Newsletter 27th Nov 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 1st Sunday in Advent
  • Holy Hour with Holy Face devotion
  • Alpha Gathering
  • Christmas Tree of Remembrance
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Advent & Christmas Prayer for the Home
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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

Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am

Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 9am


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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise 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.




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

Holy Cross Church closes at 4pm: Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday


Parish Bell 

The bell has been disconnected as we await parts for its repair. I t will not be functional for the next few weeks. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Holy Hour with Holy Face devotion

Every Tuesday at 3pm, for Advent.
Beginning Tuesday 29th November at 3pm.

The Holy Face devotion will consist of 15 minutes vocal prayer at the start. The remainder of the hour will consist of silent adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please come for some or all of the Holy hour.


First Saturday devotion

First Saturday devotion continues on sat 3rd December

The goal of the Five First Saturday devotion is to make reparation for the offences committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and thus improve our relationship with God.

Our Lady asked for two things at Pontevedra:
The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which has been done, and secondly, the First Saturday Devotion, which is something we can all do to advance peace in our hearts, and in the world.

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion, along with the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven.” -Sr. Lucy( Visionary of Fatima, March 19, 1939)

Holy Cross Church, Tramore
Saturday 5th November 2022
9:30am Rosary,
10:00am Mass
10:30am Confession and 15 minute silent Meditation
on the Mysteries of the Rosary.
11:00 am Communal prayer to make reparation to
Our Lady.
11:05 am Devotion finishes.


Advent & Christmas Prayers for the Home

As we approach Advent & Christmas, let us allow ourselves some quiet time each day to pray and be still.
To download your prayer leaflet follow link


Advent Candles

Friends, over the four weeks of Advent, we light candles on our Advent wreath in preparation for Christmas.
If there is young people, with their parents or guardians, willing to help us light our candles on behalf of our community over the weekends of Advent, we would appreciate their help.
Please speak with us after any of the Masses this or next weekend.


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.


Alpha Christmas Gathering

Come join the Parish Alpha Team on Monday 5th December from 7.30pm – 8.30pm at the Majestic Hotel for a cuppa (free of charge). We warmly welcome everyone who has done Alpha or might like to try the Alpha course in 2023. Come and see!


Upcoming Youth 2000 Retreats for Ages 16-35

Youth 2000 Ireland are running a number of regional and national retreats in the coming weeks.
For more information on Youth 2000 or how to register for the retreats check
or follow them on social media.



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Divine Mercy Group

Church of the Sacred Heart, The Folly, Waterford City. Every Friday: 3 – 3.45pm.
Mass every first Friday at 3pm


Advent – A time of waiting

Save the date in your area for our Advent Reflections. Each evening will begin at 7.30pm and will include Prayer, Reflections and Music.

These evenings will help prepare us for Christmas and stay in the spirit of ‘waiting’.

Sr. Antoinette Dilworth rsj will guide us through a reflection in the Pastoral Centre in Waterford. Antoinette is the Diocesan Advisor for Primary Schools in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, and has been facilitating evenings of reflections for us over the last number of years.

Both Frances Rowland and Gemma Mulligan are Pastoral Workers in their respective Dioceses. Frances will travel to Dungarvan from Kerry Diocese and Gemma will travel from Ossory Diocese to Clonmel.

(Donation at door). Looking forward to seeing you all soon.


Irish Conversation – Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish conversation group) will meet again on Thursday evening in Tramore Library, from 7pm to 8pm. This popular Ciorcal is known for its warm, relaxed atmosphere where you can join in the friendly ‘comhrá as Gaeilge’ so why not come along and join us? It is completely free to attend and there is a céad míle fáilte awaiting everyone who come along, at all ages and stages. For more details, please call Tramore Library on (051) 849 594 or of course, you can just turn up on the night. Go n-éirí go geal leat – agus bí linn!




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 – Thurs 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am –


The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months.
The Mass book for March will open at the parish office on Thursday 1st Dec .
Bookings taken by phone from 9.30am

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

Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477


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


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Paddy O’Reilly Fenor/Stradbally, Dave Colly England

We remember the months mind for  James Rockett

We pray for Vincent Jennings Noel Prendergast, Peter Halligan, Peter Gillen, Keith Richardson, Michael & Kathleen Flynn, Patrick O’Brien, Maura Boyle ,John Cowman whose anniversaries occur about this time.

1st Sunday in Advent Reflection

Light for the journey
In faith and in hope we begin Advent this week with its first candle. With Mary and Joseph we wait for Christ. The candles are lighting the way for them – and for us! The coming light of Jesus lights both our waiting and our journey in life. May it shine the light of Christ into the darkness of the year since last Christmas – bereavement, illness, depression, disappointments?
We prepare best for Christmas by spreading this light. The way to celebrate Christmas is rooted in our following of the gospel. Among our ways are care for the poor, some daily prayer, and the wish to forgive and be forgiven.
All the different images of Christmas prepare us for this birth
– the carols we hear and sing,
– the lights in the streets,
– the star over the church and the ways we pray with anticipation and remem¬ber other Christmas days with joy.
Everything of this month can remind us of God. The Christ¬mas trees, lights, cards, carols, parties, Santa hats, the houses lit up with reindeer and all the things we see about Christmas, all remind us that God is near.
We welcome this light in the spirit of Pope Francis:
‘Those who have opened their hearts to God’s love, heard his voice and re¬ceived his light, cannot keep this gift to themselves.
Since faith is hearing and seeing, it is also handed on as word and light’ (The Light of Faith, 37).
Spend a little time this Advent to remember some people or family memories that make you grateful for Christmas. Thank God for these in your own world.
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world of gold and grey,
Donal Neary SJ