Newsletter 23rd October 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for Mission Sunday 
  • Welcome to Sr Anne Carr (MMM)
  • Five First Saturday Devotion
  • Holy Souls Novena Masses
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Parish Office open again
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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
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 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am

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


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

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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and 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.




Mission Sunday

In celebration of Mission Sunday, we are delighted to welcome into our Parish this weekend Sr. Anne Carr of the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) who will speak to us at all Masses.
The MMMs are an international congregation of religious women serving in eleven countries around the world in a variety of health-related professions. Their special concern is the care of mother and child and the fostering of family life.
It is a privilege to welcome such a missionary congregation on Mission Sunday as it gives us the opportunity to hear directly from those who give their lives in service of the Gospel on the missions.
We thank Sr. Anne for her presence and time this weekend.


Mission Sunday Collection

Today is Mission Sunday. A Collection will be taken up at all Masses over this weekend.
We thank you for your continued support.


HOLY SOULS NOVENA – Holy Cross Church, Tramore

Our Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins Wed 2nd November at the 10.00am Mass. Sunday Novena Mass at 10.30am, until Thursday 10th November.
Our Lady’s Church  Carbally – Novena will be from 14-18 Nov
Mass times to be confirmed.
Envelopes will be available in the porches.
Please hand them in to the sacristy, parish office or in the boxes by the sanctuary.

Five First Saturday Devotion

Five First Saturday Devotion, at Holy Cross Church, Tramore.
Beginning Saturday 5th November 2022
9:30am Rosary,10am Mass,10:30-11am Confession
10:30-10:45am Silent Meditation on the mysteries of the rosary
10:45 Some short Fatima prayers.
One can attend for part, or all of the devotion. We will be running this devotion for the next five months.


Family Day

Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary
Family Day
Sunday 6th November, 10am – 3pm.
Prayer, Talk, Mass, Music, Fun and Games for all the Family!
All Saints Costume Party.
Bring a packed lunch!
Booking is essential: email


AFCM Ireland

Invites you to
“Family tree healing”
Holy Rosary Word of God Deliverance Adoration Family tree Mass St.Patricks Church, Waterford 29th October 2022 from 2.30-4.30pm.
Led by Fr Bobit Thomas.

Taize Vigil

Taize Vigil for Peace as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in St Paul’s Parish.
Led by The Peace Choir and Friends in Solidarity with the people of UKRAINE


“Fire in the South”

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

“Adore my Son” Night Vigil for our Lady’s Intentions

First Monday of each Month at Glencomeragh House [Rosary at 7.30pm, Mass at 8pm]. Vigil begins after Holy Mass and ends after 3am Hour of Mercy with prayers of Our Lord’s Passion. For further info: Imelda (085) 8509715


Pope’s Monthly Prayer intention October

A Church Open to Everyone
We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.



Lectio Divina, hosted by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Lectio Divina is a time of reading the Sunday gospel, prayer and sharing, followed by conversation over a cuppa. As always, come whenever you can. Bring a friend. We look forward to sharing the Good News together.
Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm- St. John’s Pastoral Centre or Thursdays, 7:30-9pm- Sacred Heart Convent, Cedar Lodge (Newtown Rd.) Queries: Sr. Kathryn 087 404 2784.

Dunhill National School enrolment

“Applications for enrolment to Dunhill National School for the 2023/2024 school year will open from October 24th and will close on November 24th 2022. Application Forms can be found on the School’s Website ( This is a change from previous years but it is in line with the Department of Education’s and Dunhill National Schools new Admission Policy 2020. It is very important to note that all applications for the Schools 2023/2024 school year will have to be received by the school on or before November 24th, 2022. Phone 396383 or email for any information”.


Stay Safe this Halloween.

The Gardaí in Tramore would like to ask that people enjoy Halloween responsibly
• Be respectful of not only your own property but your neighbour’s property as well
• Parents / Guardians: Know where your children are & what they are doing
• Keep pets indoors on Halloween night
• Keep your bins in a secure and safe place. Same goes for businesses and also
for businesses not to leave pallets out where they can easily be taken and used for bon fires
• Do not buy, use or supply fireworks. The use of fireworks can cause great injury and also distress to people,
particularly elderly persons and to animals, notwithstanding the fact that they could set property on fire

If you have any information or suspicious activity to report or you are in fact a victim or a witness to a crime
you should report this to An Garda Síochána.
Tramore Garda Station 051 – 391620
Confidential Line 1800 666111 (freefone number)
Crimestoppers 1800 250025
• In the case of an emergency, call 999 or 112


Parish Office

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 to Thursday : 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
The Parish Office will be closed in the afternoons from Sept 26th – Oct 7th


The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months.
The Mass book for January 2023 is now open


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Tony Derreth Smith

We remember the months mind for  Seóirse (Anthony) Lawton, Tramore & Waterford

We pray Willie Harty, Josephine & Michael Morrissey, Tommy Doyle, Lily Hutchinson, Tina Purcell, Eileen O’Riordan, Rita O’Connell, Margaret Murphy, Thomas MacNamara for 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 Mission Sunday

A passionate spirit
Irish people have long memories of helping the missions – collecting stamps, mission groups in schools, maybe aunts and uncles ‘out foreign’. It is an essential part of the Church, because Christ is missionary, sent not just to one, but to all, to make a better world, founded on the gospel of Christ. Even if people are not baptised, the Church wants to point out the way to a truly human life – in the way, truth and life who is Christ, and committed to the world of justice
With so much hunger, ill health, and lack of education, the missionary spirit is passionate about wanting to improve things with the message of the gospel.

Today we pray for our missionaries. They are helped by our prayers in what is often a lonely life for them. Help the missionary societies if we can; think of giving some time in volunteering in the poorer world; decide to vote for people who are concerned for the developing world and who will maintain our aid to the world in need; and we can encourage the young to think globally.
We pray for courage for our people overseas and also for ourselves that we can live as Jesus in different ways. All are missionaries as Pope Francis says – ‘Each individual Christian and every community is missionary to the extent that they bring to others and live the Gospel, and testify to God’s love for all, especially those experiencing difficulties. Be missionaries of God’s love and tenderness! Be missionaries of God’s mercy, which always forgives us, always awaits us and loves us dearly.’
May our lives be lived in love and service
of you, Lord God,
and of each other.
Donal Neary SJ