Newsletter 2nd July 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection on ” a simple cup of water”, for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Fr Paul will be Leaving Tramore Parish
  • “Good News” Faith Camp
  • Alpha Summer Gathering
  • Annual Mass St Declan’s Holy Well, 
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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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

For the months of July & August there will be no 7.30am Mass on Friday mornings

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

Tuesday after 10am Mass

Wednesday at 3pm.

Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Church Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 9am

For the months of July & August there will be no weekday morning Masses in Fenor & Dunhill


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 sanitize 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.





This weekend 1/2 July the collection for The Pope and Diocesan Purposes will be taken up at all Masses over the weekend.
We thank you for your continued support


Fr Paul Yang SVD

We regret to announce that Fr Paul who has been with us for the last five years is leaving us!
Fr Paul has been a wonderful presence in our Parish and is now leaving to pursue further studies in Maynooth College.
Fr Paul leaves us in the middle of July and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him and wish him well in the next chapter of his life.

Parish Face book Page

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


Alpha Summer Gathering

We warmly welcome everyone who has attended Alpha and new people who might like to know more to join the Parish Alpha Team on Monday 17th July from 7.30pm – 8.30pm at the Majestic Hotel for our summer gathering. We’ll have complimentary tea and coffee and exciting news of our new plans for the autumn. Come and see!

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 www.tramoreparish



Church Cleaning

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


“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:


Five First Saturdays

July 1st Morning Prayer, Mass, Confession, Adoration, Rosary 8.30am-10.30am.
Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East.
More information from Helen:
086-1678207or email:


Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat

July 3rd – 9th, Glencomeragh House. Preached by Fr Kilian Byrne (Foyer of Charity). Cost: €400 (full board). Daily Mass,Rosary,EucharisticAdoration, Teachings.Enquiries:Helen 0861678027/


Lectio Divina (with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Lectio Divina is a time of reading the Sunday gospel, prayer and sharing, followed by conversation over a cuppa. Queries: Sr. Kathryn 087 404 2784. Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm- St. John’s Pastoral Centre or Thursdays, 7:30-9pm Sacred Heart Convent, Cedar Lodge (Newtown Rd



(with Sacrament of the Sick)

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing..

Diocesan Family, Children & Youth WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

Faith@Home for families, Let’s Dive In for Children, To the Heights for young people. Go to or subscribe by emailing


Annual Mass at St. Declan’s Holy Well, Toor

The annual Mass at St. Declan’s Holy Well, Toor, Aglish, will take place on Thursday 27th July at 12 noon.
Confessions will be held before Mass. All are welcome.


Pope’s intention for July

For a Eucharistic life
We pray that Catholics may place the celebration of the Eucharist at the heart of their lives, transforming human relationships in a very deep way and opening to the encounter with God and all their brothers and sisters.


Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon-Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477



The Mass book will open at the Parish office for October on Monday July 3rd 2023.
We are happy to be back booking in person. Please attend the Parish office from 9.30am and phone bookings will be taken after 10am.
Parish Office contact: 051-386477.


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477


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, Anne Tyers née Grant, Sean Kennedy St Otteran’s Tce & UK


We remember the months mind for:  Stella Piper nee Fitzgerald, Agnes Connors, Jim Molloy


We pray for Margaret & Joe Fitzgerald, Thomas McManus, Maureen Whelan, Annie & Paddy Dunphy, George Chambers, Des Healy 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.


13th Sunday In Ordinary Time

The simple cup of water 

The examples are stark in the gospel today: about not preferring mother and father to Jesus; about how, in our care for others, we care for Jesus, and how, in our neglect of others, we neglect him. We need to go beyond the practical example to finding out what is central in our lives and how we see God as central. When God is central, our love can be in the smallest of services to people, like ‘the cup of cold water’.
Jesus is not central outside our humanity, and our human relationships. In the real needs of ordinary people we meet his needs. We give the ‘cup of cold water’ to the person who needs it, not just to Jesus. It’s like many stories in the gospel of Jesus helping those in real need. This is the central point of faith.
We help in simple ways.
This is what Pope Francis refers to in his encouragement of simple love:
like the warm supper we look forward to at night, the early lunch awaiting someone who gets up early to go to work. Homely gestures. Like a blessing before we go to bed, or a hug after we return from a hard day’s work. Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love’ (September 2015).
Recall a time when someone helped you in a small way.
Be grateful. Offer yourself to do the same when you can.
Make me, O Lord, a channel of your peace and love when I see the needs of others. 
Fr Donal Neary, S.J