Newsletter 5th March 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for The First Sunday in Lent
  • “Grow in Love”
  • Lenten Daily Reflection
  • Lenten Retreat
  • “Encounter”
  • 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 – 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

We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise their hands upon entry and leaving the church.




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.


Trócaire boxes are available in the porch

Please take home a Trócaire box for Lent and give it a prominent place somewhere in the home.



This weekend 5/6 march we welcome the boys and girls making their First Holy Communion in 2022
At the 7.30pm Mass on Saturday Mar 5th, we welcome the children from Holy Cross School
and on Sunday Mar 6th at 12 noon Mass, children from Glór na Mara & Gaelscoil Philib Barún will join us for our Masses.
We welcome them & their parents, & we wish them every good wish and blessing on their journey to meet Jesus at their First Holy Communion.


Holy Communion for the Sick & Housebound

If there are any parishioners who are sick or housebound and who would like to receive Holy Communion on First Fridays or Sundays, some of our Eucharistic Ministers are happy to help with this. Please contact the parish office (051 386477) if you wish to request a visit.


Holy Cross Church Choir

To enable the Choir to resume its Place in the Church Services some New Members are required.
If you would like to join, please let us know. Please give your contact details to the Parish office 051-386477or Fr Shane 051-391868.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Our Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 8th to 13th June. All details are outlined below.
The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Cullinan and Pilgrimage Director Fr. Martin Keogh. Further details on through Lent with a daily reflection


Journey through Lent with a daily reflection

Lent began on Wednesday, March 2nd. Click on the link below for a daily reflection through each week and make space for prayer in your Lenten journey.


Family Days are back at Holy Family Mission

Family Days are back at Holy Family Mission!
Sunday March 13th, 10am – 3pm. Bring a packed lunch!
Booking is essential: 052 6133181 or


Lenten Retreat at Glencomeragh House

“Show us the Father” Lenten Retreat
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th March at Glencomeragh House.
Spiritual Director: Fr Patrick Cahill.
Full Spiritual Programme includes daily Mass, Evening Adoration, Daily Rosary, Confession, Stations of the Cross and Spiritual Reflections.
Full Board Accommodation €225.
For more info: (052) 6133181 or


Silent Retreat with the Foyer of Charity

Faith Development, Family Ministry, Featured, News, Third Level, Young Adult

Upcoming Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat: Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…” Preached by: Fr. Kilian Byrne, Foyer of Charity Venue: Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary
Date: April 18th to 24th
Cost: €380 Full board
Contact: Helen : 00353 86 1678027/…



Are you aged between 18 – 35?
Come join us for Encounter, a new event for Young Adults in Waterford City!
When: Friday 11th March at 8pm,
Where: St John’s Church, Parnell Street, Waterford.
What: We’ll have a guest speaker, some music and prayer, followed by refreshments and a chance to chat and get to know other young adults interested in exploring and deepening their faith! Free Admission. No need to register.
More info: or 085 8623704

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


Aug Mass Book
The mass book for August is now open at the Parish Office on Tuesday March 1st. Bookings will be taken by phone 051-386477

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


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Teresa Fanning Tramore/Waterford
Edmond Eddie Keoghan, James (Jim) Purcell, Waterford. 

We remember the months mind for  Edward (Eddie) O’Neill

We pray for Dick O’Riordan, Willie Power. Noel Walsh ,Jack, May & Ted Kennedy William (Bill) Kirk 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 the 1st Sunday of Lent

Jesus tempted off course
Jesus was brought out of the ordinary into a place where he was tempted off course with three temptations – to comfort, power, and wealth – three things that can take us over.
Money, power and comfort can lead us astray….when we want wealth to be no. 1 and prioritise comfort in various ways. ……..
He goes back to the word of God to find strength and insight to fight off evil – to the words he learned at home, and at school.
A big source of energy for us is the word of God. On Ash Wednesday the invitation was to believe the good news. That is where we may find life and strength.
We remain in the Church because of Jesus Christ. The word of God in his gospel remains life-giving and strong. Today’s scripture shows us that temptations happen often to take us off the path. So too does the unexpected, and scandals have happened in many of the national institutions. Church life may leave us down and weak, but the spirit who kept Jesus strong in the desert will do the same for us.
A Lenten thing to do could be to read a bit of the gospel every day. Look up Sacred Space on the web and pray from that. Or Pray-as-you-go. Pray your own favourite gospels. Read the gospel to the children. Hear the word at weekday Mass. We look to the word of God to build us up as God’s children and community and find strength to use all in the service of God and others in love.
Speak your word O Lord, and we shall be the better for it.
Donal Neary RSJ