Newsletter 25 February 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the second Sunday in Lent
  • Stations of the Cross
  • ‘The Chosen’ in Tramore
  • Tax Rebate on Weekly Contributions
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Communion/Confirmation, new stock at the Parish Office
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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 at 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
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 Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also access 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 sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church. Thank you.

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.






Trócaire boxes are available in the porches

Please take home a Trócaire box for Lent and give it a prominent place somewhere in the home.

Diocese of Waterford and Lismore – Prayers and Reflections for Lent


Lent is the time of preparation for Easter and it commemorates the forty days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent fasting in the desert before beginning His public ministry where He endured temptation. During Lent – through prayer, penance (including participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession), acts of charity and self-denial – we are called to renewal of our Christian life in preparation for Easter

Further information & Resources on


40 Hours Adoration for Vocations

Please join us during this Year for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood. 4 venues throughout the Diocese: Sisters of Mary Morning Star (Waterford) 23rd – 25th February, St Mary’s Abbey (Glencairn)1st- 3rd March, Foyer of Charity (Dunmore East) 9th – 10th March, Holy Family Mission (Glencomeragh House) 19th – 21st March. More info on how to join in /contact details on 


The Chosen -Tramore Parish

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.


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.



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.


Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese check out



7 Nights Apartment B&B from €273 per person sharing.
Airport transfer available on request. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you.Tel. 01 4434510 or website MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Email:


Alpha Ireland Conference – 2nd March 2024 in Dublin.

‘Called to One Hope’. Come and hear about the impact Alpha is having in Ireland.
Further information contact:



Pope’s Monthly Intention for February

For the terminally ill
We pray that those with a terminal illness, and their families, receive the necessary physical and spiritual care and accompaniment.

Tax Rebate on Weekly Contributions

The parish benefits under a Scheme of Tax Relief for Eligible Charities.

If your contributions are over €250 in a year and you pay tax you qualify. It would be very beneficial for our parish funds if you sign and return the Enduring Cert, which are being sent out at present to all eligible contributors.

If you do not receive a letter your cert is still valid.

The Enduring Cert covers 5 years so we can claim for previous years. There is no cost to you.

We hope everyone who qualifies will return the Enduring Cert; in the envelope provided, to the parish office as soon as possible so that we can proceed with the claim.

Also if your details have changed please amend on slip provided so that we can update on our Parish system.

If you are not eligible for tax please let us know on slip provided and we will not send you any letters in the future.

All details are treated in the strictest confidence.

We thank your most sincerely for your continued support.



Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Monday -Thursday 9.30am-4.00pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for June will open at the Parish Office on Friday March 1st from 9.30am. Phone Bookings will be taken after 10am.
From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).


Baptism Booking

There is a minimum of 3 weeks notification required.
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.


New stock has arrived at the Parish Office /Shop

Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries & gifts for Confirmation and
First Holy Communion now available.
Please feel free to drop in. All welcome





Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Margaret Buckley née Fleming
Sr Bridget Veale Dunhill

We remember the months mind for  Maurice Leahy, John O’Connor, Gabrielle Power née Griffin

We pray for Christy Crowley, Maurice Fitzgerald, Tommy Coffey, Maura Ryan, Tony Dunphy, James Burke, Mary Butler, Richard Crowley, Alicia & Billy McGrath ,Tommy Ryan, Patrick Riordan  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 2nd Sunday of Lent

Radiant Light
Jesus heard at the Transfiguration that he was beloved! We all want to know that someone would say they love us.
We are all the time God’s favoured ones – it’s ourselves that miss out on it. We live in the big wide world of God’s love, and Jesus on Tabor was allowing himself be loved in the radiant light of God, shining even in the cloud.
Together we are loved as Peter, James and John were loved in community. Light is caught from one to the other. We are the light of Tabor Mountain for each other. All are loved. The one I like and don’t like! The radiant body of Christ was hammered and killed later by ourselves. Love killed at Calvary rose again. Love cannot die.
We can transfigure or disfigure each other. We can bring out the light and the hope and the joy in our belonging to God!
We can transfigure a school, a parish, a community any group by first of all our being loved by God and letting love go out. If we really believe we are loved by God then the world we live in is transfigured, changed.
In the light of the cross, the sign of our faith, the way we are saved.
Imagine yourself breathing in the light of God.
Let it fill your body bit by bit. Praise God for this light.
Light of God, love me, save me, call me.
Donal Neary SJ