Newsletter 30th April 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter
  • Knock Shrine Pilgrimage
  • “Play for Vocations”
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Parish Facebook
  • World youth Day 2023
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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

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

Tuesday after 10am Mass for the month of May

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 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.

Live stream
We are experiencing problems with the live stream. We hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible. Apologies for the any inconvenience caused.

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   sanitise 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.


Parish Face book Page

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



The Holy Face Devotion

The Holy Face devotion will take place in Holy Cross every Tuesday ater 10am for the month of May. All are welcome.


The Waterford Male Voice Choir

The Waterford Male Voice Choir will sing at Mass in Holy Cross Church on Saturday May 6th at 7.30pm


Weekly Contributions Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2023/2024 (Beginning May 7th) are now available for collection at the Parish Office.

When the new envelope contribution year begins on May 7th, please discard any unused 2022/2023 envelopes.

This year we have changed the envelope numbers. This will not affect your account in anyway.

Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.


Diocese of Waterford & Lismore

Knock Shrine Pilgrimage
Under the leadership of Dr Alphonsus Cullinan DD. Bishop of Waterford &Lismore
Sunday May 7th 2023. Bus tickets €30
Contact: John Waters 087-2138831, Anne O’Connor 051-381351, Michael Drohan 089-4204804


Lough Derg 2023 Pilgrimage Season

Three Day Pilgrimage
Beginning Thurs June 1st until Aug 15th (Last day to begin Sunday13th Aug)
Admission €80
Booking advised Phone 053(0) 719861518


“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.


Catholic Mothers Association Retreat Day

Holy family Mission Glencomeragh House Saturday May 13th. Contact Sinead for more info 086-0528282

Café Theology with Dr. Gavin Ashenden

Former chaplain to the queen of England, protestant Bishop and convert to Catholicism, Gavin Ashenden will speak at Café Theology on Monday April 24th at 7.00pm in the Granville Hotel.
Dr. Ashenden is a really exciting and knowledgeable speaker – read his bio here:


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:


Marian Grotto, Tramore

Join us in praying the rosary at the Marian Grotto on Monday at 3pm for the month of May starting on Monday May 1st.


Hook of Faith: Take the Risk for Christ Webinar

A webinar to launch the year of Vocation for Diocesan Priesthood with Mgr Stephen Rossetti & Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.
Friday May 5th. From 5-8pm
To take part please send email to:


Play for Vocations

Birr Golf Club
Golf club lane, That Glenn’s, Glenns, Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 K378
Wednesday 21st June
Timesheet: 11.30am-1.30pm
Contact : Mark 085-8153803
Or email:


Church Cleaning

The monthly church cleaning will take place after Mass on Wednesday May 3rd. We thank all our volunteers for their continued help.


The Tramore Active Retirement Association

The Tramore Active Retirement Association monthly General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at the Community Care Centre on the Pond Road at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome


Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon Bank holiday-Closed
Tuesday – Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm
Contact: 051-386477




The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.
The August  Mass Book will open on Tuesday 2nd May 

Bookings taken by phone 051-386477 from 9.30am

Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477


Confirmation and First Holy Communion

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


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 reunite with their owners.

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, 

We remember the months mind for  Philomena Halley née Caulfield, Margaret Maggie Farrell, Tony (Wally) Wall, Dominic Flynn, Paddy Ridgard

We pray for Paddy Hannigan, Patrick McDonald, Jack & Lil O’Brien, Tom O’Leary, Peggy Rellis, Johnny Maguire, Thomas Newham, Cahir McNally, Vera O’Hagan John Kiely, Anne Power, Margaret Mulcahy, Mollie Halley, Francis Halley, Seamus Kent Dick Flynn.  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.


Philippe de Champaigne

Reflection for 4th Sunday in Easter

Follow in Love
The first big moment of vocation is baptism. The anointing of chrism at baptism might be called the anointing for vocation.
The baptismal vocation is for witness, love and service. This is expressed in ways in which people live out their baptism in married life, single life – and within the single life, maybe religious life or priesthood.
Our active witness is to the life and the values of Jesus in our lives. Teaching is not itself a vocation, for example, but the way we teach is a way of living out our vocation. It is the same with many of the helping professions and employments. Being a good neighbour can be a living out of our vocation.
We witness to love in marriage, in family, extended family, and in friendship. Any love is a sharing in the love of God. In the moments of unselfish love in any relationship we are living out our vocation. When we love, we are doing God’s will.
We witness to service in the wider world in our care for the poor and in welcoming the stranger.
In a place of silence, let the words
‘Come, follow me’ echo in your mind and heart.
Lord, be with me as I offer myself in partnership
with you to work in your world.
Donal Neary SJ