What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflections for the 16th Sunday or Ordinary Time.
- Campa Mhuire Mháthair
- World Day for grandparents
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Prayer in the Time of Coronavirus
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Church 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 Church 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 Church 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 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.)
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.
FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST THERE WILL BE NO 7.30AM MASS AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH, TRAMORE.
PRIEST ON DUTY
Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming
We are having a problem with the live stream at the moment. We hope to resume the service as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The final Cemetery Mass for all those interred in our Cemeteries will take place in the Sacred Heart Church Dunhill: Tuesday 20th July at 7.30pm.
Campa Mhuire Mháthair
Campa Mhuire Mháthair: Free Online Catholic Faith Camp for Children aged 5 – 12. The four-day Summer Camp will include Music & Action songs, Arts & Crafts, “Into the Deep” Bible Stories, Games, Drama, Live-Streamed Daily Mass and more! The camp will run from July 27 – 30. No need to register. Check out www.holyfamilymission.ie for more info. Brought to you in association with Holy Family Mission and the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore.
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:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-1pm.
Contact : 051-386477
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for December is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Monthly Church Cleaning
Church monthly cleaning will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. We thank all the volunteers for their help
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, William (Willie) Murphy
We remember the months mind for Bridget (Bridie) Battye
We pray for Josie Spencer, Michael O’Sullivan & the Hedigan family, Dick Forrestal, Michael Fleming, Sean Power Westown, Alice Walsh, Thomas Beglin, Michael Murphy, Eily McCarthy, Bill, Denis, William & Elizabeth O’Brien, Connie Whittle, whose anniversaries occur about this time. Jimmy McDonagh (Intentions)
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 18th July
Take a break
We all need a break sometimes. I remember once reading a selection of entries for a Mothers’ Day competition, in which people were asked why their mother deserved to win a prize. They all had themes in common – she never does anything for herself; she’s always thinking of other people; I can’t remember the last time she took a break.
In today’s Gospel, the disciples need a break. They have returned from their mission, eager to catch up with Jesus, but there is so much happening that they barely have time to eat. Jesus sees their need, and invites them to take a boat with him to a quiet place and rest for a while. But there is no time for rest, as the crowds have followed them on foot. Jesus is moved by them because they are ‘like sheep without a shepherd’. He is the Good Shepherd who always cares for his flock, and he responds with compassion and love.
No doubt the disciples are drafted in to help: it turns out it is not break time! We can imagine their exhaustion. We all feel tired or overwhelmed from time to time, from work or family pressures or simply trying to balance everything. Postponing our own needs to care for others is familiar to every parent or caregiver. We don’t know if the disciples got a rest at that point, but we know that Jesus valued time apart as he later sends the disciples off in the boat again while he goes away by himself to pray. In the chaos of life, even when there are demands on our time and energy, it is important to take some time to reflect and to pray.