Newsletter 2nd June 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection the Feast of Corpus Christi
  • Diocesan Pilgrim Walk
  • Light of Hope Diocesan Mission
  • ‘Let’s Dive In’ Activities for Children
  • ‘Enlighten’
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Reflection for Corpus Christi

Gift for all Time
The main feast of the Eucharist is Holy Thursday. The Corpus Christ feast was originated partly to stress the joy of the Eucharist which might be somewhat lost in the more sombre Holy week. While Holy Thursday also includes the washing of the feet, this feast is simply to commemorate the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.
The body and blood of Jesus is the life of the Lord, ‘given to us’. This gift is for all times. At scenes where Jesus feeds the people in the gospel, much is always left over. This is a sign of wanting to give his love for the life of the world for all time. This live, to death and resurrection, is commemorated in a real way at every Mass.
When a priest or minister gives communion, we are aware of the special moment this is for so many people. It is a moment of asking for help in life, for peace of mind, for the presence of the Lord. At a time of illness or bereavement we may recall the lift of grace when communion was brought to us. On our side it is our promise also to share the Lord in different ways of love in our own lives.
Remember a time when receiving Communion
bright you peace, joy or comfort.
It is right and just O Lord to give you thanks
for the gift of yourself in the Eucharist.
Donal Neary SJ


FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS – Holy Cross Church Tramore.

Congratulations to the boys and girls from Gaelscoil Philib Barún who received their First Holy Communion last weekend.

7.30am Mass on Friday morning has now ceased. Mass at 10am as usual on Fridays


Diocesan Pilgrim Walk

Diocesan Pilgrim Walk – 16th June | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (


We are delighted to announce plans for our Diocesan Mission this June!

A group of 23 Canadian Missionaries from Catholic Christian Outreach™ (CCO™) will arrive in the diocese on 11th June following a week-long Parish Mission in the Diocese of Raphoe. They will help to facilitate a mission here in the diocese from 12th – 16th June.
Their mission, which is aimed at all age groups, will include activities such as meeting & greeting parishioners after morning Masses, Lightfever, Street Outreach, Encounter event for Young Adults, Music, Prayer and Testimony.
They will also facilitate three training sessions for all who are involved throughout the diocese in any area of ministry in our parishes and who would like to grow in confidence in their faith and in their ability to intentionally share with others, and create an invitational culture in our parishes. We would hope to see those who are involved, for example, in any aspect of Parish Liturgy, in Parish Pastoral Councils or Leadership Teams, Alpha Teams, Parish Faith Reps, Legion of Mary, and so on, attend a training event as a way of growing in our confidence and skills in knowing and sharing our faith.
The highlight of the mission will be a special diocesan afternoon of celebration at Mount Melleray on Sunday 16th June, with prayer at the Abbey, Pilgrim Walks, time for personal prayer and reflection, as well as fellowship and chat.
A full schedule will follow shortly on

Further information: Click image.





Enlighten: (young adult event – age 18 – 35)

Rosary, Lectio Divina, Adoration & Tea! Sisters of Mary Morning Star, Wadding House, Lady’s Lane, Waterford. Friday 21st June &12th July



Faith@Home Newsletter

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 (



Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford City. Every Friday: 3 – 3.45pm.
Mass every first Friday at 3pm



Monthly HEALING CEREMONY (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


Christian Education

“Christian Education meeting focusing on concerns Christian parents have on the new SPHE curriculum – The Park Hotel, Dungarvan on Tuesday June 4th at 8pm in the Estuary suite. All welcome! Organised by Family & Life.”


Pope’s Monthly intention for June

For migrants fleeing their homes
We pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys full of danger and violence, find welcome and new opportunities in the countries that receive them.


Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week

The parish office open Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am – 4pm & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm.


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for August is open at the Parish Office.

The next Mass Book to open for September is postponed until further notice due to Mass time changes which will come into effect from September.

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


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


The Tramore Active Retirement Association

The Tramore Active Retirement Association monthly General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at the Community Care Centre on the Pond Road at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome


Church monthly cleaning

 will take place on Wednesday 5th June after 10am Mass.
We thank all our volunteers for their help.




Please remember those who died recently, Rev Fr. Billy Farrell (Dublin), Larry Flavin, Sean Comerford (Carrickbeg), Christine Dempsey

We remember the months mind for Johanna Tyrell, Joan (Joanie) Power née Dunphy

We pray for whose anniversaries occur about this time Phyllis Fitzgerald, Tom & Pat Hughes, Tim & Valerie Hennessy, Bridget Sheehan, Edward (Ned) Murray, Frank & Sarah Douglas, Larry & Alicia Clooney, Michael(Mick) Farrell, Sheila O’Brien, Nicholas Garvey


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 Friday at  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