Newsletter 1st October 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time .
  • Eucharistic Adoration-volunteers required
  • Rosary at the Grotto
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • introduction to Theology of the Body
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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 new 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.





We thank all who contributed to the recent collection for the Retired Priests Fund. Your generosity is greatly appreciated


Eucharistic Adoration – Volunteers required

In Holy Cross we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 5pm. every Thursday.
We are looking for parishioners who can spare an hour a week to be present in the church during the Exposition.
Please contact the Parish office on 051-386477 if you are available and able to help. Thank you.


Church Ground Parking

If you are a holder of a parking permit to park on the church grounds while attending Mass, we kindly ask you to contact the Parish office to have your permit renewed if you wish to continue parking on the church grounds at Mass times from January 2024


Rosary at the Grotto

The Rosary resumes for the month of October at the Marian Grotto, Marian Terrace from Sunday October 1st at 3pm. Please join us. All welcome



Family Groups
Meeting Every Tuesday 6.45 – 7.45 at Tramore Community Care, Pond Road.


“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.


Introduction to Theology of the Body:

Discovering God’s Master Plan for your life

STUDY GROUP 2023. Mondays 7.30 – 9pm. October 2nd, 9, 23, 30 | November 6, 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/



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.



(with Sacrament of the Sick)

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing..


HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church

Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.


Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)

St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City.
Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm:
Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing.
Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother

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


Fundraising Initiative for the Sisters of Mary Morning Star

We, the sisters of Mary Morning Star, are an international contemplative community. We live at the former Franciscan Friary in the centre of Waterford city. At present, we pray in a small oratory in the convent which is too small for us to be able to welcome others. For this reason we are beginning building works to transform part of the friary into a larger chapel, so that people can come to join us for prayer. This will be a chapel for daily adoration, Mass and the singing of God’s praises in the Divine Office.
Novena to St Therese of Lisieux
We would like to place this fundraising appeal under the patronage of St Therese. We hope that in the nine days before her feast (on the 1st of October) we could raise the 25,000 euro that we still need to complete the building works. Please join us in praying for her intercession and if you can give a little to help us we would be so grateful! To donate, and obtain further information, please click
Thank you for supporting contemplative life in Ireland! For more about our community please visit :


Young Adult Catholic Apologetics Conference

Young Adult Catholic Apologetics Conference, At The Imperial Hotel Cork, on
Saturday 7th October from 11- 4.30pm.

Further Information and booking at or contact the parish office.



A workshop on Liturgical Music

A workshop on Liturgical Music will be held on Saturday 7th October in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford. The cost of the workshop is €10.
The workshop will be facilitated by Marian Gaynor, who is director of music in Carlow Cathedral. Marian is a native of Carlow and a graduate of NUI Maynooth and is currently studying an MA in Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy) – specialising in Singing for Health and Wellbeing with Voice Workshop UK and University of Wales. Her professional development has encompassed the study of voice and choral conducting with the CME Institute (U.S.A); A.B.C.D. London; CNC, Ireland, and the Estill Voice System, U.K. Marian specialises as a vocal music educator and group singing leader for all ages. Additionally, her work field expands to working a musician educator and as a clinician and organist with the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, presenting choral, cantor and song leadership workshops and training and designing and facilitating participatory music-making programmes for the wider community. The cost of the workshop is €10. It will begin at 10.30am and finish at 1.30pm. There will be a break for light refreshments at 11.45am. Please call 051-874199 to register or email


All Ireland Intervarsity Rosary Novena

A 54 day Rosary novena for the renewal of the Catholic faith in Ireland beginning Sept 29- Nov 21, daily at 6:10pm on Instagram live, led by college students across Ireland. (There is also a Facebook page for anyone who doesn’t have Instagram. And if you have neither, feel free to join with the students in prayer over the 54 days from your own home or chapel – the more prayer the better! Facebook:StudentsRosaryIRE / Insta:@thestudentsrosary


The Tramore Active Retirement Association

The Tramore Active Retirement Association monthly General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at the Community Care Centre on the Pond Road at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome



Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm
Whist on Monday 7pm sharp
Tramore Community Care, Pond road, Tramore.
Beginners welcome.



Parish Office


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for January 2024 opens on Monday October 2nd at the Parish Office.     Please attend from 9.30am. Phone bookings taken after 10am 051-386477

Next week’s opening Times:
Monday 9.30am-1pm -Tuesday 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


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  Gemma Halpin née Power, Josephine Theresa (Terry) Doyle

We pray for Kevin Barron, Ann & Jack Barrett, Michael (Mick) O’Byrne Jnr, Kay Murphy, Tom Butler, Andy Fleming, Johnny Fleming & son Tommy, Rita & Eddie McCarthy, Patrick Hackett 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 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Grumpy Brother and the Honest One
Two brothers: the second was grumpy, honest and generous; the first was kindly, confused and selfish. We know often people who do what they say, who do something in the end, or who don’t do what they say. The first man knew his mind and then did what was right. Is it the message of this humorous and honest story that sincerity and integrity are important? A certain spirituality ignores us – it’s all about doing. Grit your teeth and get down to it. Roll up your sleeves and work… but ‘nobody asked us how we were’. But we find God both in the discernment and in the doing. In the end we must know how we feel about some¬thing and then put that in the hands of God and in prayer and do what seems right. The Lord wants the follow through! We need to take time to decide well – the first son did not do that. Then we need to follow and do what is right.
We need sound heads, compassionate hearts and willing hands. The vineyard is where we live all the time. The call is to live in truth, love and justice. We need to believe in the possi¬bilities of a better world, and to become people who can decide on what is right in the sight of God and do it. We will often re¬sist. We want to do what is right and do the opposite. He under¬stands our mixed motivation. In all of that we need the Christian vision and a desire to do the world a world of good.
Recall a time you felt resentful about doing what you ought to do.
How did you feel after doing it?
Lord, may everything I do begin with you
and be happily ended in love. Amen.
Donal Neary SJ