Newsletter 17th April 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Easter Message from Fr Richard
  • Weekly Contribution Envelopes
  • Encounter
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Day of Atonement and Reparation
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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 – Friday

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 11.30am

Bank Holiday Monday April 18, Mass in Holy Cross Church at 10.00am.
No 7.30am Mass from Monday 18-Friday 22nd April incl.


Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm

Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am



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 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 from Monday to Sat and 10.30am 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 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.




Trócaire Boxes may be returned this week to the Parish or Sacristy.

For SECURITY REASONS please DO NOT leave boxes around the church or by any door.

If you wish to donate online go to click Donate Now, click Other Collections where you will see the collections specified.

Easter Collection

The Easter Collection is for the support of the Priests of the Parish and Diocese and will be taken up at all Masses over the Easter weekend.
Your support is greatly appreciated.



Join us for our next Encounter night in Holy Cross Church, Summerhill, Tramore on Friday 22nd April at 7.30pm. What can you expect? A great talk, music and a time of prayer with other young adults, followed by refreshments and chat afterwards! Free admission! For more info contact or ring / text (085) 8623704 or to receive information about this and future events visit


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: 23rd April 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



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 opening Times:
Mon, Bank holiday- Closed
Tues & Wed & Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Friday 9.30am -3.30pm

Baptism Update
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Delia Power Sr. Teresa Ursula Kennedy, Sister of Charity, died in Dublin (formerly Star of the Sea Convent Tramore)

We remember the months mind for Catherine Cheatle née Cullen, Eleanor Moore nee Burns

We pray for Florence Dillon, Mai O’Sullivan, John Harte-Lodge, John Lodge Jnr, Denis & James Doolin, Esther Griffin, Patrick O’Donohue, Jack & Lil O’Brien, Jerry & Nancy Twomey, Mary Power, Johnny Healy Patrick O’Donoghue Ray Jordan, 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.

Easter Greeting 2022

It is recorded that the tomb where Jesus lay was sealed with a huge stone which the Roman soldiers guarded with their lives. The tomb not only sealed the body of Jesus but sealed also the hopes and dreams of the disciples who mourned the loss of their Master and friend. In their grief and agony, the Apostles did not remember and could not understand the promise that Jesus had made to them that for the dawn of new life to begin, death must have its hour.

Jesus had told his disciples, “The Son of Man must suffer and be killed, and on the third day be raised to life”. The third day ended the power of darkness and Jesus rose from the dead in all glory and power and the stone tomb became “the womb of new creation”, as a Saint so rightly described many centuries later. The Apostles and followers had an encounter with their resurrected Lord and they were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit changes their grief into hope and their fear into courage.
Friends, it does seem as if the hour of darkness which had a hold on us over the last two years, has still not loosened its grip. Just as we were on the cusp of seeing ourselves through the Pandemic, we were over taken with a new threat – the reality of war in Europe. It has affected us all but most especially the innocent people of the Ukraine. We stand with them and welcome those who now make a home for themselves in Tramore for some time to come.

Their struggles remind us of our own personal ones. But just like the Apostles, we may fail to understand the power of our Lord and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the world. It is in difficult times that we are encouraged to believe that the same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead, will give us the grace to face and persevere in troubled times and personal difficulties. We are asked to surrender ourselves to the love of God and allow Him, through His Resurrected Son, to transform our lives with hope and courage.

As we do so, it is my privilege on behalf of Fr. Shane, Fr. Paul, Fr. Tadeuyz and our Parish Pastoral Councils to say words of thanks and appreciation to all who make life in our parish vibrant and faithful. Many take an interest in all that is celebrated and organised and they support us in our endeavours. We are thankful for peoples’ involvement and support in every way. Everything done and given, makes a big difference.

To all who prepared, organised, participated and attended our Triduum celebrations, we are very grateful. We thank our Eucharist Ministers, Readers, Choirs, Cantors and Organists; Church Carers, Collectors, Sacristans; Secretaries, Finance & Building Committees, Child Protection Officers, Cemetery and Church Grounds keepers. To them and to all who help in our Parish, we say a very big “Thank You”.

To you all and your families, may this Easter season be a time of renewed hope, joy and peace. May the Risen Lord enrich you all with His blessings and love.
We are always an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.

Fr. Richard