Newsletter 21st January 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • ‘The Chosen’
  • Tramore Parish Crib
  • Songs of Praise
  • Recent Deaths and Anniversaries in our Parish
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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

Tuesday after 10am Mass

Wednesday at 3pm.

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

Our Lady’s Church Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

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

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

Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming

Live Streaming facility 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,7.30pm Sat evening, 8.30am, 10.30am & 12 noon 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.

Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also access on parish
This will allow us to share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize 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.



On Wednesday 31st January the Church and Parish office will be closed all day due to ESB maintenance works in the area.




‘Our Christmas Crib’

With the holy season of Christmas now at an end, our beautiful Crib will be removed this Sunday. The priceless figures dating back to 1880 will once again be cleaned, covered and stored away in their press, for yet another year.
Roofs, wood logs, stones, scenes of Bethlehem, Herod’s palace, constructed from a drawing, as it was at this period. All of those are reminders to us of Christmas. The simple message of the Birth of Christ once more reached out to the great number of parishioners and visitors, who paid a visit to our Crib during the Christmas Period. We hope all found peace and renewed faith for the coming year.
We thank Noel and his team who erect the crib every Advent and take care of it all through the Christmas season.


‘The Chosen’

Please join us for The Chosen- Season 2. We are a faith-filled group. Together we watch an episode of The Chosen and have a chat. You are invited to be a part of this community. Newcomers encouraged to join.
We meet on Zoom – Tuesdays from 8:00-9:15pm. To register, please contact Sr. Kathryn ( or 087 404 2784). Begins on Tuesday, 30th January.


Songs of Praise

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Waterford January 28th at 5pm
Join local choirs singing Waterford’s favourite hymns in aid of The Samaritans and Friends of the Cathedral Music which supports the cathedral music programme for young musicians



Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (


Holy Hour for Vocations

Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary.
Third Thursday of every month. 7.30 – 8.30pm.
Scripture, Meditations, Rosary, Adoration, Music and Silent prayer. All welcome


Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)

St Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City. Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm: Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing. Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother


HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church

Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.



Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, in St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City led by the Servant Priests and Brothers and Servant Sisters. Adoration at 6.30pm.
Each week we will reflect and chat about different topics that will help us deepen our knowledge of the Catholic faith and live our Christian lives to the full!
All are welcome.

“St. Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Men –

Led by Fr Stephen Kennedy, IVE, Fri Feb 2nd to Mon Feb 5th (bank holiday) in De La Salle retreat centre, Castletown, Laois, R32N6D8. Cost €200 – includes all meals and en-suite single rooms. Call Sr. Constancy 089 – 2152307 or”


Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after10.30am Mass.



Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese check out


Pope’s Monthly Intention for January

For The Gift of Diversity in the Church
Let us pray that the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the gift of different charismas within the Christian community, and to discover the richness of different ritual traditions in the heart of the Catholic Church.


Holy Cross National School Enrolment

Holy Cross NS enrolment forms for the coming school year are now available from the school office and must be returned completed by 29th February.

An open day for prospective enrolments will be held on
Monday 12th February from 6pm – 7pm


Our Cemeteries

Now, that Christmas has passed we respectfully ask you to remove the Christmas wreaths and withered flowers from your family graves and please take them home.
Please do not dispose of them on the Church Grounds.
We thank you for your help in keeping our cemeteries neat and tidy.


Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Monday & Tuesday 9.30am-4.00pm
Wednesday 9.30am-1pm
Thursday 9.30am-4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for April 2024 is open at open at the Parish Office.
The next book to open will be for May which will open on Thursday February 1st at the Parish Office from 9.30am.
Phone bookings taken after 10am. 051-386477.


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477


Lost property

If you have lost reading glasses or sunglasses gloves recently or in the past number of months please call to the parish office where we have numerous items that we would like to unite with their owners.

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Kobi Macharia Dooly, Martha Walsh née Cullen

We remember the months mind for  John Legg

We pray for Dick Murray, Peter Thomas (1st Anniversary),Barry Goff, Jack & Statia Comerford, Chrissie Moylan, Elaine Skilton née Corcoran, Larry & Eileen Hogan, Bridget Daly, Noeleen Flanagan 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 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Good things take time
We need time for the best things in life to come to fruition. Love grows in marriage, friendship and family over many years. It has significant moments but often it cannot be rushed. Jesus’ disciples were invited to stay with him the rest of that day to get to know him; it would not happen immediately at the river. ‘Rest of the day’ would mean a very long time.
How well do I know Jesus? How much do I know about him? These are two different types of knowledge, like I can know everything about a person and not know the person.
What do I find out in this reading about Jesus? He is one who does not force himself on people – he asks ‘what do you want?’ He likes an honest answer. He looks into people and sees more to them, like he did with Peter and gave him a new name. He saw faithfulness in Peter even though others would see weakness.
When we read a gospel story, we can pause here and there and ask, what is new in this story about Jesus? Or what is new about myself? The gospel is always new. It is a treasure chest to bring out new aspects of the truth of Jesus each time we read it.
In prayer he has time for each of us. They stayed with him for a long time and he does not seem to hurry them. The Lord is not in a hurry with us in any way except to love us.
Let the words, ‘Come and see’
echo in your mind and heart today and all this week.
Lord, thank you for calling me to the Eucharist;
and for calling me into prayer.
Donal Neary SJ