Newsletter 3rd September 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Rosary Procession
  • Season Of Creation 2023
  • Recent Deaths and Anniversaries in our Parish
  • Pope’s intention for September
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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 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Wednesday 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 new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also acsess 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.




“Check it Out!”


“Check it Out!” events bulletin for the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore, containing a whole range of events you may be interested in over the coming days, weeks and months, including events for children, teens, young adults and families.



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.



(with Sacrament of the Sick)

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing..


HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church

Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.


Men’s Prayer Group

Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)
St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City.
Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm:
Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing.
Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother


Pope’s intention for September

For people living on the margins
We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance.


Season of Creation 2023 – 1st September to 4th October

The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.
This year’s theme is “Let Justice and Peace Flow” taking inspiration from the Prophet Amos who declares: “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24). And so we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity. As the people of God, we must work together on behalf of all Creation, as part of that mighty river of peace and justice.
Resources may be found at


St. Vincent de Paul – Back to School Assistance

It is that time of year when families incur a lot of expense in getting their children back to school.
If you require assistance with these costs, please contact St. Vincent de Paul, 6A Convent Hill, Tramore.
Please be assured your request will be treated with the strictest of confidence.
Contact: 0818 200551 or 051 391966 or
Please leave your name and contact number and we will return your call.


The Tramore Active Retirement Association

The Tramore Active Retirement Association monthly General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at the Community Care Centre on the Pond Road at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome


Bingo is back!

Bingo every Tuesday 2pm-4pm
Whist on Monday 7pm sharp
Tramore Community Care, Pond road, Tramore.
Beginners welcome.


Breakthrough Cancer Research

Breakthrough Cancer Research is the largest funder of research into poor prognosis cancers in the island of Ireland. We are having a bucket collection in Tramore on the 29th September.
We are looking for people to supervise between 10am and 2pm. If you would like to help us Make More Survivors please contact Mary at 021 422 6655 or email  Contact: 0818 200551 or 051 391966
Please leave your name and contact number and we will return your call.

Rosary Procession

A Rosary Procession in honor of our Lady’s Birthday will take place on Friday 8th September leaving Ballybricken Green at 6.30pm and proceeding to the Cathedral for a short prayer service. All are welcome.


Church Cleaning

The Church monthly cleaning takes place on Wednesday 6th September after 10am Mass.
We thank all our volunteers who help keep our church clean and tidy.



Parish Office

Mass Booking

The Mass Books for November & December will open on Monday September 4th at the Parish Office. Please attend from 9.30am
Booking by phone will be taken after 10am on 051-386477

Next week’s opening Times:

Monday 9.30am-1pm -Tuesday 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477


Baptism Booking

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.

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, John Jack Hogan Rocklands/Paris

We remember the months mind for Frank Brennan, Dave Etheridge 

We pray for Paddy Clerkin, Liam Hayes, Ciaran & Rosie Drea, Margaret Spencer, David, Mary & Peggy McDonnell, Mary Wilson, Frank Power & sister Gwen ,Josephine Butler, Tommy O’Rourke(1st Ann) Paul Sweeney, Tom Corcoran 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.


Those who were married recently;

Gary Flynn & Yvonne Power

We wish them every blessing in their married life together

Reflection for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Third Day

We meet deep human concerns and feelings in the gospel today. Peter is shocked to the core that Jesus would die; so shocked that he always later seemed to forget that Jesus promised that he would rise on the third day. Jesus talks very seriously about the cost of following him, like the cost of following any commitment in life.
Jesus invites us to live at the deepest level of ourselves. In the area of life where we live and love, laugh and cry, worry and en¬joy, hurt and forgive, In all these very personal sides of life, Jesus dwells, since he says that he makes his home in us.
We can call it a sort of “third day’ hope. Nothing except love, which is eternal, was final for Jesus. For all the worst things of life there was a third day. The day on which hope would be full¬er than any despair, and when life would be more lasting than death. Jesus was like that – when people met him, they remem¬bered him and remembered how he touched the fears and anxi¬eties of their lives with a deep hope.
We are “third day” people, knowing that the love and life of God, promised at our baptism, will always be in the air around us, filling us with the breath of God, and breathing fragrance all around us like the best of flowers. Later they would be raised from final despair and hopelessness at his resurrection. But it took time!
Breathing in and out receives the peace of God.
On the in-breath, let the word ‘peace’ echo within you.
Lord, may I never lose faith in you.

Donal Neary SJ