Newsletter 26th March 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 5th Sunday in Lent
  • “Arise”
  • Lent in Holy Cross Church
  • “Revive the Wonder”
  • Recent deaths 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

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 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 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.




Tomorrow Monday 27th Holy Cross Church will be closed all day due to Power Outage. The ESB are doing Maintenance works on the Priests road and surrounding area.


Lent – Holy Cross Church, Tramore

Stations of the Cross:
Every Friday morning during Lent after 10am Mass

Holy Hour with Holy Face Lenten Devotion
Every Tuesday at 3pm for Lent. Beginning Tuesday 28th February. The Holy Face devotion will consist of 30 minutes vocal prayer at the start. The remainder of the hour will consist of silent adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please come for some, or all of the Holy hour.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group Every Wednesday at 3pm

This weekend the opportunity for the
Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered at the end of all Masses in preparation for Easter.


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


A Lenten Evening of Reflection for Women

March 27th from 7pm-8.30pm
St Joseph & Benildus Parish Centre.
Facilitator: Sr Maureen Fitzgerald ASCJ
Please call the parish office to reserve a space

Frassati Hike for Young Adults (18-35)

Saturday 1st April, Lough Mohra, Rathgormack, leaving from entrance to Glenpatrick Wood at 9.30am.
Bring a packed lunch.
Mass will be celebrated.
For more info
or 089 207 2588


“The Letter”

The Letter – Screening in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, April 18th
Save the date! St. John’s Pastoral Centre will screen the film ‘The Letter’ on Tuesday 18th April @ 7.30pm. This is something you won’t want to miss. More information will follow closer to the time on our social media platforms and in your parishes. In the meantime, please save the date!

Bookings can be made by calling 051-874199 or emailing


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

7-12 June
Enquiries Joe Walsh Tours
01-2410800 or email


“Revive the Wonder”

“Revive the Wonder”: 3 part series on the mystery of the Eucharist.
St Oliver’s Parish Church, Clonmel at 7.30pm.
28/3/23: Eucharistic Miracles, Mystics & Martyrs [Speaker: Nodlaig Lillis, Diocesan Youth & Young Adult Ministry Officer]Engaging Presentations


Lent – A time of Hope, Darkness into Light

Our second Lenten Talk will take place on Wednesday 29th March @ 7.30pm via zoom. Our facilitator will be Gemma Mulligan who is a pastoral worker with the Diocese of Ossory.
Join Zoom Meeting : click HERE
Alternatively, you may join by using the ID and Passcode below.
Meeting ID: 864 2068 1659
Passcode: 354594


Pope’s Monthly intention

For victims of abuse
We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering


“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.

Arise Catholic Family Festival 2023


Arise Catholic Family Festival 2023
Calling families to come and join us in Tramore, Co.Waterford as we celebrate Easter together in the Sunny southeast. Make new friends with other families, share in wonderful celebrations of Holy Mass, and experience great teaching and seminars. Age-appropriate content is offered across the age groups. Dates April 10-13th 2023.
This is an initiative of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore and the Tine Network. For more details go to

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’s opening Times:

Please note:
The Office is closed Monday 27th March

Tues – 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 Mass book for June is now open,

Please note the minimum stipend for a booked Mass is €15.
The price of Mass Cards has not changed.


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477

Parish office shop

Lovely selection of cards & gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion, available at the Parish Office.


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Jim Hogan

We remember the months mind for Bernadette (Berna) Walsh, Michael Morrissey, Noel Power (The Gap), Ann Cheasty, Seamus Kiely 

We pray John Guthrie Anna Guthrie, Florence  McCarthy, Harry O’Neill (1st Ann) & Maura O’Neill, Kathleen Ware (1st Ann),Chrissie Browne, Nellie Mulcahy, Tommy Browne, Catherine O’Connor, Tommy Flanagan, John & Alice Cheasty, Jimmy Harty, Patrick Coffey, Joseph Flanagan, Maurice Flanagan 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 5th Sunday of Lent

A Human Heart
When people read this they say they see that Jesus is a real hu¬man being, son of God, God of heaven, man of the earth, weep¬ing over a friend.
His was a human heart. He liked friends and he found a home and a safe place with them, over the hill and away from the mob. We might picture him there – the talk, the chat, the prayers, the love; meals with other friends who dropped in, times of prayer and silence.
The one who can share a laugh, eat a scone, have a drink or a cuppa. The one who’d give a wink at the sign of peace! Not always so serious, even about religion. There’s no such thing as a sad saint!
He is a good friend. Friendship gives new spirit.
When life is ending we will give thanks for friends, and regret the way we have drifted or hurt each other. Real friendship is when another’s thoughts and life become at least as or more im¬portant than our own.
So the resurrection and the life is not just for after death. It is for now. We raise each other up in friendship and in love. In that is the grace of the Lord, himself a friend, for when we love, God lives in us.
Picture your friends and those you love and give thanks to God for each of them.
Lord, help me to keep love and friendship alive in my life.
Donal Neary SJ