Newsletter 5th May 2024

Newsletter 5th May 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter
  • Service of Remembrance
  • Rosary at the Marion grotto for May
  • Procession in honour of Our Lady 
  • Pilgrimage to Knock
  • Family Day with the Holy Family Mission
  • National Stroke Conference
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter

This gospel is like a vision statement or a mission statement from Jesus. About finding joy in listening to Jesus, how to live the good life in love one another, how to love oneself in the love of God, and in directing our lives to bear fruit that will generate love.

It is so central that it is read at many really important moments of a Christian life. It is one of the most popular readings at a wedding, linking the love of God and human love at such a special time.

Jesus’ love was to lay down his life, in a specific way. Our love lays down our life often in small, unforgotten ways.

  • Hours spend with a sick child or parent,
  • years caring for someone ill,
  • leaving home on missionary assignments;
  • giving up something for the children.
  • Working for peace/justice for the needy

The message is a big challenge in simple ways for most of us. Isn’t it a joy to know that the most enjoyable mystery of life – love, is the only commandment of God? This shows us that God is on our side: His commandment is to do what we want most to do and experience – to love and be loved. Even when the love costs us something.

Recall a time when you felt you were really loving someone.
Become aware that you were then very near to God.
Thank you, Lord, for love given and received in my life.

Donal Neary SJ




May is the month of Our Lady

Would you like to consecrate yourself to Our Lady?
First meeting Saturday 27th April Holy Cross Church at 3pm.
Meeting once a week for the month of May for approximately 30mins. 
If you are interested please attend first meeting and/or let Fr. Mark know.

Ireland Needs Fatima – Rosary Rally

Join us in a Public Square Rosary Rally for the conversion of Ireland. This is one of over 560 such Rosary Rallies across the country.
Saturday 11th May at 4pm in St. Declan’s Cemetery, Riverstown

Canon’s Field

There are ongoing works through Canon’s Field for another week or so.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Waterford Male Voice Choir Summer Concert

Christchurch Cathedral, Waterford, Saturday 4th May at 8pm. Guest artists Roisin O’Grady, Soprano and The Kalimbas. Tickets €15 (including draw for Hamper) available at Cahills or from choir members

Active Retirement Association

The Tramore Active Retirement Association monthly General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at the Community Care Centre on the Pond Road at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome

Tramore I.C.A.

Our next I.C.A meeting is on Wednesday the 8th of May.


Join us to pray the Rosary for the month of May at the Marian Grotto, Marian Park starting on Wednesday 1st May at 3pm.

Service of Rememberance

South East Regional Family Support Network and St. Paul’s Parish invite you to celebrate the lives of those loved and lost as a result of substance use & related causes.

7-8pm Wednesday 8th May 2024
St. Paul’s Parish Hall,, Lisduggan.

Music & Reflection followed by light refreshments
All Welcome

South East Regional Family Support Network
Phone: 086-6045805

Procession in honour of Our Lady of Waterford

Saturday 18th May at 3pm. Starts in St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, passing the Old Walls of the City and by the Black Friary. Concludes in Cathedral

Family Day: Holy Family Mission

Sunday 19th May, 10am – 3pm.
Bring a packed lunch! Pre-booking is essential: 052 – 6133181 or email

National Conference for Stoke

A National Conference on Stroke hosted by the South Tipperary Stroke Communication Group, will take place on Monday May 20th, from 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Cashel Palace Hotel, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

The purpose of the event is to promote awareness around stroke, aphasia and brain injury, and will include presentations from professionals and stroke survivors, and a demonstration of the DCU Exoskeleton. There is no entry fee to the Conference but attendees must register on Eventbrite by Monday May 13th. The link for registration is;

The Conference is supported by TASK Community Care, Home Instead Senior Care, Tipperary Volunteer Centre and the Irish Heart Foundation.
Further information from or 087-6101628

Theology Open Day, is this for you?

 The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Visit our website to find out more about our Open Day on Saturday 25 May.

