Newsletter 7th April 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday
  • “The Chosen”
  • Little Nellie of Holy God
  • “Lets Dive In” for Children
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Easter

Growing in Faith
Our church community faces many big questions about the place of women, our views on sexuality, the need for consultation and for dialogue. We need to know what all of us believe, not just our leaders. We need to know how people find it to live their faith, in these areas of sexuality, justice, migration, ministry and other realities today. Recent Synods and letters of the Pope have tried to narrow connect theory and lived faith.
There is a need to be able to grapple with the demands of today and the message of the gospel; To be able to discern our path in the peace and joy of the Easter message, knowing we don’t all have to agree with each other to say to say ‘my Lord and my God’.
We are the people who are happy to believe; to show we are a community of faith and of joy, and we want to spread this faith that lives for justice and compassion.
We will never get it fully right. But we can get it better and better if we unite with the Lord and hear each other with respect. That is our challenge at Easter. May the Lord bring the best out of our faith in bad days, and help us live with and enjoy the best of our faith in the good times. We want to make alive what is best in our Christianity.
Thomas doubted at times;
Can I share my doubts of belief with the Lord?
Lord, I believe in you, strengthen my belief.
Donal Neary


Divine Mercy Sunday

Today, Divine Mercy Sunday, here in Holy Cross Church we will have Confessions from 1.30-2pm and devotions to the Divine Mercy at 2.30pm, followed by Mass at 3pm.


Easter Collection

The Easter Collection for the Support of the Priests of the Parish and Diocese,
was taken up at all Masses last weekend. We thank you most sincerely for your generous support


Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week

The parish office opens Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4pm & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm.


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for July is open at the Parish Office
From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).

New stock has arrived at the Parish Office/Shop

Lovely selection of Cards, Rosaries, Rosettes & gifts for First Holy Communion, are now available.

Weekly Contributions Envelopes

The new envelopes for 2024/2025 (Beginning May 5th) are now available at the Parish Office for collection.
When the new envelope contribution year begins on May 5th, please discard any unused 2023/2024 envelopes.
Please have your current number to hand when you call in to the office for your new box.
Any parishioner who is not registered for the weekly contribution envelopes, and would like to be, please contact the Parish Office.
The parish office will be open for your convenience after all Masses this weekend 6/7 April

Let’s Dive in!

Activity Sheet available in the porches.
Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for you grandchild or grandchildren


Faith @Home, Resources for Children.

Children’s Ministry | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (


‘The Chosen’

An Evening with The Chosen Tramore Parish invites you to see Jesus through the eyes of those who lived with and knew Him. Come along to watch a special episode of the popular “The Chosen” series with us at Glór na Mara School, Convent Hill, Tramore beginning with tea & coffee at 7.15pm. March 11th, April 8th, May 13th.


The Premiere Screening of Little Nellie of Holy God

Bishop Cullinan invites you to The Premiere Screening of Little Nellie of Holy God
A short movie-documentary on the child from Waterford City much loved by Pope St Pius X and Catholics all over the world.
Friday 12th April @ 8pm.St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford X91 HW9D
All Welcome! Tea/Coffee & Light Refreshments



“Arise” Contact: https//
Family Festival will take place in Tramore over the May Bank Holiday weekend

Home of the Mother Formation Evenings for Adults

Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, in St. Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City led by the Servant Priests and Brothers and Servant Sisters. Adoration at 6.30pm.

Each week we will reflect and chat about different topics that will help us deepen our knowledge of the Catholic faith and live our Christian lives to the full!
All are welcome.


Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese

Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese check out


Youth 2000 Retreat in Waterford

The spring Munster Youth 2000 retreat takes place in De La Salle College, Waterford from Friday evening 5th – Sunday 7th April. Everyone aged 16 – 35 is most welcome to attend for all or part of the weekend. Donation only. Music, talks, testimonies and workshops, adoration and Mass, and a chance to make great friends! See for more info.




Please remember those who died recently,

We remember the months mind for Michael Keoghan, Helen Byrne née O’Brien, Michael Cleary.

We pray for Sean Flanagan, Helen Leblanc Hayes, Anne Murray, Lily Martin, Eileen Walsh, John Anderson, sons Paddy, Willie, James & Robert.
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.




Holy Cross Parish Mass Times & Services

Mass Times:
Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (Vigil)
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am and 12 noon
Monday to Thursday 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Novena to 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 Closing Times:
Church closes at 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and at 5pm Thursday


Our Lady’s Church, Carbally

Mass Times:
Sunday at 11.00am


Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor

Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday at 9am. 


Sacred Heart Church, Dunhill

Mass Times:
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday at 9am


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.

Parish Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to open Facebook Page, where we share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. You may also access via the link on the very top of the page on the parish  Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.

Donate Online

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.

Parish Office Opening Hours

The parish office is usually open from 9am to 4 pm Monday -Thursday & 3.30pm on Friday. However, opening times may change temporarily, Please check the newsletter for updates.


We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

PRIEST ON DUTY – CALL 086-6004384


Tramore Parish, Waterford