Newsletter 4th June 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for Trinity Sunday
  • “Good News” Faith Camp
  • Cemetery Masses
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Retreat for Extraordinary Ministers of the eucharist
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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 Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

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

Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise 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.




Communions & Confirmations

Congratulations’ to all the children from our local schools who have received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation over the last three weeks.
Thanks to all who helped in the preparation of those children to get them to this important time in their lives. May they grow in their faith and love of the Lord.



The Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves for all those interred in our cemeteries will take place over the month of June as follows:
Dunhill: Thursday June 22nd at 7.30pm.
Fenor: Friday June 23rd at 7.30pm.
Carbally: Wednesday 28th at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass)
Tramore: Thursday 29th at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass in Holy Cross, St Patricks & St Declan’s)

To keep our cemeteries neat and tidy, please remove any withered flower arrangements from your family graves and please take them home.


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.


‘Be Still in the Presence of the Lord’ – a day of retreat for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be held in Mount Melleray Abbey on Saturday 10th June @ 10.30am. The day will be led by Maureen Kelly, Pastoral Worker in the Diocese of Killaloe. This event is being organised as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the beginning of this special ministry, and we also celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi on June 11th. The day will include prayer, input, and quiet time for reflection around Mount Melleray and will end at approx 3.30pm. Please book by calling 051-874199 or email
(Please bring a packed lunch on the day)


Good News Summer Faith Camp

Good News Summer Faith Camp for boys and Girls aged 6-12 years will take place at Glór na Mara school, Tramore from Monday 10th July –Thursday 13th July. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Pam 086-0726232/Olivia 086-3438467
More info


Lough Derg 2023 Pilgrimage Season

Three Day Pilgrimage
Beginning Thurs June 1st until Aug 15th (Last day to begin Sunday13th Aug)
Admission €80
Booking advised Phone 053(0) 719861518

Waterford Greenway Cycle Fundraiser for Radio Maria Sat June 17th
Contact Mary Hooton 087-9870666 or Liz at


“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.


World Youth Day 2023

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is inviting young people from the diocese aged between 18-35, to join us on a pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day.
(WYD) is a phenomenal gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal church and an intense moment of evangelism for the youth of the world.
This unforgettable pilgrimage will take place from July31st-9th August 2023.
Please fill out expression of interest form on www.waterfordlismore/pilgrimages or email:


Play for Vocations

Birr Golf Club
Golf Club Lane, That Glenn’s, Glenns, Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 K378
Wednesday 21st June
Timesheet: 11.30am-1.30pm
Contact : Mark 085-8153803
Or email:

The Common Doctor: Intellectual Retreat                                                               June 16th – 18th.

Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary. Free for University Students. Facilitated by the Thomistic Institute. Featuring Prof Adam Eitel (Yale University), Fr Conor McDonough OP, Fr Alan O’Sullivan OP. Lectures, Daily Mass, Socials, the Divine Office and more. To learn more:


The Tramore Active Retirement Association

The Tramore Active Retirement Association monthly General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 6 2023 at the Community Care Centre on the Pond Road at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome


Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon: Ban Holiday Closed
Tuesday – Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477



The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.

The Mass book for September is now open
After three years of booking by phone due to COVID, we have gone back to booking in person at the Parish Office.
*Please note on Mass Booking Morning, Please attend after 9.30am. We will take phone bookings after 10am on that morning.

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, Stella Piper Née Fitzgerald

We remember the months mind for Margaret Whittle, Nora Cowman, Liam Maher 

We pray for Robert Taylor, Tommy Bowman, Tom & Pat Hughes, Michael Farrelly ,Kitty Keogh Tivoli, Frank Douglas, Sarah Douglas, Kathleen Roche 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.




Trinity Sunday Reflection

They looked down from heaven – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – with love for their people. For all of us. They could see men and women of all races, colours, ages, faiths, holiness and sin. They knew help was needed for the human race and waited a long time before the time was right.
The word of God, Son of God, born before all ages, became one of us. We know the rest of the story. One of the persons of the Trinity became one of us, so that we could become like them. Jesus, Son of the eternal Father, was born, lived and died like us. In death, cruelly murdered and then laid in the tomb, the Spirit became alive in him, and now the Spirit of Jesus and the Father who is alive in each of us since baptism.
The feast of the Trinity is the feast of all of us who are sent in ‘the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit’. The life of the Trinity becomes very ordinary in the love, care, forgiveness we offer to each other. It’s also in the ways we try to better the lives of the poor, the depressed, the anxious. It’s how we try to teach a younger generation the best lessons of humanity and faith, and introduce them to this mystery of God. We are active partners in the work of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the world today.
Much more can be written and said about the Trinity. It cannot be understood but the meaning of its mystery can be plumbed and enjoyed all our lives. This way of approach from St Ignatius of Loyola brings us into the contemporary work of the Trinity in our world today.

By the mystery of water and wine in the Mass, help us Lord to share in the divinity of Christ
who humbles himself to share in our humanity.

Fr Donal Neary, S.J