What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the 2nd Ordinary Time.
- Cherished Retreat
- Lectio Divina
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- The Secret Of Mary at the Foyer of Charity
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Thursday 10.00am
Friday-7.30am & 10.00am
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
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 www.tramoreparish.ie 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 10.am from Monday to Sat and 10.30am on Sunday on your radio 105.4FM. (It may be tuned in only when service is on.
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.
We have an online donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie, 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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
Holy Cross Church closes at 4pm: Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday
Catholic Women’s Ministry Retreat: Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan: Jan 20th – 22nd 2023. Led by the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia, (Limerick). Mass, Adoration, rosary, confession, healing service, talks, testimonies, creative workshops, fellowship, tea and chats! Full Board & Accommodation €210 pps. For more info contact Shauna (087) 1378364. To book email email@example.com
Lectio Divina (with the apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Lectio Divina is a time of reading the Sunday gospel, prayer and sharing, followed by conversation over a cuppa. Queries: Sr. Kathryn 087 404 2784. Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm- St. John’s Pastoral Centre or Thursdays, 7:30-9pm Sacred Heart Convent, Cedar Lodge
Adore my Son
“Adore my Son” Night Vigil for Our Lady’s Intentions
Third Monday of Each Month at Glencomeragh House [Rosary 7.30pm, Mass 8pm]. Vigil begins after Holy Mass and ends after 3am Hour of Mercy with prayers of Our Lord’sPassion. For further info: Imelda (085)8509715
Men’s Prayer Group
St Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City. Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm: Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing. Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother
Pope’s monthly intention for January
We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.
“The Secret of Mary”
“The Secret of Mary” at the Foyer of Charity
You are invited to join Fr. Kilian Byrne & the Foyer of Charity, (Dunmore East, X91FC65) as we journey together into the Secret of Mary.
Saturdays 11am – 12 midday for 12 weeks.
Beginning Saturday, February 25th
Prayer, Teaching, Cuppa
The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Tramore would like to thank all who gave so generously recently to our recent annual Church Collection.
The amount collected this year was €16,040.
These monies go towards helping the needy in our Parish and surrounding areas which due to the increasing costs of living are many at this time.
If anyone needs help please contact us at 6A Convent Hill Tramore. Our free phone number is on our posters which are displayed at the Church entrances and other places around the town.
We listen and respond to all requests for help.
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 – Thurs 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am – 3.30.pm
MASS BOOKING CHANGE
The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.
The Mass book for April is now open at the parish office.
Mass booking for May begins on Wednesday 1st February at the parish office.
Please note the minimum stipend is €15.
Bookings will be taken by phone from 9.30am
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477
Please remember those who died recently, William (Bill) Cobbe, Tramore Heights Davey Daniels Waterford/Tramore, John Cahill Otteran’s Tce, Teresa Flynn née Donovan Waterford/Tramore, Kathleen Touhy née O’Connor UK/ Tramore ,Laura (Loreto) Rogers née Murphy Limerick/Tramore
We remember the months mind for Aidan Lawlor, Margaret Williams née Murphy, Clive Noblett
We pray for John (Jet) O’Sullivan, Maura Power, Coolnacappogue, Vincent Duignan (1st Ann),Maureen O’Leary, Lil & Jack O’ Brien, Jack, May, Ted & Kitty Kennedy, David Kiely, John & Margaret Doyle, James & Mary Mackey, James Walsh, Maura Walsh 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 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Lamb of God
In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist is inviting us to look at Jesus. He calls Jesus the ‘lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world’. We say these words often at Mass and today we are invited to meditate on them more closely. What does it mean? In Jesus’ time, two lambs were sacrificed in the Temple in Jerusalem each day. It was a ritual that invoked purity. Jesus will preach a love that is radical for many, in a world that was, and still is, broken. John refers to Jesus as the lamb as he knows that if one loves in such a way, they will suffer at the hands of unjust systems and institutions.
When we look at the ‘sins’ of our world today – broken relationships, crisis, can we also see those who, like Jesus, ‘take away’ the sins of the world? Christ’s love was not passive, he actively challenged systems that were oppressive and which prevented people from living life to the full. Whether it be the climate crisis or the homelessness crisis or any number of issues we face, ‘look’ where Jesus walks and is actively working to ease this suffering. When we hear these words at Mass, let us be reminded of all those who sacrifice much to ease the sufferings of others. This is Christ, the ‘lamb of God’ active in our world today.
‘The descent into the waters of our spirit, is a journey into the presence of divinity … all human beings are children of God but not all live in the awareness that there is ‘that of God’ within them’