What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the 14th Sunday or ordinary time.
- Campa Mhuire Mháthair
- Volunteers required for monthly cleaning in church
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Baptism Update
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday
Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.30am
FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST THERE WILL BE NO 7.30AM MASS AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH, TRAMORE.
WE REQUEST THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAND SANITIZING & FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.
OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES MASS TIMES
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
Tramore Parish Radio Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am from Monday to Sat and 10.30am on Sunday on your radio 105.4FM. (It may be tuned in only when service is on.)
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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
Collection for the Pope and Diocesan Purposes
The annual collection for the Pope and Diocesan Purposes (Peter’s Pence) will take place on this weekend July 3rd/4th July.
For your convenience you may donate online by going to the Parish website www.tramoreparish.ie. Click Donate and there a section for “Peters Pence”
The Annual Cemetery Mass for all those interred in Tramore Cemeteries will take place at Holy Cross Church, Tramore on Thursday 15th July at 7.30pm
Sacred Heart Church Dunhill: Tuesday 20th July at 7.30pm
Immaculate Conception Fenor: Tuesday 13th July at 7.30pm
Campa Mhuire Mháthair:
Campa Mhuire Mháthair: Free Online Catholic Faith Camp for Children aged 5 – 12. The four-day Summer Camp will include Music & Action songs, Arts & Crafts, “Into the Deep” Bible Stories, Games, Drama, Live-Streamed Daily Mass and more! The camp will run from July 27 – 30. No need to register. Check out www.holyfamilymission.ie for more info. Brought to you in association with Holy Family Mission and the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore.
The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore’s Faith Development Office presents a four-part series on the Eucharist beginning on Wednesday, June 30th on Zoom. “Eucharistic Amazement” will take place over four consecutive Wednesday nights from 8- 9.15pm. Each evening will include a 30- minute talk and time for group discussion and prayer. June 30: Just a symbol or something more? (Fr Patrick Cahill, Holy Family Mission) July 7: Eucharistic Miracles (Nodlaig Lillis, Youth Ministry Officer Waterford & Lismore) July 14: Little Nellie of Holy God (John Donovan, Little Nellie of Holy God Foundation) July 21: Eucharistic Mystics and Martyrs (Nodlaig Lillis, Youth Ministry Officer) To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Emma on 085 8623705
Volunteers Urgently Required
For Church Cleaning on the last Wednesday of each month after 10am Mass.We thank those who have volunteered but we would be grateful for a few more. Please contact the Parish Office 051-386477.
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:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4pm.
Contact : 051-386477
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for December is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Following the recent government announcement Baptisms are now cancelled until further notice.
Please remember those who died recently, Elizabeth Lily Fitzgerald née Gerathy, Paschal Mac Manus.
We remember the months mind for Pat Harrington, Katie Halley, William (Bill) O’ Donoghue.
We pray for Geoffrey Spencer, Christopher & Martha Power (Queen St),Timmy & Mary Slattery, Shane King (Moonvoy) whose anniversaries occur about this time.
Those who were Baptised recently: Tom Canavan, Leo Thomas Dunne.
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection
4 July 2021
This is the carpenter, surely?
‘A prophet is only despised in his own country among his own relations and in his own house.’ We might find ourselves sympathising with Jesus in today’s Gospel: no matter what a person achieves in life, in their home place they will always be identified with their childhood selves and their family. While this generates a sense of belonging, it can be stifling. There is always someone to ensure we don’t get ideas ‘above our station’!
Returning home to Nazareth, Jesus teaches in the synagogue but his former neighbours turn on him. Who does he think he is, this carpenter, the son of Mary? This could have been a moment of grace, if they were open to hearing what he had to say. Perhaps the implications of the Good News were just too challenging coming from one of their own.
Sometimes God’s Word comes in an unexpected package. As individuals and communities, we can be guilty of silencing certain voices. Do we listen to young people with their energy and idealism, or the elderly with their experience and wisdom? Are we biased against certain groups in society, do we shoot them down before they speak? When our hearts are open, we come to recognise the prophets who are bringing the dream of God to fruition among us.
‘Although they heard you Lord, they failed to listen. They heard only what they wanted to hear. The truth hurt them, you made them feel uncomfortable, and they rejected you… Show us how we may seek your Kingdom and help to bring peace to a troubled world.’ (Tony Singleton)