What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflections for The 18th Sunday in Ordinary time.
- Youth 2000 Retreat
- Remembering Fr Rufus Halley (1944-2001) Peacemaker
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Mass Booking update
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday
Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.30am
OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES MASS TIMES
Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
WE REQUEST THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAND SANITIZING & FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
We are having a problem with the live stream at the moment. 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 10.am from Monday to Sat and 10.30am on Sunday on your radio 105.4FM. (It may be tuned in only when service is on.)
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.
FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST THERE WILL BE NO 7.30AM MASS AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH, TRAMORE.
PRIEST ON DUTY
Youth 2000 Retreat
A Youth 2000 retreat will take place at St Paul’s Church, Waterford city from August 13th-15th. The retreat is for anyone aged 16-35 who would like to learn more about their Catholic faith with other young people. The retreat is non-residential and will include music, talks, Confession, Mass & Adoration as well as time for fellowship and meeting new people. For more information about the retreat visit www.youth2000.ie
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:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4pm.
Contact : 051-386477
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for January will open at the Parish Office on Tuesday Aug 3rd 2021 at 9.30am.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Please contact the officee for further details 051-386477
Monthly Church Cleaning
Church monthly cleaning will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. We thank all the volunteers for their help
We now have an online donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie, 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.
Please remember those who died recently:
Helen Bridget Lysaght (née Hamilton),Catherine (Kitty) Cullinan (née Kenehan), Jer Hennessy, Tom O’Mahony (Durrow) Stradbally, Ann Watt nee Keating (Dublin)
We remember the months mind of: Lily Fitzgerald Née Gerathy, Pascal MacManus
We pray for Michael McDonald & William Doyle whose anniversaries occur about this time.
Mary Curtin (Birthday 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: Barry O’Sullivan & Aoife O’Riordan, Toby Flack & Emma Farrell
We wish them every happiness and blessing in their married life together
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Food that satisfies
Growing up, did you hear any ‘old wives’ tales’ about food – eating carrots helps you see in the dark; bread crusts will make your hair curly; an apple a day keeps the doctor away…? These wise old sayings, passed down the generations, were employed to encourage us to eat certain foods, mainly healthy fruit and veg. Many even had an element of truth. These days we can easily establish the accuracy of such claims, but many parents still find themselves falling back on these nuggets of wisdom. Behind it all is a desire to see children grow up strong and healthy.
Recent years have seen an increased focus on health, both physical and mental. Nourishing one’s body and mind and keeping them healthy are essential long-term projects, the work of a lifetime. In today’s Gospel, Jesus talks about a different type of nourishment – bread that gives life, food that satisfies, food that endures. ‘I am the bread of life,’ says Jesus. It is Jesus who nourishes us at the very core of our being, who knows our every need and gives meaning to our lives. He tells us today: ‘Do not work for food that cannot last, but work for food that endures to eternal life.’ As we continue on our way, learning how to best nourish our body and mind, let us not forget to nourish our spirit with Jesus, the bread of life.
‘I invite all Christians, everywhere, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ… The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realise that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.’ (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)