What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the fourth Sunday in lent.
- Special collection for UKRAINE
- Cana 123 Retreat for couples
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
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 www.tramoreparish.ie 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 10.am from Monday to Sat and 10.30am 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.
We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise 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
Weekly Contributions Envelopes
The new envelopes for 2022/2023 (Beginning May 1st) are now available at the Parish Office for collection.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR CURRENT NUMBER WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARE COLLECTING YOUR BOX OF ENVELOPES.
When the new contribution year begins on May 1st, please discard any unused 2021/2022 envelopes.
Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.
SYNOD – Online Submissions
The Synod process has begun in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. Projects are underway to receive submissions to questions that will help the Church understand how we can journey together in our faith. Please go to the Synod page on this website where you will find the online submission facility to receive your very important input. www.waterfordlismore.ie
Special Collection for Ukraine
The Irish bishops have asked for a
Special collection to be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of 26/27 March to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and especially the families and children who have had to flee their homeland in advance of the Russian invasion. The proceeds of this Special collection will be directed to Caritas Internationalis, which is the helping hand of the Church on the ground in the Ukraine and surrounding region. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.
Prayer for Ukraine
Lord God, we ask for you to be with all – especially children who are suffering as the crisis in Ukraine deteriorates. Lord for those who are anxious and fearful. For those who are bereaved, injured or who have lost their lives. And for those who have lost loved ones.
Cana 123-Retreat for Couples
Cana 123-Retreat for couples: Rediscover the meaning and fun in your marriage, your family life, and your commitment to each other. Experience the 7 thematic days of CANA Week, over three weekends, through April, May, & June. Including Talks, Testimonials and most of all, Time to share with each other as a couple and with other couples.
Contact details: Brian & Lisa Harmon
041 6851563, 086-8386725 or 087-9080023
Catholic Family Holiday Conference
A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore from 17th to 22nd April.
Booking is essential.
https://arisefamilyconference.ie or see poster in the church porches.
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.
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/…
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 9.30am -4pm
Tues & Wed 9.30am – 1pm
Aug Mass Book
The mass book for September will open at the Parish Office on Friday April 1st
Bookings will be taken by phone 051-386477
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Please remember those who died recently, Catherine Cheatle née Cullen,Eleanor Moore née Burns
We remember the months mind for Teresa Fanning, Edmond Keoghan
We pray for Jimmy Harty, Florence McCarthy, Dick Cowman those 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 4th Sunday of Lent
Give me my legacy now
This is a real family story about breakups and reconciliation, about love that covers all sorts of happenings and about love to the end. It is about a father who loved all the time, and many a parent identifies with it.
Look at a few things… the son had wanted him dead… ‘give me the legacy Da’. Everyone knew that. He had shamed the family. And the old man waited for years, hoping that his loved son would return.
Look at what happened when he came home – mercy took over – the run, robe, ring and the sandals. He was welcomed as a son. The father doesn’t even say once that he forgives. He loves totally and that includes forgiveness.
It’s mercy all the time. That repairs the loss. The son wanted to be a hired servant and that would have kept the old man at a distance. He was brought back as a son.
The story is also a call on us to have mercy. People all do wrong – often great wrong. We need a lot of mercy in our country now, but we can’t hold bitterness forever. The gospel today encourages us to love as we have been loved with the love that is merciful.
And even when we can’t do this – like the elder son – we are still loved. The father says – All I have is yours. God gives his love all the time and waits for our response. Mercy may take time. And God has all the time in the world.
Lord have mercy, on me and on all,
today and every day. Amen.
Donal Neary RSJ