Newsletter 27th Feb 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflections for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Covid Update
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • “Grow in Love”
  • Lenten Retreat
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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
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.


Covid update

From Monday 28th February, in line with Government guidelines, face masks/coverings are no longer necessary indoors (i.e. in our churches), but optional. Social distancing within churches is no longer necessary, nor is the sanitising of the church after Masses.

It is recommended, however, that parishioners continue to wear face coverings & to sanitise their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

Once again, we thank all who have volunteered so generously through sanitising and stewarding for the past two years.


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.



This weekend 26/27 February, we welcome the children who are making their Confirmation in 2022, and their parents to the Mass of our parish preparation program

At the Mass Sat 26th February at 7.30pm, we welcome the Children from Holy Cross School.

On Sunday 27th February at 12.00 noon we welcome the children from Gaelscoil Philib Barún & Glór na Mara.
Please remember them in your prayers at this important time in their lives.


Next weekend 5/6 march we welcome the boys and girls making their First Holy Communion in 2022
At the 7.30pm Mass on Saturday Mar 5th, we welcome the children from Holy Cross School
and on Sunday Mar 6th at 12 noon Mass, children from Glór na Mara & Gaelscoil Philib Barún will join us for our Masses.
We welcome them & their parents, & we wish them every good wish and blessing on their journey to meet Jesus at their First Holy Communion.


Ash Wednesday – Wednesday 2nd March

Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

Mass in Holy Cross Church: 7.30am, 10.00am & 7.30pm
Mass in Carbally on Ash Wednesday at 7.30 pm

(Blessed ashes will be distributed at each Mass)


Trócaire Boxes

Trócaire boxes are available in the porch
Please take home a  box for Lent and give it a prominent place somewhere in the home.


Holy Communion for the Sick & Housebound

If there are any parishioners who are sick or housebound and who would like to receive Holy Communion on First Fridays or Sundays, some of our Eucharistic Ministers are happy to help with this. Please contact the parish office (051 386477) if you wish to request a visit.


Holy Cross Church Choir

To enable the Choir to resume its Place in the Church Services some New Members are required.
If you would like to join, please let us know. Please give your contact details to the Parish office 051-386477or Fr Shane 051-391868.

“Tuesday Club”

Carbally Community Centre will have a “Tuesday Club” running fortnightly.
Join us for chit chat, live music & dancing. Next date will be March 1st from 2pm-3.30pm.
Contact Eleanor on: 085 1344403

Family Days  at Holy Family Mission

Family Days are back at Holy Family Mission!
Sunday March 13th, 10am – 3pm. Bring a packed lunch!
Booking is essential: 052 6133181 or

Lenten Retreat at Glencomeragh House

“Show us the Father” Lenten Retreat
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th March at Glencomeragh House.
Spiritual Director: Fr Patrick Cahill.
Full Spiritual Programme includes daily Mass, Evening Adoration, Daily Rosary, Confession, Stations of the Cross and Spiritual Reflections.
Full Board Accommodation €225.
For more info: (052) 6133181 or


Silent Retreat with the Foyer of Charity

Faith Development, Family Ministry, Featured, News, Third Level, Young Adult

Upcoming Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat: Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…” Preached by: Fr. Kilian Byrne, Foyer of Charity Venue: Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary
Date: April 18th to 24th
Cost: €380 Full board
Contact: Helen : 00353 86 1678027/…


Church Cleaning

The monthly cleaning will take place after the 10.00am Mass on Wednesday morning March 2nd.


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
Tues 9.30am – 1pm
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm

Aug Mass Book

The mass book for August will open at the Parish Office on Tuesday March 1st
Bookings will be taken by phone 051-386477

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

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently: Michael Cullen Navan/Tramore, Michael Cardiff ,Kathleen Fahey, Patrick (Pat) Riordan

We remember the months mind for  Renee Hanley née Hoctor, Breda Hodgson née Mackey, Daniel (Dan) Cowman, Christine McSweeney née Ffrench

We pray for Maurice Fitzgerald, Teresa Gallagher (1st Ann),Tony Dunphy, Tommy Coffey, Maura Ryan, Patrick & Bridget Callanan, Nora McCormack, James Burke, Maurice Daly, Bridget Morahan 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 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

She must have a lovely heart !

Someone said to me of a friend – She must have a lovely heart! The Gospel today is about goodness inside and that we draw much from the store of goodness inside ourselves.
A way of looking at this is to wonder what makes us feel positive in ourselves about others and about the world. We have days when we feel truly grateful for much in life and in the world, and the store of goodness fills up. There are days when the opposite happens, and Jesus speaks of the ‘store of badness’.
The store of goodness is filled up in many
-a good conversation with a loved one,
time spent with an infant in wonder of how this child is and will be,
listening to some good music and admiring good art,
taking time to pray and listening to the word of Jesus in the Gospel,
finding time to pray with others at the Mass or in prayer groups.
God in many ways increases our store of goodness and we allow this happen. You can find your favourite ways of bringing out the best in yourself.
We know of people we meet whom we always feel the better for meeting. Prayer and faith should always bring the best out of us: give time each day to to allow the total love of God for us to reach us.
Another store of goodness is the goodness of self.. We can be too critical of ourselves and if so, we will probably find we are critical of others. Look this day into the mirror and give thanks to God for the man or woman you see there. If you look on ourselves with love, we will look on others the same.
Lord, teach me your goodness. Donal Neary RSJ