Newsletter 17th October 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 29th Sunday in Ordinary time.
  • John McEneaney-Message
  • Mission Sunday
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Parish Office open again
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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
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 11.30am


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 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.

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.



First Holy Communion

First Holy Communions will take place in Our Lady’s Church Carbally today Sunday 17 October.
We wish the Children and their parents every blessing on their Special Day


John McEneaney’s Ordination Sunday October 24th 2021

We wish our very own John McEneaney every blessing and good wish as he makes the final preparations for his ordination to the priesthood next week, Sunday October 24th, which is Mission Sunday. John will be ordained a priest in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand St. Waterford by Bishop Cullinan at 3pm. There are a number of places available for those who would like to attend; you can simply come along on the day, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. The following day, Fr. John will offer his First Mass of Thanksgiving here in Holy Cross Church, Tramore, on Monday 25th at 3pm, and all are welcome.
After Mass, Fr. John will give his first blessings to all present. There used to be an old saying that a blessing from a newly-ordained priest was worth two from a bishop! We pray for John and his family in advance of this momentous occasion, and for the new appointment that he will receive in the coming weeks.



Faith Development, Family Ministry, Featured, News, Youth Ministry

This week’s Faith@Home Family Newsletter and To the Heights Youth Newsletter are now available to download on


Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for October:
Missionary Disciples
We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses
of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.

Leave it to Him
‘God knows what my greatest happiness is, but I do not. There is no rule about what is happy and good; what suits one would not suit another. And the ways by which perfection is reached vary very much; the medicines necessary for our souls are very different from each other. Thus God leads us by strange ways; we know He wills our happiness, but we neither know what our happiness is, nor the way. We are blind; left to ourselves we should take the wrong way; we must leave it to Him.’ St John Henry Newman


World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. This year’s celebration will take place on Sunday, 24th October 2021.

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is now inviting applications for the Ministry of Catechist. Deadline: 5th November, 2021.


Garda Message

The Gardaí in Tramore would like to ask that people enjoy Halloween responsibly. Be respectful of not only your own property but your neighbour’s property as well


Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in the Raglan Road Market Street Tramore on Thursday 21st October next at 11.00 am. All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice to help continue the great work being done there. In the past we have had great mornings at Raglan Road where coffees teas and all kind of goodies are served. Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning.
As usual there will be a raffle with some very fancy prize

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, Wed & Thurs – 9.30am-4pm
Tuesday – 9.30am-1pm
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm

Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for March is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477


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

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently

We remember the months mind for:  Mary Simmons nee Ryan London & Glen Road

We pray for: Tom & Eileen Behan, Thomas Kiely, Kitty Galvin, Dermot Mulcahy, Thomas McCarthy, Thomas McNamara 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.



For those who were married recently:

Brian Dempsey & Deirdre Kelly,

Eoin Murray & Niamh Hourihane.

We wish them evey happiness in their married life together.


29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection

Servant of All
The gospel this week is a story of ambition, even cloaked in good intentions. A mother wants her sons in the best place, and they pick up that ambition from her. The apostles see James and John as wanting to be tops with Jesus. He accepts all this, but let them know that to be close to him means to suffer with him, and to be a servant.
Many times we see this in the gospel: giving a cup of cold water was what a servant did, washing the guests’’ feet was what a servant did. Jesus brought service even further – to serve like him was to serve god his Father, because that was what his mission on earth would be.
We hear often of the servant church – it means that the community of Jesus’ followers are at the service of people, to make better conditions of life, to live and share with compassion in the hardships of others, to care for the earth and protect it. This service people is the service of God. In that mission Jesus would be misunderstood, andeventually put to death.
Even after death we see him as a sort of servant of the apostles – reaching out to them to share his joy and consolation. He would be the one to walk with them in their doubts, fears and disappointments. He seems to be a servant also in his risen life.
Think of the day ahead or the week,
and offer yourself in the service of the Lord
Lord may I serve you and be with you in all I do and care for.
Donal NearySJ