What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflections For 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
- Holy Cross Tapestry
- Alpha Online
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday
Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.30am
OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES MASS TIMES
Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
WE REQUEST THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAND SANITIZING & FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
We are still having a problem with the live stream. We hope to resume the service as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Tramore Parish Radio Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am from Monday to Sat and 10.30am on Sunday on your radio 105.4FM. (It may be tuned in only when service is on.)
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.
FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST THERE WILL BE NO 7.30AM MASS AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH, TRAMORE.
PRIEST ON DUTY
The Priests Autumn Collection was taken up last weekend 15th Aug.
We thank all who contributed for your continued support.
We have an online donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie, 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.
Try Alpha online. via Zoom
Explore life, faith and God
We invite you to join us for Alpha on-line via Zoom
Experience Alpha in the comfort of your own home
Thursday 2nd September 8pm -9.15pm.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
St Joseph & Benildas Parish Office: 051-878977
Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for August: Evangelisation:
Let us pray for the Church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.
Tapestry at Holy Cross Church
The Tapestry at Holy Cross Church, Tramore, measures 27 feet by 12 feet, and consists of 50 semi-abstract episodes from the Scriptures. The artist for the drawings and design is Mr. Robert Burke and the work was carried out by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Waterford. The figures are in natural coloured heavy linen appliquéd on scarlet linen background.
We have recently added a new page to the parish website explaining the meaning of the drawings on the beautiful tapestry behind the tabernacle.
Please visit: https://www.tramoreparish.ie/holy-cross-church-tapestry/
Bereavement Counselling / Support Services
Following the recent changes to the Government guidelines on the lifting of Covid 19 restrictions, we are pleased to let you know that our face-to-face bereavement support and counselling services are once again available Family Ministry St. John’s Pastoral Centre Waterford In addition to this, our online services will continue to operate. You may contact us at – 051-858772
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:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am1pm
Contact : 051-386477
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for January is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Please remember those who died recently, Mary Birrell nee Carroll
Geraldine Harrington (née Power)
We remember the months mind for Winifred (Winnie) Woodbyrne nee Butler
We pray for James Skinny Fanning, Freddie Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald family, Patrick Street, Prisca Young, John Flanagan, Tom Barrett, Liam McCusker, Billy Hutchinson, Anne & Jack Kelly, Patrick Mansfield whose anniversaries occur about this time.
Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Leap of faith
Children are often adept at looking beyond the practicalities and seeing the possibilities. Where a parent or guardian might only see a messy room in need of tidying, a child sees an obstacle course, a castle, a jungle, a magical fairy forest. It can be refreshing to take a breath and remember that there is more to life than our physical, tangible world with its daily routines and to-do lists. Sometimes circumstances can leave us blinded to life’s beauty or meaning.
In today’s Gospel, some of Jesus’ followers are finding it difficult to see beyond the physical. He has been teaching them that he is the living bread, but it is hard for them to accept. They dismiss it as ‘intolerable language’ and they wonder ‘How could anyone accept it?’ His teachings are too difficult to comprehend and they are annoyed and offended. Some of them even walk away.
But Jesus is offering something more than the practicalities, more than physical food or drink: he offers the bread of life, living bread, his very self. It is a difficult message, but Simon Peter gets to the heart of it: ‘You have the message of eternal life, and we believe.’ He is able to see beyond the obvious, to hear the truth at the heart of Jesus’ words. Jesus demands a lot of his followers, who must each decide whether or not they want to follow. Are we ready to make that leap of faith?