Newsletter 30th Jan 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 4th  Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Alpha 
  • The Chosen film series
  • Lectio Divina
  • 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 – 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 11.30am


Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm

Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am



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.

The 7.30 am Mass at Holy Cross Church, Tramore, resumes on Monday Jan 31st.



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.



Have you ever asked questions such as: What is the point of life? Is death the end of life? The Alpha course is a chance to explore these questions and to discuss the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, non-challenging atmosphere. The course is for everybody: committed Christians, wavering Christians and non-believers. All points of view welcome.
The course will run online using Zoom on Monday evenings at 7.30pm starting 10th January 2022 for 13 weeks.
There are still places available. Please feel free to join in. All welcome.
Please register your interest with the Parish Office Tel: 051-386477 or email


The Chosen

Film Series: Hear what all the buzz is about! The Chosen is a dynamic series on the life of Jesus. We’ll watch one episode each week and have time for sharing and a cuppa too! Tuesdays (1st February – 29th March) – 2:00-3:30 – St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford City. Anyone interested is encouraged to RSVP to Sr. Shawn: 087-404-2785 or


Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina: Want to include more scripture in your life this new year? Join us for lectio divina. We read, pray, and share about the Gospel for the coming Sunday. Cuppa too! Join us any week you are available. Resuming 3rd February. Thursdays, 7:30-9:00- Sacred Heart Parish Centre, The Folly. Questions? Sr. Shawn. 087-404-2785 or


Join us for our new Diocese of Waterford & Lismore Wednesday Night series, “The Chosen”.
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 each week for an episode of the acclaimed series, and discussion afterwards. Wednesdays 2 Feb – 30 March – 8.00 – 9.15pm.Registration is essential:
click or email /call 087 4042784 for more information
Ages 18+ (including a Quo Vadis Young Adult Group)


School Enrolment 2022/23

Glór na Mara, Holy Cross, and Gaelscoil Philib Barún schools will commence accepting applications for the 2022/23 school year on February 1st 2022. Applications must be received by February, 28th 2022.
Application forms may be found on the schools: websites or by contacting the schools directly.

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, Wed, Thurs 9.30am -4pm
Tues 9.30am – 1pm
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm


Mass Bookings Update
The mass book for July opens on Tuesday Feb 1st at the Parish Office from 9.30am.
Bookings will be taken by phone 051-386477

Church Cleaning
The monthly cleaning will take place after the 10.00am Mass on Wednesday morning Feb 2nd.

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


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Noeline Flanagan née Upton, Vera Jones née Maloney, Maureen Manley ne Malone, Josephine Walsh née McGothigan

We remember the months mind for  Eileen Flynn née Craig, Patrick Pat Purcell, Michael Byrne, Heinz Plattner, Liam Sadlier, George Thompson

We pray for whose Pat McCormack (1st Ann),Margaret Fitzgerald, Jack ,Claire & Josephine Kearney ,Paddy Connors, Tom & Pat Keoghan, Bridget & Richard Barry, Nicholas & Margaret Flanagan, Nicholas Dunphy, Tom Furlong, The O’Driscoll Family, Bernadette Meyers, Hannah O’Shea 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 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christian Love

‘God, that’s very true’ – a remark at our liturgy meeting after the second reading. Jealousy kills, envy too, and isn’t it great to rejoice in the good fortune of another?
Love is what we bring with us at the end of life. ‘We will be judged in the evening of life by love (St John of the Cross). Love for those near and far, for love in the gospel is more than love for just the family, the friend, the attractive one, the neighbour, for all.
There are different calls to Christian love – near and dear daily love, friendship, marriage, relationships. The wider world like in our job where we live in a loving way, in justice with all, not using others for personal gain; the wider world where a universal love makes me want to make a difference in the bigger world. Love carries us into wide seas and waters. It involves us with everyone. It obviously doesn’t mean we relate to everyone – nor that we even like everyone. Love is when others’ lives become at least as important as our own; and in the deepest loves like marriage, family, and often friendship, others’ lives become even more important.

Love changes – we look back and see how the people we loved make the difference. Life is too short to look love in the face and say no.’ We are moulded and remoulded by those who have loved us, and though their love may pass, we are nevertheless their work’ (F. Mauriac).
The second reading today is hard to beat! We see it in action when we look at the life of Jesus.
Donal Neary RSJ