Newsletter 22nd October 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • World Mission Sunday
  • Tramore Parish presents “The “CHOSEN”
  • Holy Souls Novena
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Reflection for Ministers of the Word
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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

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

Fenor Church

Friends, the much needed works on Fenor Church have now commenced.
To accommodate the preparation, repairing, and painting of the Church, there will be no weekday Masses in Fenor for the next month. Mass will continue to be celebrated every Saturday evening at 6.00pm.
I appreciate parishioners understanding and patience for the next few weeks as this work is completed.

Fr. Richard (15-10-23)

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.



World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated over the weekend of Sunday 22nd October.
A second collection will be taken up at all Masses over this weekend.


Our Novena for the Holy Souls begins on Thursday 2nd November at the 10.00am Mass and continues until Friday 10th November at all Masses.
(All deceased relatives and friends are prayed for at every Mass here in Holy Cross church over the nine days)

Envelopes will be available in the porches. Please hand them in to the sacristy, parish office or put into the boxes by the sanctuary.

For security reasons please do not leave the envelopes anywhere else.
Thank You.


Tramore Parish Presents: “The Chosen”

“The Chosen” is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him. No matter where you are in your journey with Jesus Christ, The Chosen is for you Join us for an episode of the acclaimed series, and discussion afterwards. Monday November 6th 2023 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Glór Na Mara School Hall


Church Ground Parking

If you are a holder of a parking permit to park on the church grounds while attending Mass, we kindly ask you to contact the Parish office to have your permit renewed if you wish to continue parking on the church grounds at Mass times from January 2024


Rosary at the Grotto

The Rosary continues for the month of October at the Marian Grotto, Marian Terrace from Sunday October 1st at 3pm. Please join us. All welcome



Family Groups
Meeting Every Tuesday 6.45 – 7.45 at Tramore Community Care, Pond Road.


“Check it Out!”

“Check it Out!” events bulletin for the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore, containing a whole range of events you may be interested in over the coming days, weeks and months, including events for children, teens, young adults and families.


Introduction to Theology of the Body:

Discovering God’s Master Plan for your life

STUDY GROUP 2023. Mondays 7.30 – 9pm. November 6, 13, 27 | December 4.
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 0861678027/



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.



(with Sacrament of the Sick)
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing.


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.


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


Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese

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


All Ireland Intervarsity Rosary Novena

A 54 day Rosary novena for the renewal of the Catholic faith in Ireland beginning Sept 29- Nov 21, daily at 6:10pm on Instagram live, led by college students across Ireland. (There is also a Facebook page for anyone who doesn’t have Instagram. And if you have neither, feel free to join with the students in prayer over the 54 days from your own home or chapel – the more prayer the better! Facebook: StudentsRosaryIRE / Insta:@thestudentsrosary


Women’s Ministry: Monthly CHERISHED Evening

Evening of Prayer & Fellowship on the first Monday of every month at Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh. Rosary @ 7.30pm, Mass @ 8pm followed by tea/coffee & lots of chat! For more info: Shauna (087) 1378364.


Popes Monthly Intention for October

For the Synod
We pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world.



A Catholic Charismatic Outreach Movement to enable people to encounter the personal love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Zoom on Wednesday with companionship, music, sharing, prayer, the odd funny story, Sacred Scripture and adoration.
Zoom ID:86141473152/Password:fire/Wednesdays 8pm to 9.15pm



Every Tuesday at 7pm, 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.


All Saints Family Party

Monday 30th October, Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House. Prayer, Talk, Mass, Music, Fun and Games for all the Family! 11am – 2pm. Bring a packed lunch.
Booking is essential: email


Reflection for Ministers of the Word

On Saturday 25th of November, the Diocesan Liturgy Commission have organised a morning of reflection for Ministers of the Word, as we prepare for Advent & Christmas. This reflection will be held in St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, with Mother Marie Fahy as the facilitator. The spaces are limited to 20. I will repeat it again in the new year if there is further interest. There is no charge for this event. Contact: Mary Dee, Liturgy Office St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford 051 874199 086-8128266.



Parish Office

Mass Booking

The Mass Book for January is now open and the next Mass Book to open will be for February 2024 which will open on Thursday 2nd November

Next week’s opening Times:

Monday Thursday 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 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, 

We remember the months mind for Edward (Eddie) Dunphy

We pray for Willie Harty, Matthew Lardner, Larry & Teresa Swift, Betty McCarthy, Lillian O’Keeffe, Rita O’Connell, Margaret & John Esmonde, Bernadette Chestnutt, Eileen Riordan, James & Mary Power Kilbride, Tina Purcell whose anniversaries occur about this time, & Aidan Hogan Snr B/day Remembrance.

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 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A place for everything!
My mother used always say – put things where they belong. Newspapers, food, the bicycle not in the hall, and other homely advice. Jesus says the same here – give what belongs to where it belongs and to whom.
So Jesus is being asked about taxes and politics. He knows he is being trapped about money. He moves on to higher questions. Something about the answer of Jesus asks us — where do we belong?
Belonging can sound heavy – as if we are being controlled, or our money belongs to us and we can do what we like with it But for Jesus it’s the belonging of love, not of power and control.
Much is not in our control. We are born and die at God’s time. This reminds us that we are not the masters of our lives, we come from God and go to God. This belonging is the centre of our human family and community. God doesn’t want to control us but to love us.
But there’s an addition: belonging to God means belonging to each other. We have rights and duties of love. To give to oth¬ers what belongs to others; give to the poor what belongs to the poor. Everyone has a right to the food of the earth and the food of the mind, and shelter for the body. It’s not charity when peo¬ple are given food, education, a home, freedom of religion, free¬dom of speech – it is justice. To give to God what belongs to God is to share the goods of the earth!
Think of a time when you made a decision for the common good –
money given away, cleaning the neighbourhood,
joining a parents’ group etc. Remember and be grateful
Lord, may your will that we share well the goods of the world be done.
Donal Neary SJ