Pope’s Monthly Intention for May

For the formation of religious and seminarians
We pray that religious women and men, and seminarians, grow in their own vocations through their human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, leading them to be credible witnesses to the Gospel

Diocese of Waterford & Lismore Knock Shrine Pilgrimage (By Bus)

Under the patronage of Dr. Alphonsus Cullinan D.D., Bishop of Waterford & Lismore.

Tickets €35

Leaving Tramore (Church Carpark) @ 6.30am
Leaving Waterford (Miller’s Marsh Carpark) at 7.00am
Leaving Knock at 5.30pm
(There will be a break in Tipperary on each journey)

Tickets are available in the Parish Office at the Cathedral, St. John’s, St. Joseph’s & Benildus Holy Family and St. Paul’s Churches during normal office hours.
Contact: John Waters: 087-2138831, Michael Drohan: 089-4204804, Anne O’Connor: 051-381351


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Service of Rememberance

7-8pm Wednesday 8th May 2024, St. Paul’s Parish Hall,, Lisduggan.
Music & Reflection followed by light refreshments
All Welcome

International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles around the World

Designed and created by Blessed Carlo Acutis. April 28th – 12th May at Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford. Solemn Opening at 3pm on April 28th. Mon – Fri:10am – 5pm / Sat:11am – 5pm /sun 2pm – 6pm. Closed for lunch 1-2pm.

Let’s Dive in!

Faith @Home Activities for Children.

Activity Sheet available in the porches.
Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for your grandchild or grandchildren
Further resources for Children on Diocesan website: Resources | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (

Weekly Contribution Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2024/2025 (Beginning May 5th) are now available for collection at the Parish Office. When the new envelope contribution year begins on May 5th, please discard any unused 2023/2024 envelopes.

Please have your current number to hand when you call in to the office for your new box. This will save you time. Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.

Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week

The parish office open Monday to Thursday 9.30am-1pm & Friday 9.30am-12.30pm.

Church Cleaning

Church Monthly cleaning will take place next Wednesday 8th May after 10am Mass. We thank all our volunteers for their help.

Mass Booking

The Mass Book for August is open at the Parish Office.
From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses. (Limited to 2 intentions).

New stock has arrived at the Parish Office/Shop

Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries, Rosettes & gifts for First Holy Communion, are now available.

‘The Chosen’

An Evening with The Chosen 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 Glór na Mara School, Convent Hill, Tramore beginning with tea & coffee at 7.15pm. March 11th, April 8th, May 13th.

Home of the Mother Formation Evenings for Adults

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.

Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese

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


Please remember those who died recently, Eleanor Power née Bowe and Helen Hanway née O’Brien

We remember the months mind for Henry Higgins, Helen Murray, Betty Cunniffe née Hannigan and John O’Connor

We pray for John Harty Snr, Michael Bagge, Smart family, Anne Mehigan, Dick Flynn, Vera & Tom Egan, Nathan Drohan, Agnes, Davy, John, Mary & Joseph Kiely, Margaret McEneaney, Cahir McNally, Vera O’Hagan, May Murphy, Maura Hackett (10th Ann), May Power (Birthday Rem) 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.



Holy Cross Parish Mass Times & Services

Mass Times:
Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (Vigil)
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am and 12 noon
Monday to Thursday 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help:
Mondays after 10am Mass

Holy Face Devotion:
Tuesday after 10am Mass

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group:
Wednesday at 3pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm

Church Closing Times:
Church closes at 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and at 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Church, Carbally

Mass Times:
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor

Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday at 9am.

Sacred Heart Church, Dunhill

Mass Times:
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 Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to open Facebook Page, where we share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. You may also access via the link on the very top of the page on the parish  Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.

Donate Online

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.

Parish Office Opening Hours

The parish office is usually open from 9am to 4 pm Monday -Thursday & 3.30pm on Friday. However, opening times may change temporarily, Please check the newsletter for updates.


We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

PRIEST ON DUTY – CALL 086-6004384


Tramore Parish, Waterford