Newsletter 25 October 2020

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 30th Sunday or ordinary time.
  • Church open for Private Prayer
  • Halloween message from An Garda Síochána
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Parish Office  phone queries only
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Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming

Due to Covid 19 Government Restrictions, there will be no Public Masses at the Holy Cross Church until further notice.

We are happy to announce that our new Live Streaming Service is now in operation, where you may join us for Tramore Parish Services online from Holy Cross Church.   

SUNDAY10.30am   MONDAY – SAT 10.00am.

Please visit the parish website Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.

Please spread the word to people who are house bound.

For anyone who do not have access to online 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

The Church will be open for private prayer from Mon to Sat: 11.00am-5pm Sunday: 11.30am-5pm.

The Parish Office

The parish office is closed to the public due to Covid 19 restrictions but you may ring the office between 10.30 am-1pm Monday to Thursday ,10.30am-12.30pn on Friday with any inquiries.Contact : 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Joe Quinn

We remember the months mind for Robert Lodge & Martin Greene

We pray for Denis, May, John & Michael O’Keeffe, Tina Purcell, Rita O’Connell, Willie Harty (1st Anniversary),James Power (Kilbride),Gerry Morrissey, Denis, May, John & Michael Leamy, Tommy Butler, The Fleming Family, Kitty & Eddie Mooney whose anniversaries occur about this time.

Reflection for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary time by Jane Mellett.

The Pharisees continue their harassment of Jesus in today’s Gospel by asking him which commandment is the greatest. What follows is the most famous verses of the New Testament: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul … And … You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ We probably can’t hear this enough. Love is the greatest commandment and this is a radical statement. Because this love is agape love, i.e. a love of those we don’t even know or even like! It is a love that binds all of humanity.
We cannot separate love of God and neighbour; they are like two sides of a coin; they only work together. If we do not treat others with compassion, then how can we say we love God? Jesus often spoke about approaching the altar whilst holding a grudge against someone (Mt 5:24) and continuously challenged those who were hypocrites. Those critical of social justice movements in the church often say we should not be involved in doing ‘social work’. But this is exactly what we must do because this is how we love God, by loving our neighbour who is suffering, who is oppressed, who is in pain. We can love God and love people, there does not have to be a dichotomy.
There is a beautiful practice in India of using the mystical phrase ‘Namaste’ in greetings, which means: ‘the Divine in me greets the Divine in you’. Usually this is accompanied by a deep bow towards the person. How wonderful it would be to really see God present in each other and, more importantly, in those that society would rather cast aside. In this way we are being true to the greatest commandment.
‘May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.’ St Therese of Lisieux

Halloween Message from An Garda Síochána, Tramore

• 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
• It is an offence to throw an ignited firework at any person or property or even to light an unlicensed firework.
• The penalty for these offences is a fine of up to €10,000 or 5 years imprisonment or both.

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.
Contact Tramore Garda Station on 051 – 391 620
Confidential Line – 1800 666111 (freefone number)
Crimestoppers – 1800 250025 In the case of an Emergency, call 999 or 112 or social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr.

‘The AFCM International Convention

will take place from 6th to the 8th of November 2020 from 11am to 2pm each day online. To register go to
AFCM – Anointing Fire Catholic Ministries is a charismatic evangelisation community of priests, religious and lay ministers of Divine Mercy who spread the gospel by serving as torchbearers.’

Mass Booking for April 2020
The Mass booking for April which was due to open on November 2nd will not now take place due to COVID restrictions until we are back open


Prayers and resources are offered to assist the faithful during the threat of the coronavirus.

Please visit:

Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Creator
Lord, Father of our human family,
you created all human beings equal in dignity:
pour forth into our hearts a fraternal spirit
and inspire in us a dream of renewed encounter,
dialogue, justice and peace.
Move us to create healthier societies
and a more dignified world,
a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war.
May our hearts be open
to all the peoples and nations of the earth.
May we recognize the goodness and beauty
that you have sown in each of us,
and thus forge bonds of unity, common projects,
and shared dreams. Amen.