Newsletter 7 May 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 5thn Sunday of Easter
  • First Holy Communions
  • Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • World Youth Day
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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 10.00am
Friday-7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

Tuesday after 10am Mass for the month of May

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


Live stream

We are experiencing problems with the live stream. We hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible. Apologies for the any inconvenience caused.

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 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,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.


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.




FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS – Holy Cross Church Tramore.

Over the next three weeks the children from our local schools will be making their First Holy Communion.

Saturday 13th May at 11.00am we welcome the boys and girls from Glór na Mara school  who are making their First Holy Communion. We also welcome their parents and families and all present with them on this, their special day.

Saturday 20th May at 11.00am – The children from Holy Cross School

Saturday 27th May at 11.00am – The children from Gaelscoil Philip Barún

We wish them every blessing at this important time in their lives.



The Holy Face devotion

The Holy Face devotion will take place in Holy Cross every Tuesday after 10am for the month of May. All are welcome.

Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally
This will allow us to share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.


Tramore ICA

The Tramore ICA will hold their next meeting at Tramore House on Wednesday 10th May at 7.30pm


Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles

We welcome the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles from Ardfoyle, Cork to our Parish on 13/14 May to promote Mission Awareness

The Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles were founded in 1876 as a group of international religious women dedicated to spreading the Good News through service and witness of their lives.
Promoting women and the marginalized is a priority in their apostolate.
Sr. Mary Usifoh will be speaking during the Masses.

As you leave the Church there will be the opportunity to support if you so wish


Lough Derg 2023 Pilgrimage Season

Three Day Pilgrimage
Beginning Thurs June 1st until Aug 15th (Last day to begin Sunday13th Aug)
Admission €80
Booking advised Phone 053(0) 719861518


“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.


Catholic Mothers Association Retreat Day

Holy family Mission Glencomeragh House Saturday May 13th. Contact Sinead for more info 086-0528282

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:


Marian Grotto, Tramore

Join us in praying the rosary at the Marian Grotto on Monday at 3pm for the month of May starting on Monday May 1st.


Play for Vocations

Birr Golf Club
Golf club lane, That Glenn’s, Glenns, Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 K378
Wednesday 21st June
Timesheet: 11.30am-1.30pm
Contact : Mark 085-8153803
Or email:



Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Mon Bank holiday-Closed
Tuesday – Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm
Contact: 051-386477




The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.
July Mass Book is now open.

Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477

Lovely selection of cards & gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion, available at the Parish Office.


Lost property

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.


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Margaret (Bab) Whittle née O’Brien, Anne Morrissey née Sheridan, Liam Maher, Helen Carroll Reynolds, Nora Cheasty

We remember the months mind for  Bridget (Bridie) Poole, Dominic Flynn

We pray for Bill Heffernan & deceased members of the Harris family , Alan & Lily McIlraith, John Harty, Jim & Kitty Gilligan, daughter Joan & son Eugene, Patrick & Josephine O’Brien & son Patrick, Market Street, Bridget Butler, Winifred McDonagh Bernard McDonagh, May Murphy  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 4th Sunday in Easter

Follow in Love
The first big moment of vocation is baptism. The anointing of chrism at baptism might be called the anointing for vocation.
The baptismal vocation is for witness, love and service. This is expressed in ways in which people live out their baptism in married life, single life – and within the single life, maybe religious life or priesthood.
Our active witness is to the life and the values of Jesus in our lives. Teaching is not itself a vocation, for example, but the way we teach is a way of living out our vocation. It is the same with many of the helping professions and employments. Being a good neighbour can be a living out of our vocation.
We witness to love in marriage, in family, extended family, and in friendship. Any love is a sharing in the love of God. In the moments of unselfish love in any relationship we are living out our vocation. When we love, we are doing God’s will.
We witness to service in the wider world in our care for the poor and in welcoming the stranger.
In a place of silence, let the words
‘Come, follow me’ echo in your mind and heart.
Lord, be with me as I offer myself in partnership
with you to work in your world.
Donal Neary SJ