What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
- ‘Songs of Praise’
- ‘The Chosen’ in Tramore
- St Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Men
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
Newsletter 28 January 2024
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Thursday 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am
On Wednesday 31st January 2024 the Church and Parish office will be closed all day due to ESB maintenance in the area.
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
Tuesday & Wednesday at 9am
Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday at 9am
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 Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also access 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
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Waterford January
Songs of Praise
January 28th at 5pm
Join local choirs singing Waterford’s favourite hymns in aid of The Samaritans and Friends of the Cathedral Music which supports the cathedral music programme for young musicians
An Evening with ‘The Chosen’
Monday 12th February
Tramore Parish invites you to see Jesus through the eyes of those who lived with and knew Him. Come along to watch a special episode of the popular The Chosen series with us at Glór na Mara School, beginning with tea & coffee at 7.15pm Monday 12th February.
Tea | Watch | Chat | Enjoy!
‘The Chosen’ on Zoom
Please join us for The Chosen- Season 2. We are a faith-filled group. Together we watch an episode of The Chosen and have a chat. You are invited to be a part of this community. Newcomers encouraged to join.
We meet on Zoom – Tuesdays from 8:00-9:15pm. To register, please contact Sr. Kathryn email@example.com or 087 404 2784). Begins on Tuesday, 30th January.
Holy Hour for Vocations
Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary.
Third Thursday of every month. 7.30 – 8.30pm.
Scripture, Meditations, Rosary, Adoration, Music and Silent prayer. All welcome
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.
Home of the Mother FORMATION EVENINGS FOR ADULTS
Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, in St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City led by the Servant Priests and Brothers and Servant Sisters. Adoration at 6.30pm.
Each week we will reflect and chat about different topics that will help us deepen our knowledge of the Catholic faith and live our Christian lives to the full!
All are welcome.
“St. Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Men –
Led by Fr Stephen Kennedy, IVE, Fri Feb 2nd to Mon Feb 5th (bank holiday) in De La Salle retreat centre, Castletown, Laois, R32N6D8. Cost €200 – includes all meals and en-suite single rooms. Call Sr. Constancy 089 – 2152307 or firstname.lastname@example.org“
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN THE DIOCESE
Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese check out https://waterfordlismore.ie/eucharistic-adoration/
Pope’s Monthly Intention for January
For The Gift of Diversity in the Church
Let us pray that the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the gift of different charismas within the Christian community, and to discover the richness of different ritual traditions in the heart of the Catholic Church.
Now, that Christmas has passed we respectfully ask you to remove the Christmas wreaths and withered flowers from your family graves and please take them home.
Please do not dispose of them on the Church Grounds.
We thank you for your help in keeping our cemeteries neat and tidy.
Holy Cross National School Enrolment
Holy Cross NS enrolment forms for the coming school year are now available from the school office and must be returned completed by 29th February.
An open day for prospective enrolments will be held on
Monday 12th February from 6pm – 7pm
Our January guild meeting got off to a flying start. We had our auction but as some of our members were missing, we decided to carry our auction over to our February meeting which is on the 14th at 2.30pm. Come along and support our chosen charity, it’s always a great night.
Prayer to St. Brigid
On Thursday next 1st February we will celebrate St Brigid’s Day.
Dear St. Brigid, You were a woman of peace.
You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious,
And may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.
O St. Brigid, you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us,
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit. Amen.
Next week’s opening Times:
Monday & Tuesday 9.30am-4.00pm
Wednesday Church and office closed all day due to ESB maintenane works
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm
The Mass book for May which will open on Thursday February 1st at the Parish Office from 9.30am.
Phone bookings will be taken after 10am. 051-386477
From May4th we are having the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday as shared Masses. (Limited to 2 intentions).
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, Maurice Leahy John O’Connor, Gabrielle Power
We remember the months mind for Mary Kiely
We pray for Paddy Connors, Josie, Jack & Claire Kearney, Eileen & Robert Taylor, Mona Murphy (1st Ann),James & Margaret Morrissey, Nicholas Dunphy, Mary Kearns, Tom Furlong, Michael Murphy, Bernadette Myers, Chris McSweeney, Robin Curran, Chrissie Moylan, Hannah & Richard Power, Michael O’Shea 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 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Power of Evil
Jesus was very aware of the power of evil that can be around us. Jesus named the spirit whatever that meant. This gave him power over the spirit. He knew evil when he met it and he overcame it, with love, power and with kindness for this man.
In Jesus the good and the evil of the world met.
One big evil in us is the ‘it’s mine’. We learn it from childhood. We take the plate of cakes or a packet of sweets and say “all mine”. We normally get over this but not always. We need the conversion from it’s mine to it’s ours. That’s the Christian way. The environment is not ours, but for us. We have no right to kill off livelihoods all over the world, for our paper, our oil and our greed. Any abuse of people is the ‘you are mine’ syndrome. Nobody owns anyone in this earth and we belong only to God in a free way.
Evil will never win out to the end. It has been conquered on the Cross, with love.
Somehow this man was possessed. Evil came into him and maybe it was not his fault. He left clean and whole, with a kindness in his heart he would never forget. The people were amazed not just at Jesus but at the change in the man who had been possessed.
What are evil desires in myself?
For control of others, for greed, for whatever leads me away from love.
Imagine the light of God filling the darkness in me.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
Donal Neary SJ