Newsletter 19th March 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 3rd Sunday in Lent
  • “Cherished”
  • Synod-Online submissions
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Trócaire
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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

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 Communion for the Sick & Housebound

If there are any parishioners who are sick or housebound and who would like to receive Holy Communion on First Fridays or Sundays, some of our Eucharistic Ministers are happy to help with this. Please contact the parish office (051 386477) if you wish to request a visit.


Holy Cross Church Choir

To enable the Choir to resume its Place in the Church Services some New Members are required.
If you would like to join, please let us know. Please give your contact details to the Parish office 051-386477or Fr Shane 051-391868.


SYNOD – Online Submissions

The Synod process has begun in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. Projects are underway to receive submissions to questions that will help the Church understand how we can journey together in our faith. Please go the Synod page on this website where you will find the online submission facility to receive your very important input.


Lenten Retreat at Glencomeragh House

“Show us the Father” Lenten Retreat
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th March at Glencomeragh House.
Spiritual Director: Fr Patrick Cahill.
Full Spiritual Programme includes daily Mass, Evening Adoration, Daily Rosary, Confession, Stations of the Cross and Spiritual Reflections.
Full Board Accommodation €225.
For more info: (052) 6133181 or


Silent Retreat with the Foyer of Charity

Faith Development, Family Ministry, Featured, News, Third Level, Young Adult

Upcoming Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat: Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…” Preached by: Fr. Kilian Byrne, Foyer of Charity Venue: Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary
Date: April 18th to 24th
Cost: €380 Full board
Contact: Helen : 00353 86 1678027/…


Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions

Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women

We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.


Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Our Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 8th to 13th June. All details are outlined below.
The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Cullinan and Pilgrimage Director Fr. Martin Keogh. Further details on


Journey through Lent with a daily reflection

Lent began on Wednesday, March 2nd. Click on the link below for a daily reflection through each week and make space for prayer in your Lenten journey.


Trócaire boxes

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


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


Aug Mass Book
The mass book for August is now open at the Parish Office on Tuesday March 1st
Bookings will be taken 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 :  Michael Cullen Navan/Tramore, Michael Cardiff, Kathleen Fahey, Patrick (Pat) Riordan

We pray for Alice & John Cheasty, Hal Sherlock, Nora & Thomas Sherlock, Michael Morrissey, Dick Hannigan, Michael Slattery, Dick Power 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 3rd Sunday of Lent

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
This is an image that reflects our souls many times. Often in life we can fall into a rut and our relationship with God and others struggles. As a result, our lives bear little or no good fruit.
Perhaps this is not you at the present moment, but perhaps it is. Perhaps your life is strongly grounded in Christ or perhaps you are greatly struggling. If you are struggling, try to see yourself as this fig tree. And try to see the person who commits to “cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it” as Jesus Himself.
It’s important to note that Jesus does not look at this fig tree and discard it as worthless. He is a God of second chances and He is committed to caring for this fig tree in such a way as to offer it every necessary opportunity to bear fruit. So it is with us. Jesus never just throws us away, regardless of how far we have strayed. He is always ready and willing to reach out to us in the ways we need so that our lives can once again bear much fruit.
Reflect, today, upon whether you feel as though you are in need of allowing Jesus to “cultivate the ground” around you. Do not be afraid to let Him provide you with the nourishment you need so as to once again bear an abundance of good fruit in your life.
Prayer: Lord, I know that I always am in need of Your love and care in my life. I need to be nourished by You so that I can bear the fruit that You desire from me. Help me to be open to the ways in which You wish to nourish my soul so that I can accomplish all that You have in mind for me. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen.