Newsletter 23rd July 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Message of gratitude from Fr Paul
  • Message of thanks from Fr Richard
  • Mass Booking for November to be rescheduled
  • Recent Deaths and Anniversaries in our parish
  • Tramore Community Care Meals on Wheels Collection
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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 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 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 new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also acsess 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 sanitise 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.





Message from Fr. Paul

Dear parishioners,
I am taking this opportunity to thank you all for your kind wishes, cards, and gifts you presented me with on my departure. It would be impossible to express my gratitude to each one of you individually but be assured that I will remember you in my prayers. Your generosity and support I deeply appreciate. I am indeed grateful for the memories I am bringing with me and the photograph of Tramore will forever remind me of this beautiful place beside the sea.
Again, thank you all most sincerely for your constant kindness and for welcoming me to your parish. It has been a blessing and a pleasure to serve you as a priest.
I wish you all the peace and joy of God’s love and goodness always.
With deepest gratitude,
Fr. Paul Yang


Message of thanks from Fr Richard

Friends, recently we said farewell to Fr. Paul, after his five years of ministry in Tramore. While beginnings, partings and endings are very much part of life, they are never easy. What is important, is how we celebrate and pray those moments.

Last weekend, with prayer, warmth, and thanksgiving we had an opportunity to allow Fr. Paul to know the high regard we held him in; and how we wish him every blessing and contentment in the years to come. We prayed and said our farewells. Fr. Paul was clearly touched by the many kindnesses shown him.

I thank all who organised, participated, assisted, and attended our celebration. It was a beautiful evening in every way and was made so, by our presence, faith, and collaboration.

Thank you everyone.
Fr. Richard


“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.


Annual Mass at St. Declan’s Holy Well, Toor


The annual Mass at St. Declan’s Holy Well, Toor, Aglish, will take place on Thursday 27th July at 12 noon.
Confessions will be held before Mass. All are welcome.


World Youth Day 2023

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is inviting young people from the diocese aged between 18-35, to join us on a pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day.
(WYD) is a phenomenal gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal church and an intense moment of evangelism for the youth of the world.
This unforgettable pilgrimage will take place from July31st-9th August 2023.
Please fill out expression of interest form on www.waterfordlismore/pilgrimages or email:

Holy Family Mission

Applications opened on July 2nd for 2023/24
Holy Family Missions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow in your relationship with Jesus.
A nine-month Residential Catholic Community for young people aged 18-30 who desire to:
• Learn more about their faith
• Live with like-minded young adults
• Be steeped in an environment of prayer and the sacraments
• Have opportunities for mission with young people and families
Closing dates: EU residents – 20th August 2023
Applications closed for non EU residents
VISIT to apply



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford 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

Diocesan Family, Children & Youth WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

Faith@Home for families, Let’s Dive In for Children, To the Heights for young people. Go to or subscribe by emailing

Pope’s intention for July

For a Eucharistic life
We pray that Catholics may place the celebration of the Eucharist at the heart of their lives, transforming human relationships in a very deep way and opening to the encounter with God and all their brothers and sisters.



Experience the healing power of Jesus in our memories, bodies and souls. Through reflection on Jesus’ healing miracles, we will discover the healing power of the Sacraments of Confession and Anointing of the sick. There will also be the opportunity to receive individual prayer ministry from experienced prayer teams. Let us hear the powerful words of Jesus “Be Healed”. Led by Fr Patrick Cahill in Glencomeragh House 28 – 30 July. €270. Begins Friday morning with 10am Mass and finishes Sunday after Adoration at 3pm. Tel: 0526133181 or email


The Society of St Vincent De Paul Annual Collection

The Annual Summer Church Gate Collection was held last weekend.
We thank you most sincerely for your generous support.
All contributions go to help the less well off in our community.
We may be contacted in confidence on 051-391966 or Lo-Call 0818 200 551 or by post to 6A Convent Hill Tramore.


Meals on Wheels Collection

Tramore Community Care, Meals on Wheels, Annual Church gate Collection will take place next weekend 29/30th July.
This is a fantastic service provided in the community and your support is greatly appreciated.
Thank You.


Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon-Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for November will not open at the beginning of August as was scheduled, until further notice. We will give an update as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

The October Mass Book is open at the Parish office  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, Mary K Cullinane/Walsh Kilmoganny/UK, Baby Freddie Flynn, Pamela Brindley née Palmer, Agnes Fowler née Brennan, Charlie (Noel) Power

We remember the months mind for Michael Fulton, Jo (Josephine) St John née McCarthy ,Michael Hayes

We pray for Helen & Frank McLysaght, Eileen McCarthy, Tom Walsh Riverstown, Michael Brennan, Thomas Moore, Paddy Rowe, William Doyle, Mary Mackey, Noreen Murphy, Noel Griffin 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 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Small Beginnings
Everything starts small. The mustard seed was a tiny seed that grew into a flowering bush; it was not mustard as we know it, but only a bush to give beauty and shelter. It can remind us of the beauty of creation, and of the caring shelter we can give to others. It is also a reminder that each of us began as a seed in the mother’s body, and grew with the plan of God. The love of God grows like that – it begins small with birth and with bap¬tism, and then grows wide so that we share our love of God. It is the same with marriage – love begins and then grows so that children and grandchildren and others may shelter in love. Love grows when love is given, in our immediate circle, and in our care for the wider world. Good friendship and love spreads out to many.
We want the kingdom of God on earth and God is saying that it grows slowly. It grows as we try to grow love, peace, justice and compassion. The shelter of the mustard bush is the mercy of God, encouraging our parish to be ‘an oasis of mercy’ (Pope Francis). It is not easy, as love and care for the really needy of¬ten meets with opposition. The kingdom of God grows with the help of God, and without this help, our efforts are in vain.
Recall something in your life that began small
and has now grown; give thanks
Lord, may your kingdom come among us.
Donal Neary SJ