What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflections 17th Sunday in ordinary time.
- Grandparents Day
- Campa Mhuire Mháthair
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday
Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.30am
WE REQUEST THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAND SANITIZING & FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.
OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES MASS TIMES
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
Tramore Parish Radio Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am from Monday to Sat and 10.30am on Sunday on your radio 105.4FM. (It may be tuned in only when service is on.)
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.
FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST THERE WILL BE NO 7.30AM MASS AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH, TRAMORE.
PRIEST ON DUTY
Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming
We are having a problem with the live stream at the moment. We hope to resume the service as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Campa Mhuire Mháthair
Campa Mhuire Mháthair: Free Online Catholic Faith Camp for Children aged 5 – 12. The four-day Summer Camp will include Music & Action songs, Arts & Crafts, “Into the Deep” Bible Stories, Games, Drama, Live-Streamed Daily Mass and more! The camp will run from July 27 – 30. No need to register. Check out www.holyfamilymission.ie for more info. Brought to you in association with Holy Family Mission and the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore.
World Day for Grandparents
The Vatican has released the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on Sunday 25 July on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20).
The 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:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4pm.
Contact : 051-386477
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for December is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Please contact the officee for further details 051-386477
Monthly Church Cleaning
Church monthly cleaning will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. We thank all the volunteers for their help
In response to a number of enquiries from our parishioners, we now have an online donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie, 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.
Please remember those who died recently, Winifred (Winnie) Woodbyrne nee Butler
We remember the months mind for Elizabeth (Betty) Flavin
We pray for Mary Garvey, The Kavanagh family, Marian Terrace & Peter Street, Mary Mackey, Michael Hewison, Frank & Peggy O’Rourke, Nuala Gavin whose anniversaries occur about this time.
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 25th July
Gift of love
We meet Jesus today in a situation of need. The crowds have followed him and they are hungry. Jesus challenges his disciples to provide a meal for them. When they object that they don’t have enough money, and only a tiny amount of food, Jesus uses what they have to pull off a remarkable feat (and feast).
For us, this Gospel might bring to mind the situation of migrants and asylum-seekers who experience hunger and hardship today. We are left in no doubt about our obligation to protect and care for those in need, just as Jesus provided for the hungry crowds. This feeding account also has the elements of a Eucharistic meal, with Jesus taking the food, giving thanks, and distributing it to everyone. Jesus doesn’t produce this meal from nothing, but transforms what the disciples provide into a blessing for many.
Sharing in Eucharist means sharing our resources. It means ensuring people are not left to fend for themselves in crisis situations. When we receive the body of Jesus, it is a gift of love. But if we do not give and love in return, we are wasting the gift. Where people are in need, it is our responsibility, as followers of Jesus, to share and to provide. God will provide beyond our imagining, no matter how little we think we have to give, but we are invited to take the first step.
‘If there is hunger anywhere in the world, then our celebration of the Eucharist is somehow incomplete everywhere in the world… We cannot properly receive the Bread of Life unless at the same time we give the bread of life to those in need wherever and whoever they may be.’ (Pedro Arrupe SJ)
Prayer for Grandparents
Heavenly Father, may saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of your Son, Jesus, be an everlasting model for grandparents. Your Wisdom and Word are eternal, meant for all generations. Help grandparents, we pray, as they pass on the rich traditions of the faith to their beloved family members, especially their grandchildren. We are all your children. Help us to know you better each day, ultimately leading us, with our family members, into eternal life with you. Amen.