Newsletter 21st August 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Mass Times Tramore & Carbally
  • Publication of National Synthesis of Synod Process
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Pope’s Monthly Intention
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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

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

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


Autumn Collection for the support of Priests

The Autumn Collection for the support of Priests took place last weekend.
Your generosity and support as always is so greatly appreciated. Thank You !


Tramore & Carbally Mass Times

From the beginning of September the Masses in Tramore and Carbally are as follows:

Holy Cross Church Tramore
Monday to Thursday 10am
Friday 7.30am &10am
Saturday 10am & .7.30pm
Sunday 8.30am,10.30am & 12 noon

Our Lady’s Church Carbally:
Sunday 11am


Dunhill & Fenor Masses

As announced recently, from this September week day Masses will be celebrated in Dunhill & Fenor.
Mass in Fenor will be every Tuesday and Wednesday; Mass in Dunhill every Thursday and Friday. Masses will be celebrated at 9.00am.
Every believing community needs the opportunity to gather around the table of the Eucharist in prayer and reflection on a regular basis and I hope that the opportunity to do so more often will bear fruit in different ways among us. A praying community is a strong community. I hope that many will take the opportunity to gather on these mornings and also to know that anniversary masses can also be arranged for these days through the Parish Office in Dunhill.
Peace & Blessings,
Fr. Richard


Publication of Synthesis of the Consultation in Ireland for the Diocesan Stage of the Universal Synod

Irish Bishops’ Conference have published the National Synthesis of the Synodal Process on

You can access the document on

The Synodal Process has been conducted across the Church in Ireland from Autumn 2021. The publication the National Synthesis is the fruit of a wide-ranging process of listening and consultation drawing on the syntheses produced by the 26 dioceses in Ireland, as well as those submitted by religious congregations and other interested groups.





Sunday, September 11th 10am-6pm
The Rhu Glen Hotel
Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny
Tel 051-832242

Speaker Fr. Pat Collins

A Conference Open to All
Praise, Music, Scripture, Sharing, Teaching, Healing Service
Mass at 12 o’clock


Theology of the Body: Discovering God’s Master plan for your life! STUDY GROUP

Mondays 7.30 – 9pm, September 12 – November 14
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Tea/Coffee
Theology of the body provides a lens through which to view the whole mystery of human life. If you have a body this theology is for you!
Venue: Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East, Waterford, X91 FC65
Registration Essential: Helen 086 1678027 /


Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions for Aug – Small Businesses

We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities


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 to Thursday : 9.30am-1pm

Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Please note that the office is closed every afternoon from 22 Aug – 2 Sept



The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months going forward.
The November Mass Book is now open.


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

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Kathleen Carbery née Murphy, Otteran’s Terrace, Kathleen Dunphy Nee Caulfield, Saleens, Georgina Canty London & Thurles, Michael Kavanagh, Marian Tce, Peter Street & Canada

We remember the months mind for  Margaret Northmore

We pray for James (Skinny) Fanning Deceased members of the Burke, Healy & Murphy families, Michael Dowling, Jack Dowling, Nellie Hedley, Paddy Sheehan, Teddy Power, Tom Barrett ,Kevin Lynam, Liam McCusker, Marie Farrell, Anne & Jack Kelly, Tom McCarthy 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 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

World of love

In a family so much love is lavished on the new-born first child, and you hear them saying that’s the end of freedom now for a good few years. Or the grandchildren come and there’s the babysitting. Life deepens love and narrows our freedom. Jesus says elsewhere that love is the door to eternal life. In laying down life for a friend, the cross was a narrow door.
Real love means little things a lot of the time, and with God it means time now and then dedicated to prayer and to worship, as well as loving our neighbour.
Love demands a lot as well as giving a lot. With the people we most love, we are most vulnerable and they can bring the worst and the best out in us.
The sick child, the elderly in the family, those in prison or in a difficult marriage call on our love, as does a husband or wife needing a lot of care in illness or old age! There is a special love shown by volunteers in our country and the developing world. The grandchild who is isolated and lonely calls too on our love. This is the world of love, the only world worth sacrificing anything for.
The condition for entering is not where you come from, whether you are first or last, whether you wear the right clothes or even turn up on time – the condition is that, in the way of the living God, you hear the word of God daily and live by it faithfully.

Lord, may your will of love be done on Earth.

Donal Neary SJ