Newsletter 24th October 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 30th  Sunday in Ordinary time.
  • Ordination of John McEneaney
  • Mission Sunday
  • Faith @Home
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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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 – 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
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.



John McEneaney’s Ordination Sunday October 24th 2021

We wish our very own John McEneaney every blessing and good wish as he makes the final preparations for his ordination to the priesthood  Sunday October 24th, which is Mission Sunday. John will be ordained a priest in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand St. Waterford by Bishop Cullinan at 3pm. There are a number of places available for those who would like to attend; you can simply come along on the day, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Fr. John will offer his First Mass of Thanksgiving here in Holy Cross Church, Tramore, tomorrow Monday 25th at 3pm, and all are welcome.After Mass, Fr. John will give his first blessings to all present. There used to be an old saying that a blessing from a newly-ordained priest was worth two from a bishop! We pray for John and his family in advance of this momentous occasion, and for the new appointment that he will receive in the coming weeks.


World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. This year’s celebration will take place on Sunday, 24th October 2021. Please be as generous as you can this week during collection time in your local Church. You can also donate on the website of Missio Ireland.

For more information please visit Missio Ireland Website There you will find much more information on the work of Missio Ireland. Our Diocesan director for Mission is Mr. Gerard Deegan.
World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, and like the Good Friday collection for the Holy Land and Peter’s Pence, it is one of three yearly universal Church collections.
World Mission Sunday collections take place in every single parish where the Church is present. This includes not only Ireland and Europe, but also in poorer parishes in developing countries. It is a moment of universal solidarity when each member of the Church family, regardless of location or background, play their part in supporting each other. This is what makes it such a special celebration.We ask you to be as generous as you can on Mission Sunday this year.


Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for October:

Missionary Disciples
We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses
of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.



Weekly Newsletters available to download
Faith Development, Family Ministry, Featured, News, Youth Ministry

This week’s Faith@Home Family Newsletter and To the Heights Youth Newsletter are now available to download on


Ministry of Catechist

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is now inviting applications for the Ministry of Catechist. Deadline: 5th November, 2021.


Garda Message for 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


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 Bank Holiday – Closed
Tuesday & Wed 9.30am-1pm
Thurs 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm

Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for March is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477


Baptism Update
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Therese O’Keeffe née Maher

We remember the months mind for  Teresa Kidd née White

We pray for  Willie Harty, Rita O’Connell, Tina Purcell, Teresa & John Hamilton & family, Ronnie Reynolds, Bridget O’ Rourke, Gerald Scott, George Chambers, Joan O’Donoghue, James & Mary Power (Kilbride),Margaret Esmonde whose anniversaries occur about this time.


Lord,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.



30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection

All That He Needed
When we feel compassionate, we are reaching out to others. Someone’s tears get us crying, or joy gets us laughing. Compassion reaches into the needs of another, and simply wants to be there and to help.

Our gospel is a response to an illness – of a blind man who shouted at Jesus to hear him. No whispered or shy prayer here! His faith made him shout to Jesus, and to believe that he could be better. He threw away all he had – a cloak – and knew he had found all he needed – the faith that made him strong. This faith gave him energy as he jumped at the sound of Jesus’ name.

His sight returned later; the first gift was faith. Our faith helps us see the world as God sees it. We see creation as the beauty of God and care for it, and men and women as images of God and we care for them. We see beyond labels and categories to everyone as a child of God, and our brother and sister. This is the ‘eye of faith’.

The way of Jesus is the way of light, and of healing, so that nothing inside ourselves can block us from receiving the light of God, the light of his love.

Imagine the dawn gradually bringing light to the darkness.
Does this remind you of what light of God you might pray for?
Lighten our burdens lord, and enlighten our darkness
and may we walk in your ways.

Donal Neary SJ