Newsletter 30th July 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • A summer Blessing
  • “Youth 2000”
  • Recent Deaths and Anniversaries in our Parish
  • Gerry Rush Memorial Coffee Morning
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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

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.

Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also access 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.



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.



Mass Booking

The Mass Book for November will not open at the beginning of August as was scheduled, until further notice.
We will give an update as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.


“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:

Holy Family Mission

Applications opened on July 2nd for 2023/24
Holy Family Missions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow in your relationship with Jesus.
A nine-month Residential Catholic Community for young people aged 18-30 who desire to:
• Learn more about their faith
• Live with like-minded young adults
• Be steeped in an environment of prayer and the sacraments
• Have opportunities for mission with young people and families
Closing dates: EU residents – 20th August 2023
Applications closed for non EU residents
VISIT to apply



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.


(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.


HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church

Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.


Men’s Prayer Group

Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)
St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City.
Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm:
Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing.
Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother

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


Pope’s intention for August

For World Youth Day
We pray the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to live and witness the Gospel in their own lives.


Meals on Wheels Collection

Tramore Community Care Annual Meals on Wheels Church gate Collection will take place this weekend 29/30th July.
This is a fantastic service provided in the community and your support is greatly appreciated.
Thank You.


Gerry Rush Memorial Coffee Morning

The annual Gerry Rush Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in the Guillamene Tramore on Sunday morning 6th August from 10.00am.
All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice.
All donations of confectionery of any kind will be gratefully received.
Please bring along a rug or chairs for your comfort on the grass.
As usual there will be a raffle with some very fancy prizes.


A Summer Blessing

May you walk with God this summer in whatever you do and wherever you go.
Walking with God means…
Walking with honesty and with courage,
Walking with love and respect and concern for the feelings of others.
May you talk to God this summer in every day and in every situation.
Talking with God means…
Praying words of praise for the beauty of creation
Saying prayers of thanks for friends and good times
Asking God’s help in all your decisions
Expressing sorrow when you have failed
May you talk with God every day. Amen.
– Author unknown


Parish Office

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

Contact: 051-386477




The Mass Book for November will not open at the beginning of August as was scheduled, until further notice. We will give an update as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.


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, Charlie (Noel) Power

We remember the months mind for  Seán Kennedy, Anne Tyers née Grant

We pray for Peter & Alice McNally, Eileen, Bill & Paul Prenter, John & Joseph MacNamara whose anniversaries occur about this time.


Lord, 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 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time


The good, the bad, and the treasure
Jesus takes the ordinary for his story asking what you would really want never to lose/ asking what your treasure is. Is it money, reputation, locality? I gave up a better job but had time for the family and for love’; words of a young father. We know that par¬ents give up a lot for their children; as do grandparents/ godpar¬ents and others. As people we look for what’s most important in life: the love of God; deep and enduring friendships/ success after hard work in school/ commitment to the poor – what can¬not be lost and what is worth sacrificing other good things for.
Life is a mixture of the good and the bad. There is an old Dub¬lin saying: ‘There’s good in the worst of us and bad in the best of us. We work for God with the strengths and weaknesses of all we work with. God sows the seed of the gospel in good and bad soil; it bears fruit in its own way wherever it is sown. The treasure is in our people. So much hidden generosity comes out at bad times – floods, power cuts, illness and death. We need al¬ways to find the hidden treasures in our own people and even in our history. The kingdom of God is close, near and is within us.

Think of what you really value in life. Take time.
Give thanks to God for what brings deep joy in life.
Thy Kingdom Come, Lord Jesus.
Donal Neary SJ