Newsletter 18th September 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Priests Retirement Collection
  • Chosen Series 2
  • Music in the Liturgy Workshop
  • 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
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 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am

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


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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise 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.




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



Priests Retirement Collection will take place at all Masses this weekend. We thank you for your continued support.


Singing through our Liturgical Seasons

Our music workshop for choirs will take place on Saturday 1st October. Registration will begin at 10am with the workshop starting at 10.30am. It is envisaged that it will end at 1pm approximately. The fee for the workshop is €10 which will include the music handout and light refreshments. To book, please email or call 051-874199.
The theme for the workshop is “Singing through the Seasons – A collection of Common Music for the Liturgical Seasons”. – Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Easter.
The workshop will be presented by Karen O’Donovan and Ciaran Coll. Both Karen and Ciaran are well known for their work in Liturgical music. They recently facilitated very successful workshops at the Irish Church Music Summer School in Maynooth. As we meander our way back to parish life after the restrictions of the last few years, this is an ideal way to re-invigorate your choirs and offer them the facility of
continuous formation which is so important for all of us.

Lectio Divina, hosted by 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. As always, come whenever you can. Bring a friend. We look forward to sharing the Good News together.
Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm- St. John’s Pastoral Centre or Thursdays, 7:30-9pm- Sacred Heart Convent, Cedar Lodge (Newtown Rd.)
Starting from 13th September. Queries: Sr. Kathryn 087 404 2784.


Coffee Morning

We are delighted to announce that the annual National Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice which will be held in the Majestic Hotel Tramore on Thursday morning 22nd September at 11.00am.
All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice.
We have had great mornings at this venue in the past so please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning. As usual there will be a raffle with some very fancy prizes.


The Chosen: Season 2

“The Chosen: Season 2” – 9 Week Zoom Series, brought to you by the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore.
“Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this show is for you.”
Join us online for an episode of Season 2 of the acclaimed series, and discussion afterwards.
If you can’t join every week, come along whenever you can! Tuesdays 4th October– 29th Nov 8. 9.15pm.
Registration is essential: Email / call 087 4042784
for more information


The Chosen: Season 2 In person
This is a beautiful series about the life of Jesus and his friends. We watch one episode, discuss, and pray together. Join us in St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford for an episode of Season 2. Fri 7th Oct – 2nd Dec 2.30 – 4pm.

RSVP Sr Kathryn 087 4042784 /


Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intention September

Abolition of the Death Penalty
We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country


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 to Thursday : 9.30am-4pm

Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm


Mass Booking 

The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months going forward.
The next book to open is January which will open  on October 3rd


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding Church Booking

Please  contact the office 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died Gerard Joyce Priests Road, Maureen Corcoran née Hearne Moonlaun, David Evans, Ballycarnane Woods

We remember the months mind for Kathleen Carbery ,Kathleen Dunphy, Michael Kavanagh, Georgina Canty 

We pray for Fr Colm O’ Brien, Michael Power, Summerhill, Liam Curtin, Charlie Breen ,Celia O’Connor, Tony Shaw 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 the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the side of the poor (first reading)
Isn’t it still the same as the first reading has it? The poor get the worst of things, and are diddled; it’s quite contemporary. It is about greed and fooling the poor; raising the shekel – like raising the exchange rate so that the poorer countries get less dollars for their kwacha and rupees; golden handshakes for people whose greed is palpable and whose attitudes have left so many people hard up; money well protected and taxes avoided if not evaded. Our waste of food could feed so many. People are poor not through their own fault but because they are neglected.
How many of the poorer schools are becoming less well off, with resources such as special needs assistants taken away? Hospital care is getting worse, as people wait for prolonged periods for treatment. Mostly the poor will first suffer from economic mishap. God hates this – he hates mistreatment of his people. Jesus raged against the exploitation of the poor.
We pay tribute to the people who work for the poor and needy – in the parish; in diocesan and other social agencies and our volunteers at home and abroad. Can we vote for public representatives who care for the poor?
The call to the Church is to care as Jesus cared; we need the harsh words of the first reading sometimes to waken us up, and the story of Jesus to make sure we don’t sleep again.
Pope Francis said:
‘if investments in banks drop a little,
it’s a tragedy!
But if people are starving, if they have nothing to eat, if they are not healthy,
it does not matter!
This is our crisis today,
Lord, may your kingdom come
Donal Neary S.J.