Newsletter 19th November 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Carbally Holy Souls Novena
  • Remembrance Masses
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • ‘The Chosen’
  • Advent -Transforming power of Love
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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 at 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday at 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.

Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also access 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.



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 Chosen’

Our next evening with ‘The Chosen’ will be held on December 4th, 2023, beginning at 7.30pm, in Glór Na Mara School Hall.
We will look at an episode depicting the Wedding Feast of Cana and we will have an opportunity to reflect together about the role of Our Lady in our lives, and in the world.
Please do consider joining us, and bring a friend!


Waterford /S.E. Region Charismatic Renewal

Invites you to celebrate The feast of Christ the King, Sunday on November 26thfrom 2-5.30pm at the Tower Hotel Waterford.
For further information contact Síle 086-8590394 Organised by Word of God Outreach


Advent – Transforming Power of Love

On Thursday 30th November at 7.30pm, Antoinette Dilworth rsj will lead an Advent Reflection entitled ‘Transforming Power of Love’. All are welcome.




Cafe Theology on the 22nd November in the Granville Hotel, Waterford.


Day Retreat at Glencomeragh House

Saturday 25th November, 10:30am – concluding with Mass at 3pm. Refreshments, reflection on the Word of God, Talk, Healing service, Lunch, Candle Service and Mass.
Contact Mary (085)2697779 or Pat (085)2680396


Remembrance Mass 

The Remembrance Mass for all who died in our parishes in the past twelve months takes place in Carbally on Friday Nov 24th at 7.30pm and in Tramore on Thursday 30th Nov at 7.30 pm
This Mass allows anyone who has lost a loved one, either recently or over the years, to come and remember them and to light a candle for them in front of the altar in this the month of the Holy Souls. (Candles will be provided)
If you would like anyone remembered, please give the name in to the parish office 051-386477


Proclaiming God’s Word: A Time to Reflect

St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn. Sat 25th November 10am – 1pm. Facilitated by Mother Marie Fahy, Abbess, Glencairn Abbey. A Morning of reflection for Ministers of the Word as we prepare for Advent and Christmas.

To book call 051874199 or email
Spaces are limited.



LECTIO DIVINA (with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Tuesdays 2:30 – 4pm St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill. Thursdays 7:30 – 9pm, Sacred Heart Convent, Newtown Road. Gathering to read and pray with the Sunday Gospel, followed by tea and a chat!



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. Zoom ID:86141473152/Password:fire/Wednesdays 8 to 9.15p.m.


Introduction to Theology of the Body:

Discovering God’s Master Plan for your life

STUDY GROUP 2023. Mondays 7.30 – 9pm. November 13, 27 | December 4.
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 0861678027/


Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese

Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese checkout



Every Tuesday at 7pm, in St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City led by the Servant Priests and Brothers and Servant Sisters. Adoration at 6.30pm. Each week we will reflect and chat about different topics that will help us deepen our knowledge of the Catholic faith and live our Christian lives to the full! All are welcome.


Popes Monthly Intention for November

For the pope
We pray for the Holy Father as he fulfils his mission, may he continue to accompany the flock entrusted to him with the help of the Holy Spirit.


Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat


Newbridge College, Co. Kildare. 8th – 10th December.
For 16 – 35 year olds. Donation only. Great talks, music, prayer and an opportunity to meet young Catholics from all over Ireland. More info on

Holy Cross Church Christmas Tree of Remembrance


This year we are decorating our Christmas tree in the church with silver Christmas decoration cards.
If you would like a loved one remembered, the name will be added to the card and it will placed on the tree in their memory.
Please drop in to the Parish office and we will be happy to assist you.
Donation for each remembrance card, in aid of Church Restoration Fund.



Parish Office

Mass Booking

The Mass Book for February 2024 is now open at the Parish Office. The next Mas Book to open will be for March which opens on the 1st December 2023

Please attend the office from 9.30am . phone bookings will be taken after 10am 051-386477

Next week’s opening Times:

Monday Thursday 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477



Christmas Cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available at the Parish Office


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: 

We remember the months mind for  

We pray for Mary & Denis McCarthy, Betty & Jerry McEvoy, John Power, The Doneraile, Kate Walsh née Greene, Frank & Catherine Burke, deceased members Toolan & Maher Families  whose anniversaries occur about this time. Bernadette Hogan B/day Remembrance


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.



Those who were married recently:

Paul Grace & Rhia Fitzgerald

We wish them every happiness in their married life together


Reflection for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Well Done !

Why did he hide the money? Maybe he was asked to be dishonest – to use the money for purposes that diddled others. At the time of this parable most money was made dishonestly. Today this could be like trafficking in drugs or sex, treating our migrant workers badly, paying off violence or buying in a way that diminishes others. The servant was an honest man and suffered for it.
Did you ever feel you were being compromised by being asked to do something that you knew was wrong? A person pressured into watching internet porn, or engaging in sexual activity, or trying out alcohol? They may feel they will suffer in the future if they don’t give in.
The godfathers of crime and drugs and violence have a lot to answer for. They are those that make money at the expense of others. This is one way of reading this parable: that people try to get other people to do their dirty work, and they can punish for not doing it.
The man in the end got thrown out by the greedy master – but from God he will  come and inherit the kingdom. ‘Well done’.
Today we are encouraged by the man who would not do the dirty work for anyone, would not take part in schemes that damaged others, and is the one who really ‘did well.’
Can you imagine when you or someone
you know went ‘against the tide?’
Imagine Jesus saying to you, well done. What might it be for?
Lord, may I be faithful to you always

Donal Neary SJ