Newsletter 3rd December 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 2nd week in Advent
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas Arrangements in Our Churches
  • St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal
  • WLRfm  Christmas Concert
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Parish Office open again
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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

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

Parish Bell

The bell has been disconnected as we await parts for its repair. It will not be functional for the few weeks. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Holy Cross Church closes at 4pm: Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday



Feast of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday 8th DECEMBER
Mass times:

Holy Cross Tramore: 10.30am & 7.30pm.
Our Lady’s Carbally: 11am


Wlrfm Christmas Concert

WLRfm Christmas Concert in aid of St Vincent de Paul will be held at Holy Cross Church on Thursday Dec 15th at 7.30pm.
Performances on the night Vanessa Whelan (Soprano), the Kalimbas & Caroline Reid O’Brien (Soprano)

No Admission cost – Donations on the night please.


Christmas Arrangements 2022 

Holy Cross Church, Tramore & Our Lady’s Church Carbally

Sunday 11th December:
Carbally: Mass of Reconciliation at 11am.

Saturday & Sunday 17/18 December:
Tramore: Mass of Reconciliation at all Masses.

Saturday 24th December, Christmas Eve:
Carbally: Vigil Mass at 7pm
Tramore: Carol singing 7.30-8pm.
Vigil Mass at 8pm.

Sunday 25th December: Christmas Day
Tramore Masses: 8.30, 10.30 & 12 noon.
Carbally Mass: 11am.

Monday 26th December St Stephens Day
Tramore: Mass at 10am.



The annual collection for the Society of St Vincent de Paul will take place before Masses at the Parish Churches in Tramore & Carbally, on next Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2022.
As demands for our assistance continues to increase, donations are essential for us to respond to the needs of families and individuals in the community.
Thanks for your support.


Coffee Morning

The next Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in O’Shea’s Hotel, Tramore on Thursday morning 8th December at 11.00am. All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice. All welcome

Advent & Christmas Prayers for the Home

As we approach Advent & Christmas, let us allow ourselves some quiet time each day to pray and be still.
To download your prayer leaflet follow link

Holy Hour with Holy Face devotion

In Holy Cross Church , Tramore, every Tuesday at 3pm, for Advent.

The Holy Face devotion will consist of 15 minutes vocal prayer at the start. The remainder of the hour will consist of silent adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please come for some or all of the Holy hour.


Alpha Christmas Gathering

Come join the Parish Alpha Team on Monday 5th December from 7.30pm – 8.30pm at the Majestic Hotel for a cuppa (free of charge). We warmly welcome everyone who has done Alpha or might like to try the Alpha course in 2023. Come and see!


Christmas tree of Remembrance

This year we are decorating our Christmas tree in the church with silver Christmas decoration cards.
If you would like a loved one remembered, the name may be added to the card and it will placed on the tree in their memory.
Please drop in to the Parish office and we will be happy to assist you.
Donation for each remembrance card, in aid of Church Restoration Fund.


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 – Thurs 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 March is open at the parish office.

Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477

Selection of Christmas Cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available at the Parish Office.

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Aileen Barlow nee Murray Clonmel, Maureen Smith Manchester

We remember the months mind for Tom Treacy, Church Road, Fidelma Marshall née Lacey Waterford/Tramore

We pray for  Jo White, Maurice Gavin (1st Ann),Christine Kelly, Dayrell Gallwey, Roger McGrath, Jack Savage, Kathleen Dunford, James (Jimmy) Corbett, Patrick & Margaret Wallace, Jimmy Flynn, Bridget Melvey anniversaries whose 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 2nd Sunday in Advent

The straight way
Before the motorways a journey took ages, with twists and turns, corners and hills. Now much has been made straight.
John’s message was that we would live along a path where words and actions match, and where kindness matches convic¬tions.
John the Baptist was a man on one mission – to be the mes¬senger of the one he did not know. His life had a vision and a purpose, like when we are really committed to people or to causes or to the poor or to peace in the world. John was the man of desert food and desert dress; he took time out to find what the biggest thing in life was and then kept following it, often not knowing where it would go.
The human heart is complicated and we know that. We need that one who will touch our hearts with love and forgiveness and guide us himself in ways that are straight, and whose hand will guide us along straight paths when we need it.
God’s guiding is gentle. John found that Jesus was a gentler guide: no name-calling, no bringing the axe to the tree, but call¬ing each of us his friend, and nourishing the tree rather than cutting it down.
Jesus would melt the snow to make a path, not hack at it and destroy in the process. Our hearts can be melted by the love of God and love of others.
Think of, or remember a time when you made a decision to follow the way of Jesus. Offer this to him again.
Lord God, make our hearts like yours.

Donal Neary SJ