Newsletter 25th June 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Cemetery Masses  
  • “Good New” Faith Camp
  • Fr Paul Yang SVD
  • 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 – 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 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 9am

For the months of July & August there will be no weekday morning Masses in Fenor & Dunhill


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.



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

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.





The Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves for all those interred in our cemeteries will take place over the next week as follows:

Carbally: Wednesday 28th June at 7.30pm
Tramore: Thursday 29th June at 7.30pm

(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass in Holy Cross, St Patricks’ & St Declans’)

To keep our cemeteries neat and tidy, please remove any withered flower arrangements from your family graves and please take them home.


Next weekend 1/2 July the collection for The Pope and Diocesan Purposes will be taken up at all Masses over the weekend.
We thank you for your continued support


Good News Summer Faith Camp

Good News Summer Faith Camp for boys and Girls aged 6-12 years will take place at Glór na Mara school, Tramore from Monday 10th July –Thursday 13th July. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Pam 086-0726232/Olivia 086-3438467
More info www.tramoreparish.



Fr Paul Yang SVD

We regret to announce that Fr Paul who has been with us for the last five years is leaving us!
Fr Paul has been a wonderful presence in our Parish and is now leaving to pursue further studies in Maynooth College.
Fr Paul leaves us in the middle of July and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him and wish him well in the next chapter of his life.

Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our new 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.


“Check it Out!”

“Check it Out!” events bulletin for the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore, containing a whole range of events you may be interested in over the coming days, weeks and months, including events for children, teens, young adults and families.


World Youth Day 2023

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is inviting young people from the diocese aged between 18-35, to join us on a pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day.
(WYD) is a phenomenal gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal church and an intense moment of evangelism for the youth of the world.
This unforgettable pilgrimage will take place from July 31st-9th August 2023.
Please fill out expression of interest form on www.waterfordlismore/pilgrimages or email:

Five First Saturdays

July 1st Morning Prayer, Mass, Confession, Adoration, Rosary 8.30am-10.30am.
Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East.
More information from Helen:
086-1678207or email:


2nd Regional Stroke Conference & Awareness Event

The 2nd Regional Stroke Conference & Awareness Event will take place on Monday June 26th, from 9:30am to 1:30pm in the Talbot Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The Conference will be opened by Minister of State at the Department of Health, Mary Butler, T.D. The purpose of the event is to promote awareness around stroke, aphasia and brain injury; rehab and recovery, support for family and carers, risks and prevention, healthy lifestyle, medical advancements in various treatments and stroke survivor stories. There will be a number of guest speakers and information stands. Entry to the Conference is free and all are welcome.


Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat

July 3rd – 9th, Glencomeragh House. Preached by Fr Kilian Byrne (Foyer of Charity). Cost: €400 (full board). Daily Mass,Rosary,EucharisticAdoration, Teachings.Enquiries:Helen 0861678027/


Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina (with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Lectio Divina is a time of reading the Sunday gospel, prayer and sharing, followed by conversation over a cuppa. Queries: Sr. Kathryn 087 404 2784. Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm- St. John’s Pastoral Centre or Thursdays, 7:30-9pm Sacred Heart Convent, Cedar Lodge (Newtown Rd


Monthly HEALING CEREMONY(with Sacrament of the Sick)

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing..

Diocesan Family, Children & Youth WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

Faith@Home for families, Let’s Dive In for Children, To the Heights for young people. Go to or subscribe by emailing


Pope’s intention for June

For the abolition of torture
We pray that the international community may commit in a concrete way to ensuring the abolition of torture and guarantee support to victims and their families.



A Catholic Charismatic Outreach Movement to enable people to encounter the personal love of God Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Zoom on Wednesday with companionship, music, sharing, prayer, the odd funny story, Sacred Scripture and adoration. ZoomID:86141473152/Password:fire/
Wednesdays 8 to 9.15pm.

Hospice Coffee Morning

Tramore Hospice Support Group Coffee morning in aid of the Hospice will be held at the Waterfront, Tramore at 11am on Thursday 29th June. All welcome


Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon-Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477



The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance. The next Mass Book is for October and will open on July 3rd

After three years of booking by phone due to COVID, we have gone back to booking in person at the Parish Office.
*Please note on Mass Booking Morning, Please attend after 9.30am. We will take phone bookings after 10am on that morning.

Baptism Booking

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.


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Michael Fulton, Jo (Josephine) St John née McCarty, Michael Hayes

We remember the months mind for  Leanne O’Brien

We pray for Lily & Paddy Fitzgerald, JD Halley, Elizabeth Pinniger, Lillie Hanna (1st Ann), Eileen Carey, Joan Needham, Rose Shiels, Michael Walsh, Teresa O’Donohue, Breda & Christopher Delaney, Tony Power, Madeline McGrath, Paddy Murphy, 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 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Just Trust

Our lives are lightened by people we can trust. We need to trust so much in life. We know the great pain when our trust is shaken by people we thought we could trust — parents/ teachers/ religious superiors/ the church/ friends and more. In the gospel today Jesus addresses that need and grace in our lives. He encourages us to place our trust in those who care for us, and to trust in God who does not want destruction/ but development/ who wants peace among people in all sorts of ways. In what do we trust? Pagola writes: ‘some feel a need to consume more in order to feel secure; and seek a life of entertainment to forget their everyday problems’ (The Gospel According to Matthew/ p. 106). Jesus tells us to trust in God, who would not harm even a hair of our head. He asks and urges us to be people who would not harm another. We are worth this care and love just by being created. Like a parent or grandparent/ or an aunt or uncle/ totally loving a new child before the child is even seen, so God loves each of us. The sight of a starving child brings out our love and a desire to care.
This is linked to the care of God: in this care and trust of each other we find the trust and care of God/ given and received for ‘where there is love, there is God (1 John 3:7).

Just echo the word ‘trust’ as you sit in silence;
let this gift and call of trust fill your being.
Sacred heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you

Donal Neary SJ