Newsletter 26th November 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection For Feast of Christ the King
  • Remembrance Mass resuming church services
  • The Chosen
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Christmas Tree of Remembrance
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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 at 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
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 Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our 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.



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 Chosen’

Our next evening with ‘The Chosen’ will be held on December 4th, 2023, beginning at 7.30pm, in Glór Na Mara School Hall.
We will look at an episode depicting the Wedding Feast of Cana and we will have an opportunity to reflect together about the role of Our Lady in our lives, and in the world.
Please do consider joining us, and bring a friend!


Waterford /S.E. Region Charismatic Renewal

Invites you to celebrate The feast of Christ the King, Sunday on November 26thfrom 2-5.30pm at the Tower Hotel Waterford.
For further information contact Síle 086-8590394 Organised by Word of God Outreach


Advent – Transforming Power of Love

On Thursday 30th November at 7.30pm, Antoinette Dilworth rsj will lead an Advent Reflection entitled ‘Transforming Power of Love’. All are welcome.



Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat


Newbridge College, Co. Kildare. 8th – 10th December.
For 16 – 35 year olds. Donation only. Great talks, music, prayer and an opportunity to meet young Catholics from all over Ireland. More info on


Remembrance Mass

The Remembrance Mass for all who died in our parishes in the past twelve months takes place in Carbally on Friday Nov 24th at 7.30pm and in Tramore on Thursday 30th Nov at 7.30 pm
This Mass allows anyone who has lost a loved one, either recently or over the years, to come and remember them and to light a candle for them in front of the altar in this the month of the Holy Souls. (Candles will be provided)
If you would like anyone remembered, please give the name in to the parish office 051-386477



LECTIO DIVINA (with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Tuesdays 2:30 – 4pm St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill. Thursdays 7:30 – 9pm, Sacred Heart Convent, Newtown Road. Gathering to read and pray with the Sunday Gospel, followed by tea and a chat!



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. Zoom ID:86141473152/Password:fire/Wednesdays 8 to 9.15p.m.


Introduction to Theology of the Body:

Discovering God’s Master Plan for your life

STUDY GROUP 2023. Mondays 7.30 – 9pm. November December 4.
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Tea/Coffee.
Theology of the body provides a lens through which to view the whole mystery of human life. If you have a body this theology is for you! Venue: Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East, Waterford, X91 FC65.
Registration Essential: Helen 0861678027/


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 checkout



Every Tuesday at 7pm, 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.


Popes Monthly Intention for December

For persons with disabilities
We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programs which value their active participation.


Holy Cross Church Christmas tree of Remembrance


This year we are decorating our Christmas tree in the church with silver Christmas decoration cards.
If you would like a loved one remembered, the name will be added to the card and it will placed on the tree in their memory.
Please drop in to the Parish office and we will be happy to assist you.
Donation for each remembrance card, in aid of Church Restoration Fund.


The Waterford Hospice Coffee Morning

Our next Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in O’Shea’s Hotel Tramore on Thursday morning 30th November at 11.00am. This will be our annual Christmas coffee morning and as usual there will be a great seasonal atmosphere created by the hotel.
All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice.
Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning.
As usual there will be a raffle with some exciting prizes to be won .As usual Hospice Christmas cards will be on sale.


St Vincent the Paul

St Luke’s Tramore Christmas Appeal 2023 CONFERENCE FUNDRAISING ADDRESS







Parish Office

Mass Booking

The Mass Book for March 2024 will open at open at the Parish Office on Friday 1st December . Please attend from 9.30am and phone bookings will be taken from 10am 051-386477

Next week’s opening Times:

Monday Thursday 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477

Christmas Stock now in!

Christmas Cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available at the Parish Office

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, Catherine (Kitty) Jackson, Declan Clerkin Dublin/Tramore


We remember the months mind for  Mary White née McGrath


We pray for Vincent Jennings, Richard & Jane Daly ,Keith Richardson ,Maeve Flynn , Peter Halligan, Ivy Halligan, Katherine & Richard Harney, Kathleen Flynn, Michael Flynn. Paddy O’ Brien 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 Feast of Christ the King

The ‘I’ word!

We know this story well. The most important word in it is ‘I’. Jesus identifies himself with the people he is talking about. He doesn’t say people were in prison and you visited them, or sick or naked. He says I who am in prison, sick or naked. It’s even more than being a brother or sister of Jesus. He identifies with each of us especially in need. Created as we are in the image of God, Jesus sees right through us to see God. God is the divine life of God in each person.
That makes the difference. We don’t help the needy person only because he or she is needy, but because each is in the image of God and Jesus sees him or her and says ‘that’s me.’
This can be a programme for life. For the young – can you make a decision for your life that includes deep care from your love of those in need? For those in their busy lives already and who have chosen their way – how can you show deep care for those in need. For the elderly – can you pray for those in need each day and encourage those more active to care for them?
Did you feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty,
welcome the stranger, care for the sick and visit the prisoner?
Lord Jesus, may your kingdom come –
The reign of equality, justice, peace and love.

Donal Neary SJ