Newsletter 20th August 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 20th  Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Fr Mark O’Farrell Ordination
  • Priests Autumn Collection
  • Recent deaths and Anniversaries in our Parish
  • Mass Booking notice
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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 9am


Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 9am

For the months of July & August there will be no weekday morning Masses in Fenor & Dunhill


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 acsess 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 Autumn Collection for the support of Priests takes place this weekend 19/20th Aug as a second collection on the day. We thank you for your continued support


Fr. Mark O’Farrell CC

This Sunday, Rev. Mark O’Farrell will be ordained to the Priesthood, in the Cathedral of the Most Trinity, Waterford. This is a great day for our diocese and a joyous occasion for Mark and his family.
Rev. Mark was with us for many months this year as part of his formation, and as a Deacon, he assisted us ably with baptisms, funerals, homilies, and prayer groups.
As a parish, we extend our sincere congratulations to Mark and we pray that his Priestly ministry in the diocese will be long and happy for him.


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for November has not opened at the beginning of August as scheduled, until further notice.
We will give an update as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.


“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.



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

Diocesan Family, Children & Youth WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

Faith@Home for families, Let’s Dive In for Children, To the Heights for young people. Go to or subscribe by emailing

Pope’s intention for August

For World Youth Day
We pray the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to live and witness the Gospel in their own lives.


St. Vincent de Paul – Back to School Assistance

It is that time of year when families incur a lot of expense in getting their children back to school.
If you require assistance with these costs, please contact St. Vincent de Paul, 6A Convent Hill, Tramore.
Please be assured your request will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Contact: 0818 200551 or 051 391966
Please leave your name and contact number and we will return your call.


Lord and Bountiful Creator, giver of grains and seeds, of fruits and berries and all that grows from the earth, we thank You and we bless You for this year’s harvest.
We lift up our hearts in gratitude to the Sun, which, together with rain, wind and earth, worked in harmony to produce this bountiful harvest.

Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Monday – Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477




The Mass Book for November has not opened at the beginning of August as was scheduled, until further notice.
We will give an update as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.


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, John (Monty) Hartrey, Gerard (Gerry) Cullinane

We remember the months mind for Pamela Brindley née Palmer, Agnes Fowler née Brennan, Charlie (Noel) Power

We pray for Bella Goodwin, John Flanagan & family, James (Skinny) Fanning, Walter Slattery, Angela Legg, Noel Hannigan, Peggy O’Rourke, John & Julia McKeown, Pat Smyth, John Flanagan, Knockenduff, Liam McCusker, Patrick Mansfield, Margaret Burke, Tom Kiely, William Molloy, Tom Barrett 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 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fighting for her child

She was a woman like many. She would fight for her child, so she took on Jesus, the best known religious figure around. Like someone taking on the minister for health or children over a medical card for a chronically ill child, and not letting them off the hook. Jesus was testing her. He saw faith, but he wanted ev¬eryone else to see it. So he told her she didn’t fit into the local re¬ligious sphere because she was a foreigner, like an asylum seeker or a refugee. She knew she fitted into the heart of Jesus simply because she was the mother of a sick child and believed he could help.
Even if he would cure everyone, maybe he would come back to her at the end. Jesus went further – he cured her child and praised her faith.
She is another of the unnamed people of the gospel. Like the woman of Samaria, the rich young man, the thief on Calvary – she is herself, and she is all of us. She is everyone, man and woman, of faith.
Faith in a surprising God who, in Jesus, his Son, never says no to goodness. Faith that keeps us energetic and alive not tired, in soul as well as body.
Remember your feeling of gratitude for the children of your family.
Lord, I believe. Strengthen my faith.
Donal Neary SJ