Newsletter 21st November 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe
  • Best wishes to Fr John
  • Mass For the Bereaved
  • Plaque unveiling
  • Confirming our Children
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Advent Webinar
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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
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.




Mass for those who have died within the last two years in our parish will be held during the month of the Holy Souls. Arranged by the Bereavement Support Team of the parish, 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.
Mass will also be held on Wednesday 24th November in Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 7.30pm
Everyone is most welcome to come and remember our loved ones in this month of the Holy Souls.
If you would like anyone remembered, please contact the parish office 051-386477


This weekend, we welcome the children who are making their Confirmation in 2022, and their parents to the first Mass of our parish preparation program
At the Mass Sat 20 Nov at 7.30pm, we welcome the Children from Gaelscoil Philib Barún & Glór na Mara.
On Sunday 21 Nov at 12.00 noon we welcome the children from Holy Cross School.
Please remember them in your prayers at this important time in their lives.



Next Sunday (28th) at the 10.30am Mass we will bless and unveil a new commemorative plaque in the church to honour the invaluable ministry of the Sisters of Charity in our parish since 1866, until their departure earlier this year. Many of the sisters who lived here in Tramore over the years will be present at the Mass, at 10.30am on Sunday. Immediately after Mass, we invite you to remain in the church for a few moments as the plaque will be blessed and officially unveiled. Once again, we give thanks to God for the presence of the sisters in our community for so long, who have left a lasting legacy in the areas of education, healthcare and pastoral charity.


Best Wishes to Fr. John!

We wish our own Fr. John McEneaney, our diocese’s newest priest, all the best as he takes up his new appointment as curate in Dungarvan parish this weekend. Let us pray for him, that his ministry there may be blessed with great fruitfulness.



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Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for November:
People Who Suffer from Depression
We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.


Advent Webinar – 24th November @ 7pm

In preparation for Advent, a Zoom Webinar will take place on Wednesday November 24th at 7pm. This event will have different segments and will run for approximately one hour;

Advent Wreath
(Antoinette Dilworth rsj),

Jesse Tree (Charlotte Keane),

Morning Prayer
(Dom Richard Purcell OSCO, Cistercian Nuns, Glencairn Abbey and Carrick on Suir Parish),

Bambinelli Sunday (Bishop Cullinan).

Please join this Webinar presented by the Diocesan Liturgy Commission.
Registration is essential to receive the link. Please email:
or call 051-874199.
All are welcome to join us!

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, Wed, Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Tues 9.30am – 1pm
Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm


Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for April is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477


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


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.

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Frank Dineen, Maurice Gavin

We remember the months mind for Matthew Lardner Therese O’Keeffe

We pray for Mary & Denis McCarthy, Mary Flanagan, sons Teddy & Sean, Noel O’Neill Richard & Kathleen Harney, Mary Harney O’Loughlin & son Richard 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.


For those who were married recently:

Darren Walsh & Deborah O’Grady.  

We wish them every happiness in their married life together.





Reflection- Feast of Christ the king of the Universe

What type of King?
A big thing in life is ‘where are you from’? We say ‘your accent betrays you. Sometimes we judge totally on where people are from, as Pilate with Jesus. With all he knew of him and heard, the miracles and the speeches, he asks:
Where are you from?
Are you a king really?
What sort is your kingdom?
Pilate was intrigued with Jesus and so are we.
Our Christian life is getting to know Jesus more, and taking part in his mission. The type of person he was. That he came from God and from humanity. He speaks of the best of God and the best of us, the best of heaven and the best of earth. He is worth our following.
Our role in life, our vocation and our mission is a calling to live like him in love and service.
There is the ‘from above’ in Jesus and much of John’s gospel stresses the divinity of Christ. He doesn’t look very divine but he does look very human. In the human is the divine. So we could be like him. We become like him by reading about his life and living like he did. He is a king in his truth, justice, compassion and love. The king-defender of the poor.
A good ending of one church year leads us to begin another. King and/or servant. We’ll see more of what it’s all like in the weeks of December. Meantime we want to live in this reign of God and pray and live – Your kingdom come.
Picture Jesus with Pilate, mocked and belittled.
Or on the cross, and recall, ‘this man is a king’.
Jesus, remember me,
when you come into your kingdom.
Donal Neary SJ