Newsletter 2nd October 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Eucharistic & Adoration Retreat
  • The Chosen Series 2
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Lectio Divina
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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
Friday-7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

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

Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

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

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


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 Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.

Tramore Parish Radio Services

Tramore Parish Radio Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at from Monday to Sat and 10.30am 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 wear face covering and sanitise their hands upon entry and leaving the church.


Energy Conservation

In order to conserve Electricity and more importantly, to help keep the cost of our Energy Bills down you will notice we are not putting all the lights on in the church until the services are on.


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.




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

Diocese of Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Eucharistic & Adoration Retreat

Beginning Today Sunday 2nd October,
St Mary’s Parish Church, Clonmel.
2pm, Rosary, Confessions, 2.15pm Retreat Talk, 2.45 Tea/Coffee, 3.15pm Silent Adoration,
4pm: Celebration of Holy Mass.
Donation: €10. All are welcome.


Music in the liturgy workshop

Choir leaders and members are invited to attend a workshop. Sat 1st Oct from 10.30am to 1pm. St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford
X91 HW9D
This workshop will be facilitated by Karen O’Donovan and Ciaran Coll. More details will follow in the coming weeks. Bookings may be made by contacting the Pastoral Centre on 051-874199 or emailing


Lectio Divina, hosted by 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. As always, come whenever you can. Bring a friend. We look forward to sharing the Good News together.
Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm- St. John’s Pastoral Centre or Thursdays, 7:30-9pm- Sacred Heart Convent, Cedar Lodge (Newtown Rd.)
Starting from 13th September. Queries: Sr. Kathryn 087 404 2784.


Pope’s Monthly Prayer intention October

A Church Open to Everyone
We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.



The Chosen: Season 2

“The Chosen: Season 2” – 9 Week Zoom Series, brought to you by the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore.
“Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this show is for you.”
Join us online for an episode of Season 2 of the acclaimed series, and discussion afterwards.
If you can’t join every week, come along whenever you can! Tuesdays 4th October– 29th Nov 8. 9.15pm.
Registration is essential: Email / call 087 4042784
for more information.


The Chosen: Season 2– In person
This is a beautiful series about the life of Jesus and his friends. We watch one episode, discuss, and pray together. Join us in St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford for an episode of Season 2. Fri 7th Oct – 2nd Dec 2.30 – 4pm. RSVP Sr Kathryn 087 4042784 /


Tramore Active Retirement

The Tramore Active Retirement group are holding a meeting on Tuesday 4th October in the Community Centre, Pond Road, Tramore at 11am.
All are welcome


Tramore ICA

Next guild meeting is on the 12th October at 8 pm. Craft classes resume in Tramore House Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10am to 12noon.
All are welcome.

Church monthly cleaning will take place after 10am Mass Wednesday 5th October.
We thank all our volunteers for your help.

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:
Mon to Thursday : 9.30am-1pm
Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm

The Parish Office will be closed in the afternoons from Sept 26th – Oct 7th


The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months.
The Mass book for January 2023 will open on Monday October 3rd.

Booking will be taken by Phone 051-386477


Baptism Booking
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Peter Burns Tramore/Waterford, Phil Doyle, Tramore/Enniscorthy

We remember the months mind for  Anne Kennedy Thomas Farrell
Bridget Wade

We pray for Kevin Barron, Ann & Jack Barrett, Ceiran Quinn, Edward & Breda Power, Newtown Hill, Gerry Hewetson, Tom Butler ,Kay Murphy, Sr. Euphrasia (Linda) Hally, Paddy & Pauline Walsh, Catherine (Kitty) Power, Patrick Hackett, Nellie Power ,Dr Mattie & Una Maughan ,Maureen Harper, Gerard & Marcelle Stevens 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 the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gift of Faith
Interesting that Jesus says we don’t need much faith – only the size of a mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds in his time. Does he really mean this?
He seems to be saying that faith does not depend on us. It is a gift from God/ which grows throughout our lives’ fanned into a flame’, as in the second reading. We need to have confidence in the faith we have rather than always berating ourselves that it is little. In the Christian parish and community there is often more faith than we realise.
In a parish we have the people who serve the sick and the poor; those who pray a lot and those who worship; those who reflect on faith and question. There are the families where faith is expressed in many different ways. Every moment where we come in touch with the world beyond ourselves, whether directly religious or not, is a moment of faith.
We can trace the history of our own faith and remember personal moments that strengthened the faith. These can be varied – prayer, love, works of justice, the beauty of creation, times of illness and death, sacramental life. What is important is that they are personal moments between us and God, which are privileged times of the growth of the mustard seed of faith.
We need the faith community. We need to work together for the just world recognised in the first reading as the prophet ‘denounces violence, contention and discord/ We need the leadership of the community, clerical and lay, to point out ways of faith for our culture and our times, In this way God grows the mustard seed, which is the beginning of faith.
In the end faith grows in surprising ways. God is at work all the time, supporting our faith in varied and heartfelt ways.
Lord, I believe, strengthen my belief.

Donal Neary S.J.