Newsletter 19th February 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 7th Sunday Ordinary time.
  • Lent at Holy Cross 
  • Mass Of Healing & Anointing of the Sick
  • Family Day ay Holy Family Mission
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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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

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

Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

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

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


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 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.



Holy Cross Church closes at 4pm: Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday


Ash Wednesday 22nd February

‘Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.’

(Blessed ashes will be distributed at each Mass)


Holy Cross Church: 10.00am & 7.30pm

Carbally – 7.30pm

Dunhill – 7.30pm

 Fenor– 9am

Trócaire boxes are available in the porches

Please take home a Trócaire box for Lent and give it a prominent place somewhere in the home.

Lent – Holy Cross Church, Tramore

Stations of the Cross:
Every Friday morning during Lent after 10am Mass

Holy Hour with Holy Face Lenten Devotion
Every Tuesday at 3pm for Lent. Beginning Tuesday 28th March. The Holy Face devotion will consist of 30 minutes vocal prayer at the start. The remainder of the hour will consist of silent adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please come for some, or all of the Holy hour.


Mass of Healing & Anointing of the Sick

Friends, during the month of February one of the Church’s most significant feast days are celebrated. This is the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Lourdes holds a special place for all who suffer and for all who are in need of healing, regardless of the manner in which that healing is needed. The Lord Jesus was continually healing people wherever He went and sought to heal people completely in mind, body, and spirit regardless of their ailment. He continues to do so.
Trusting in the Lord’s willingness to heal and comfort, over the next weeks we shall celebrate in our Churches masses of Healing with the Anointing of the Sick. All are welcome to attend and to seek the Lord’s healing and comfort in whatever way people may need it through the anointing of sacred oil.

Mass times are:

Carbally – Monday 20th Feb. 7.30pm
Fenor – Monday 20th 7.30pm
Dunhill – Thursday Feb 23rd 7.30pm
Holy Cross , Tramore – Tuesday 28th Feb 10.00am & 7.30pm


Desert Fathers A Lenten Program for men •••

A Lenten program for men has been developed by an Irish priest to help men make this Lent different. The program contains 4 pillars – Prayer, Penance, Spiritual reading & Charity. To find out more and join an online group a zoom information meeting is scheduled for Sunday Feb 19th at 8:30pm. Meeting ID 494 625 9738 Password: 997298. Email for a copy of the program.

Pray for the people of Turkey & Syria

At this most difficult time for the people of Turkey & Syria, we ask you to pray for all those affected by the aftermath of the earthquake disaster. We pray for those who have died and for their families left behind to grieve in desperate circumstances. Please also pray for those in the emergency services who are doing their best to rescue people from the collapsed buildings.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

7-12 June
Enquiries Joe Walsh Tours
01-2410800 or email



Pope’s Monthly intention

For parishes
We pray that parishes, placing communion at the centre, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.

“The Secret of Mary” at the Foyer of Charity

You are invited to join Fr. Kilian Byrne & the Foyer of Charity, (Dunmore East, X91FC65) as we journey together into the Secret of Mary.
Saturdays 11am – 12 midday for 12 weeks.
Beginning Saturday, February 25th
Prayer, Teaching, Cuppa
Registration Essential:



The Alpha programme continues on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Majestic Hotel. Come along, bring a friend and discuss faith questions in a friendly setting. Each meeting
begins with free tea & coffee and everyone is welcome


St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony

St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass
The Franciscans have asked that the Cathedral continue the Tuesday Novena Prayer and Blessing with the relic of St. Anthony. All are welcome to the 10.30am Mass which will conclude with the prayer and hymn to St. Anthony and the blessing with the relic.


Got a Minute Series (YouTube)

Have you checked out Bishop Phonsie’s newest YouTube series, “Got a Minute?” covering a range of topics and questions posed in short videos on the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore YouTube channel.


Family Day At Holy Family Mission

Sunday 26th February, 10am – 3pm. Prayer, Talk, Mass,
Music, Fun and Games for all the Family! Bring a packed lunch! Booking is essential: email


Introduction to Theology of the Body Study Group 2023

Tuesdays 11am – 12.30pm
February 21, 28 | March 7, 14, 21, 28 | April 4, 18
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Tea/Coffee
Theology of the body provides a lens through which to view the whole mystery of human life. If you have a body this theology is for you!
Venue: Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East, Waterford,
X91 FC65. Registration Essential: Helen 086 1678027 /


School Enrolment

Enrolment Forms for September 2023 for Holy Cross N.S, Glór na Mara & Gaelscoil Philib Barún will be available from the school’s offices from 1st February onwards.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 28th February



As we approach the season of Lent, we kindly ask you to remove any withered Christmas wreaths or Bouquets from your graves.
I have seen with disappointment that waste flowers & wreaths from some graves are being disposed of at the entrance to the graveyard. I appreciate that great care and attention is given to the graves in our graveyard.
We all want to see our graveyards looking neat and tidy and to this end I ask please:

Thank you kindly.
Fr Richard.



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 – Thurs 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am –


The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.
The Mass book for May is open at the parish office.

Please note the minimum stipend for a booked Mass is €15.
The price of Mass Cards has not changed.


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


Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Noel Power, Joe Gallagher, (Richard) Dick Conway 

We remember the months mind for Tom Lacey, Kathleen Bryant née O’Neill, Peter J. Thomas 

We pray Nellie Farrell (1st Ann),Angela Anthony, Michael Cardiff, Nora McCormack, Margaret Fitzgerald (Birthday Rem),Tommy Coffey ,Maura Ryan, Bridie Callanan 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.


Reflection for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Give good to an enemy
This is quite a tough gospel. We sometimes like to get our own back. We know the desire for vengeance in family and other groups, and in national groupings. The ‘eye for an eye’ brings no peace, just a quiet lull in violence.
We know the opposite. People see the enemy walking the street and know that the only way forward is to make peace. This may not mean forgiveness immediately. Some can find a way for-ward only gradually.
The forgiveness of the gospel is a slow journey. We have small hurts and have ways of dealing, with them. But the big ones are there too – maybe someone getting a job over someone dishonestly, being abused, family being mocked, bullying. Healing, freedom and forgiveness takes time.
We need to understand our own vengeance and at times for¬give ourselves for it. The love of God is the love that helps us love the self in the normal hurts and grievances of life. The love of God is a grace, filling that space in us that is open to love – the grace of loving self and others.
To be perfect is to become like God in compassion and in love. This is a wonderful vision for ourselves, our church and our world. It is the dream of God that all God’s children live in love, peace and justice.
Prayer helps … can you bring someone to God – to the cross?
Pray with someone at the cross; it makes a difference.

Lord, help me to forgive and, when I cannot,to be patient with myself as you are with me. Donal Neary SJ