Newsletter 15th October 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • World Mission Sunday
  • “Fire in The South”
  • 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 – Thursday 10.00am
Friday-7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

Tuesday after 10am Mass

Wednesday at 3pm.

Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Church Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm

Fenor Church

Friends, the much needed works on Fenor Church have now commenced.
To accommodate the preparation, repairing, and painting of the Church, there will be no weekday Masses in Fenor for the next month. Mass will continue to be celebrated every Saturday evening at 6.00pm.
I appreciate parishioners understanding and patience for the next few weeks as this work is completed.

Fr. Richard


Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
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 Face book Page

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



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize 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.




World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated over the weekend of Sunday 22nd October.
A second collection will be taken up at all Masses over next weekend.



Details- Please Click on the Link: Cafe-Theology-October-2023


Prayer Vigil for Vocations to the Priesthood

In the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Sunday 22nd October at 3pm

Click :Prayer Vigil for Vocations | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (

Eucharistic Adoration

In Holy Cross we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 5pm. every Thursday.
We are looking for parishioners who can spare an hour a week to be present in the church during the Exposition.
Please contact the Parish office on 051-386477 if you are available and able to help. Thank you.


Church Ground Parking

If you are a holder of a parking permit to park on the church grounds while attending Mass, we kindly ask you to contact the Parish office to have your permit renewed if you wish to continue parking on the church grounds at Mass times from January 2024


Rosary at the Grotto

The Rosary continues for the month of October at the Marian Grotto, Marian Terrace from Sunday October 1st at 3pm. Please join us. All welcome


Family Groups
Meeting Every Tuesday 6.45 – 7.45 at Tramore Community Care, Pond Road.


“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.


Introduction to Theology of the Body

Discovering God’s Master Plan for your life

STUDY GROUP 2023. Mondays 7.30 – 9pm. November 6, 13, 27 | December 4.
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 0861678027/



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.


(with Sacrament of the Sick)
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing..

HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church

Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.


Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)

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

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 checkout

Fundraising Initiative for the Sisters of Mary Morning Star

We, the sisters of Mary Morning Star, are an international contemplative community. We live at the former Franciscan Friary in the centre of Waterford city. At present, we pray in a small oratory in the convent which is too small for us to be able to welcome others. For this reason we are beginning building works to transform part of the friary into a larger chapel, so that people can come to join us for prayer. This will be a chapel for daily adoration, Mass and the singing of God’s praises in the Divine Office.
Novena to St Therese of Lisieux
We would like to place this fundraising appeal under the patronage of St Therese. We hope that in the nine days before her feast (on the 1st of October) we could raise the 25,000 euro that we still need to complete the building works. Please join us in praying for her intercession and if you can give a little to help us we would be so grateful! To donate, and obtain further information, please click
Thank you for supporting contemplative life in Ireland! For more about our community please visit :


All Ireland Intervarsity Rosary Novena

A 54 day Rosary novena for the renewal of the Catholic faith in Ireland beginning Sept 29- Nov 21, daily at 6:10pm on Instagram live, led by college students across Ireland. (There is also a Facebook page for anyone who doesn’t have Instagram. And if you have neither, feel free to join with the students in prayer over the 54 days from your own home or chapel – the more prayer the better! Facebook: StudentsRosaryIRE / Insta:@thestudentsrosary


Women’s Ministry: Monthly CHERISHED Evening

Evening of Prayer & Fellowship on the first Monday of every month at Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh. Rosary @ 7.30pm, Mass @ 8pm followed by tea/coffee & lots of chat! For more info: Shauna (087) 1378364.


Popes Monthly Intention for October

For the Synod
We pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world.


A Catholic Charismatic Outreach Movement to enable people to encounter the personal love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Zoom on Wednesday with companionship, music, sharing, prayer, the odd funny story, Sacred Scripture and adoration.
Zoom ID:86141473152/Password:fire/Wednesdays 8pm to 9.15pm



Every Tuesday at 7pm, 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.


All Saints Family Party

Monday 30th October, Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House. Prayer, Talk, Mass, Music, Fun and Games for all the Family! 11am – 2pm. Bring a packed lunch.
Booking is essential: email


Hospice Coffee Morning

The next Coffee Morning in aid of the Hospice will be held in Raglan road on Thursday morning October 19th from 11am.
We look forward to seeing you. All welcome.


Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm
Whist on Monday 7pm sharp
Tramore Community Care, Pond road, Tramore.
Beginners welcome.



Parish Office

Mass Booking

The Mass Book for January is now open and the next Mass Book to open will be for February 2024 which will open on Thursday 2nd November

Next week’s opening Times:

Due to staff holidays the Parish office will not be open in the afternoon from Monday 9th Friday 21st Octobe

Monday Thursday 9.30am – 1pm
Fri: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Contact: 051-386477


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477


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, Joan Hannigan née Cantwell

We remember the months mind for : 

We pray for Margaret Hickey, Cáit Daly, Tom & Eileen Behan, Teasie Walsh, Thomas Kiely, Kitty Galvin 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 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Look to the Heart
There is a big problem with this story. In a good story Jesus al¬ways raises a question. It seems a bit unfair to be thrown out, having been brought in at the last minute, because you had no garment. However, the garment means you want to be there and to take on the values of the feast. The garment is the desire of the heart to be a follower in name and deed.
God invites all, but expects us to come with a good heart. Of¬ten we see people around mass who seem not to respect it. They may not come often, but God looks to the desires of the heart. Maybe the non-churchy parents who want their child baptised know deep down that their love for the child brings them to bap¬tism. Is that not a good reason? Or maybe the young people who come to mass because they have exams coming up and need all the help they can get?
While Jesus is totally the inviting one, he wants us to remain with him. The heart that follows is the heart that wants to love, and that desire is the wedding garment.
The man knew in his heart that he should not be there. Jesus sees into the heart. What we look for is the sincerity in what brings us to God and that can be different for everybody. Religion is firstly of the heart, and then practice. We never know what’s in the heart of our people who sometimes come in faith. You never can tell! Let God be the judge of that!
Recall a time you felt invited by God to help a neighbour.
Offer that thanks to God now.
Lord, make my heart compassionate like yours.

Donal Neary SJ