Newsletter 20th June 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflections for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • “Quo Vadis”
  • Eucharistic Amazement Zoom Series
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Mass Booking Update
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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 – Friday
7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

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 Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am


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 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 and 10.30am 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.




Volunteers Urgently Required

“Quo Vadis”: New Series on Lectio Divina (Praying with Scripture)
Quo Vadis is a Catholic Zoom Series for Young Adults aged 18 – 35 and provides a space where young adults can journey together in their faith.
The new series will run every Sunday from 7 – 8pm, beginning on June 29th with a four-part series on praying with Scripture. Click here to register. More information by emailing

“Eucharistic Amazement” Zoom Series

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore’s Faith Development Office presents a four-part series on the Eucharist beginning on Wednesday, June 30th on Zoom. “Eucharistic Amazement” will take place over four consecutive Wednesday nights from 8- 9.15pm. Each evening will include a 30- minute talk and time for group discussion and prayer. June 30: Just a symbol or something more? (Fr Patrick Cahill, Holy Family Mission) July 7: Eucharistic Miracles (Nodlaig Lillis, Youth Ministry Officer Waterford & Lismore) July 14: Little Nellie of Holy God (John Donovan, Little Nellie of Holy God Foundation) July 21: Eucharistic Mystics and Martyrs (Nodlaig Lillis, Youth Ministry Officer) To register email or call Emma on 085 8623705

“To the Heights” is a weekly newsletter specifically for Post-Primary aged young people, with resources for schools and Youth Groups. This newsletter will issue weekly again from the end of August onwards, but previous issues and resource packs can be found on

“Faith@Home” is a weekly interactive family newsletter that is designed to help families discuss the Gospel in their homes each week. The digital newsletter features activities and colouring pages for children, family challenges, prayers, Gospel reflections, a teen corner and links to excellent Catholic videos for all the family to help bring the Gospel to life in your home every weekend.


Prayer for Employment
You govern your creation, O God,
and bring it to perfection by the work of our hands.
Hear the prayers of your people who ask for work
that will enhance their human dignity
and promote the up building of your kingdom.
Enable them to provide for those confided to their care
either by family ties or by charity we owe to one another
for the betterment of human life.
We ask this blessing in the name of Jesus
who laboured with his own hands while he lived on earth. Amen.


Parish Office

The Parish Office will re- open to the public on Monday 29th June. We look forward to welcoming you all back. We would kindly ask for your patience as we return to business which will be different to what we were all used to.

Please observe Social Distance, Cough Etiquette and Hand Hygiene. Only 1 person at a time to enter the office.

If anyone wishes to collect their weekly contribution box of envelopes or return envelopes or Trócaire boxes we will be happy to receive them from that date forward.

At the weekend Masses on 4th/5th July the office will be open for you to collect your new envelopes after the Masses. Please have your current number with you.

Recent Deaths Anniversaries and Weddings

Please remember those who died recently, Bridget (Bridie) Battye

We remember the months mind for  James (Jim) MacNamara, George Fitzgerald

We pray for: Charlie O’Connor, Denis Cullinane whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Those who were married recently: Keith Doherty & Aoife Frisby, Donal Kelly & Karen McPartlan
We wish them every happiness in their married life together

Reflection for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

20 June 2021

‘Let us go across to the other side’
‘Let us go across to the other side’ is an important phrase in Mark’s Gospel which occurs many times. Jesus and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee from what is a predominantly Jewish area to a more Gentile (non-Jewish) region. While this phrase signifies Jesus’ geographical position, it also suggests that he is inviting the disciples to go a little deeper on their journey. They are perhaps entering into the unknown, moving out of their comfort zones and therefore feeling anxious. The crossing of the water does not go so well for the disciples as a storm begins to brew and eventually the water begins to endanger the boat. To the disciple’s astonishment, Jesus is asleep through the whole ordeal. Their anxious call is understandable, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ After all, Jesus has led them, and ‘other boats’ into this situation and now appears not to care what will happen to them all.
In times of turmoil in life, we too may feel totally abandoned, swamped by fear and anxiety, adrift in a storm where even Jesus appears to be asleep. During such experiences, we might remember the words of Jesus from today’s Gospel and repeat them, like a mantra, ‘Peace! Be Still’. While the wind is howling around us it can be frightening but Christ is always with us, present within our very selves, offering us this deep peace. Often, coming back into this awareness can help us navigate through the storm and remind us that Jesus is very active in our lives, especially when we are entering into unknown territory. What is required of the disciples in this account, is a more mature faith, a deeper trust in their Teacher, that he will not abandon them.

‘May the peace of Christ go with you wherever he may send you; May he guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm; May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you; May he bring you home rejoicing.’ (Shane Claiborne).
Jane Mellett