Newsletter 24 March 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Holy Week Ceremonies
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation for Easter
  • “Lets Dive in”
  • Youth 2000
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Reflection for Palm Sunday

Two Parades.

There are two parades of Holy week:
First into Jerusalem from Bethany on the Sunday and Jesus being acclaimed as a political Saviour. People hoped he would triumph, that his followers would put him into power and all hoped he would get rid of the Romans.
Second, from Jerusalem outside the walls of the city on the following Friday, to Calvary. A man in disgrace. A man carrying his cross, crowned with thorns, mocked and bullied and tortured and about to be killed. Like the parade to a dishonoured graveside.
He had all sorts of followers –some like camp followers, some terrorists,
some people on the make for themselves, or the ones who stayed till the end, like his mother, an aunt and a few of the followers.
The others were at a distance, they would come back, and would follow later to the end.
We hope to be in that second parade.
Palms are for waving in triumph, then they and wither. The cross is forever, for all time. The cross is his love, and as we follow in this parade we show our willingness to console him in love to the end.
This is a holy week because a man like us, and one of the Trinity, gave his life for us.

Look at a crucifix and say, ‘what will I do for Christ?’
Lord, by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free;
You are the Saviour of the world.
Donal Neary SJ



Sacrament of Reconciliation

This weekend the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered at the end 12 noon Mass on Palm Sunday 24th March, in preparation for Easter.

Holy Week Ceremonies 2024

Holy Cross Church Tramore:
Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm
Holy Hour 8.30-9.30pm

Good Friday (Day of fast and abstinence)
Stations of the Cross 12 noon
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00pm

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 9.00pm
Easter Sunday
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 8.30am, 10.30am & 12.00


Our Lady’s Church Carbally:
Good Friday
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 7pm

Easter Sunday
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 11.15am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill:
Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 9.00pm

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor:
Good Friday
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00pm
Easter Sunday
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 10.00am

Priest on Duty



Good Friday:
Collection for the Holy Places.

Easter Weekend:
The Easter Collection is for the Support of the Priests of the Parish and Diocese. We thank you most sincerely for your continued support.

Tróaire Boxes 

Tróaire Boxes may be returned during Easter ceremonies to the Sacristy,
Or to the Parish Office after Easter
For SECURITY REASONS please DO NOT leave boxes around the church or by any door.

If you wish to donate online go to click Donate Now, click Other Collections where you will see the collections specified.



Congratulations to the boys and girls from our local schools who were confirmed during the week. Also we would like to extend our congratulations’ to the children who made their First Confession recently. We wish them every blessing at this time in their faith journey.

Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week, Easter

The parish office will be closed on Thursday 28th March -Tuesday 2nd April for the Easter break. 

The Mass Book for June is open at the Parish Office

From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).


New stock has arrived at the Parish Office/Shop

Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries, Rosettes & gifts for First Holy Communion, are now available.


Let’s Dive in!

Activity Sheet available in the porches.
Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for you grandchild or grandchildren

Faith @Home, Resources for Children.

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Mass of Chrism

You are all most welcome to the Mass of Chrism that will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford on Thursday 29th March at 11am.



Reflection – Music – Song , VIGIL FOR PEACE
The Edmund Rice Chapel, Mount Sion, Waterford


‘The Chosen’

An Evening with The Chosen Tramore Parish invites you to see Jesus through the eyes of those who lived with and knew Him. Come along to watch a special episode of the popular “The Chosen” series with us at Glór na Mara School, Convent Hill, Tramore beginning with tea & coffee at 7.15pm. March 11th, April 8th, May 13th.



“Arise” Contact: https//
Family Festival will take place in Tramore over the May Bank Holiday weekend


Home of the Mother Formation Evenings for Adults

Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, 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.


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 check out


Pope’s Monthly Intention for March

For the new martyrs.
We pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world inflame the Church with their courage and missionary enthusiasm.

Youth 2000 Retreat in Waterford

The spring Munster Youth 2000 retreat takes place in De La Salle College, Waterford from Friday evening 5th – Sunday 7th April. Everyone aged 16 – 35 is most welcome to attend for all or part of the weekend. Donation only. Music, talks, testimonies and workshops, adoration and Mass, and a chance to make great friends! See for more info.

Weekly Contributions Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2024/2025 (Beginning May 5th) are now available at the Parish Office for collection.
When the new envelope contribution year begins on May 5th, please discard any unused 2023/2024 envelopes.
Please have your current number to hand when you call in to the office for your new box.
Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.



Please remember those who died recently, Helen O’Sullivan, Andy Taylor.

We remember the months mind for Dr John Power

We pray for Jimmy Harty, Xavier Carelse, Kathleen Ware, Dominic Flynn, Alice & John Cheasty, Bridie Hannigan, Florance McCarthy, Jerry & Nancy Twomey, Alicia & Billy McGrath, Dick Cowman, Kennedy family, St. Otteran’s Tce whoes  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.



Holy Cross Parish Mass Times & Services

Mass Times:
Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (Vigil)
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am and 12 noon
Monday at Thursday 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help:
Mondays after 10am Mass

Holy Face Devotion:
Tuesday after 10am Mass

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group:
Wednesday at 3pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm

Church Closing Times:
Church closes at 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and at 5pm Thursday


Our Lady’s Church, Carbally

Mass Times:
Sunday at 11.00am


Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor

Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday at 9am. (No 9am Mass on 20th March due to Confirmations )


Sacred Heart Church, Dunhill

Mass Times:
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday at 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 Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to open Facebook Page, where we share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. You may also access via the link on the very top of the page on the parish  Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.

Donate Online

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.

Parish Office Opening Hours

The parish office is usually open from 9am to 4 pm Monday -Thursday & 3.30pm on Friday. However, opening times may change temporarily, Please check the newsletter for updates.


We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

PRIEST ON DUTY – CALL 086-6004384


Tramore Parish, Waterford