Newsletter 5th Sept 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Provisional dates for the Sacraments
  • Symbolon
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Mass Booking update
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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


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.

We are still having a problem with the live stream. We hope to resume the service as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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.




Provisional Dates for the Celebration of Sacraments 2021
(Dates are subject to public health guidelines)

Saturday 11th Sept – Gaelscoil Philib Barún/Dunhill (11am)
Sunday 12th Sept – Glór na Mara (2pm, 3.30pm)
Saturday 18th Sept – Holy Cross (11am, 1pm, 3pm)

First Holy Communions
Friday 10th Sept – Glór na Mara (both classes 6pm)
Friday 17th Sept – Gaelscoil Philib Barún (6pm)
Friday 24th Sept– Dunhill/Fenor (both 6pm)
Sunday 26th Sept– Holy Cross


Symbolon; The Catholic Faith Explained

The diocese of Waterford and Lismore presents Symbolon: the Catholic Faith Explained.

Too often we try to live a faith we don’t know or understand. Every Catholic deserves to know their story. Join us foe Symbolon, a 10-week series that presents the BIG picture of our faith, with Creed as our guide. The course will run on Wednesday nights beginning September 15th from 8-9.15pm. The course is open to anyone in the diocese, aged 18+ and is free of charge. All welcome to register email or call Emma on 085-8623705

Pope Francis’ Universal Intention for September:
An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle

We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.


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:
Monday 9.30am-1pm

Tuesday & Wed 9.30am-1pm.
Thursday 9.30am-1pm
Friday 9.30am-12.30pm
Contact : 051-386477

Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for February is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477

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


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently: Patricia (Pat) O’ Donoghue
Rev. Mgr Michael Olden P.E.

We remember the months mind for Myra Develin, John Hamilton, Duane Lindsay, Luke Haycock, Cian Bailey

We pray for Thomas Keogh, Liam Hayes, Frank Power, Gwen Power, Matt Cassin 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: Kevin Keoghan & Christina Barrett

We wish the every happiness in their married life together.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection

Jesus avoids attention after his work of healing the deaf man. He’s not a quarter hour celebrity. He didn’t want admiration, he wanted love to flow into and out of ourselves – doing good quietly. The best of things are ordinary. In the ordinary Jesus worked the miracle and in the ordinary we will hear new things.
The theologian Karl Rahner SJ was once asked whether he believed in miracles. His answer: “I don’t believe in them, I rely on them to get through each day!” Indeed, miracles are always present within our lives.
Miracles of birth, of love, and hope.
The ways people get over hurts and they forgive.
Someone giving a lot from the little they have.
It is the world of mystery – of little miracles.
A miracle is not against nature – it is something that causes faith and love.
The first reading today sees more in the desert than a wilderness and flowers: we see and hear beyond created things to the healing work and word of the creator. Maybe we might listen to new voices about God and life in our conversations – I heard recently a young person talking about the suicide of a friend and how this brought him to realise how much we really need God. His chat strengthened my faith.
Can we recover the simplicity of life with the small miracles that get us through every day? i.e. like a sudden burst of sunrays in the midst of trees All of us have something new to say of God and of life. And we get more than we knew out of the simplicity of life.

Think today of something small that can remind you
of something deeper and of God.
Praise to you O lord for simple surprises in my life!

Donal Neary SJ




We wish the very best to all the children returning to school in the next few weeks.

Many of our young people are embarking on a new phase of life at this time of year. Some perhaps leaving home for the first time. We wish them well and offer them the following words of wisdom.

Blessing Of Solitude
May you recognize in your life the presence, power and light of your soul. May you realize that you are never alone, that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you immediately with the rhythm of the universe. May you have respect for your own individuality and difference May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique, that you have a special destiny here, that behind the facade of your life there is something beautiful, good and eternal happening. May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.


Tramore ICA returns!!
You will be delighted to learn that Tramore ICA meetings and craft mornings are starting again!
Our first Guild meeting for 2021 is this Wednesday 8th September at our original time and place, 8pm in Tramore House. For all the crafters your first day is this Tuesday 7th & Thursday 9th September at 10am, again in Tramore House.
All HSE guidelines will be adhered to.
Looking forward to seeing you all again for a great catch up!