Our Novena for the Holy Souls begins Sunday 14 November at the 10.30am Mass. Weekday Novena Mass at 10am, until Monday 22 November.
Envelopes will be available in the porches.
Please hand them in to the sacristy, parish office or in the boxes by the sanctuary.


Mass for those who have died within the last two years in our parish will be held during the month of the Holy Souls. Arranged by the Bereavement Support Team of the parish, 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.
Mass will also be held on Wednesday 24th November in Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 7.30pm
Everyone is most welcome to come and remember our loved ones in this month of the Holy Souls.
If you would like anyone remembered, please contact the parish office 051-386477


Holy Souls Novena

Durning the month of November, the month where we remember in particular those who have gone to God before us, we offer a Novena for the Holy Souls prepared by the Diocesan Liturgy Commission.
The Novena may be downloaded on the link below


Songs of Joyful Praise

This event will be held in Mount Melleray Abbey on Sunday
November 21st at 5pm – the Feast of Christ the King. Choirs will rehearse under the direction of Dom Richard Purcell OCSO from 2pm to 4.15pm. If you would like to be part of the choir, please book by calling 051-874199 or email
All are welcome to attend the joyful
joyful Liturgy at 5pm



The Covid-19 pandemic has been a particularly difficult time for those who have lost loved ones and have often had to cope with their grief without many of the usual spiritual and community supports.

To pastorally support everyone who has suffered the pain of bereavement during the pandemic, and in the context of the month of November as the traditional time when we remember our dead, on next Sunday, 14 November at 3.00pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in Knock. The bishops will concelebrate Mass for all those who have died in our country during the pandemic, and for their families. At the Mass the bishops will also offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much during the pandemic.  This Mass will be live-streamed on and broadcast on the RTÉ News Now digital television channel and online.  

The bishops invite everyone to join with them in prayer on this solemn occasion.


Confirming Our Children

The first preparation Mass for the children receiving Confirmation in 2022 will take place next weekend. The children from Gaelscoil Philib Barún & Glór na Mara will attend Mass on Sat at 7.30pm & the Holy Cross School on Sunday at 12 noon.


Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice

A Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in Molls Restaurant at O’Neills on Thursday 18th November next at 11.00 am. All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice.
In the past we have had great mornings at this venue where coffees, teas and all kind of goodies are served. Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning.
As usual there will be a raffle with some very fancy prizes.


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, Wed & Thurs – 9.30am-4pm
Tuesday – 9.30am-1pm
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm


Mass Bookings Update

Mass booking for April is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477


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

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Mary Byrne,Teresa Hedigan,Mary Halley


We pray for Kathleen Kingston, Annie & Thomas Creed, Bill Aughney, Jim Kane, Denise Kane, Robert & Eileen Taylor, John Hearne, Maurice & Mary Hearne, Georgina MacKewn, Frank Burke 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.

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection

Reminder from the Tree
The tree was a big image for Jesus – he spoke many truths of his message pointing at trees,
– like mustard seeds which grew big,
– vines that withered,
– and the fig tree which was common to his hearers.
When asked about the signs of things to come, he gave no long homily, but just looked at the fig tree and said you know from this when summer and winter is coming. In the same way we can sense his presence in our lives in different ways. This may not help us to know about the end of time and the questions people had then, but it can get us to become aware of how God is present in our lives.
The word of God is spoken in the human words of many people. In kindly words, in forgiving and tolerant words, and also in the word of God spoken in the Mass, Jesus speaks to us today. Like the people looking at a fig tree, we can find his presence in the kindliness and the helpful words of another. This is the word of God in human form. It will not pass away.
We are called to speak his word in our way of life: to be friends of the earth, friends of all people, and friends of the poor. That’s redemption, Jesus and ourselves working in unison.
God’s book of compassion and love includes our names. We can be thankful our names are in the book of life.

Imagine a blank page of the Book of Life:
see your name on the page, and a list of the good you have done.
Lord bring more good out of what I have tried to do in my life out of love.
                                                                                                      Donal Neary SJ