What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for Palm Sunday
- Holy week Ceremonies online Schedule
- Easter collections
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Mass booking update
Holy Week Ceremonies 2021
Monday 29th March
Parish Penitential Service 7.30pm
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm
Good Friday (Day of fast and abstinence)
Stations of the Cross 12 noon
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00pm
Prayer around the Cross 8.00pm
Easter Vigil 9.00pm
Holy Cross Tramore: Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 10.30am
Sacred Heart Church Dunhill: Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 9.30am
Trocaire Boxes can be returned to the parish Office from Tuesday April 6th.
For SECURITY REASONS please DO NOT leave boxes around the church or by any door.
If you wish to donate online go to www.tramoreparish.ie click Donate Now, click Other Collections where you will see the collections specified.
Good Friday: Collection for the Holy Places.
Easter: The Easter Collection is for the support of the priests of the parish and diocese,
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Holy Week Prayer Resources
Click on the Diocesan website: www.waterfordlismore.ie
For the faithful response of all men and women called to follow Christ and His passion through a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.
The Parish Office
The Parish office is closed to the public due to Government Covid 19 restrictions but you may ring the office with any inquiries.
Contact : 051-386477.
Times as follows for Holy Week
Monday 9.30-4pm, Tues & Wednesday 9-1pm.
Closed: Holy Thurs & Good Friday.
Re-opens Tuesday 6th April
Mass Booking Update
Mass booking for April and May is now open Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
(Mass Books for June and July & Aug will not open for the moment. Date will be confirmed later).
Please remember those who died recently, Con Casey, Jim Brindley, Miriam Walsh, Ted Rose
We remember the months mind for Teresa Gallagher, Kitty Bird
We pray for Hannah Power née Nolan ,Patrick Coffey, Rita O’Meara B/day Remembrance, Margaret Hennessy, Alice & John Cheasty, John Loughney, Ned Cheasty, Mary Anderson, Kathleen O Kane, Rosina Duffy whose anniversaries occur about this time.
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion -28 March 2021
The journey of discipleship
Our opening reading from Mark’s Gospel captures the elation of the crowds who welcome Jesus in Jerusalem. They spread greenery on the road in front of him, they lift their voices in praise, singing ‘Hosanna! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!’ But their hope and loyalty are short-lived, as we discover in our reading of the Passion. Jesus is left almost alone to face humiliation and death. His followers have heard his radical message of reversal and upheaval, but when it comes down to it, the challenge is too much. We are told ‘they all deserted him and ran away’. While Peter follows Jesus at a distance, he is soon denying he even knows him. Soon, the crowds are shouting for Jesus to be crucified.
We are very familiar with the Passion Gospel and it can be tempting to allow ourselves to tune out, particularly when it comes to the unpleasant parts. We do not like to think of ourselves as part of the mob shouting ‘Crucify him!’ Yet if we enter fully into the experience, we can see ourselves in the story. When things are going well, it is easy to praise God and shout ‘Hosanna!’, and promise we will not lose faith. There are other times we fall asleep, become complacent. And then there are days when we struggle, when we are confused or do not know what God expects of us or whether we are able to handle the difficult times. We pull away from God. The different disciples display this range of human reactions and emotions. This week, Holy Week, we are the disciples walking with Jesus on a journey that leads to the cross. And yet here at the cross, we find Mary Magdalene and the other female disciples, and Joseph of Arimathaea. We know the story is not over for these disciples, or for Peter and the others. The journey of discipleship is just beginning.
‘We don’t have to be able to articulate all the logic of what is happening now. But Christians walk on with the conviction that there is One who does make sense of the apparent madness of shattered human dreams.’ (Bishop Donal McKeown) Tríona Doherty