Newsletter 23rd May 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflections for Pentecost
  • Pentecost Prayer
  • Prayer for Vocations
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Weekly Contributions
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Holy Cross Church Mass Times

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 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.




Prayer for Vocations

That through union with the Blessed Virgin Mary, in whose company the Apostles received the Holy Spirit, men and women will receive the grace to respond to Christ’s call to follow Him as priests, deacons and in the consecrated life.
We pray to the Lord
“As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.” Will you let the Holy Spirit lead you to your true vocation in the Risen Lord…perhaps as a priest or consecrated religious? Speak to your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email:


Parish Office

The Parish office is now open to the public with entry restricted. (When you arrive please knock on the door and we will be happy to attend to you).

Opening hours
Mon, Wed, Thurs from 9.30am-4pm
Tuesday 9.30am-1pm. & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm
Contact : 051-386477

Mass Bookings Update
Due to government restrictions the Mass books for May to October were not opened as per normal six months in advance.
Mass booking for Aug & Sept is now open at the Parish Office
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
(Mass Books for October will not open for the moment. Date will be confirmed in due course).


Baptism Update

Due to the Covid 19 government restrictions, bookings for Baptisms have been on hold over the last number of months.
We are now taking bookings again.
Please contact the Parish Office for further information: 051-386477


Weekly Contributions Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2021/2022 are now available at the Parish Office for collection.


Please have your current number with you when you are collecting your box of envelopes to avoid delays.

Now that the new contribution year has begun, please discard any unused 2020/2021 (BLUE) envelopes.

Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.

Donate Facility
In response to a number of enquiries from our parishioners, we now 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, Patrick Paddy O’Sullivan, George Georgie Fitzgerald, James (Jim) MacNamara, Brenda (Bridget) Burns (née Cowman)

We remember the months mind for  Elizabeth Todd née Griffin, Tom Flynn

We pray for John Lawton Newtown, Kathleen Baldwin (1st Anniversary),Doreen Griffin, John & Margaret O’Keeffe & John Jnr, Margaret Costello, Sheila O’Brien, Maurice Cheasty, Patrick (Paddy) Power (The Terrace) whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Reflection for Pentecost

The Spirit will guide

In today’s Gospel, we see that Jesus is comfortable with an element of mystery. Speaking to the disciples before his arrest, Jesus is preparing them for the gift of the Spirit. The word he often uses is ‘Advocate’, meaning helper or comforter, indicating the disciples will not be left to struggle on alone. We hear Jesus say that the complete truth is too much for the disciples now. The mysteries of his life, death and Resurrection, and the implications for his followers – all will become clearer in due course. The Spirit will guide you, he says. Not everything is revealed at once.
Then in our first reading from Acts, we recall the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, just as Jesus promised. The disciples are gathered together when they have a powerful experience of the Holy Spirit, urging them out into the streets, proclaiming the Good News. The time has come. They must have remembered Jesus’ promise then, finally understanding what he meant when he said the Spirit would lead them, when the time was right.
The Spirit is still at work in our world. As our journey continues – as humanity, as church, as individuals – the Spirit unveils God’s message for our place and time. The Spirit is that life-giving force that animates our world, inspiring and energising us. Our task is to listen, to be awake to the many ways God speaks to us and calls us into the life of God.
‘I have always pleaded for a deep listening to the voice of the artist in our midst, and also to the supreme artist who tries to lead us to completion, the Holy Spirit of God.’ (Mark Patrick Hederman)

Tríona Doherty


Prayer for Pentecost
O God, who on this day
didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people
by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit:
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the same Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.