What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the second Sunday in Ordinary Time
- “Confirming Our Children” & “Grow in Love “
- The Day of Atonement and Reparation
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Film Series
- Lectio Divina
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Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
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 11.30am
OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES MASS TIMES
Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
WE REQUEST THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAND SANITIZING & FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.
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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
“GROW IN LOVE” & “CONFIRMING OUR CHILDREN”
Due to the rising numbers contracting Covid- 19 Virus, the preparation Masses for the children preparing for the sacraments this year WILL NOT take place as scheduled this weekend for the Communion children and next weekend for the Confirmation children.
The Day of Atonement and Reparation
‘By the rivers of Babylon there we sat and wept when we remembered Zion’ psalm 137:1
Led by: Fr. Bobit Thomas MI
Date: 22nd January 2022
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Our Lady’s Church Carbally Co. Waterford
The day will involve Eucharistic Adoration, a Talk, Confession, Stations of the Cross, The Holy Eucharist (holy mass for atonement)
All are welcome
Film Series: Hear what all the buzz is about! The Chosen is a dynamic series on the life of Jesus. We’ll watch one episode each week and have time for sharing and a cuppa too! Tuesdays (1st February – 29th March) – 2:00-3:30 – St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford City. Anyone interested is encouraged to RSVP to Sr. Shawn: 087-404-2785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lectio Divina: Want to include more scripture in your life this new year? Join us for lectio divina. We read, pray, and share about the Gospel for the coming Sunday. Cuppa too! Join us any week you are available. Resuming 3rd February. Thursdays, 7:30-9:00- Sacred Heart Parish Centre, The Folly. Questions? Sr. Shawn. 087-404-2785 or email@example.com
Have you ever asked questions such as: What is the point of life? Is death the end of life? The Alpha course is a chance to explore these questions and to discuss the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, non-challenging atmosphere. The course is for everybody: committed Christians, wavering Christians and non-believers. All points of view welcome. The course will run online using Zoom on Monday evenings at 7.30pm starting 10th January 2022 for 13 weeks. There are still places available. Please feel free to join in. All welcome.
Please register your interest with the Parish Office Tel: 051-386477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pope Francis’ Universal Intention January 2022
For true human fraternity
We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.
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
Tues 9.30am – 1pm
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for June 2022 is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Please remember those who died recently: Richard Hickey, Anna Moore, Cappoquin/Tramore, Dora McElroy Griffith Place, Waterford.
We remember the months mind for Sean Doyle, Agnes Drohan, Denis Sullivan
We pray for Maura & Patrick Hackett, Maura Power (Coolnacappogue),McNally & Prenter families, Claire Winkle, David Kiely, Maureen O’Leary, Lil & Jack O’Brien & Family, James & Mary Mackey, John & Margaret Doyle, Brendan Hally, Bridget Daly, Annie Keoghan, Brian Coyle (1st Ann) 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 Ordinary Time
Cana: New wine for life
The human side of the gospel today is the huge need of a young couple on the best day of their lives. Jesus hears of their need and the result is the wine for the wedding, but more so, it is the promise of the fullness of God.
We look for the fullness of life in money, food, sex, travel, security, reputation-none last. Only the simplest joys of life really satisfy in the end, like the joy of love, the thrill of friendship, the caring in family and the ways we enjoy the goodness of creation.
A man asked once in the hospice at the end of his life -‘what is happiness?’ ‘Find happiness now’ was his answer -‘be satisfied, be grateful, for what you have, for what you have received, for what God has given you.’ There is a fullness of life in being happy with who I am, what I have… and asking God for what he knows I need.
No matter what our .age, we can do good for others, we can share the graces of life and the soul can grow. That’s what I hope can happen for me as life goes on. In any group of people, some look happy and some look miserable. The happiest are not always the ones who had or are having the easiest life. They are the ones who have found peace with themselves, others and God.
Because of the gift of the fullness of God in ‘new wine’, we always have a home, here and after – in the heart of our God in Jesus Christ now and for eternity.
Jesus of the wedding feast of Cana,
give us the faith and hope to know that you can always make a change for the better in our lives, and the love to live by what we receive.
Donal Neary RSJ.