Newsletter 19th March 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for fourth Sunday in Lent
  • Lent at Holy Cross Church
  • “Arise”
  • “Arise the Wonder”
  • 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 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.

Please note: We are experiencing disruption to our Live-steam facility at the moment. We hope to have this issue resolved as soon as possible. Apologies for this disruption.

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 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


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 February. 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.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group Every Wednesday at 3pm


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Next weekend the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered at the end of all Masses in preparation for Easter.


Trócaire boxes

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


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

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


“Revive the Wonder”

“Revive the Wonder”: 3 part series on the mystery of the Eucharist.
Tuesday 21st, Tuesday 28th March in St Oliver’s Parish Church, Clonmel at 7.30pm.
21/3/23: Little Nellie of Holy God [Speaker: John Donovan, Little Nellie of Holy God Foundation]28/3/23: Eucharistic Miracles, Mystics & Martyrs [Speaker: Nodlaig Lillis, Diocesan Youth & Young Adult Ministry Officer]Engaging Presentations


Lent – A time of Hope, Darkness into Light

Our second Lenten Talk will take place on Wednesday 29th March @ 7.30pm via zoom. Our facilitator will be Gemma Mulligan who is a pastoral worker with the Diocese of Ossory.
Join Zoom Meeting : click
Alternatively, you may join by using the ID and Passcode below.
Meeting ID: 864 2068 1659
Passcode: 354594


Pope’s Monthly intention

For victims of abuse
We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering


 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


The Annual Acies Ceremony

The Annual Acies Ceremony (Act of Consecration to Our Lady) for Active and Auxiliary members of the Legion of Mary will take on Saturday 25th March (Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord) at 7pm in the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford.


“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.



RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free – Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210 and Freeview – Channel 826; Download our FREE APP – “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on or via PHONE – get live radio feed by telephoning +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!


 Strategic Plan for Youth & Young Adult Ministry

The Diocese is preparing to launch a three-year Strategic Plan for Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Three information sessions will be held throughout the diocese to present the vision and plan for youth and young adult ministry in the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore and outline the volunteer role of the Parish Faith Representative. If you are interested in this role, please talk to your parish priest and join us for any of the following sessions:
Monday 27th February, 7.30 – 9.00pm: St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford, X91HW9D
Thursday 2nd March, 7.30 – 9.00pm: St Mary’s Parish Pastoral Room, Presentation Centre, Mitchell St, Dungarvan, X35DE98 (beside Deise Day Care Centre)
Friday 3rd March, 7.30 – 9.00pm: St Oliver’s Parish Centre, St Oliver’s Square, Elm Park, Clonmel. Tipperary
Lent, a time of grace, growth and gratitude (Zoom Input)
Please join us on the 8th March @ 7.30pm as we listen to a Lenten Talk by Fr. Brian McKay OCarm entitled ‘Lent, a time of grace, growth and gratitude’.
Fr. Brian is a Priest and resides in the Carmelite Monastery, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
Join the zoom meeting (just click on the link).


Arise Catholic Family Festival 2023

Calling families to come and join us in Holy Cross School Tramore, Co. Waterford as we celebrate Easter together in the Sunny southeast. Make new friends with other families, share in wonderful celebrations of Holy Mass, and experience great teaching and seminars. Age-appropriate content is offered across the age groups. Dates April 10-13th 2023.
This is an initiative of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore and the Tine Network. For more details go to

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’s opening Times:

Please note:
Mon – 9.30am – 11am
The Office is closed Monday afternoon

Tues – Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm
Contact: 051-386477



The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.
The Mass book for June is now open,

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


Gifts for Communion & Confirmation

Lovely selection of cards & gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion, available at the Parish Office.



Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recentlyWilliam (Willie ) Regan, John Finnane Tramore/Kilkenny,Liam Keoghan Offaly/Tramore


We remember the months mind for  


We pray for Con Casey, Tim & Valerie Hennessy, Alice & John Cheasty, Joe Dunne, Dick Hannigan, Michael Slattery, Eileen Feeley née Power, Mark Hayden 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.



Artist: James Tissot (1836–1902)

Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent

The eye of faith
Some saw a blind man being cured and walked on amazed. Oth¬ers saw the same cures and found faith. We can see things – ev¬eryday things – with different eyes. A sick woman may be seen with the eye of compassion for illness, hope for a cure/ profit from a profession. The Christian tries to see the world with the eye of faith.
Faith grows in many ways – by opening ourselves to our hu¬man desire for God, by mulling over the good things of life/ by experiencing the good within ourselves/ by looking over times of faith in the past and by allowing the goodness of others to bring us to new and stronger faith. This is the call of the gospel today – to open our eyes to the Lord who is at work in many ways.
We learn to see and love with the eye of faith by looking at the look of Jesus towards us. It is often a big jump to believe in what we cannot see. Even the blind man today was reminded by Jesus ‘ You are looking at the Son of Man/ he is speaking to you.’ Jesus looks at each of us with faith in our goodness and with love.

Maybe we can walk around in this atmosphere of faith, “see¬ing” God
in a flower, in a parent holding a child” s hand, in a per¬son pushing a wheelchair with courage/ and notice that in many ways God is near andthe presence of Jesus is at hand.
Let this verse echo in your mind from the hymn: Amazing Grace
I once was lost and now am found,
was blind and now I see.
Lord, let me see you in the simple things of my life.
Donal Neary SJ