Newsletter 5th March 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the second Sunday in Lent
  • Holy Hour with the Holy Face devotion
  • ‘Arise’
  • ‘Revive the Wonder’
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Lent a time of Grace, Growth & Gratitude
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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

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 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.



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.


Holy Cross Church closes at 4pm: Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday


Lent – Holy Cross Church, Tramore

Stations of the Cross:
Every Friday morning during Lent after 10am Mass

Holy Hour with Holy Face Lenten Devotion
Every Tuesday at 3pm for Lent. Beginning Tuesday 28th February. The Holy Face devotion will consist of 30 minutes vocal prayer at the start. The remainder of the hour will consist of silent adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please come for some, or all of the Holy hour.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group Every Wednesday at 3pm


Desert Fathers A Lenten Program for men •••

A Lenten program for men has been developed by an Irish priest to help men make this Lent different. The program contains 4 pillars – Prayer, Penance, Spiritual reading & Charity. To find out more and join an online group a zoom information meeting is scheduled for Sunday Feb 19th at 8:30pm. Meeting ID 494 625 9738 Password: 997298. Email for a copy of the program.


Trócaire boxes are available in the porches

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


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

7-12 June
Enquiries Joe Walsh Tours
01-2410800 or email


“Revive the Wonder”: 3 part series on the mystery of the Eucharist.

Tuesday 14th, Tuesday 21st, Tuesday 28th March in St Oliver’s Parish Church, Clonmel at 7.30pm.
14/3/23: The Eucharist: Holy Bread or Something More? [Speaker: Fr Patrick Cahill, Holy Family Mission]21/3/23: Little Nellie of Holy God [Speaker: John Donovan, Little Nellie of Holy God Foundation]28/3/23: Eucharistic Miracles, Mystics & Martyrs [Speaker: Nodlaig Lillis, Diocesan Youth & Young Adult Ministry Officer]Engaging Presentations


Job Vacancy – Part Time Diocesan Advisor for Post Primary Schools

The Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore would like to advertise the following vacancy:
Part-Time Diocesan Advisor- Post Primary.
Further details
Please apply in writing to before March 10th, 2023


Pope’s Monthly intention

For victims of abuse
We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering



The Alpha programme continues on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Majestic Hotel. Come along, bring a friend and discuss faith questions in a friendly setting. Each meeting
begins with free tea & coffee and everyone is welcome


Tramore Active Retirement

Active Retirement Trip to Tralee on 23rd April
5 days 4 nights
Transfers by Luxury Coach to and from Kerry
For further details contact Mary 087-9882327


Tramore ICA

Our next meeting is on Wed the 8 the of March. Come early as we have a lovely night planned. With Irish music
 Jill McElroy will be their to receive a cheque for the guide dogs association., proceeds from our auction.


Irish Conversation – Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

It’s Seachtain na Gaeilge and we are absolutely delighted to offer you the opportunity to use your cúpla focal right here in Tramore. Just come along to our Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish conversation group) on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8pm in Tramore library and you will have the chance for a friendly chat as Gaeilge. The Ciorcal Comhrá is known for its warm, relaxed atmosphere and even better it is completely saor in aisce. There is a céad mile fáilte awaiting all of those who come along, at all ages and all levels. For more details, please call Tramore Library on (051) 849 594 or of course, you can just turn up on the night! Bígí linn!


Arise Catholic Family Festival 2023

Calling families to come and join us in Tramore, Co. Waterford as we celebrate Easter together in the Sunny southeast. Make new friends with other families, share in wonderful celebrations of Holy Mass, and experience great teaching and seminars. Age-appropriate content is offered across the age groups. Dates April 10-13th 2023.
This is an initiative of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore and the Tine Network. For more details go to

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 9.30am-1pm. Closed in the afternoon
Tuesday -Thursday 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am –


The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.
The Mass book for June is now open,

Please note the minimum stipend for a booked Mass is €15.
The price of Mass Cards has not changed.


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477



Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Anastatia (Anne) Cheasty, Anthony Behan, Ann McCauley

We remember the months mind for  Patrick (Paddy) Hennessy
Patricia Robinson 

We pray for Dan Cantwell & family, Eileen Kiely Summerhill, Patrick & Margaret Wallace  , John Lodge 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 2nd Sunday of Lent

On the mountain
The hours on the mountain were a huge experience for Peter, James and John, who would always be with him. They saw him in his glory, the beloved son of the Father. There was more to him than meets the eye.
You climb a mountain and you see new views, you see the city from a new vantage point. You see the countryside in its beauty. We need times to climb mountains and get away from the ordi¬nary. Lent is a time like that – as we give something up, we take something on.
From the mountain, we now return home with a good seed: the seed of the Word of God. The Lord will send rain and that seed will grow. It will grow and it will bear fruit. We thank the Lord for the seed but we also want to thank the sower be¬cause you were that sower and you know how to do it/ (Pope Francis, 2014)
Whenever we climb the mountain of the Lord or make any journey with him, we are changed. As every mountain is differ¬ent, so every moment with him is well worth while!
We receive this word of God and we receive our call to share it. The apostles would spend their lives sharing what they got on the mountain, and how it changed them,
Is there a word or line of scripture that you like and which helps you?
Repeat it to yourself as a prayer.
Lord, make me a listener to your word.
Donal NearySJ

Prayer for Lent

Guide me as I humbly seek to repent and return to your love. May humility guide my efforts to be reconciled with you and live forever in your abundant grace. Transform me this Lent, heavenly Father. Give me the strength to commit myself to grow closer to you each day.