What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflections 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
- Provisional dates for the Sacraments
- Symbolon; The Catholic Faith Explained
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Mass Booking update
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
7.30am & 10.00am
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday
Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.30am
OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES MASS TIMES
Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
WE REQUEST THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAND SANITIZING & FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
We are still having a problem with the live stream. We hope to resume the service as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Tramore Parish Radio Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am from Monday to Sat and 10.30am 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.
THE 7.30AM MASS AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH, TRAMORE WILL RESUME ON MONDAY 30 AUGUST
PRIEST ON DUTY
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.
Symbolon; The Catholic Faith Explained
The diocese of Waterford and Lismore presents Symbolon: the Catholic Faith Explained.
Too often we try to live a faith we don’t know or understand. Every Catholic deserves to know their story. Join us foe Symbolon, a 10-week series that presents the BIG picture of our faith, with Creed as our guide. The course will run on Wednesday nights beginning September 15th from 8-9.15pm. The course is open to anyone in the diocese, aged 18+ and is free of charge. All welcome to register email email@example.com or call Emma on 085-8623705
Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for September:
An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle
We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.
The 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:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-1pm.
Contact : 051-386477
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for February will open at the Parish Office on Wednesday September 1st from 9.30am. Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Please remember those who died recently, Geraldine Harrington nee Power, Michael (Mick) Hunt
We remember the months mind for: Helen McLysaght, Catherine (Kitty) Cullinan, Jer Hennessy, Ann Watt
We pray for Mai Lodge, Bob Lodge, Chris Prendergast, John Dunne, Michael Power Kevin Lynam whose anniversaries occur about this time.
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
What’s on the inside
‘It’s what’s on the inside that counts.’ How often do we hear this? Yet we get contradictory messages and we are also bombarded with messages about how we should dress or act, or what is appropriate behaviour. Rules about outward behaviour govern many aspects of life, from our school and work environments to our churches.
Today, Jesus has something to say about the tension between outward appearances and what’s on the inside. To the religious authorities who challenge Jesus, outer appearances and traditions are important, and they rebuke Jesus for allowing his disciples to eat with ‘unclean hands’. However, Jesus explains that it is not external actions that make a person unclean. It is what’s on the inside that indicates the true nature of our hearts. ‘Lip-service’ is not worth much if our hearts are not in tune with God. As Jesus puts it, ‘You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions.’
It is an invitation to examine how we put our faith into practice, individually and as a church community. Which human traditions do we ‘cling’ to? Do we become so focused on outward rituals that we risk losing sight of the teaching of Jesus and its radical implications? Do we treat our religious life as checklist of observances, or as a real encounter with Jesus?
‘The words of the Sacred Scripture were not written to remain imprisoned on papyrus, parchment or paper, but to be received by a person who prays, making them blossom in his or her heart.’ (Pope Francis)