What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the feast of The Transfiguration of Our Lord
- Holy Family Mission registration
- Healing Service
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Gerry Rush Memorial Coffee Morning
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Thursday 10.00am
Friday-7.30am & 10.00am
THERE WILL BE NO 7.30AM MASS ON FRIDAY MORNINGS FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY & AUGUST
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA 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 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 9am
Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 9am
For the months of July & August there will be no weekday morning Masses in Fenor & Dunhill
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
Tramore Parish Radio
Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am 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.
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 new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also acsess on parish website:www.tramoreparish.ie
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.
We have an online donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie, 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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
The Mass Book for November has not opened at the beginning of August as scheduled, until further notice.
We will give an update as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
“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.
World Youth Day 2023
The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is inviting young people from the diocese aged between 18-35, to join us on a pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day.
(WYD) is a phenomenal gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal church and an intense moment of evangelism for the youth of the world.
This unforgettable pilgrimage will take place from July31st-9th August 2023.
Please fill out expression of interest form on www.waterfordlismore/pilgrimages or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Family Mission
Applications opened on July 2nd for 2023/24
Holy Family Missions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow in your relationship with Jesus.
A nine-month Residential Catholic Community for young people aged 18-30 who desire to:
• Learn more about their faith
• Live with like-minded young adults
• Be steeped in an environment of prayer and the sacraments
• Have opportunities for mission with young people and families
Closing dates: EU residents – 20th August 2023
Applications closed for non EU residents
VISIT www.holyfamilymission.ie to apply
ST. ANTHONY’S NOVENA Waterford
St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.
Monthly HEALING CEREMONY
(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
Diocesan Family, Children & Youth WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
Faith@Home for families, Let’s Dive In for Children, To the Heights for young people. Go to www.waterfordlismore.ie/resources or subscribe by emailing email@example.com
Pope’s intention for August
For World Youth Day
We pray the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to live and witness the Gospel in their own lives.
Meals on Wheels Collection
Tramore Community Care Annual Meals on Wheels Church gate Collection took place last weekend
Thanks to all for your generous support
Bingo every Wednesday night at Klub Music in Riverstown at 8pm in aid of Meals on Wheels
Gerry Rush Memorial Coffee Morning
The annual Gerry Rush Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in the Guillamene Tramore on Sunday morning 6th August from 10.00am.
All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice.
All donations of confectionery of any kind will be gratefully received.
Please bring along a rug or chairs for your comfort on the grass.
As usual there will be a raffle with some very fancy prizes.
Next week’s opening Times:
Monday – Bank Holiday – Closed
Tuesday- Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm
The Mass Book for November has not opened at the beginning of August as was scheduled, until further notice.
We will give an update as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477
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.
Please remember those who died recently,
We remember the months mind for
We pray for Philip Hamilton, Michael Power, Michael McDonald, Matthew Harpur, Anna Harpur, Michael Campbell 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.
The Transfiguration of the Lord Reflection
The top of a mountain is a natural place for encountering God. It is small wonder then that in the Bible God often chooses a mountain top to reveal Himself and His plans. It was on Mount Sinai that God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. Jesus gave his first teachings in the Sermon on the Mount. He often retired to the mountain at night to pray. He was crucified on Mount Calvary and ascended to heaven from Mount Olivet.
In today’s Gospel Jesus is transfigured before his apostles on Mount Tabor. Peter, James and John are with him. And they will be with him in the agony of the garden. This will be a preparation for that ordeal. Moses and Elijah are also present speaking with Jesus about his approaching death. Moses is the great law giver and Elijah the great prophet. In the presence of these two, representing the law and the prophets the voice of the Father is heard, “This is my beloved son listen to him.” Slowly, the transition from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant is taking place.
Jesus came not to destroy the law and the prophets but to bring them to completion. Christianity is not to be an abstract creed or code but a Person. Jesus Christ, true God and true man is to be “the way, the truth and the life.” We are to listen to Him and follow Him. The Epistle to the Hebrews tells us that “In times past God spoke to us through the prophets…but in these last days through his Son.”
For Jesus the Transfiguration was the turning point in his life. Until now all was onward and upward. He was captivating the people with his preaching and miracles. Now he must descend to the valley, to the road to Gethsemane and Calvary. The Transfiguration gave Jesus a foretaste of his glory, and in the strength of that joy he could endure the cross and despise the shame. But most of all the Transfiguration gave Jesus another affirmation of his Father’s love. At His baptism in the Jordan his Father had affirmed him, “This is my beloved Son on whom my favor rests.” Now he says, “This is my beloved son, listen to him.”
For the apostles it was an awe-inspiring experience. They had never seen their master like this before. Peter, filled with consolation says, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. Let us erect three booths here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But it is not to be. This is only a preparation for things to come. With Jesus they must descend the mountain to the valley below and on to the garden of Gethsemane and Calvary. On Mount Tabor they didn’t want to leave. In the Garden of Gethsemane they didn’t want to stay. When Jesus was arrested they all fled.
We can all identify with the apostles because in our mountain-top experiences of joy and consolation we also want to stay. We want them to go on forever. And then in the moments of trial we want to flee. We forget that our Lord did not promise us a rose garden, but a garden of olives and a crown of thorns. “If anyone will come after me let him pick up his cross daily and follow me.”
The Transfiguration was the mountain-top experience of the apostles which prepared them for their future trials. The Mass is our mountain-top experience which prepares us for the trials of our day. The Mass is not a transfiguration but a transubstantiation, in which bread and wine are transformed into the glorious Risen Jesus. And in the joy and consolation of Communion we say with Peter, “Lord, it is good for us to be here.” And we do not want to leave. But it is not to be. Soon we will hear the words, “The Mass is ended. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” So we pick up our cross and leave to face the trials of the day. But having been to the top of the mountain we know that “nothing can separate us from the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Fr Rodney Kissinger, S.J