Newsletter 20th Nov 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King
  • Remembrance Mass 
  • Holy Hour with Holy Face devotion
  • Advent – A time of Waiting
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Alpha Christmas Gathering
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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

Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am

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


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

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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise 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.




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


Remembrance Mass

The Remembrance Mass for all who died in our parishes in the past twelve months takes place in Holy Cross Church Tramore on Thursday 24th Nov at 7.30 pm
This Mass allows anyone who has lost a loved one, either recently or over the years, to come and remember them and to light a candle for them in front of the altar in this the month of the Holy Souls. (Candles will be provided).                   

If you would like anyone remembered, please give the name in to the parish office 051-386477.


God our Father
As we remember those who have gone before us this November.
Give us the comfort of knowing that they have gone only as far as you and you are very near. Amen.


Holy Hour with Holy Face devotion

Every Tuesday at 3pm, for Advent.
Beginning Tuesday 29th November at 3pm.

The Holy Face devotion will consist of 15 minutes vocal prayer at the start. The remainder of the hour will consist of silent adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please come for some or all of the Holy hour.


Advent Candles

Friends, over the four weeks of Advent, we light candles on our Advent wreath in preparation for Christmas.
If there is young people, with their parents or guardians, willing to help us light our candles on behalf of our community over the weekends of Advent, we would appreciate their help.
Please speak with us after any of the Masses this or next weekend.


Alpha Christmas Gathering (Tramore)

Come join the Parish Alpha Team on Monday 5th December at 7.30 for a cuppa. We warmly welcome everyone who has done Alpha or might want to try the Alpha course in 2023. Save the date and more details to come in next week’s newsletter!



Upcoming Youth 2000 Retreats for Ages 16-35

Youth 2000 Ireland are running a number of regional and national retreats in the coming weeks.
For more information on Youth 2000 or how to register for the retreats check
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Divine Mercy Group

Church of the Sacred Heart, The Folly, Waterford City. Every Friday: 3 – 3.45pm.
Mass every first Friday at 3pm


Advent – A time of waiting

Save the date in your area for our Advent Reflections. Each evening will begin at 7.30pm and will include Prayer, Reflections and Music.

These evenings will help prepare us for Christmas and stay in the spirit of ‘waiting’.

Sr. Antoinette Dilworth rsj will guide us through a reflection in the Pastoral Centre in Waterford. Antoinette is the Diocesan Advisor for Primary Schools in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, and has been facilitating evenings of reflections for us over the last number of years.

Both Frances Rowland and Gemma Mulligan are Pastoral Workers in their respective Dioceses. Frances will travel to Dungarvan from Kerry Diocese and Gemma will travel from Ossory Diocese to Clonmel.

(Donation at door). Looking forward to seeing you all soon.


Vincent’s Shop Tramore

Vincent’s Shop Summerhill, Tramore is hosting a customer information and appreciation evening on Friday the 25th November 2022 from 5pm-7pm.
We want to thank the public for their donations and continuing support of the shop.
It means the Society of St Vincent de Paul is able to provide help to those in need in our community.
Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome


Irish Conversation – Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish conversation group) will meet again on Thursday evening in Tramore Library, from 7pm to 8pm. This popular Ciorcal is known for its warm, relaxed atmosphere where you can join in the friendly ‘comhrá as Gaeilge’ so why not come along and join us? It is completely free to attend and there is a céad míle fáilte awaiting everyone who come along, at all ages and stages. For more details, please call Tramore Library on (051) 849 594 or of course, you can just turn up on the night. Go n-éirí go geal leat – agus bí linn!


Parish Office

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 9.30am-4pm
Tuesday 9.30-1pm (Closed in the afternoon)
Wed/Thurs 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am –


The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months.
February Mass book is now open at the parish office .
Bookings taken by phone from 9.30am

Baptism Booking
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Rev John Dooly SJ Milltown, Dublin & Tramore, John Marshall Waterford. Nicholas Molloy, Fenor May O’Reilly, Luton & Tramore

We remember the months mind for  Patrick MacDonald

We pray for William & Alice Murphy, Liam Purcell, Barbara Frisby, Ted Butler, Kathleen Leahy, Patrick Joseph Leahy, Frank & Mary O’Meara, Katherine Harney, Richard Harney, Mary Harney O’Loughlin, Richard O’Loughlin 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.




Feast of Christ the King
Jesus couldn’t do much for the man on the cross… his own hands were nailed. He couldn’t take him off, but he gave him more than he could ask for. He gave him paradise.
Where is God in our suffering? What sort of hope can we find this week in our country? What with so many horrible atrocities taking place, and the economic mess we have. What has God and the Church to say? God in his love for his people, and the Church with its social teachings – have they any message of hope?
Where is God? God did not cause the recession nor murders. We may learn a lot through it and good may come later or now. Our suffering at the moment is of human making. Not of our making, but of some of our leaders and bankers, mostly through greed. God is with us suffering like he was with the thief. He didn’t cause the suffering of the man on the next cross to him. He wants our happiness and wants justice and prosperity for all.
God is with us, holding our hands, asking us to support each other. The Church will offer a place and space to find the love of God, and its social teaching will ask us to look for the common good in the future. It offers also a place where we can hear the Church’s approach to our economic future, reminding us all the time of the needs of the poor and the ordinary in education, medical care, housing and the ways in which the very old and the poor will suffer most in a situation which has been none of their doing. We are the Church and called on to make our voices heard for those who, like the man on the next cross, have little voice except to ask for help.
Lord, thy kingdom come.
Donal Neary SJ