Newsletter 19th Sept 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Symbolon; The Catholic Faith Explained

  • Liturgical Music Ministry workshops
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Tramore Hospice Support Group.
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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.

We are still having a problem with the live stream. We hope to resume the service as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.


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.



The Priest’s Retirement Collection will take place at all Masses over the weekend.

We thank you for your continued support

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.


Symbolon; The Catholic Faith Explained

The diocese of Waterford and Lismore presents Symbolon: the Catholic Faith Explained.

Too often we try to live a faith we don’t know or understand. Every Catholic deserves to know their story. Join us foe Symbolon, a 10-week series that presents the BIG picture of our faith, with Creed as our guide. The course will run on Wednesday nights beginning September 15th from 8-9.15pm. The course is open to anyone in the diocese, aged 18+ and is free of charge. All welcome to register email or call Emma on 085-8623705



Congratulations to all the children who received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion & Confirmation recently and best wishes to the children and their parents who have yet to receive the sacraments in the coming week.


Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for September:

An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle

We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.

Theology of the Body

Introduction to Pope St John Paul II’s teaching: Theology of the Body
Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East
8 weeks, beginning Monday October 4th
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Cuppa
Donation only
Registration Essential
Contact: Helen Williams 086 1678027


Tramore Hospice Support Group. 

A Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in the Majestic Hotel on Thursday 23rd September next at 11.00 am. This is the National Hospice Coffee Morning and all monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice. 
Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning. 

As usual there will be a raffle with some very fancy prizes. 

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

Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for February is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477

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

New stock has arrived!
Lovely selection of Rosaries, Mass Books, Rosettes, Medals, Cards & gifts available at the Parish Office for Confirmation and
First Holy Communion available at the parish office/shop

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently: Mary Simmons Nee Ryan London & Glen Rd

We remember the months mind for:  Mary Birrell nee Carroll, Geraldine Harrington nee Power

We pray for: Paddy Spencer, Agnes Kiely, Marion Beaver David Cowman, Tony Shaw, John Keoghan Snr, Greta Bailey, Gerard & Annie Stubbs, Martin Roche, John Esmonde, Jimmy 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.


Those who were married recently: Christopher Murray & Shani O’Sullivan
Thomas Moore & Elaine Power

We wish the every happiness in their married life together.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection

Welcoming the Child

In today’s gospel Jesus is instructing those who will follow on from him and carry on his work for future generations. He took a little child and said to the disciples, ‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’ As we continue our journey through the Season of Creation, we are reminded of Pope Francis’ words in Laudato Si – On Care for Our Common Home, where he challenges us to reflect: ‘What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?’ (Laudato Si, 160). In the context of the environmental crises our world is facing, how are we welcoming the generations to come? Pope Francis does not hold back when referring to the challenges: ‘We may well be leaving to coming generations debris, desolation and filth’ (LS, 161). We know that climate change and the biodiversity crisis are driving so many problems in our world at present. ‘Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.’ (LS, 25). Yet our pace of consumption does not ease. Young people are standing up and calling governments and world leaders to account, rightly concerned about their future.
During this Season of Creation, we must pray for our world, and act. How can we restore our common home and ensure that our world is liveable for the generations who are coming after us? Can your parish explore becoming an Eco-Parish, setting up a care for creation team, turning church grounds in areas which promote biodiversity? There is so much we can do, and no action is too small. We must listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of our young people.
‘The one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, look for action. Then, and only then, hope will come.’ – Greta Thunberg.