Newsletter 28 May 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for Pentecost Sunday
  • Confirmations
  • Cemetery Masses
  • retreat for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • “Good News” Faith Camp
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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

Tuesday after 10am Mass for the month of May
The Divine Mercy Prayer Group
Wednesday at 3pm.

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


Live stream

We are experiencing problems with the live stream. We hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible. Apologies for the any inconvenience caused.

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 Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.

Tramore Parish Radio

Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 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.


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  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.





Confirmations will take place in Holy Cross Church Tramore on Monday 29th May 2023.


On Monday 29th May 2023 Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan will confirm the children from our local schools

We welcome the children from Holy Cross School at 10am & the children from Glór na Mara at 12 noon

We wish them every blessing at this important time in their lives.


The Holy Face devotion

The Holy Face devotion will take place in Holy Cross every Tuesday after 10am Mass for the month of May.


Divine Mercy

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group will meet at 3pm every Wednesday

First Holy Communions

Congratulations to the children from Gaelscoil Philip Barún school who received their First Holy Communion this weekend.


Cemetery Masses

The Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves for all those interred in our cemeteries will take place over the month of June as follows:

Dunhill: Thursday June 22nd at 7.30pm.
Fenor: Friday June 23rd at 7.30pm.
Carbally: Wednesday 28th at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass)

Tramore: Thursday 29th at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass in Holy Cross, St Patricks & St Declan’s)

To keep our cemeteries neat and tidy, please remove any withered flower arrangements from your family graves and please take them home.


Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally. It may also be accessed on the website:
This will allow us to share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.


Legion of Mary

Rosary Procession Sunday May 28th
Crowning of Our Lady
Leaving Ballybricken Green at 3pm and proceeding to St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, for the crowning and a short prayer service finishing with Benediction.
All are welcome especially those children who received their 1st Holy Communion.



‘Be Still in the Presence of the Lord’ – a day of retreat for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be held in Mount Melleray Abbey on Saturday 10th June @ 10.30am. The day will be led by Maureen Kelly, Pastoral Worker in the Diocese of Killaloe. This event is being organised as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the beginning of this special ministry, and we also celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi on June 11th. The day will include prayer, input, and quiet time for reflection around Mount Melleray and will end at approx 3.30pm. Please book by calling 051-874199 or email
(Please bring a packed lunch on the day)


Lough Derg 2023 Pilgrimage Season

Three Day Pilgrimage
Beginning Thurs June 1st until Aug 15th (Last day to begin Sunday13th Aug)
Admission €80
Booking advised Phone 053(0) 719861518

Waterford Greenway Cycle Fundraiser for Radio Maria
Contact Mary Hooton 087-9870666 or Liz at


“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.


World Youth Day 2023

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is inviting young people from the diocese aged between 18-35, to join us on a pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day.
(WYD) is a phenomenal gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal church and an intense moment of evangelism for the youth of the world.
This unforgettable pilgrimage will take place from July31st-9th August 2023.
Please fill out expression of interest form on www.waterfordlismore/pilgrimages or email:


Marian Grotto, Tramore

Join us in praying the rosary at the Marian Grotto on Monday at 3pm for the month of May starting on Monday May 1st.


Play for Vocations

Birr Golf Club
Golf club lane, That Glenn’s, Glenns, Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 K378
Wednesday 21st June
Timesheet: 11.30am-1.30pm
Contact : Mark 085-8153803
Or email:


Good News Summer Faith Camp

Good News Summer Faith Camp for boys and Girls aged 6-12 years will take place at Glór na Mara school, Tramore from Monday 10th July –Thursday 13th July. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Pam 086-0726232/Olivia 086-3438467
More info



Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon Thurs 9.30am – 1pm
Fri 9.30am – 12.30pm
The office is closed every afternoon for the week beginning May29th

Contact: 051-386477



The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.

The Mass book for September will open on Thursday June 1st, from 9.30am
After three years of booking by phone due to COVID, we are going back to booking in person at the Parish Office. Please attend after 9.30am. We will take phone bookings after 10am on that morning.

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

Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477

Lovely selection of cards & gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion, available at the Parish Office.

Lost property
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.

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Leanne O’Brien

We remember the months mind for  Helen Carroll Reynolds, Anne Morrissey nee Sheridan, Pauline Corcoran

We pray Sarah Sadie Rogers, Marie Hayes, Emily Murphy ,Annie & Thomas Creed, Kathleen Kingston, Patricia Drelan Michael Barrett, Evelyn Hayes ,Kathleen Baldwin, Rebecca Deegan, Leo & Eileen Hughes, Edward (Ned) Murray, Sheila O’Brien, Phil & David Brett, Mary Kiely ,Maureen Hayden, Marie Gregan 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 Pentecost Sunday

Spirit Alive

Someone dies and we say he kept his spirit alive to the end; or we say that ‘his spirit lives on’. A word we talk of easily. It’s something elusive, you can’t pin it down. It comes from somewhere. Maybe from parents, a spirit of endurance or being able to make it through tough time, or from our prayer and faith! We talk of good team-spirit or of a person who kept joyful and courageous to the end. Today is the feast of the Spirit of God, alive, active and joyful.
The flame of the Spirit of love is the flame of God. The tongues of fire over the apostles and the followers of Jesus were flames of love, the Spirit of God that would burn on the inside forever. Pentecost is the flame of God’s own love, given to his followers to mark the birth of the community, the body of Jesus, the church.
It is the spirit of forgiveness always, a gift of the first Pentecost. Did this blow in our own country during the visit of the British queen, when the Good Friday Agreement and other peace agreements were signed, when the call came for a new reconciliation among people hurt badly in the times of the troubles?
Compassion, mercy, forgiveness and a hope for justice for all are gifts we ask from the Spirit who blows among us strongly today. On each inbreath, pray

‘Come, Holy Spirit’,
live in me and in all of us
as you lived in Mary and the apostles.

Donal Neary, S.J.