Newsletter 6th Nov 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 32nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • First Saturday Devotion
  • Holy Souls Novena
  • Remembrance Mass
  • Retreat for Married Couples
  • 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 – Thursday
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 11.00am

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

Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 9am


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

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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise 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.



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



Our Novena for the Holy Souls continues until Thursday 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)

Carbally – Novena will be from Monday 14th – Friday 18th Nov at 7.00pm.

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

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


First Saturday Devotion

The goal of the Five First Saturday devotion is to make reparation for the offences committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and thus improve our relationship with God.

Our Lady asked for two things at Pontevedra:
The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which has been done, and secondly, the First Saturday Devotion, which is something we can all do to advance peace in our hearts, and in the world.

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion, along with the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven.” -Sr. Lucy( Visionary of Fatima, March 19, 1939)

Holy Cross Church, Tramore
Saturday 5th November 2022
9:30am Rosary,
10:00am Mass
10:30am Confession and 15 minute silent Meditation
on the Mysteries of the Rosary.
11:00 am Communal prayer to make reparation to
Our Lady.
11:05 am Devotion finishes.


Remembrance Mass

The Remembrance Mass for all who died in our parishes in the past twelve months takes place in Carbally on Friday Nov 18th at 7pm.
Tramore on Thursday 24th 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 remembered, please give the name in to the parish office 051-386477.



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One Day Healing & Renewal Retreat.
for Married Couples

Glencomeragh House, Sat 12th Nov. Cost €100 per couple, and includes a 3 course meal and a whole day of talks, workshops and a healing service. Booking is essential. Contact / 052 6133181 to book your place.



ENCOUNTER Gathering for young adults aged 18-35. Fri 11th November. St John’s Church, Waterford. Talk – Music – Prayer – Refreshments. Free Admission. More info: or contact


Divine Mercy Group  

Church of the Sacred Heart, The Folly, Waterford City. Every Friday: 3 – 3.45pm.
Mass every first Friday at 3pm

Taize Vigil

Taize Vigil for Peace as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in St Paul’s Parish.
Led by The Peace Choir and Friends in Solidarity with the people of UKRAINE
It takes place on Friday 4th November
From 8pm – 9pm at St Paul’s Parish Centre.
Everyone Welcome.


Legion of Mary

Mary Mother of God’s People Presidium
Fr. Patrick Peyton, CSC ,The Rosary Priest.
The Monks of Mount Melleray Abbey.
St. John’s Church Waterford, Jim Grant room, Wednesday 9th. November 6.30pm
(after 5.30pm Latin Mass).
Light Refreshments Served.
All welcome.



Gathering for young adults aged 18-35. Fri 11th November. St John’s Church, Waterford. Talk – Music – Prayer – Refreshments. Free Admission. More info: or contact



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 – Thursday 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am –


The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months.
February Mass book is now open at the parish office .
Bookings taken by phone from 9.30am

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

Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Tom Treacy, Church Road
Fidelma Marshall née Lacey, Waterford /Tramore

We remember the months mind for  Alan Lynch, Carrigeenlea, Patrick McDonald, Roselawn

We pray for Teresa & Margaret Hedigan, Mary & Denis McCarthy ,Breda Hennessy ,Patrick O’Rourke Snr ,Patrick O’Rourke Jnr, Mamie Bohill Power, Barry Hennessy, The Maher, Toolan & Glascott Family ,Thomas Daly, Ettie O’Connor, John & Julie McKeown, Pat Smyth, Frank Dineen Tom O’Neill 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 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

A New Breakthrough
The big question is what it will all be like? Jesus gives no details. We live in hope and die in hope. We are to be alive forever in the love of God. God keeps love safe. When life ceases, love stays.
God is God of life, the Gospel says; To him all are alive/ even the dead,
God breaks into life in a new way at our death. It happens in small ways every time we are transformed a bit – when we forgive, make peace, really help another, when we promise ourselves to someone or some cause, we are in resurrection ¬mode. But the final one is a gift unlike any earthly gift.
We need to share this hope with each other. The peace you may have felt at the death of someone, the dream where the loved one was happy, the thanks you feel for another for ever – all brings hope even if their death is sudden or self inflicted or at a young age. As we place our candle at the altar for our loved ones in November, we are letting them go off into what death really is – our finding our way to the arms of God.
Words of Pope Francis – “Hope is not looking at a half-full glass, which is simply optimism, which is a human attitude that depends on many things. Hope is a gift of Jesus, of His very self, His very name is hope. It is Christ in you, the hope for glory.
This is the eternal hope, which is the root of our joy even in the losses of our lives.
Lord, give us this day a renewal of faith in eternal life.
Donal Neary RJ