What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection- The Ascension of the Lord
- 7.30am weekday Mass resumes
- Prayer for Vocations
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Mass Booking update
Holy Cross Church Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – 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 11.30am
WE REQUEST THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAND SANITIZING & FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.
OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES MASS TIMES
Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
PRIEST ON DUTY
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 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.)
PRIEST ON DUTY
Prayer for Vocations
For all men and women now discerning their vocation in Christ, that they will have confidence in Him, who calls them each as members of His body.
We pray to the Lord.
“Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation.” May Christ be asking you to discern a vocation to proclaim the Gospel as a priest or consecrated religious, speak to your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish office is closed to the public due to Government Covid 19 restrictions but you may ring the office between 9.30 am-4pm Monday Wed, Thurs. Tuesday 9.30am-1pm. & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm for any inquiries.
Contact : 051-386477
Mass Bookings Update
Due to government restrictions the Mass books for May to October were not opened as per normal six months in advance.
Mass booking for Aug & Sept is now open at the Parish Office Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
(Mass Books for October will not open for the moment. Date will be confirmed in due course).
Weekly Contributions Envelopes
The new envelopes for 2021/2022 (Beginning today May 16) are now available at the Parish Office for collection.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR CURRENT NUMBER WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARE COLLECTING YOUR BOX OF ENVELOPES.
Now that the new contribution year has begun, please discard any unused 2020/2021 (BLUE) envelopes.
Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.
In response to a number of enquiries from our parishioners, we now 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.
Please remember those who died recently, Patrick Joseph Hayes
We remember the months mind for John Timothy Gordon, Yasmin Kirby, Reenie Purcell
We pray for Paddy Power, John Keating, Beryl Hogan, Tony Doyle, Christine Doyle, Declan Dunford whose anniversaries occur about this time.
The Ascension of the Lord – Go out to the whole world
Today marks the 55th World Communications Day, and the theme for this year is ‘Come and See: Communicating by encountering people where and as they are’. In his message to mark the occasion, Pope Francis emphasises the importance of meeting people where they are, just as Jesus did with those he encountered: ‘We need to go and see them for ourselves, to spend time with people, to listen to their stories and to confront reality, which always in some way surprises us.’ All communication, he says, should strive to be clear and honest, whether in the media, on the internet, in the Church’s preaching, or in social interaction.
He has a particular message for all who use social media: ‘Thanks to the internet we have the opportunity to report what we see, what is taking place before our eyes, and to share it with others. At the same time, the risk of misinformation being spread on social media has become evident to everyone… All of us are responsible for the communications we make, for the information we share, for the control that we can exert over fake news by exposing it. All of us are to be witnesses of the truth: to go, to see and to share.’
It is fitting that this day coincides with the Feast of the Ascension. Before he is taken into heaven, Jesus issues his final instruction: ‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation.’ Our challenge is to communicate by encountering people, where they are and as they are.
‘Teach us to go out and see,
teach us to listen,
not to entertain prejudices
or draw hasty conclusions.’
Pope Francis’ message for the 55th World Communications Day