Newsletter 30th October 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Feast of All Saints-1st Nov
  • Holy Souls Novena
  • Remembrance Mass
  • Five First Saturday Devotion
  • Halloween message from Tramore Gardaí 
  • 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 – 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.

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


Masses: Holy Cross Tramore, 10.30am, & 7.30pm.
Carbally 11.00am Dunhill 10.00am Fenor 7pm




Our Novena for the Holy Souls begins on Wed 2nd November at the 10.00am Mass and continues until Thursday 10th November at all Masses.
(All deceased relatives and friends are prayed for at every Mass here in Holy Cross church over the nine days)

Carbally – Novena will be from Monday 14th – Friday 18th Nov at 7.00pm.

Envelopes will be available in the porches. Please hand them in to the sacristy, parish office or in the boxes by the sanctuary.

For security reasons please do not leave the envelopes anywhere else.
Thank You.

Remembrance Mass

The Remembrance Mass for all who died in the past twelve months takes place in Tramore on Thursday 24th Nov at 7.30 pm. & in Carbally on Nov 18th at 7pm

You are invited to come and remember them in this the month of the Holy Souls and to light a candle for them in front of the Altar.

If you would like anyone remembered, please contact the parish office 051-386477.

Church Monthly Cleaning

Church Monthly Cleaning takes place on Wednesday Nov 2nd after 10am Mass.


Mission Sunday Collection

We thank all who gave so generously to the collection taken up last weekend.


First Saturday Devotion

The goal of the Five First Saturday devotion is to make reparation for the offences committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and thus improve our relationship with God.

Our Lady asked for two things at Pontevedra:
The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which has been done, and secondly, the First Saturday Devotion, which is something we can all do to advance peace in our hearts, and in the world.

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion, along with the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven.” -Sr. Lucy( Visionary of Fatima, March 19, 1939)

Holy Cross Church, Tramore
Saturday 5th November 2022
9:30am Rosary,
10:00am Mass
10:30am Confession and 15 minute silent Meditation
on the Mysteries of the Rosary.
11:00 am Communal prayer to make reparation to
Our Lady.
11:05 am Devotion finishes.


Pope’s monthly intention for November

Children Who Suffer

We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.


Stay Safe this Halloween.

The Gardaí in Tramore would like to ask that people enjoy Halloween responsibly
• Be respectful of not only your own property but your neighbour’s property as well
• Parents / Guardians: Know where your children are & what they are doing
• Keep pets indoors on Halloween night
• Keep your bins in a secure and safe place. Same goes for businesses and also
for businesses not to leave pallets out where they can easily be taken and used for bon fires
• Do not buy, use or supply fireworks. The use of fireworks can cause great injury and also distress to people,
particularly elderly persons and to animals, notwithstanding the fact that they could set property on fire

If you have any information or suspicious activity to report or you are in fact a victim or a witness to a crime
you should report this to An Garda Síochána.
• Tramore Garda Station 051 – 391620
• Confidential Line 1800 666111 (freefone number)
• Crimestoppers 1800 250025
• In the case of an emergency, call 999 or 112



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 Bank Holiday-Closed
Tuesday to Thursday : 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am –


The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months.

The Mass book for February 2023 The February Mass book open on Wed 2 Nov at the parish office .
Bookings will be taken by phone from 9.30am.

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, James Rockett, Drumcannon

We remember the months mind for  Philip (Phil) Doyle, Marian Quilty

We pray for Bridie Hayes, Philip Hamilton, Marie Purcell, Seamus Kearney, Anne Cusack, John Cowman, Harold Meyers, Margaret Ridgard, Kitty Flynn, James & Mary Power Kilbride, Daniel, Breda, Eileen & Helen Kearney, Margaret, Joe & Arthur Goodbrand & family, Gerry Morrissey, Margaret & John Esmonde, Ann O’Meara 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.


For those who were married recently:

Barry Upton & Claire Thompson

We wish them every happiness in their married life together


Reflection for 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Made to belong and to share
In the presence of Jesus, Zaccheus, the little man with a big story, found out who he really was and, what he was made for. That’s the way it is with Jesus.
His big story wasn’t impressive. The whole town knew of his corruption, and his exploitation, Many could tell a story of being diddled by him into paying more tax than was just. He carried this burden all the time and somehow the arrival of Jesus impelled him to climb a tree so that his life would be changed. Our stories are all a mixture of good and evil. We carry burdens of guilt and sin and hurt and anger. We need to get free and be the self we can be.
Zaccheus found he wasn’t the mean person he had been showing all his life. He found that restoration of ill-gotten gains, and a promise to help his neighbour, would bring more happiness than his past. He found in meeting Jesus the acceptance that allowed him to change, to go public on his change, and to continue a changed life no matter what others thought.
He was made for community, belonging and sharing; not for isolation, loneliness and greed. He knew now he was made for love for he found himself loved by God in Jesus, so that the one everyone was talking about visited his house now.
It didn’t make Jesus popular. They blamed him for going to the house of someone like that. It’s often like that; we would like Jesus to look down on the ones we look down on. The only time Jesus looks down on us is from his cross – to raise us up to the heights of love and humanity we are made for.
Lord Jesus we are made in your image;
help us to live in your likeness.
Donal Neary RJ