Newsletter 6th June 2021

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for Corpus Christi by Jane Mellett
  • Waterford & Lismore virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes
  • Prayer for Vocations
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Mass Booking Update
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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 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.



Prayer for Vocations

‘For a growing trust in the presence of the Lord, in His call among men and women being chosen to serve Him and His Church as priests, deacons, and in the consecrated life. We pray to the Lord.’
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — June 6, 2021
“This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many.” Are you being chosen by Christ to pour out your life’s work for souls with Him as a priest or in the consecrated life? Speak to your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email:


Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage

Our Lourdes Pilgrimage this year will be virtual once more. Please see the programme outlined below. Do join us!
Fr. Martin Keogh – Pilgrimage Director

Sunday 6th June @ 12 noon – Mass from Cathedral – Bishop Cullinan
Stations of the Cross @ 4pm from Holy Family Mission
Rosary at 7.30pm on

Monday @ 7.30pm – Mass – A call to repentence – Fr. Conor Kelly
Rosary at 8.30pm on

Tuesday @ 7.30pm – Mass – A call to healing – Fr. Billy Meehan
Rosary at 8.30pm on

Wednesday @ 7.30pm – Mass – A call to Misson – Fr. Edmond Cullinan
Rosary at 8.30pm on

Thursday @ 7.30pm – Mass – A call to Love – Fr. Martin Keogh
Rosary at 8.30pm on

Followed with closing address by Bishop Cullinan.



Parish Office

The Parish office is now open to the public with entry restricted. Please knock on the door and we are happy to attend to your needs.

Next week opening Times:

Mon Bank Holiday- Closed
Tuesday & Thurs 9.30am-1pm.
Wednesday 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am-12.30pm

Contact : 051-386477


Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for October & November will open at the Parish Office on Wednesday 9th June 2021 .Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477

Donate Facility
In response to a number of enquiries from our parishioners, we now 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.

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Marie Hayes,Pat Harrington (Née Cusack) USA

We remember the months mind for  Patrick (Paddy) Sullivan

We pray for Kitty Keogh, Frank & Sally Douglas, Laurence & Alicia Clooney, Noreen Grace Kathleen Roche whose anniversaries occur about this time.

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

He has gone out of his mind’
In the Gospel today we read that Jesus has returned home and causes quite a commotion on his arrival. Word about this healer and teacher has gotten around, the crowds have gathered, and the religious leaders are not happy. Jesus’ growing popularity has started to upset daily life for his family to the point where ‘they could not eat’. In an effort to protect their son and their brother, Jesus’ family try to explain away his ‘unruly’ behaviour. They tell the crowd and the religious leaders that Jesus does not mean what he says, he has simply ‘gone out of his mind’. In their view, things have gone too far. Jesus was preaching a message that seemed radical to many. He knows that bringing about God’s dream for the world involves speaking out and behaving in ways that are counter cultural. The religious leaders go so far as to say that Jesus was possessed by a demon. It was their way of ‘explaining away’ someone that they could not cope with, someone who was challenging their systems and practices. We can think of those in society today who are ‘explained away’; those whom society wishes would stop speaking out because it is uncomfortable to listen to. Name-calling is often a last resort when institutions or ‘powers’ are disgruntled. The young climate activist, Greta Thunberg, knows this well. Following taunts by Presidents and Fossil Fuel executives towards her, she famously said, ‘When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go… and then you know you’re winning.’
The end of today’s Gospel is troubling as Jesus seems to dismiss his mother, his brothers and sisters. But Jesus’ mission is now wider than his immediate family. It is not that he no longer cares for them, God’s vision and Jesus’ vision for this world are now one. As sometimes happens in life, we have to let go of certain things in order to follow our true path.
Jane Mellett