Newsletter 4 February 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • ‘The Chosen’ in Tramore
  • Healing Service
  • Holy hour for Vocations
  • 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.


Feast of St Blaise Saturday 3rd January


Blessing of the throats will take place on Saturday at 10.00am & 7.30pm Masses.





An Evening with ‘The Chosen’
Monday 12th February

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 Glor na Mara School, beginning with tea & coffee at 7.15pm Monday 12th February.

Tea | Watch | Chat | Enjoy!



‘The Chosen’


Please join us for The Chosen- Season 2. We are a faith-filled group. Together we watch an episode of The Chosen and have a chat. You are invited to be a part of this community. Newcomers encouraged to join.
We meet on Zoom – Tuesdays from 8:00-9:15pm. To register, please contact Sr. Kathryn or 087 404 2784). Begins on Tuesday, 30th January.


Holy Hour for Vocations

Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary.
Third Thursday of every month. 7.30 – 8.30pm.
Scripture, Meditations, Rosary, Adoration, Music and Silent prayer. All welcome


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.



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.




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


Holy Cross National School Enrolment

Holy Cross NS enrolment forms for the coming school year are now available from the school office and must be returned completed by 29th February.

An open day for prospective enrolments will be held on
Monday 12th February from 6pm – 7pm



7 Nights Apartment B&B from €273 per person sharing.
Airport transfer available on request. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you.Tel. 01 4434510 or website MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Email:


Church Monthly Cleaning

Church Monthly Cleaning will take place Wednesday 7th February after 10am Mass.
We thank all our volunteers for their help.

Tramore ICA

Our January guild meeting got off to a flying start. We had our auction but as some of our members were missing, we decided to carry our auction over to our February meeting which is on the 14th at 2.30pm. Come along and support our chosen charity, it’s always a great night.


The Tramore Active Retirement

The Tramore Active Retirement Association monthly General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Community Care Centre on the Pond Road at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome

The Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:

Monday Bank holiday – Closed 
Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-4.00pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for May 2024 is open at open at the Parish Office.
From May3rd 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.



Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Noel Stubbs, Mary Redmond née Molloy, Michael Cantwell, Michael Frisby

We remember the months mind for  Patsy Flanagan, Jody Farrell, Anthony (Toni) O’Kelly, Valerijus Paulauskas

We pray for Sr. Margaret Browne, Denis & Mary McCarthy, Pat Drohan, Margaret Fitzgerald, John Hutchinson, Dick Murray, William, Mary & Patrick Murphy, Eddie & Catherine Mooney, Kathleen Power née White, Mary Cheasty, Kathleen Barron, McGrath & Roche Families, Ann Power 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 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Darkness and Light
The first reading is tough to hear and we admire Job. We talk of ‘the patience of Job’. Job is the example and the hero of depression. He just had it bad. All had gone wrong and he felt no good, no hope, no meaning. His family collapsed, his wealth disappeared and he cursed the day he was born. He went through all of the depressions people have, but somehow kept that glimmer of light alive. He never totally lost God, and God never lost him.
Depression is a huge illness. Many suffer; many are affected. Treatment can be of help, and the listening times of friends as well as therapy is healing.
A great priest wrote
…. At the worst of the burn out I couldn’t say mass, never mind preach. Dry, empty, without light or life. Thanks again for the card you sent. It means a lot to me now. Funny, in the worst of my anxiety, nothing, no compliment, and no reassurance… meant anything to me.
There are many helps on the human level. There is the help also of faith and prayer at times. And the help of someone who, listens, sympathies, doesn’t judge nor give easy cures. Love from God never ends even though it may not appear near just now. This is the Jesus of the gospel – bringing the grace of healing, of freeing from any evil, of constant love.
Imagine a time of darkness in life; picture it in its colour,
and imagine the bright light of Jesus penetrate that darkness.
Ask for help and give thanks for help. Give light, Good Lord,
to all who live in the valley of darkness and the shadow of doubt.

‘Words and deeds together always’
Donal Neary SJ