Newsletter 16th April 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Easter
  • The Secret Of Mary
  • “The Letter” Screening
  • Café Theology
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • “Light Fever”
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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

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 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.



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.



Easter Collection

The Easter Collection for the Support of the Priests of the Parish and Diocese, was taken up over the Easter weekend. We thank you most sincerely for your continued support.


Trócaire Boxes

Any outstanding Trócaire Boxes may be returned to the Sacristy or Parish Office.


Weekly Contributions Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2023/2024 (Beginning May 7th) are now available at the Parish Office for collection.

When the new envelope contribution year begins on May 7th, please discard any unused 2022/2023 envelopes.

This year we have changed the envelope numbers. This will not affect your account in anyway.

Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.


The Letter

The Letter – Screening in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, April 18th
Save the date! St. John’s Pastoral Centre will screen the film ‘The Letter’ on Tuesday 18th April @ 7.30pm. This is something you won’t want to miss. More information will follow closer to the time on our social media platforms and in your parishes. In the meantime, please save the date!

Bookings can be made by calling 051-874199 or emailing

Diocese of Waterford & Lismore

Knock Shrine pilgrimage
Under the leadership of Dr Alphonsus Cullinan DD. Bishop of Waterford &Lismore
Sunday May 7th 2023. Bus tickets €30
Contact: John Waters 087-2138831, Anne O’Connor 051-381351, Michael Drohan 089-4204804


Café Theology with Dr. Gavin Ashenden

Former chaplain to the queen of England, protestant Bishop and convert to Catholicism, Gavin Ashenden will speak at Café Theology on Monday April 24th at 7.00pm in the Granville Hotel.
Dr. Ashenden is a really exciting and knowledgeable speaker – read his bio here:


“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.



“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.
(St Louis de Monfort)
Saturday April 22nd 11am – 12 midday Beginning Prayer, Teaching, Cuppa
Registration Essential:



The Street Children of Lagos Nigeria Mass with Fr Cyril and the Salesian Youth Group Saturday, 22 April – 6pm St Paul’s Church Lisduggan followed by Film in Parish Centre.
Light Refreshments served.
All are Very Welcome


Light Fever Event

Light Fever event will take place on Saturday 22nd April 2pm – 4.30pm in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford.
Light Fever involves Eucharistic Adoration, Confession and a candlelit Church. All are welcome.


Tramore Hospice Support Group

Coffee Morning – Thursday 20th April 2023
O’Neill’s Bar, Summerhill, Tramore
At 11.00am

All are most welcome


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’s opening Times:
Mon – Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm
Contact: 051-386477




The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.
July Mass Book is now open.

Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477


Lovely selection of cards & gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion, available at the Parish Office.


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently Iris Johnson née Willis, Pauline O’Meara nee Flanagan, Thomas Lyons, Pauline Corcoran 

We remember the months mind for William (Willie) Regan, John Finnane, Liam Keoghan, Mary Walsh 

We pray for Michael Sullivan, John Harte-Lodge, Lily Martin, Elizabeth Scott, Jim MacNamara, John Giles, John & Kathleen Roche, Tom Flynn  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 2nd Sunday in Easter

Thanks, Thomas!
Thomas … thanks! For bringing honesty into our faith. He didn’t pretend that he was better than he was. He began by wanting proof and ended by being glad of faith. He is the patron saint of transitions and steps in faith. Faith is a journey. He is the saint of faith in our times. The community was the place he found faith, having lost it when he tried to go it alone. Then he came back to the community of faith and went on a journey of life that took him to martyrdom in India.
He also found Christ in wanting to touch his wounds. We find God when we enter into his wounds in the wounds of our world.
In the faith community of the church we can keep our faith. Our faith grows here too. Thomas looked for faith by wanting to touch the wounds of Jesus. When Jesus invited him to do so, he found he didn’t need to. He found faith in being present with the wounded Christ and discovered there his faith in the glory of Christ.
We can do the same. What was said to Thomas is said to us all: ‘You believe because you can see me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.’
Recall those who have strengthened your faith and be grateful;
picture each person and pray for each of them.
Lord, I believe, strengthen my belief
Donal Neary SJ