Newsletter 16 June 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Cemetery Masses
  • Diocesan Pilgrim Walk
  • Campa Mhuire Mháthair Faith Camp
  • Faith @Home Activities for Children
  • 40 Hours adoration
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Reflection for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Ordinary Jesus
Very often we notice the he ordinariness of Jesus. No big discourse on the kingdom of God. He just looks around him and says it’s like seeds growing and you can’t see them growing.
People knew what he was talking about – seeds growing down in the ground and you can do little about it! You just wait. They had little of the modern quick ways even of sowing. All life was slow and that’s often the way.
Like tiny beginnings of a baby. All through life some of the best things are under our eyes and we do not see them. Coming to death there is a slow journey often and it’s like growth is happening under the ground. We are being grown by God always if only we would let him do it.
And how we help others grow. You may not know the faith that grows in your children. Faith is different for all of us in practice and specifics. Or the way children are taught to love and it comes out in the next generation: seeing love in a marriage and learning from example to forgive, to live in peace with each other. Seeds are sown and grow – how to love and forgive, how to share with our neighbour, how to face death. When we remember our dead, what comes to mind is what they taught us about life.
A lot of the best in life is ‘w a i t i n g’.
Important moments come at God’s time. So much of life is on trust.
Have a look this week at something small
that will grow big, and be amazed!
Heart of God, heart of Jesus, we place our trust in you.
Donal Neary



We are delighted to announce plans for our Diocesan Mission this June!

A group of 23 Canadian Missionaries from Catholic Christian Outreach™ (CCO™) will arrive in the diocese on 11th June following a week-long Parish Mission in the Diocese of Raphoe. They will help to facilitate a mission here in the diocese from 12th – 16th June.
Their mission, which is aimed at all age groups, will include activities such as meeting & greeting parishioners after morning Masses, Lightfever, Street Outreach, Encounter event for Young Adults, Music, Prayer and Testimony.
They will also facilitate three training sessions for all who are involved throughout the diocese in any area of ministry in our parishes and who would like to grow in confidence in their faith and in their ability to intentionally share with others, and create an invitational culture in our parishes. We would hope to see those who are involved, for example, in any aspect of Parish Liturgy, in Parish Pastoral Councils or Leadership Teams, Alpha Teams, Parish Faith Reps, Legion of Mary, and so on, attend a training event as a way of growing in our confidence and skills in knowing and sharing our faith.
The highlight of the mission will be a special diocesan afternoon of celebration at Mount Melleray on Sunday 16th June, with prayer at the Abbey, Pilgrim Walks, time for personal prayer and reflection, as well as fellowship and chat.
Diocesan Pilgrim Walk 16th June  details:

Diocesan Pilgrim Walk – 16th June | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (


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:


The Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves

The Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves for all those interred in our cemeteries will take place over the month of June/July as follows:

Carbally: Wednesday 26th June at 7.30pm
Tramore: Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass in Holy Cross, St Patrick’s & St Declan’s)

Fenor: Wednesday 3rd July at 7.30pm.
Dunhill: Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm.
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass)



Good News Summer Faith Camp for boys and Girls aged 6-12 years will take place at Glór na Mara school, Tramore from Monday 8th -11th July. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Pam 086-0726232/ Olivia 086-3438467. More info


‘Enlighten’: (young adult event – age 18 – 35)

Rosary, Lectio Divina, Adoration & Tea! Sisters of Mary Morning Star, Wadding House, Lady’s Lane, Waterford. Friday 21st June &12th July



Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford City. Every Friday: 3 – 3.45pm.
Mass every first Friday at 3pm



Monthly HEALING CEREMONY (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


Pope’s Monthly intention for June

For migrants fleeing their homes
We pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys full of danger and violence, find welcome and new opportunities in the countries that receive them.


St. Mary’s  Ballygunner Graveyard Mass

The graveyard Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner, Waterford on Thursday 20th June 2024 at 7.30 pm. All very welcome.


Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week

The parish office open Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 4pm & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm.


The Mass Book for August is open at the Parish Office. 

The next Mass Book to open for September is postponed until further notice due to Mass time changes which will come into effect from September.
From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).


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


Men’s Retreat

featuring talks by Fr Patrick Cahill & Pat Reynolds
28-30th June
Cost €220 Full board and accommodation
To Book: 052-61331881 Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House Kilsheelan, E91H584



40HOURS ADORATION- FOR RENEWAL OF THE FAITH OF OUR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND NATION: Foyer of Charity, Leperstown, Dunmore East X91FC65 – Sat 29th June 6am to 10pm Sun 30th June. Mass Saturday
6am, Sunday 10am. To sign up for an hour or more information: Helen 086 1678027 All are welcome


Tramore ICA

Our next guild meeting is on 19th of June. We would like to see all our members to attend,
as we will have the raffle for one of Dorothy’s paintings. The proceeds will go to our chosen charities.


Hospice Coffee Morning

The next Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in The Bridge Club Tramore on Thursday morning 20th June at 11.00am.
We have had wonderful Coffee Mornings at this venue and look forward to another enjoyable morning. All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice. Please come along and join us for another great morning. As usual there will be a raffle with some exciting prizes to be won.




Please remember those who died recently, John McNeill

We remember the months mind for Margaret Peggy Curran

We pray for Betty Flavin, Rose Atkinson, Kitty Cheasty, Vivienne Burke, Michael Foley, Kathleen & John Roche 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 to Friday 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