Newsletter 3rd April 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the fifth  Sunday or ordinary time.
  • Ablaze
  • Arise
  • ACFM Deliverance Ministry
  • Cana123 Retreat
  • 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.



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.




Weekly Contributions Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2022/2023 (Beginning May 1st) are now available at the Parish Office for collection.
When the new contribution year begins on May 1st, please discard any unused 2021/2022 envelopes.
Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.



Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collection for Ukraine which was taken up last weekend. €6510 was collected in the Parish of Tramore & Carbally.


Holy Communion for the Sick & Housebound
If there are any parishioners who are sick or housebound and who would like to receive Holy Communion on First Fridays or Sundays, some of our Eucharistic Ministers are happy to help with this. Please contact the parish office (051 386477) if you wish to request a visit.


Holy Cross Church Choir
To enable the Choir to resume its Place in the Church Services some New Members are required.
If you would like to join, please let us know. Please give your contact details to the Parish office 051-386477or Fr Shane 051-391868.

Trócaire boxes

Trócaire boxes are available in the porch
Please take home a Trócaire box for Lent and give it a prominent place somewhere in the home.


Church Monthly Cleaning

Church monthly cleaning will take place after 10am Mass on Wednesday next 6th April.
We thank all the volunteers for all their help.


Silent Retreat with the Foyer of Charity

Faith Development, Family Ministry, Featured, News, Third Level, Young Adult

Upcoming Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat: Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…” Preached by: Fr. Kilian Byrne, Foyer of Charity Venue: Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary
Date: April 18th to 24th
Cost: €380 Full board
Contact: Helen : 00353 86 1678027/…


A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore from 17th to 22nd April.
Booking is essential. or see poster in the church porches.

Cana 123-Retreat

Cana 123-Retreat for couples: Rediscover the meaning and fun in your marriage, your family life, and your commitment to each other. Experience the 7 thematic days of CANA Week, over three weekends, through April, May, & June. Including Talks, Testimonials and most of all, Time to share with each other as a couple and with other couples.
Contact details: Brian & Lisa Harmon
041 6851563, 086-8386725 or 087-9080023

Catholic Family Holiday Conference

A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore from 17th to 22nd April.
Booking is essential. or see poster in the church porches.


AFCM Deliverance Ministry

‘Lord God of hosts restore us, light up Your face and we shall be saved’ Psalm 80:20
Led by: Fr. Bobit Thomas MI
Date: 9th April 2022 Time: 2.30pm to 5pm
Venue: Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack St. Waterford.
The afternoon will consist of a talk on the satanic attack on the human  family. Followed by Adoration and Family Tree Healing Mass.
All welcome.


Tramore/Waterford MABS

Are you struggling to make ends meet? Are you worried about money you owe to moneylenders, credit cards, banks and mortgage lenders? For free, confidential and independent advice please contact the Waterford Money Advice and Budgeting Service 0818 072 050 or email

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

September Mass Book
The Mass book for September is now open at the Parish Office.
Bookings will be taken by phone 051-386477

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

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Bruce Robinson (New Zealand),Kathleen Ware

We remember the months mind for  Michael Cardiff

We pray for Anna Cuddihy, Mary (Queenie) Molloy née Halley 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.

Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent

More than forgiveness

This is a powerful story of justice and mercy. Jesus is on the side of the woman who has been accused of sin and crime. It was an unjust accusation, and the people who brought her had little good in mind.
Jesus offers more than forgiveness – he brings mercy. Mercy forgives with compassion and doesn’t need lectures. It restores dignity to the victims of injustice like the lady in this story. It is the same in Jesus, for those who do not receive their dignity because of something they are, or something they did and are unjustly treated.
Jesus did not condemn; he turns the tables a bit. He simply says: Anyone here without sin – take the stone and throw it. Nobody does. In this atmosphere of darkness we need to hear something of the love and the mercy of God. Would light of mercy come into their darkness of condemnation? Would they leave their darkness into a personal space where they might have a change of heart?
This is also about the challenge to live honestly and without sin; and to be able to takes steps like this woman’s life, to move on. All hear this word from Jesus – I do not condemn you. This comes to our society and to ourselves. We need to hear this word for ourselves as often we throw stones at ourselves more than at others. What we condemn in others is what sometimes we do not like in ourselves.
Lord may we enter this world of mercy wherever we need to.
May we hear these words always, ‘I do not condemn you’
Donal Neary Rsj.