Newsletter 5th November 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Holy Souls Novena
  • Remembrance Mass
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • The Chosen
  • Church Bells of Peace
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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 Church Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

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

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
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 Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also access 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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize 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.





Our Novena for the Holy Souls began in Tramore on Thursday 2nd November at the 10.00am Mass and continues until Friday 10th November at all Masses.
(All deceased relatives and friends are prayed for at every Mass here in Holy Cross Church over the nine days)
Novena in Carbally from Monday 20th to Friday 24th at 7.30pm

Envelopes will be available in the church. Please hand them in to the sacristy, parish office or put into the boxes by the sanctuary.

For security reasons please do not leave the envelopes anywhere else.
Thank Yo

Holy Souls Novena text may be downloaded from the following link: Holy Souls Novena


Remembrance Mass

The Remembrance Mass for all who died in our parishes in the past twelve months takes place in Carbally on Friday Nov 24th at 7.30pm and in Tramore on Thursday 30th Nov at 7.30 pm
This Mass allows anyone who has lost a loved one, either recently or over the years, to come and remember them and to light a candle for them in front of the altar in this the month of the Holy Souls. (Candles will be provided)
If you would like anyone who passed in the last twelve months remembered, please give the name in to the parish office 051-386477


Tramore Parish Presents: “The Chosen”

“The Chosen” is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him. No matter where you are in your journey with Jesus Christ, The Chosen is for you Join us for an episode of the acclaimed series, and discussion afterwards. Monday November 6th 2023 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Glor Na Mara School Hall.


Legion of Mary

Mary Mother of God’s people Praesidium
CARLO ACUTIS (Web missionary)

ST John’s Church Waterford (Jim Grant Room)

Light refreshments served
All are welcome


Church Ground Parking

If you are a holder of a parking permit to park on the church grounds while attending Mass, we kindly ask you to contact the Parish office to have your permit renewed if you wish to continue parking on the church grounds at Mass times from January 2024



Family Groups
Meeting Every Tuesday 6.45 – 7.45 at Tramore Community Care, Pond Road.


“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.


Introduction to Theology of the Body:

Discovering God’s Master Plan for your life

STUDY GROUP 2023. Mondays 7.30 – 9pm. November 6, 13, 27 | December 4.
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Tea/Coffee.
Theology of the body provides a lens through which to view the whole mystery of human life. If you have a body this theology is for you! Venue: Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East, Waterford, X91 FC65.
Registration Essential: Helen 0861678027/



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.



(with Sacrament of the Sick)
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing..


HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church

Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.


Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)

St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City.
Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm:
Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing.
Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother


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 checkout


Home of the Mother


Every Tuesday at 7pm, 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.


Church Bells to ring for Peace on 11th November

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference recently decided that on Saturday 11 November 2023, at 11.00 am, coinciding with the end of the First World War, cathedrals and parish churches will ring church bells as a call for peace and an end to war.


Reflection for Ministers of the Word

On Saturday 25th of November, the Diocesan Liturgy Commission have organized a morning of reflection for Ministers of the Word, as we prepare for Advent & Christmas. This reflection will be held in St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, with Mother Marie Fahy as the facilitator. The spaces are limited to 20. I will repeat it again in the new year if there is further interest. There is no charge for this event. Contact: Mary Dee, Liturgy Office St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford 051 874199 086-8128266.


Popes Monthly Intention for November

For the pope

We pray for the Holy Father as he fulfils his mission, may he continue to accompany the flock entrusted to him with the help of the Holy Spirit.


The Tramore Active Retirement Association

Monthly General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at the Community Care Centre on the Pond Road at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome


Tramore ICA

Our next guild meeting is on the 7th of Nov at 2 30.It is our International Day so come along for a lovely get-together. New members are welcome


Parish Office

Mass Booking
The Mass Book for February 2024 is now open at the Parish Office.

Next week’s opening Times:

Monday Thursday 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477


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 Death

Please remember those who died recently: Celine Myles

Please remember the Months mind:

We pray for Ettie O’Connor, Liam & Siobhan Butler, Teresa Hedigan (1st Anniversary),Barry Hennessy, Georgina MacEwan, Patrick O’Rourke Snr, Patrick O’Rourke Jnr, Mamie Power née Bohill, Ann O’Meara for  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.




Those who were married recently;

Paul Grace Rhia Fitzgerald

We wish them every blessing in their married life together.




Reflection for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Love Thy Neighbour

‘Practise what you preach’. ‘Walk it as you talk it’. These are sayings we use to highlight that words and actions in our Christian life should harmonise.
‘Love is shown in deeds, not words’ is the ending of the Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises.
This is the criticism of Jesus about some of the Pharisees: they preached intolerable burdens of the law, and did not observe it themselves, nor help anyone to do so.
We find out how to be a follower of Jesus by watching him in the gospel, by hearing his word, and by living a life of love and compassion as best we can. We learn from him how to relate to others by how he does this himself.
Every religion can get lost in the visible signs of it. Titles in parish or a diocese can take over from the service requested from us. Shows of piety can lead to the self rather than to God. All in our religion should come from the life of Jesus and return to him. ‘You have one teacher, the Christ’.
Maybe today we pay tribute to the teachers among us, especially those who have taught us about our faith and guided us in the ways of faith.
Lord, teach me your ways, your truth
and guide me into your life.
Donal Neary SJ