Newsletter 18th June 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Cemetery Masses
  • “Good News” Faith Camp
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • “Day for Life”
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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 – Thursday 10.00am
Friday-7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

Tuesday after 10am Mass

Wednesday at 3pm.

Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Church Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am

Sacred Heart Church, Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 9am


Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming

Live Streaming facility 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,7.30pm Sat evening, 8.30am, 10.30am & 12 noon 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 sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

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.





The Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves for all those interred in our cemeteries will take place over the month of June as follows:

Dunhill: Thursday June 22nd at 7.30pm.
Fenor: Friday June 23rd at 7.30pm.

Carbally: Wednesday 28th at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass)

Tramore: Thursday 29th at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass in Holy Cross, St Patrick’s & St Declan’s)

To keep our cemeteries neat and tidy, please remove any withered flower arrangements from your family graves and please take them home.


Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also acsess on parish
This will allow us to share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.


“Check it Out!”

“Check it Out!” events bulletin for the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore, containing a whole range of events you may be interested in over the coming days, weeks and months, including events for children, teens, young adults and families.


World Youth Day 2023

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is inviting young people from the diocese aged between 18-35, to join us on a pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day.
(WYD) is a phenomenal gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal church and an intense moment of evangelism for the youth of the world.
This unforgettable pilgrimage will take place from July31st-9th August 2023.
Please fill out expression of interest form on www.waterfordlismore/pilgrimages or email:


Play for Vocations

Birr Golf Club
Golf Club Lane, That Glenn’s, Glenns, Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 K378
Wednesday 21st June
Timesheet: 11.30am-1.30pm
Contact : Mark 085-8153803
Or email:



2nd Regional Stroke Conference & Awareness Event

The 2nd Regional Stroke Conference & Awareness Event will take place on Monday June 26th, from 9:30am to 1:30pm in the Talbot Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The Conference will be opened by Minister of State at the Department of Health, Mary Butler, T.D. The purpose of the event is to promote awareness around stroke, aphasia and brain injury; rehab and recovery, support for family and carers, risks and prevention, healthy lifestyle, medical advancements in various treatments and stroke survivor stories. There will be a number of guest speakers and information stands. Entry to the Conference is free and all are welcome.


Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat

July 3rd – 9th, Glencomeragh House. Preached by Fr Kilian Byrne (Foyer of Charity). Cost: €400 (full board). Daily Mass, Rosary, EucharisticAdoration,  Teachings. Enquiries: Helen 0861678027/


Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a time of reading the Sunday gospel, prayer and sharing, followed by conversation over a cuppa. Queries: Sr. Kathryn 087 404 2784. Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm- St. John’s Pastoral Centre or Thursdays, 7:30-9pm Sacred Heart Convent, Cedar Lodge (Newtown Rd



(with Sacrament of the Sick)
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing.


Day for Life

Day for Life is celebrated this year on Sunday 18 June. The theme is ‘Listen to Her’ and focuses on the experience of one Catholic woman in the aftermath of abortion. It tells of her journey towards healing. The hope is that this will help people to listen, to understand and to respond with compassion.
Day for Life Message – Jane’s Story


Diocesan Family, Children & Youth WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

Faith@Home for families, Let’s Dive In for Children, To the Heights for young people. Go to or subscribe by emailing


Pope’s intention for June

For the abolition of torture
We pray that the international community may commit in a concrete way to ensuring the abolition of torture and guarantee support to victims and their families.



A Catholic Charismatic Outreach Movement to enable people to encounter the personal love of God Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Zoom on Wednesday with companionship, music, sharing, prayer, the odd funny story, Sacred Scripture and adoration. ZoomID:86141473152/Password:fire/
Wednesdays 8 to 9.15pm.


Thank You!

A huge Thank You!, to all who attended the 3pm Rosary at the Marian Grotto, throughout the month of May. A special thanks to all who are responsible for the maintenance of the Grotto area, and who ensured it was open for us to use every day. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions. We hope to repeat the experience in the month of October


Good News Summer Faith Camp

Good News Summer Faith Camp for boys and Girls aged 6-12 years will take place at Glór na Mara school, Tramore from Monday 10th July –Thursday 13th July. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Pam 086-0726232/Olivia 086-3438467
More info


Ballygunner Cemetery Mass

The graveyard Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner, Waterford on Thursday 22nd June 2023 at 7.30 pm.

Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon-Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477



The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.

After three years of booking by phone due to COVID, we have gone back to booking in person at the Parish Office.
*Please note on Mass Booking Morning, Please attend after 9.30am. We will take phone bookings after 10am on that morning.

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


Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477


Lost property
If you have lost reading glasses or sunglasses gloves recently or in the past number of months please call to the parish office where we have numerous items that we would like to unite with their owners.

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently; Noel Cullen, Noel Sinnott, Agnes Cusack née O’Toole, Agnes Hearne née Smith, Patrick Kemble, Myna Manning née Melvey Fenor (UK), Sean Kenney St Otteran’s Tce/UK 

We remember the months mind for Veronica Wall, Enda Phelan

We pray for Tim Crowley, Betty Flavin, Thomas Murphy, Christine Guidera (1st Ann),Noreen Grace, Tony Doyle, Charlie O’Connor, Sally Herterich, Kitty Cheasty, Donal Dennehy, Michael McDonald, Winifred McDonagh, Denis Cullinane, Terrie Walsh, Rose Atkinson whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Reflection for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Sacred Vocation

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the labourers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38

This line reveals an essential duty that we all have regarding the good of the Church. It reveals a call to pray for vocations to the priesthood.
It’s interesting that Jesus set up the Church using ordinary men to act in His very name. Priests are sinners like everyone else, but Jesus calls them, nonetheless, to minister in a very sacred role of being shepherds. These two points are essential for us to understand.
First, Jesus calls sinners to the priesthood. This is not a harsh or critical statement; it’s simply a statement of fact. All we have to do is to look at the first bishops, the Apostles, and we are immediately made aware of their weaknesses. Priests most certainly have a sacred calling to holiness and should strive to be saints. But we should not be surprised when they are not as saintly as Jesus was. This is all part of the permissive will of God; namely, that sinful men act in the very Person of Jesus the Son of God. Amazing!

Second, priests are called to be our shepherds and we should treat them as such. If we can humbly look beyond their weaknesses, we will come to realize that God does shepherd us through them. On account of their sacred ordination, the Holy Spirit is able to shepherd our souls to Heaven in a very direct and profound way through the priesthood. But sometimes it takes a humble sheep to actually see the shepherd in the priest.
Reflect, today, upon the great gift of the holy Priesthood. We must love and honour our priests, and especially pray for them and support them. We must also heed the command of our Lord to pray for more labourers in the vineyard. Our world is always in need of shepherds and it is the duty of every member of the Church to pray that God raise up many priests for this sacred ministry.

Lord Jesus, our great High Priest, please do send many labourers into Your vineyard. Give those whom You call to serve in this sacred ministry the courage they need to say “Yes” to You and to embrace a life of great holiness. Please bless our Holy Father, the Pope, our bishop, pastor and all who serve within Your Church in a unique way. Help us, Your people, to always show proper love and support to our shepherds. Jesus, I trust in You.
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