Newsletter 20th December 2020

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Christmas Message from Monsignor O’Mahoney & the priests of the parish
  • Christmas Mass arrangements
  • Alpha programe in the new year
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Prayer Service of Reconciliation

Prayer Service of Reconciliation with the opportunity of Confession will be held at Holy Cross Church on Monday Dec 21st at 7.30pm.
All Welcome.

Christmas Mass Arrangements

All Masses at Christmas are by ticket only.
There are a limited number of tickets still available which may be booked at the Parish office until Tuesday 23rd before 1pm.


Dec 21st Reconciliation Service with Confession at 7.30pm
Dec 21st – 23rd 10.00am Mass

Dec 24 Christmas Eve (Thurs) Mass
7pm Vigil Mass & 9.00pm Vigil Mass

Christmas Day Masses: (Fri)
Mass: 8.30am, 10.30am & 12noon
Please note the church will close after 12noon Mass Christmas Day & will reopen at 9.15am on
St Stephen’s Day 26th Dec

St. Stephen’s Day: Mass 10.00am & 7.30pm Vigil
Dec 27 (Sun) Masses 8.30am, 10.30 am & 12.00 noon
Dec 28-31 Mass 10am
31 Dec Exposition after 10am Mass until 5 pm
Jan 1 Mass 10 am

Dec 24 Vigil Mass 7pm
Christmas Day Mass 11.30am

Dec 24 Christmas Eve Vigil Mass 7pm
Christmas Day Mass 9.30am

Dec 24 Christmas Eve Vigil 7pm
Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am.


Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming

 Live Streaming Service  in operation, where you may join us for Tramore Parish Services online from Holy Cross Church.
Please visit the parish website Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
Please spread the word to people who are house bound.

For anyone who does not have access to online services.Tramore Parish Radio Services are broadcast From Holy Cross Church 105.4fm


Please remember those who have died recently:

Those whose’ Anniversary Occurs:

John Matthews, Mary & Paddy O’Donohue,Teresa Donohue,Lucy Hennessy,Corbett family,Janice Kiely,Kieran Hayes,Tom Greany,Patrick O’Mahoney,Michael & Brigid O’Shea,Pauric, Maureen & Jerry O’Shea,Nicholas, Mary & Catherine Cheasty,John & Ann Canty,Michael & Kitty Boyle,John O’Brien,John Power,Ellen & Denis Rockett Tony & Kathleen Rockett,Phyllis McElroy

Those whoes months mind occurs:Vincent Power

Those who were baptised recently
Aideen Margaret Hearne,Cathal Patrick Hearne,Lily Frances Gordon
Congratulations to their parents and godparents


Interested in exploring the deeper meaning of life?’
– try Alpha Online starting Monday the 11th of January from 7 30- 9 pm
The course runs for 11 weeks on Monday nights with an additional 12th session ( information on details to be given later) to enrol please email or visit Parish office in Holy Cross Church, please note that places are limited!


Parish Office

The Parish office is open Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd Dec 9.30am-4pm.
The office will close for the Christmas break on Wed 23rd at 1pm and will reopen on Monday January 4th at 9.30am.

Contact : 051-386477

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas

Christmas Message

Lockdown was tough when Church doors were closed for public worship. I never liked the image of closed doors in churches. It is great to gently open and make our own return to public worship. There is no door into the stable at Bethlehem, there is no need to knock, use a code or a key. There is no need to make an appointment with anyone and everyone is welcome and that is what makes Christmas special. This year it will be different. Christmas in the context of Covid means what we normally do must be done differently; we need a ticket to come to Christmas Mass. There is no frantic visit to the crib after Mass. It must be done gently and safely over the twelve days of Christmas.

At Christmas we allow God to tiptoe into our lives. We celebrate God stooping down to our size, the size of an infant and becoming one of us. “God became man and he lived among us’ so there is no need to look for the key or try to remember the code, just come along at your own time and pace. The crib welcomes you this Christmas at a time and a pace that works for you.
Sometimes people take pieces of straw home from the crib and keep it in their home for the coming year, this year it will be different. No straw to take home, but maybe more memories that will sustain in the days to come. Let your home become a little church where you and your family invite the Christ child into your midst, into your bubble, your family pod where you meet our Lord in these pandemic times.

Christmas will be different this year too for those who have bade farewell to loved ones who died in the past year and we will miss them, keep that vacant place at your table and may it be filled with the love you have known and still hold deeply within your heart. The priests of the parish wish you and your loved ones every blessing over these days.

Frs. Nicholas, Shane, Tadeusz & Paul.