Newsletter 26th Sept 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary time.
  • Viatores Christi
  • Liturgical Music Workshop
  • Lectio Divina
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Mass Booking Update
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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 – 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 11.30am


Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm

Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am



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 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.


The Priest’s Retirement Collection was taken up at all Masses over last weekend.
We thank you for your continued support

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.


Congratulations to all the children who received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion & Confirmation recently and best wishes to the children and their parents who have yet to receive the sacraments 



Viatores Christi

Members of Viatores Christi will speak at Masses in the parish of Tramore during the Saturday Vigil Masses and the Sunday Masses

What is Viatores Christi?
Viatores Christi, (VC) an association of Catholic lay missionary development workers, was founded in 1960 .

Today it has become an international volunteering Agency and a faith-based sustainable development and humanitarian organisation. VC brings about positive change by improving access to healthcare, education and opportunities in the marginalised communities in which we work.

Why are they talking at the Masses
• To raise awareness about the missionary work of the Church and the role of lay missionaries, both at home and overseas.
• To thank the people of the Waterford and Lismore Diocese for their support for our work over the years
• To offer an opportunity and preparation to anyone who feels called to volunteer their time, skills and talents
• To appeal for ongoing help both financially and above all through prayer.
• There will be a collection in aid of the work.


Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for September:
An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle

We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.


Lectio Divina

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus invite you to join them in Lectio Divina – the praying with the Scriptures. This initiative will begin on Thursday, September 30th. A possibility of two sessions will be offered;
• Thursday @ 2:00 in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill and
• Thursday @ 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Parish Centre, the Folly, Waterford.

Please register at or call 087-4042745 and indicate what session you would like to attend. Thank you.


Workshops for those who lead Liturgical Music Ministry

Two new Liturgical Music initiatives are taking place in the Diocese during October and November. On October 16th, a workshop on Accompaniment will take place in the Cathedral of the Most Trinity, Waterford, beginning at 11.30am. For further detail visit:


Theology of the Body

Introduction to Pope St John Paul II’s teaching: Theology of the Body
Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East
8 weeks, beginning Monday October 4th
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Cuppa
Donation only
Registration Essential
Contact: Helen Williams 086 1678027

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, Wed & Thurs – 9.30am-4pm
Tuesday – 9.30am-1pm
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm

Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for March 2021 will open at the Parish Office on Friday 1st October from 9.30am.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477


Baptism Update
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Teresa Kidd née White, Glasnevin, Dublin formerly of Tramore

We remember the months mind for Michael (Mick) Hunt

We pray for Andy Fleming, Johnny Fleming & son Tommy Fleming, Maisie Symes, John M. Power, Gerry Hewetson, Nicky O’Connor, Tom Brennan, Tom McGrath, (Carriglong), Patrick Hackett, Nellie Power 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.



26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection

The Deep End

In the second reading from St James today we hear of a condemnation of the rich who exploit the weak. This theme carries on into the Gospel where Jesus has harsh words for anyone who would try to bring down ‘the little ones’. It is a lesson in tolerance and a call to care for the weak and vulnerable.
During this Season of Creation we are reflecting on the call to Restore Our Common Home and care more deeply for God’s creation, to live out our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork. This means being aware of the facts of the crisis so that we can discern where we are being called to act. Scientists tell us that we are now living through the 6th mass extinction of life on our planet because of the catastrophic destruction of biodiversity due to human activity. We have plundered the earth. We are also aware that our world faces a devastating climate crisis. This Autumn, two vital UN conferences are due to take place, the UN Conference on Biodiversity (known as COP15, in China) and the UN conference on Climate Change (COP26 in Glasgow). Catholics all over the world have been invited to sign a petition addressed to the Presidents of these conferences, to raise our voices for God’s Creation and encourage world leaders to take the necessary action. The petition is called ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People’ and has been endorsed by the Vatican as the main action for Catholics to take during this Season of Creation. It is something we can all easily do by going to and inviting our families and friends to do the same. Parishes, dioceses, universities, businesses, congregations can also sign. By taking part in this way, we are standing in solidarity with young people, with the poor who suffer the most from environmental destruction and with creation.
Let us always be conscious of our responsibility to be carers of creation, to connect more deeply with the wonderous world around us, to take action against all that threatens our common home.
You can find this year’s Season of Creation resources on
Jane Mellett