Newsletter 31st July 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 18th  Sunday in Ordinary time.
  • Mass Booking for November
  • Tax Rebate on weekly contributions
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Melleray Grotto
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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

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.



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.

Tax Rebate on Weekly Contributions

The parish benefits under a Scheme of Tax Relief for Eligible Charities.
If your contributions are over €250 in a year and you pay tax you qualify.
It would be very beneficial for our parish funds if you sign and return the Enduring Cert, which is being sent out in the next few days to all eligible contributors.
The Enduring Cert covers 5 years so we can claim for previous years. There is no cost to you.
We hope everyone who qualifies will return the form in envelope provided to the parish office as soon as possible so we can proceed with the claim.
Also if any details have changed please amend so that we can update on our Parish system.
We thank you most sincerely for you continued support.
All details are treated in the strictest confidence



Melleray Grotto, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Monday 15th August “Feast of the Assumption”
Benediction at 3pm`Prayer until 5pm
Music by Mairead Cullinane

Prayer at 8pm- Candlelight Vigil at 9pm
Celebrant: Fr Thadeus Doyle
Music by Mary Burke  Programme for 37th Anniversary of Melleray Grotto16-24th  Aug Prayer each night from 8pm-9.15pm.Various celebrants.


Church Monthly Cleaning

Church monthly cleaning will take place after 10am Mass on Wed 3rd August.
We thank all our volunteers for your help.


Coffee Morning

We are delighted to announce that we are resuming the annual Gerry Rush Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice which will be held in the Guillamene Tramore on Sunday morning 31st July at 10.30am.
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. Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning.


Home of the Mother Formation Evenings

Formation Evenings for Adults online: Wednesdays 5 – 6pm. For more info contact Formation Evenings for Boys aged 14 – 17: If you are interested please contact:

Holy family Mission Applications

Applications for 2022/2023 for Holy Family Mission – open to those aged 18-30. More information on how to apply at or email

Diocesan family & Youth Newsletter

Faith@Home: Celebrating and supporting faith, hope and love in the heart of the family! To the Heights: A weekly diocesan youth newsletter and bonus resource pack. Download free on


Queen of peace retreats July August & September

4-day Medjugorje-style retreat at
Glencomeragh Retreat Centre.
Spiritual Director: Fr Patrick Cahill. Full Board Accommodation – limited places, book now! Thurs 21st – Sun 24th July / Thurs 18th – Sun 21st Aug / Thurs 1st – Sun 4th Sept Cost: €260. Full Spiritual Programme includes: Medjugorje Mass, Evening Adoration, Daily Rosary, Confession, hikes, Outdoors Stations of the Cross, Spiritual Reflections. For more info or to book contact or (052) 6133181


Summer Festival 2022

Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022.
If you want to come, you will need to book online, at link below. Also, you may want to book a place on a free bus, details to follow.
For all frequently asked questions, online booking links and free bus information click the links below. For any other queries, please contact the National Office at or 01 6753690.




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 9.30-1pm
Wed/Thursday 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am -3.30pm



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


Mass Booking November 2022

The Mass Book for November will open on Tuesday 2nd August at the Parish Office.
Bookings will be taken by phone 051-386477 from 9.30am


Baptism Update

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently  Margaret Northmore, New Zealand

We remember the months mind for  Teresa Fanning née Creaney

We pray for Vera Walsh (Birthday Remembrance) John (Jet) O’Sullivan, John Hamilton (1st Anniversary)Margaret Doyle, Emily Martin née Murphy, Bryan & Mick King, William Doyle, Myra Devlin (1st Anniversary),Teasie, Francie & Kieran Walsh
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:

Edward Battye & Karen Power

We wish them every happiness in their married life together

Reflection for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time –

Rich in whose sight!

Love not wealth 

You can look around a lot and the gospel today makes sense. It points at how we can get caught up in what we own and what people have. It’s about possessions and how they take us over- or how we react when we lack what we once had. We enjoy wealth but we have a mixed reaction to it.
Saint Ignatius mentioned three obstacles to our faith -wealth, honour, pride. He saw from his own experience that people wanted wealth so that they would be highly thought of- it can be the right school, – the right address, – the right bank.
We have pride in what we have, but as we know, things can change very quickly. Shares go down; you may become ill or die.
The battle is between being rich in the sight of the world and being rich in the sight of God.
The opposites of these obstacles are simplicity, integrity, and humility. Humility is pride in who we are – children of God, brothers and sisters to each other, and accepting ourselves just as we are. We need nothing outside of ourselves to make us feel good about ourselves. This too is simplicity.
What we have is a gift, given to us for the good of the world, the community, the neighbourhood, not just for the good of the self.
And in the end, what matters is that we are judged on love not on wealth. Or if we have had wealth, we will be judged on what we did with it. It can lead us away from God very easily. Do we live like him? Be rich in God – in mercy, love, forgiveness and justice.
may your kingdom of justice and peace
come on earth.

Donal Neary RSJ