Newsletter 26th May 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for Trinity Sunday
  • “Encounter” for young adults
  • “Let’s Dive in”
  • Rosary Procession
  • Corpus Christi Procession
  • Mass Booking Notice
  • Recent Deaths and Anniversaries in our Parish
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Reflection for Trinity Sunday

Father, Son and Spirit

When we think of the word Spirit can we think of something lively? A sort of a flow of living water; a cycle race rather than a traffic jam. The flow of life in us rather than the ways we block life. It is the spirit of God whom we call Father, Son or Christ and Spirit. We live in that sort of love. The church is called to be that sort of community.
The Trinity can make God totally distant. But that is not Jesus. He is the one who gets right into life, bringing God into humanity as one of us. Jesus talked so much about farming, weddings, death, illness, joys, trust, creation, nature, breakfasts, gardens, dinners; he is the God of the table more than the God of the temple. His spirit flows in all of creation, love, suffering and joy; He finds us in all things.

We need that big view of God. He makes everything sacred. Even the name Father, Son and Spirit.
Our call is to flow with him, to go with the flow of God’s Spirit. We are the flow of God in the world.
We become what we receive – the love of the Trinity in the world. We become like Christ himself as we receive this bread of life, called to be his witnesses. By what we say and do, in all we are.
Give thanks to the Lord for his presence in the Eucharist.
Father, Son and Spirit, enfold me in love, the love of your eternal life.

Donal Neary SJ



FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS – Holy Cross Church Tramore.

Congratulations to the boys and girls from Glór na Mara who received their First Holy Communion last weekend.

This weekend the children from Gaelscoil Philib Barún are receiving their First Holy Communion.

We welcome them, their parents and families and all present with them on this, their special day.
We wish them every blessing at this important time in their lives.



Join us to pray the Rosary for the month of May at the Marian Grotto, Marian Park Wednesday’s at 3pm.


Meditating with Mary in the month of May

Prayer, reflection and a cuppa! Friary Church, Lady Lane, Waterford X91R234 following 1.05pm Mass on 17th, 24th and 31st May. All are welcome. One time donation of €5 for materials. Queries: Sr NLIGHTEN: (young adult event – age 18 – 35)
Rosary, Lectio Divina, Adoration & Tea! Sisters of Mary Morning Star, Wadding House, Lady’s Lane, Waterford. Friday 24th May, 21st June &12th July


Let’s Dive in!

Faith @Home Activities for Children.

Activity Sheet available in the porches.
Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for your grandchild or grandchildren
Further resources for Children on Diocesan website: Resources | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (


Minister of the Word

‘Enriching your experience of being a Minister of the Word’ will take place in Sacred Heart Parish Centre on Monday 27th May at 7pm. The first hour will be a reflection hour with Fr. Billy Swan. Fr. Billy is a Priest of the Diocese of Ferns. He was ordained to the Priesthood in 1998, and awarded a Licentiate and Doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Gregorian University. He was director of Seminary Formation at the Pontifical Irish College,Rome and now serves as
Administrator of Wexford Parish.The second part of the evening will be facilitated by Mary Dee, as we move to the Church setting and go through the practical elements of proclaiming the Word of God.
If you are interested please contact the parish office with your details 051-386477



Friday 31st May, 8pm at St John’s Church, Parnell Street, Waterford. Talk, Adoration and Music, followed by Pizza and Fellowship! For 18 – 35 year olds .Newcomers always welcome. More info on


Enlighten: (young adult event – age 18 – 35)

Rosary, Lectio Divina, Adoration & Tea! Sisters of Mary Morning Star, Wadding House, Lady’s Lane, Waterford. Friday 24th May, 21st June &12th July



Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford City. Every Friday: 3 – 3.45pm.
Mass every first Friday at 3pm


Rosary Procession and Crowning of Our Lad

Sunday May 26th
Leaving Ballybricken Green at 3pm and proceeding to the Dominican Church Bridge Street for the Crowning and a short prayer finishing with Benediction.
All welcome especially the children who received their First Holy Communion.


Diocese of Waterford & Lismore Corpus Christi Procession

led by Bishop Cullinan
Thursday May 30th
Route: Ballybricken Green to The Cathedral of the most Holy Trinity. (Meeting Ballybricken green at 6.30pm)
All Welcome


Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week

The parish office open Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am – 4pm & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm.

The Mass Book for August is open at the Parish Office.
From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).

The next Mass Book to open (for September) is postponed until further notice due to Mass time changes which will come into effect from September.


At the Parish Office/Shop

Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries, Rosettes & gifts for First Holy Communion, are now available.


Pope’s Monthly Intention for May

For the formation of religious and seminarians
We pray that religious women and men, and seminarians, grow in their own vocations through their human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, leading them to be credible witnesses to the Gospel


Home of the Mother Formation Evenings for Adults

Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, in St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City led by the Servant Priests and Brothers and Servant Sisters. Adoration at 6.30pm.
Each week we will reflect and chat about different topics that will help us deepen our knowledge of the Catholic faith and live our Christian lives to the full!
All are welcome.


Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese

Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese check out



Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford City. Every Friday: 3 – 3.45pm.
Mass every first Friday at 3pm



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


Christian Education

“Christian Education meeting focusing on concerns Christian parents have on the new SPHE curriculum – The Park Hotel, Dungarvan on Tuesday June 4th at 8pm in the Estuary suite. All welcome! Organised by Family & Life.”




Please remember those who died recently, Margaret (Peggy) Curran, Tom Manton

We remember the months mind for Eleanor Power née Bowe, Helen Hanway née O’Brien


We pray for Margaret Costello, Marie Gregan, Frances Everett, Fergal O’Hanlon, Eamon Kelly (1st Ann),Emily Murphy, Mary Kiely, Jim & Kitty Gilligan, son Eugene & daughter Joan, Eugene Power Karen Walsh 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.



Holy Cross Parish Mass Times & Services

Mass Times:
Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (Vigil)
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am and 12 noon
Monday – Thursday 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help:
Mondays after 10am Mass

Holy Face Devotion:
Tuesday after 10am Mass

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group:
Wednesday at 3pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm

Church Closing Times:
Church closes at 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and at 5pm Thursday


Our Lady’s Church, Carbally

Mass Times:
Sunday at 11.00am


Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor

Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday at 9am.


Sacred Heart Church, Dunhill

Mass Times:
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday at 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.

Parish Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to open Facebook Page, where we share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. You may also access via the link on the very top of the page on the parish  Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.

Donate Online

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.

Parish Office Opening Hours

The parish office is usually open from 9am to 4 pm Monday -Thursday & 3.30pm on Friday. However, opening times may change temporarily, Please check the newsletter for updates.


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

PRIEST ON DUTY – CALL 086-6004384


Tramore Parish, Waterford