Newsletter 7th August 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 19th  Sunday in Ordinary time.
  • Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass times
  • Priests Autumn Collection
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Tax Rebate on Charitable Donations
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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

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

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



Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday Aug. 15th, Holyday of obligation.

Mass in our Parishes as Follows:

Holy Cross Tramore, 10.30 am & 7.30 pm

Our Lady’s Carbally, 11.00am

Sacred Heart Dunhill 10.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor, 7pm


The Priests Autumn Collection will take place at all Masses on 15th August . We thank you for your continued support


Theology of the Body: Discovering God’s Master plan for your life!


Mondays 7.30 – 9pm, September 12 – November 14
Prayer, DVD, Discussion, Tea/Coffee
Theology of the body provides a lens through which to view the whole mystery of human life. If you have a body this theology is for you!
Venue: Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East, Waterford, X91 FC65
Registration Essential: Helen 086 1678027 /


Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions for Aug

Small Businesses
We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities


Queen of peace retreats July August & September

4-day Medjugorje-style retreat at
Glencomeragh Retreat Centre.
Spiritual Director: Fr Patrick Cahill. Full Board Accommodation – limited places, book now! Thurs 21st – Sun 24th July / Thurs 18th – Sun 21st Aug / Thurs 1st – Sun 4th Sept Cost: €260. Full Spiritual Programme includes: Medjugorje Mass, Evening Adoration, Daily Rosary, Confession, hikes, Outdoors Stations of the Cross, Spiritual Reflections. For more info or to book contact or (052) 6133181


Home of the Mother Formation Evenings

Formation Evenings for Adults online: Wednesdays 5 – 6pm. For more info contact Formation Evenings for Boys aged 14 – 17: If you are interested please contact:

Holy family Mission Applications

Applications for 2022/2023 for Holy Family Mission – open to those aged 18-30. More information on how to apply at or email

Diocesan family & Youth Newsletter

Faith@Home: Celebrating and supporting faith, hope and love in the heart of the family! To the Heights: A weekly diocesan youth newsletter and bonus resource pack. Download free on


Melleray Grotto, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Monday 15th August “Feast of the Assumption”
Benediction at 3pm`Prayer until 5pm
Music by Mairead Cullinane
Prayer at 8pm- Candlelight Vigil at 9pm
Celebrant: Fr Thadeus Doyle
Music by Mary Burke
Programme for 37th Anniversary of Melleray Grotto16-24th Aug
Prayer each night from 8pm-9.15pm. Various celebrants.

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: 9.30am-4pm
Tuesday 9.30-1pm
Wed/Thursday 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am -3.30pm



The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months going forward.
The November Mass Book is now open.


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


Tax Rebate on Weekly Contributions

The parish benefits under a Scheme of Tax Relief for Eligible Charities.
If your contributions are over €250 in a year and you pay tax you qualify.
It would be very beneficial for our parish funds if you sign and return the Enduring Cert, which has been sent out in the last few days to all eligible contributors.
The Enduring Cert covers 5 years so we can claim for previous years. There is no cost to you.
We hope everyone who qualifies will return the form in envelope provided to the parish office as soon as possible so we can proceed with the claim.
Also if any details have changed please amend so that we can update on our Parish system.
We thank you most sincerely for you continued support.
All details are treated in the strictest confidence



Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Paul Cummins, Thomas (Tom) Brady, Myra Crowley née Fitzgerald, Kathleen Weir Nee Ring Coolnacappogue /Buttervant

We remember the months mind for  Elizabeth (Betty) Molloy, Johanna (Josie) Connors née Crowley

We pray for Noeleen Cheevers, Bridie Paddy & John O’Brien, Larry & Alicia Clooney, Michael McDonald, Mary Sweeney née Murray, Thomas Connors 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.


For those who were married recently:

Conor O’Toole & Ciara Pierce



We wish them every happiness in their married life together




Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Looking after his business
When you go away and want someone to mind the house, you plan well and invest in someone safe. We often need that. Who will monitor the alarm and keep an eye on the house?
Same with Jesus… the people of the gospel are the ones who look after his business while he is away! God invests in us. He wants us to do our best in minding his house. His community and Church are the people to whom he entrusts his life’s work.
We spread the kingdom in simple ways every day – care, hospitality, work for justice, compassion, with the gifts and talents we have. He has given us the gifts – we are to use them in his service. We do our best and God, the architect, is continually building with us.
He is the extra presence around in his Spirit. So when we do things in his service, he is the inspirer. But he leaves a lot to us.
And then when in his service he feeds us. He works with us and for us. The slave/master relationship is turned upside down. People would never expect that the master would serve the meal – like at the washing of the feet. We are nourished and renewed.
There is a need now for volunteer help within the Church -we need it now and will in the future. Formation is needed for people who can hand on faith when the parish may be called on to do more, and to do what the Catholic school has done until now.
The kingdom is spread through the work of the Church, and we are this Church, this body of Christ. We are the true blessed sacraments of Jesus Christ.

Donal Neary S.J.