Newsletter 3rd March 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection For 3rd Sunday in Lent by Donal Neary
  • ‘The Chosen’ in Tramore
  • Tramore Parish Council
  • Let’s Dive In!
  • Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Cross
  • 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 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am


Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

Tuesday after 10am Mass

Wednesday at 3pm.

Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Church Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday at 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday at 9am

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 Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.

Tramore Parish Radio

Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 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 Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also access on parish
This will allow us to share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize 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.







Trócaire boxes are available in the porches

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


Let’s Dive in!

Faith @Home Activities for Children.

Activity Sheet available in the Church porches.

Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for you grandchild or grandchildren


Diocese of Waterford and Lismore – Prayers and Reflections for Lent

Lent is the time of preparation for Easter and it commemorates the forty days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent fasting in the desert before beginning His public ministry where He endured temptation. During Lent – through prayer, penance (including participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession), acts of charity and self-denial – we are called to renewal of our Christian life in preparation for Easter

Further information & Resources on


The Chosen Tramore Parish

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.


Tramore Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative group through which Priests and people work together as co-responsible partners in furthering the mission of Christ in our parish. As a group, we think and plan for the Parish on an ongoing basis, to respond to present and future needs. The task of Parish Pastoral Council members is to represent by making present the wisdom of the parish.

The Parish Pastoral Council has an:
1. Advisory role
                • Investigating
               • Reflecting
               • Recommendation
2. Coordinating role
3. Planning role

The final meeting of our present Council was held this week. I am incredibly grateful for the work which the council has done, along with their advice, wisdom humour and deep faith. We now seek three new members to join our new Council.
If you would be interested, please reflect, and pray upon it over the coming days and next weekend, nomination forms will be available in the Church for you to sign and submit. Do you know someone else who might be interested? If so, please give their names to one of the Priests of the Parish and we can approach them personally.

Eucharistic Adoration 

Every Thursday, we have Eucharistic Adoration from 10.30am to 4.45pm. We are dedicating our hours of adoration over Lent to praying for vocations to the Priesthood and for Priests themselves.
The first hour of this adoration is led by a prayer group who have been offering prayers for Priests and vocations since 1982.
If you have some time to spare, and ware willing to spend it before the Lord in prayer, please do consider joining this group or others, who every Thursday keep watch with Christ, present to us through the Eucharist.



Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese check out



Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, in St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City led by the Servant Priests and Brothers and Servant Sisters. Adoration at 6.30pm.
Each week we will reflect and chat about different topics that will help us deepen our knowledge of the Catholic faith and live our Christian lives to the full!
All are welcome.

Alpha Ireland Conference

Alpha Ireland Conference – 2nd March 2024 in Dublin.
‘Called to One Hope’. Come and hear about the impact Alpha is having in Ireland.
Further information contact:



Pope’s Monthly Intention for March

For the new martyrs
We pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world inflame the Church with their courage and missionary enthusiasm.


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 are being sent out at present to all eligible contributors.

If you do not receive a letter your cert is still valid.

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 Enduring Cert; in the envelope provided, to the parish office as soon as possible so that we can proceed with the claim.

Also if your details have changed please amend on slip provided so that we can update on our Parish system.

If you are not eligible for tax please let us know on slip provided and we will not send you any letters in the future.

All details are treated in the strictest confidence.
We thank your most sincerely for your continued support.


Tea Coffee morning

Tea Coffee morning in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND)
Tramore Golf Club
Tuesday March 5th at 10.30am
Please come along and raise a cup for MND. All welcome


The Tramore Active Retired Association

The Tramore Active Retired Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the Community Care Centre on the Pond Road at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome



Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Monday -Thursday 9.30am-4.00pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for June is now open at the Parish Office
From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).


Baptism Booking

There is a minimum of 3 weeks notification required.
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477


Lost property

If you have lost reading glasses or sunglasses gloves recently or in the past number of months please call to the parish office where we have numerous items that we would like to unite with their owners.


New stock has arrived

At the Parish Office /Shop
Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries Rosettes & gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion are  now available.
Please feel free to drop in. All welcome


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Dr John Francis Power, Richard (Dick)Morahan

We remember the months mind for  Noel Stubbs, Mary Redmond née Molloy, Michael Cantwell, Michael Frisby

We pray for Patrick & Margaret Wallace, Noreen Grace, Billy & Anne Butler & deceased family members. 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 3rd Sunday of Lent

God’s building
Why is Jesus angry? – they have missed the point and the religious leaders are allowing this to happen! Religion has come down to ritual, and the centre is missing. Jesus was not much at home in the temple. He went there sometimes, and always caused trouble. The finding in the temple, the words – my body is the temple. Jesus is more at home at the table – the loaves at the lake, the fish on the beach, the last supper in a home. This is where he is most himself.
The falsity of the occasion was the using of the temple to be entrapped by riches. The poor were being overcharged to pay for the materials for sacrifices. This caused the anger of Jesus.
The temple has disappeared. We are God’s building. If we do not make God’s presence real in our area, then maybe we should knock down the church! Only if God is alive in us all the time, will he be alive in the building. If God is not alive all week in us, God will not be alive on Sunday. If he is not alive in our hearts – well, maybe that’s sometimes why religion can be so boring – it’s religion only from the neck up.
The forty six years are over, and the three days of the rebuilding have been going on for years, in the hearts of all who are faithful to God’s love. The building continues still and we are the living stones.
Think of what is most central to your life.
Is that a concern of God too?
Lord, keep me close to all you love and value in life
Donal Neary SJ