What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
- Congratulations to Fr Mark O’Farrell
- Mass Booking Update
- Recent Deaths and Anniversaries in our Parish
- Season of Creation 2023
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Thursday 10.00am
Friday-7.30am & 10.00am
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA 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 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
Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
Tramore Parish Radio
Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am 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.
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 new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also acsess on parish website:www.tramoreparish.ie
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.
We have an online donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie, 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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
THE AUTUMN COLLECTION FOR THE SUPPORT OF PRIESTS
The Autumn Collection for the support of Priests took place last weekend.
We thank you for your generous support.
Fr. Mark O’Farrell CC
Congratulations to Fr Mark O’ Farrell who was ordained in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford on last Sunday by Rev. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.
It was a wonderful occasion for Mark, his Family & the Diocese.
We are also delighted in the next few weeks to welcome Fr Mark amongst us as our new curate to the Parish.
Back to School!
We wish the very best to all the children returning to school in the next few weeks, and especially those who are going to school for the first time.
Many of our young people are embarking on a new phase of life at this time of year. Some perhaps, leaving home for the first time. We wish them well and offer them the following words of wisdom.
Blessing Of Solitude
May you recognise in your life the presence, power and light of your soul. May you realize that you are never alone, that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you immediately with the rhythm of the universe. May you have respect for your own individuality and difference.
May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique, that you have a special destiny here, that behind the façade of your life there is something beautiful, good and eternal happening. May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.
St. Vincent de Paul – Back to School Assistance
It is that time of year when families incur a lot of expense in getting their children back to school.
If you require assistance with these costs, please contact St. Vincent de Paul, 6A Convent Hill, Tramore.
Please be assured your request will be treated with the strictest of confidence.
Contact: 0818 200551 or 051 391966
Please leave your name and contact number and we will return your call.
“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.
ST. ANTHONY’S NOVENA Waterford
St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.
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..
HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church
Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.
Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)
St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City.
Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm:
Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing.
Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother
Diocesan Family, Children & Youth WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
Faith@Home for families, Let’s Dive In for Children, To the Heights for young people. Go to www.waterfordlismore.ie/resources or subscribe by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Pope’s intention for September
For people living on the margins
We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance.
Season of Creation 2023 – 1st September to 4th October
The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.
This year’s theme is “Let Justice and Peace Flow” taking inspiration from the Prophet Amos who declares: “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24). And so we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity. As the people of God, we must work together on behalf of all Creation, as part of that mighty river of peace and justice.
Resources may be found at https://www.catholicbishops.ie/laudato-si/season-of-creation-2023/?swcfpc/1
The Mass Books for November & December will open on Monday September 4th at the Parish Office. Please attend from 9.30am
Booking by phone will be taken after 10am on 051-386477
Next week’s opening Times:
Tuesday – Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477
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.
Please remember those who died recently, Bridget Ryan née Kiely Doneraile Place, Bernie Lynam, Mullingar/Tramore
We remember the months mind for;
We pray for Mai Lodge, Teddy McGivney, Bob Lodge, Michael & Rita Power, Old Waterford Road, Teresa Power, The Doneraile, Margaret Cowman, Bridget & William Wade, Patrick & Josephine Moloney 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 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fighting for her child
She was a woman like many. She would fight for her child, so she took on Jesus, the best known religious figure around. Like someone taking on the minister for health or children over a medical card for a chronically ill child, and not letting them off the hook. Jesus was testing her. He saw faith, but he wanted everyone else to see it. So he told her she didn’t fit into the local religious sphere because she was a foreigner, like an asylum seeker or a refugee. She knew she fitted into the heart of Jesus simply because she was the mother of a sick child and believed he could help.
Even if he would cure everyone, maybe he would come back to her at the end. Jesus went further – he cured her child and praised her faith.
She is another of the unnamed people of the gospel. Like the woman of Samaria, the rich young man, the thief on Calvary – she is herself, and she is all of us. She is everyone, man and woman, of faith.
Faith in a surprising God who, in Jesus, his Son, never says no to goodness. Faith that keeps us energetic and alive not tired, in soul as well as body.
Remember your feeling of gratitude for the children of your family.
Lord, I believe. Strengthen my faith.
Donal Neary SJ