Newsletter 6 Feb 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Welcome Fr O’Halloran
  • Reflections for the 5th  Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • The Chosen
  • Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
  • 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



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
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.



Welcome to Fr. O’Halloran

As we bid farewell to Monsignor O’Mahony and wish him a blessed and happy retirement, we welcome Fr. Richard O’Halloran who takes up his appointment as our new parish priest from February 1st. Fr. O’Halloran is a native of Carrickbeg, and has previously served in the parishes of Portlaw and St. Paul’s, Waterford. His first appointment was as curate here in Tramore, after his ordination in 2001, where he served for two years. Fr. O’Halloran brings with him a wide variety of pastoral experience, most notably from his role as part of the diocesan advisory team to primary and secondary schools, which saw him visit the schools of the diocese on a regular basis for many years. He will be blessed to work with the many willing volunteers we have in our parish community, who so generously give of their time and expertise in various ways and ministries. He also looks forward to meeting and getting to know you, which will, of course, take time! We pray for him, that he may settle in well among us, and that his priestly ministry may touch many lives for good in the years to come.


School Enrolment 2022-2023

Glór na Mara, Holy Cross, and Gaelscoil Philib Barún schools will commence accepting applications for the 2022/23 school year from February 1st 2022.
Applications must be received by February, 28th 2022. Application forms may be found on the schools: websites or by contacting the schools directly.



Have you ever asked questions such as: What is the point of life? Is death the end of life? The Alpha course is a chance to explore these questions and to discuss the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, non-challenging atmosphere. The course is for everybody: committed Christians, wavering Christians and non-believers. All points of view welcome.
The course will run online using Zoom on Monday evenings at 7.30pm starting 10th January 2022 for 13 weeks.
There are still places available. Please feel free to join in. All welcome.
Please register your interest with the Parish Office Tel: 051-386477 or email

The Chosen

Two options to join a new study series on “The Chosen”, starting Feb 1st!
What is “The Chosen”? “Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this show is for you.”
Option 1: Tuesdays 2 – 3.30pm in St John’s Pastoral Centre
Option 2: Wednesdays 8.00 – 9.15pm on Zoom
Registration for Zoom is essential: click here
or email /call 087 4042784 for more information
Ages 18+ (including a Quo Vadis Young Adult Group on Zoom)


Lectio Divina

Want to include more scripture in your life this new year? Join us for lectio divina. We read, pray, and share about the Gospel for the coming Sunday. Cuppa too! Join us any week you are available. Resuming 3rd February. Thursdays, 7:30-9:00- Sacred Heart Parish Centre, The Folly. Questions? Sr. Shawn. 087-404-2785 or

Diocesan Newsletter January

The January Newsletter is now available to view on the diocesan website.


Annual 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

The 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


Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for July 2022 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, Renee Hanley née Hoctor, Breda Hodgson née Mackey, Daniel (Dan) Cowman, Christine McSweeney née Ffrench

We remember the months mind for  Richard Hickey, Anna Moore, Cappoquin/Tramore, Dora McElroy, (Griffith Place, Waterford), Pat Purcell

We pray for Eileen Harty, Nadia Duggan, Lena Cowman, Mary Behan, John Kiely Snr & John Kiely Jnr, Mary Cheasty, Dan Cowman, Michael Power (Westown), Michael Delaney, 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 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Peter got great joy out of being a fisherman/ a businessman/ with his business partners. Especially when the catch was good and the money was flowing in from Rome and the cities east and west of Galilee.
Jesus offered more – for then/ for now and for always. Life to the full was to follow, even in suffering/ humiliation and death for Peter.
Christ is alive in love of our family network/ our deep friendships/ our care for the needy and our care for the earth. Our volunteers in many places bring the fullness of life of Jesus.
The fish in the story represent all the people who will be found for Christ. And he’d say to Peter,’ look at the fish and think of the people and know that I am alive’.
Sharing and educating in faith is bringing Christ to life. The teachers and chaplains, priests, religious, parish personnel, all educators in faith are in partnership with the Lord Jesus.
All sincere faith knowledge leads to love of God and each other. Conversion is being in love with God and his creation, with each and with everyone. We want to be in a state of love. Only the one who can love can know God, for God is love. That’s the challenge to all of us in passing on the faith as best we can to another generation. We pass on our faith in love.
It’s not just a catechism but the conviction, belief and joy that Christ is alive. To us Christ would say there will always be fish to be caught and people to be served, the generous gift of God. To us he says there is always love, also the generous gift of God,
Lord, help me to find you in all things,
and then we can do all for your greater glory
Donal Neary SJ