Newsletter 31 March 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Easter Greetings from Fr Richard
  • Faith @Home Activities for Children
  • Priests of the Diocese- Easters Collection
  • Youth 2000
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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REFLECTION:

Easter Greeting 2024

It is recorded that the tomb where Jesus lay was sealed with a huge stone, which the Roman soldiers guarded with their lives. This tomb not only sealed the body of Jesus but also the hopes and dreams of the disciples who mourned the loss of their Master and friend. In their grief and agony, the Apostles did not remember and could not understand the promise that Jesus had made to them: for the dawn of new life to begin, death must have its hour. Jesus had told his disciples, “The Son of Man must suffer and be killed, and on the third day be raised to life” (Luke 9:22).
The third day ended the darkness of pain and Jesus rose in all glory, the tomb becoming “the womb of new creation,” as a Saint so aptly described many centuries later. The Apostles and followers had an encounter with their resurrected Lord, and they were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit changes their grief into hope and their fear into courage. In fact, they are changed so much by the resurrection experience that they return to Jerusalem with immense joy and were continually in the temple, praising God (Luke 24:53).
Friends, sometimes in our lives we are faced with loneliness, fear, dejection, disappointments, and discouragements. Just like the Apostles, we may fail to understand the power of our Lord and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. In such times, we are encouraged to believe that the same Holy Spirit, who raised Jesus from the dead, will give us a grace to face and persevere in our own difficulties. All we need to do is surrender ourselves to the love of God and allow Him, through His Resurrected Son, to transform our lives.

As we do so, it is my privilege on behalf of Fr.Tadeusz, Fr. Mark and our Parish Pastoral Councils to say words of thanks and appreciation to all who make life in our Parish vibrant and faithful. Many take an interest in all that is celebrated and organised and they support us in our endeavours. We are thankful for peoples’ involvement and support in any way. Everything done and given, makes a big difference.

To all who prepared, organised, and attended our Triduum celebrations, we are very grateful. We thank our Sacristans, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Choirs, Cantors, Organists and Musicians, Church Carers, Collectors, Counters, Secretaries, Finance & Building Committees, Child Protection Officers, Baptismal Teams, Prayer Groups, Faith Representatives, Alpha Team, Cemetery/Church Grounds keepers. To them and to all who help in our Parish, we say a big “Thank You.”

To you all and your families, may this Easter season be a time of renewed hope, joy, and peace. May the Risen Lord enrich you all with His blessings and love.
We are always an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.
Fr. Richard

 

THIS WEEK’S NOTICES:

Holy Week Ceremonies 2024

Holy Cross Church Tramore

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 9.00pm
Easter Sunday
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 8.30am, 10.30am & 12.00

Our Lady’s Church Carbally:

Easter Sunday
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 11.15am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill:

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 9.00pm

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor:

Easter Sunday
Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection 10.00am

The will be no weekday Masses in Fenor and Dunhill in the coming week

 

Priest on Duty
086-6004384

 

Collections:

Easter Weekend:
The Easter Collection is for the Support of the Priests of the Parish and Diocese will be taken up at all Masses over the Easter weekend.

Trócaire Boxes may be returned during Easter ceremonies to the Sacristy,
Or to the Parish Office after Easter

For SECURITY REASONS please DO NOT leave boxes around the church or by any door.

If you wish to donate online go to www.tramoreparish.ie click Donate Now, click Other Collections where you will see the collections specified.

 

Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week

The parish office will be closed on Monday 1st April & Friday April 5th April. Opening times Tuesday – Thursday 9.30am – 4pm.

 

Mass Booking

The Mass Book for July will open at the Parish Office on Tuesday 2nd April from 9.30am. Phone bookings will be taken after 10am.
From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).

 

Church Monthly Cleaning

Church Monthly Cleaning will take place on Wednesday 3rd April after 10am Mass. We thank all our volunteers for their help.

New stock has arrived at the Parish Office/Shop
Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries, Rosettes & gifts for First Holy Communion, are now available.

 

Weekly Contributions Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2024/2025 (Beginning May 5th) are now available at the Parish Office for collection.
When the new envelope contribution year begins on May 5th, please discard any unused 2023/2024 envelopes.
Please have your current number to hand when you call in to the office for your new box.
Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.
The parish office will be open for your convenience after all Masses on next weekend 6/7 April

Let’s Dive in!

Activity Sheet available in the porches.
Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for you grandchild or grandchildren

Faith @Home, Resources for Children.

Resources | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (waterfordlismore.ie)

Diocese of Waterford and Lismore – Prayers and Reflections for Holy week Holy Week Reflections | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (waterfordlismore.ie)

You are all most welcome to the Mass of Chrism that will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford on Thursday 29th March at 11am.

 

‘The Chosen’

An Evening with The Chosen Tramore Parish invites you to see Jesus through the eyes of those who lived with and knew Him. Come along to watch a special episode of the popular “The Chosen” series with us at Glór na Mara School, Convent Hill, Tramore beginning with tea & coffee at 7.15pm. March 11th, April 8th, May 13th.

 

“Arise” Contact:

PARISH INFORMATION:

Holy Cross Parish Mass Times & Services

Mass Times:
Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (Vigil)
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am and 12 noon
Monday to“Thursday 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am

Confessions:
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help:
Mondays after 10am Mass

Holy Face Devotion:
Tuesday after 10am Mass

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group:
Wednesday at 3pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm

Church Closing Times:
Church closes at 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and at 5pm Thursday

 

Our Lady’s Church, Carbally

Mass Times:
Sunday at 11.00am

 

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor

Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil at 6pm

Sacred Heart Church, Dunhill

Mass Times:
Sunday at 9.30am

 

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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on” Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.

Tramore Parish Radio

Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am 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 Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to open Facebook Page, where we share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. You may also access via the link on the very top of the page on the parish website:www.tramoreparish.ie  Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.

Donate Online

We have an online donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie, 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 Office Opening Hours

The parish office is usually open from 9am to 4 pm Monday -Thursday & 3.30pm on Friday. However, opening times may change temporarily, Please check the newsletter for updates.

COVID-19

We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

PRIEST ON DUTY – CALL 086-6004384

 

Tramore Parish, Waterford