What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
- Confirming Our Children
- Holy Cross parish Choir
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
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
Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Sacred Heart Church 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.
Tramore Parish Radio Services
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.
We 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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
CONFIRMING OUR CHILDREN
Next weekend 26/27 February, we welcome the children who are making their Confirmation in 2022, and their parents to the Mass of our parish preparation program
At the Mass Sat 26th February at 7.30pm, we welcome the Children from Holy Cross School.
On Sunday 27th February at 12.00 noon we welcome the children from Gaelscoil Philib Barún & Glór na Mara.
Please remember them in your prayers at this important time in their lives.
Holy Cross Church Choir
To enable the Choir to resume its Place in the Church Services some New Members are required.
If you would like to join, please let us know. Please give your contact details to the Parish office 051-386477or Fr Shane 051-391868.
Carbally Community Centre will have a “Tuesday Club” running fortnightly.
Join us for chit chat, live music & dancing. Next date will be March 1st from 2pm-3.30pm.
Contact Eleanor on: 085 1344403
A Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in O’Sheas Hotel on Thursday 24th February next at 11.00 am.
All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice.
In the past we have had great mornings at this venue where coffees, teas and all kinds of goodies are served. Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning.
Come drink at the Fount
A new book has been written by Canon Edmond Cullinan entitled ‘Come drink at the Fount’. Christian spirituality seeks to respond to a thirst, which is, ultimately, a thirst for God. Carmelite spirituality is particularly accessible because it has been expressed in the writings of very gifted women and men. The authors introduced in this book are St Teresa of Ávila, St John of the Cross, Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, St Thérèse of Lisieux and St Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross). Please click on the link below to receive your zoom link for the launch.
We congratulate Canon Edmond on this new title.
Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Our Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 8th to 13th June. All details are outlined below.
The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Cullinan and Pilgrimage Director Fr. Martin Keogh. Further details on https://waterfordlismore.ie/diocesan-pilgrimage-to-lourdes-2022/
Lectio Divina: Want to include more scripture in your life this new year? Join us for lectio divina. We read, pray, and share about the Gospel for the coming Sunday. Cuppa too! Join us any week you are available. Resuming 3rd February. Thursdays, 7:30-9:00- Sacred Heart Parish Centre, The Folly. Questions? Sr. Shawn. 087-404-2785 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Cherished” – upcoming retreat at Glencomeragh House for women aged 18-50: a great opportunity for women in the Waterford & Lismore and surrounding areas to be part of a new women’s ministry and find fellowship with other women of God!
25 – 27 February
€140 per person sharing
Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions
Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women
We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.
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
Tues 9.30am – 1pm
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for July 2022 is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Please remember those who died recently, Paddy Curran, late of Marian Terrace/Massachusetts, Greta Murphy née Kearney
We remember the months mind for Noeline Flanagan née Upton, Vera Jones née Moloney, Maureen Manley née Malone, Josephine Walsh née McGothigan
We pray for Richard Crowley, Richard Hickey, Peggy McCabe 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 the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Walk in the Shoes of the Other
A compassionate heart reaches out to many; the Gospel today reaches beyond our own circle to reach many others. This will be the constant call of Jesus. When he wants to say what His father is like he says ‘Be compassionate like him.’
Compassion is when we can walk in another’s shoes, and try to see, hear and feel the world of another, particularly in bad times. It flows from mercy, which is the biggest quality in Jesus.
We like when another can enter into our world without judgement and can accept us in love – Jesus tells us to note this and then practice the same.
The call is to be compassionate to each other and the earth! The letter of Pope Francis, Lauditio Si calls for a compassionate care of the earth, as we hear the cry of the poor:that we treat the earth with the love it deserves.
Compassion for others and the earth includes our gratitude. We can look deeply into the people we are close to and thank God (for them!) and for what we like in them and value. We can look long at creation’s beauty in the highest Himalayan mountain and the smallest plant and recognise that all is the gift of God. We are to care for the earth and till it, and accept the care of the earth for us, giving us food, drink and refreshment. We are to care for each other to bring out the best in each other. This is one of the Pope’s central themes about care of creation.
Lord, thank you for the beauty of the earth and of humanity;
may we reverence that beauty for it is from you
Donal Neary RSJ