What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for The 3rd Sunday or Ordinary Time.
- Diocesan Changes
- “Confirming our Children”
- ” The Chosen”
- 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.
Tramore Parish Radio
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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
In the wake of diocesan changes announced by Bishop Cullinan last weekend, it was announced that Monsignor O’Mahony will be retiring in the coming days. We wish Monsignor every blessing and good wish as he retires from parish ministry here in Tramore, since arriving in 2009. Monsignor has served as a priest in various parishes since his ordination in 1967, including London, Ballybricken, Tallow, Abbeyside, the Cathedral, Clogheen, Dungarvan and Tramore. He served as Vicar General during his time here in Tramore, and also served as Diocesan Administrator following Bishop Lee’s retirement in 2013. We wish him a long, happy and fulfilling retirement.
It was also announced that Fr. Richard O’Halloran will succeed him here in Tramore, and so we welcome Fr. Richard O’Halloran as our new parish priest. Fr. O’Halloran is a native of Carrickbeg, and he has served already here in Tramore as a curate in his first appointment in 2001, when he was here for two years. Since then, he has worked in the parishes of St. Paul’s and Portlaw and Ballyduff Lower. We welcome him on his return to Tramore, and we trust that his ministry here will be fruitful in many ways.
“CONFIRMING OUR CHILDREN”
Due to the rising numbers contracting Covid- 19 Virus, the preparation Masses for the children preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation this year WILL NOT take place as scheduled this weekend.
Have you ever asked questions such as: What is the point of life? Is death the end of life? The Alpha course is a chance to explore these questions and to discuss the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, non-challenging atmosphere. The course is for everybody: committed Christians, wavering Christians and non-believers. All points of view welcome.
The course will run online using Zoom on Monday evenings at 7.30pm starting 10th January 2022 for 13 weeks.
There are still places available. Please feel free to join in. All welcome.
Please register your interest with the Parish Office Tel: 051-386477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Pope Francis’ Universal Intention January 2022
For true human fraternity
We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.
Join us for our new Diocese of Waterford & Lismore Wednesday Night series, “The Chosen”.
Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this show is for you.”
Join us each week for an episode of the acclaimed series, and discussion afterwards. Wednesdays 2 Feb – 30 March – 8.00 – 9.15pm.Registration is essential:
click https://forms.gle/f9xYmHELERZKiTwn9 or email email@example.com /call 087 4042784 for more information
Ages 18+ (including a Quo Vadis Young Adult Group)
Film Series: Hear what all the buzz is about! The Chosen is a dynamic series on the life of Jesus. We’ll watch one episode each week and have time for sharing and a cuppa too! Tuesdays (1st February – 29th March) – 2:00-3:30 – St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford City. Anyone interested is encouraged to RSVP to Sr. Shawn: 087-404-2785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lectio Divina: Want to include more scripture in your life this new year? Join us for lectio divina. We read, pray, and share about the Gospel for the coming Sunday. Cuppa too! Join us any week you are available. Resuming 3rd February. Thursdays, 7:30-9:00- Sacred Heart Parish Centre, The Folly. Questions? Sr. Shawn. 087-404-2785 or email@example.com
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
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for June 2022 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: Delores O’Sullivan née Cummins, Noeline Flanagan née Upton
We remember the months mind for Pat Purcell, Francis Comber, Elizabeth (Betty) Flint, Marie Fennelly
We pray for Margaret Robin Curran, Jim Cowman, Des Manahan, Chrissie Moylan, Tom Browne (Westown),Elaine Corcoran, Leo Burke, Tommy Curran, Richard Flynn 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 third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Faith beyond words
Jesus’ religious beliefs grew on the word of God. Through boyhood and family life, visits to the synagogue and prayer, he heard the word of God. Gradually he knew what it meant. Now was his time to speak that word, and to begin his ministry.
For Mary and Joseph this was a proud moment. They had given their time and love to Jesus’ upbringing and now it would bear fruit. Today parents worry about the faith of their children. They see a different attitude to religion, prayer, morality and many other aspects of life. They wonder did they do their job well.
Much of the culture today goes against God and religion. Parents cannot fight the culture. But they can hand on the best of the gospel by their own faith and by the way they live their lives, by their love and by speaking the truth as they see it. What is handed on in faith is beyond words.
Teachers and chaplains play a big role in handing on our faith. The Church owes a huge gratitude to teachers, chaplains, priest and lay, who have held that role in very difficult times over the last forty years.
We are all part of the ‘faith ministry’ of Jesus. By our own prayer we can help a new generation find their way to faith. We hand over worries to the Lord. Prayer gives us the encouragement to support a younger generation in their ways of faith – meditation groups, prayer groups, folk and gospel music Masses, work for and among the poor. God loves our younger generation more than we do!
Lord may my own faith grow deeper by my relationship with you.
Help those who search for you, especially the young.
Help us all to find your love in our lives, Amen.
Donal Neary RSJ