Newsletter 3rd October 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflections for 27th Sunday in Ordinary time.
  • Viatoris Christi
  • Lectio Divina
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Day For Life – Blessing for a Mother -to- Be
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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.


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.

Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for October:
Missionary Disciples
We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses
of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.




The months mind Mass for  Monsignor Michael Olden PE will take place in Holy Cross Church, Tramore on
Friday October 8th at 7.30pm.All are welcome






Workshops for those who lead Liturgical Music Ministry
Two new Liturgical Music initiatives are taking place in the Diocese during October and November. On October 16th, a workshop on Accompaniment will take place in the Cathedral of the Most Trinity, Waterford, beginning at 11.30am. For further detail visit:

A meeting of Tramore Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Monday next Oct. 4th at 7.45pm


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
Tuesday – 9.30am-1pm
Friday 9.30am-3.30pm

Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for March is now open at the Parish Office .
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477


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


Church Monthly Cleaning

Church monthly cleaning will take place on Wednesday next October 6th.
Thank you for your continued help.



Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Catherine (Kitty)  Kennedy née Curran, Patrick McGrath

We remember the months mind for  Patricia (Pat) O’Donoghue, Rev. Mgr Michael Olden PE

We pray for Kay Murphy, James & Hannah Codd Dympna Power, Edna Aughney whose anniversaries occur about this time.

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection

Reaching Out to Family
The followers of Christ can be caught between valuing the commitment of life’s promises in marriage, and compassion for people whose marriages have broken up. Jesus values the commitment too: adultery is condemned as a sin against justice – of tampering in some way with the commitment made of one person to another.
Why is this folllowed by a comment about children that they should come to him? Obviously from love for children, and also for love of the child inside each of us, the child of God that we all are. So for the child of God who is suffering through the breakdown of commitment, Jesus is saying to come to him, be welcomed into his arms and be blessed.
While trying to value commitment in marriage and also in religious life, he is also reaching out to people who are in difficult, personal situations. We follow him in this, letting go of judgements about people’s relationships. We never know people unless we have walked in their shoes and at their pace.
The church has tried in many ways to reach out to people who need care, protection and healing in Pope Francis’ Letter on the Family, The Joy of Love.
In situations where there are differences in people’s attitudes, especially in the family, it is good to keep doors of communication open.This is the way towards greater love and healing, and allowing Jesus be part of every aspect of life. Many parents have been happy in later years that they kept lines of communication open with children whose lifestyles may have been different from theirs.
Think of a family relationship for which you are grateful.
Lord, may your love be upon us, especially in our commitments.
Donal Neary SJ


Blessing For a Mother-to-Be
You know your life has changed for ever,
For in all the days and years to come,
Distance will never be able to cut you off
From the one you now carry
For nine months under your heart
May you be blessed with quiet confidence
That God will guide you and mind you.
May the emerging spirit of your child
Imbibe encouragement and joy
From the continuous music of your heart.
So that it can grow with ease,
Expectant of wonder and welcome
When its form is fully filled
And it makes its journey out
To see you and settle at last
Relieved, and glad in your arms.
From ‘Benedictus’ By
John O’Donohue – Day for Life,
3 October