Newsletter 2nd April 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection For Palm Sunday by Donal Neary SJ
  • Easter Schedule of Ceremonies in our Parishes 
  • “Arise”
  • Táize Peace Vigil
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Holy Week Ceremonies 2023

Holy Cross Church Tramore

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm
Holy Hour 8.30-9.30pm
Good Friday (Day of fast and abstinence)
Stations of the Cross 12 noon
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3pm
Prayers around the Cross 7.30pm
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 9pm
Easter Sunday
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 8.30am, 10.30am & 12.00

Our Lady’s Church Carbally:
Good Friday
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 7pm
Easter Sunday
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 11am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill:
Good Friday
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3pm
Easter Sunday
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 10am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor:
Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 9pm



It is recommended that parishioners continue to wear face coverings & sanitise their hands upon entry and leaving the church.


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.


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.



Lent – Holy Cross Church, Tramore

Holy Hour with Holy Face Lenten Devotion
Every Tuesday at 3pm
The Holy Face Devotion will consist of 30 minutes vocal prayer at the start.
The remainder of the hour will consist of silent adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please come for some, or all of the Holy hour.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group on Wednesday at 3pm.


Trócaire Boxes may be returned during Easter ceremonies or to the Sacristy or Parish Office from Monday April 3rd

For SECURITY REASONS please DO NOT leave boxes around the church or by any door.

If you wish to donate online go to click Donate Now, click Other Collections where you will see the collections specified.

Good Friday: Collection for the Holy Places.

Easter Weekend: The Easter Collection is for the Support of the Priests of the Parish and Diocese,


Statement of Parish Accounts

Statement of Parish Accounts for 20/21 now available in the porches and accounts for 21/22 are been prepared for the diocesan accountants at the moment and will be available in due course.


Chrism Mass

You are invited by Bishop Cullinan and the Priests of the Diocese
Chrism mass will be celebrate din the Cathedral of the most Holy Trinity at 11am on Thursday 9th April. All Welcome


Táize Vigil for Peace

Táize Vigil for Peace on Good Friday at 8pm – 9pm with The Peace Choir joined by friends from Ukraine at Edmund Rice Chapel, Barrack St Waterford.
All are very welcome.


“The Letter”

The Letter – Screening in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, April 18th
Save the date! St. John’s Pastoral Centre will screen the film ‘The Letter’ on Tuesday 18th April @ 7.30pm. This is something you won’t want to miss. More information will follow closer to the time on our social media platforms and in your parishes. In the meantime, please save the date!

Bookings can be made by calling 051-874199 or emailing


“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.


Arise Catholic Family Festival 2023

Calling families to come and join us in Tramore, Co. Waterford as we celebrate Easter together in the Sunny southeast. Make new friends with other families, share in wonderful celebrations of Holy Mass, and experience great teaching and seminars. Age-appropriate content is offered across the age groups. Dates April 10-13th 2023.
This is an initiative of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore and the Tine Network. For more details go to


Church Cleaning

The Church monthly cleaning takes place on Wednesday 5th April after 10am Mass.
We thank all our volunteers who help keep our church clean and tidy.


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’s opening Times:
Mon – Wed 9.30am – 4pm.
Thurs & Friday – Closed for Easter
The office will re-open on Wednesday 12th April
Contact: 051-386477



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

The Mass book for July will open Monday 3rd April,
Bookings will be taken by phone from 9.30am 051 – 386477

Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477


Parish Office Shop

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


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Philomena Hally neé Caulfield , Margaret (Maggie) Farrell, Tony (Wally) Wall, Tommy Gammell, Dominic Flynn, Patrick  (Paddy)Ridgard Snr.

We remember the months mind for: Niamh O’Connor, Mary Lye née Kirby, Anthony Behan

We pray for: Anne Murray, Serhiy Biletskyi (1st Ann),Anna Treacy, Alice Kelly, Mattie & Áine Waters, Ned Cheasty, Dick Cowman ,Mary (Queenie) Halley Helen Le Blanc Hayes 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 Palm Sunday

He has endured the cross
Our gospel today is long; it is the first of two readings of the passion and death of Jesus; we hear many sayings and notice events that are familiar to us and to all Christians. Maybe during the week we could take time to reread the gospel account, and watch what happens, going a bit behind the externals.
We will see Jesus being mocked, tortured, hurt, ridiculed, beat¬en and killed. We notice his fear in the garden of his agony, and also his willingness to go to the end for what he believes in and sees as his mission in life. We see him being treated unjustly, and a notorious thief being chosen over him for release. We see him on the cross, when he seems to feel neglected by his Father.
We notice also the help he received – the silent sympathy and love of his mother, Simon’s help carrying the cross, the sympathy of the ‘daughters of Jerusalem’, and even the faith of the Roman who said he was a good man, a ‘son of God’. We wonder about how he felt with the mockery and with the help he received.
We can identify with much of his suffering, in our own lives and the lives of people close to us. He is the one who ‘has en¬dured the cross and despised its shame’ (Hebrews).
We can often take comfort and consolation from the fact that he identifies with the suffering of the human race, and that his resurrection is the basis of our faith, hope and love.
Look at or imagine a crucifix, and pray as you feel drawn.
Lord, by your cross and resurrection,
you have set us free;
you are the Saviour of the world.
Donal Neary SJ