Newsletter 28th April 2024

Tramore Parish Newsletter- 28 April 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 5th Sunday of Easter
  • Thank you for supporting our students studying for the priesthood. 
  • Blesssing of the Riverstown Estate, Homes and Community
  • Faith @Home Activities for Children
  • Pilgrimage to Knock
  • Legion of Mary
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Reflection for 5th Sunday of Easter

Jesus, the Centre
Without some centre of unity, groups lose their way. A team which puts its eyes on money rather than on teamwork will lose games. A family which relies on anything other than love to keep it together will fall apart.  The church, the community of Jesus is something similar.
What keeps the church together at its best is Jesus.  Human leadership, moral authority, ritual dogmatism, are not the centre of the church.  Leadership can fail, moral authority can take wrong turnings and ritual dogmatism can override the concerns of people. The centre of the church is Jesus Christ. Our unity with Jesus is the central bond of the church. He is the Vine, we the branches.
When we have been let down by the church, like in the situations of abuse, or cover-ups by church authority, we are kept going as Christians by our unity with Jesus.
The image of roots and branches, of fruit and tree, all very much part of each other, is what Jesus uses. Other images like this might be the unity or light and colour in a rainbow. Only if we can look on Jesus Christ as the centre of our faith can church life be sincere and have the energy which will save and change our world.
Imagine yourself being with Jesus; just the two of you.
Share what is in your heart and listen to how his word echoes within you.
May we dwell in you, Lord, as you dwell in us.
Give us your peace, your energy, your joy.
Donal Neary SJ



Blesssing of the Riverstown Estate, Homes and Community. 

Thursday 2nd May 2024, at 7pm. on the green beside the Londis shop. 
The legion of Mary, on behalf of Fr. Richard O’Halloran P.P., Fr. Thadeusz, and Fr. Mark O’Farrel, invite you, your family and friends, to the blessing of the riverstown homes and community.
A special blessing of children and animals  will also take place, and there will be light refershements and music 
All very welcome!

Special Collection – Thank You!

A special collection was held last weekend, Good Shepherd Sunday, to help to support our three students who are studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. A total of €4385 was raised.
We thank all who contributed for your generosity

Canon’s Field

There are ongoing works through Canon’s Field for another week or so.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Diocese of Waterford & Lismore Knock Shrine Pilgrimage (By Bus)

Under the patronage of Dr. Alphonsus Cullinan D.D., Bishop of Waterford & Lismore


Tickets €35

Leaving Tramore (Church Carpark) @ 6.30am
Leaving Waterford (Miller’s Marsh Carpark) at 7.00am
Leaving Knock at 5.30pm
(There will be a break in Tipperary on each journey)

Tickets are available in the Parish Office at the Cathedral, St. John’s, St. Joseph’s & Benildus Holy Family and St. Paul’s Churches during normal office hours.
Contact: John Waters: 087-2138831, Michael Drohan: 089-4204804, Anne O’Connor: 051-381351

May is the month of Our Lady

Would you like to consecrate yourself to Our Lady?
First meeting Saturday 27th April Holy Cross Church at 3pm.
Meeting once a week for the month of May for approximately 30mins. 
If you are interested please attend first meeting and/or let Fr. Mark know.

Waterford Male Voice Choir Summer Concert.

Christchurch Cathedral, Waterford, Saturday 4th May at 8pm. Guest artists Roisin O’Grady, Soprano and The Kalimbas. Tickets €15 (including draw for Hamper) available at Cahills or from choir members


We wish all our students every blessing as they make their Confirmation on Wednesday 1st May.



Join us to pray the Rosary for the month of May at the Marian Grotto, Marian Park starting on Wednesday 1st May at 3pm.

Let’s Dive in!

Faith @Home Activities for Children.

Activity Sheet available in the porches.
Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for your grandchild or grandchildren
Further resources for Children on Diocesan website: Resources | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (

Weekly Contribution Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2024/2025 (Beginning May 5th) are now available for collection at the Parish Office. When the new envelope contribution year begins on May 5th, please discard any unused 2023/2024 envelopes.
Please have your current number to hand when you call in to the office for your new box. This will save you time. Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.

Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week

The parish office open Monday to Thursday 9.30am-1pm & Friday 9.30am-12.30pm.

Mass Booking

The Mass Book for August will open at the Parish Office on Wednesday 1st May from 9.30am. Phone bookings will be taken after 10am.

From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).

New stock has arrived at the Parish Office/Shop

Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries, Rosettes & gifts for First Holy Communion, are now available.

‘The Chosen’

An Evening with The Chosen 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, Convent Hill, Tramore beginning with tea & coffee at 7.15pm. March 11th, April 8th, May 13th.


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Family Festival will take place in Tramore over the May Bank Holiday weekend

Service of Rememberance

7-8pm Wednesday 8th May 2024, St. Paul’s Parish Hall,, Lisduggan.
Music & Reflection followed by light refreshments
All Welcome

International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles around the World

Designed and created by Blessed Carlo Acutis. April 28th – 12th May at Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford. Solemn Opening at 3pm on April 28th. Mon – Fri:10am – 5pm / Sat:11am – 5pm /sun 2pm – 6pm. Closed for lunch 1-2pm.

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.

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


Please remember those who died recently, Melissa Butler, Mary Dalton née Flavin, Roddy Crehan, Rory O’Shea

We remember the months mind for Cecil Tiernan

We pray for Derek Lyons, Raymond Lyons, Martin Lyons, Jimmy Lynch, Anne Morrissey (1st Ann), Tom O’Leary, Anne Power, Mary Power, Johnny Healy, Paddy Hannigan, St. Otteran’s Tce, Paddy Hearne, Eddie & Catherine Mooney
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.



Holy Cross Parish Mass Times & Services

Mass Times:
Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (Vigil)
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am and 12 noon
Monday to Thursday 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Novena to 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 Closing Times:
Church closes at 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and at 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Church, Carbally

Mass Times:
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor

Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday at 9am.

Sacred Heart Church, Dunhill

Mass Times:
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 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.

Parish Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to open Facebook Page, where we share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. You may also access via the link on the very top of the page on the parish  Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.

Donate Online

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.

Parish Office Opening Hours

The parish office is usually open from 9am to 4 pm Monday -Thursday & 3.30pm on Friday. However, opening times may change temporarily, Please check the newsletter for updates.


We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

PRIEST ON DUTY – CALL 086-6004384


Tramore Parish, Waterford