Newsletter 7th January 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the Baptism of the Lord
  • SVP-Thank You. 
  • Pope’s Monthly Intention
  • 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 10.00am
Friday 7.30am & 10.00am


Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Mondays after 10am Mass

Tuesday after 10am Mass

Wednesday at 3pm.

Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Church Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

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

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
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 Face book Page

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



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize 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.




The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Tramore would like to thank everyone who donated so generously recently to our Annual Church Collection.
The amount collected this year was €14,640.00.
Thanks to you all, many families this year had a happy Christmas.
Thanks to you, many families have been able to heat their homes and pay their electricity bills.
Thanks to you, many people went on to further education and are supporting themselves and their families.
It is only through your generosity that the SVP can help the less well off in our Community.
Well done to all of you that contributed and you can be assured that any money you have given and will give in the future will go towards helping the needy.
Again many thanks.

Holy Hour for Vocations

Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary. Third Thursday of every month. 7.30 – 8.30pm. Scripture, meditations, rosary, Adoration, music and silent prayer.
All welcome


Men’s Prayer Group (Home of the Mother)

St Saviour’s Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City. Every Wednesday evening, starts at 7pm: Exposition, Benediction, Faith Formation and Group Sharing. Led by the Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother


HEALING SERVICE – Holy Family Church


Last Saturday of every month in Holy Family Church, Luke Wadding Street, Waterford. Begins at 11am. Eucharistic Adoration, Anointing and Benediction. Individual Prayer offered by Parish Prayer Team.


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.


Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after10.30am Mass.


MONTHLY HEALING CEREMONY (with Sacrament of the Sick)

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on the Second Saturday of every month, beginning at 3pm and will include the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and time for individual prayer and blessing..


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

MEDJUGORJE EVENING at Glencomeragh House

Beginning with the Holy Rosary at 8pm during which confessions will be available, followed by Holy Mass, Adoration and prayers for healing.
Second Thursday of each month.

Pope’s Monthly Intention for January

For The Gift of Diversity in the Church
Let us pray that the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the gift of different charismas within the Christian community, and to discover the richness of different ritual traditions in the heart of the Catholic Church.



Parish Office

Next week’s opening Times:
Wed & Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm


Mass Booking

The Mass Book for March 2024 is open at open at the Parish Office.
The next book to open will be for April which will open on January 3rd at the Parish Office from 9.30am.
Phone bookings taken after 10am. 051-386477


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding- Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477


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.


A set of Keys found in the graveyard.
Please contact Fr Richard


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Jody Farrell, Mary Kiely née Clancy, Anthony (Toni) O’Kelly, Patsy Flanagan, Valerijus Paulauskas

We remember the months mind for  Jonathan Flynn, Thomas Brophy, Capt. Michael Maguire,  Fr Gerry Condon

We pray for Richard Hickey, Susan Bridget Boyle née O’Shaughnessy, Joan & Larry Cullinan John (Jet) O’Sullivan Al O’Connor Tessie Flynn Richard Flynn John Devlin, Kitty Molloy, William & Catherine Gleeson ,Noel Burke, Bernadette Bernie Kiely, Liam Kelly, Pat Mulcahy, Patricia Culliton Mulville & Family, Brendan Hally, Mary (Peter) Hally,  Seamus O’Shea 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 The Baptism of the Lord

New Energy
Jesus’ baptism by John was a special moment – the real coming of God’s spirit upon him, the Spirit who had come on Mary at the moment of Jesus’ conception, and would be with Jesus at his last moments on the Cross.
The spirit brings him new energy. This feast marks that something new is happening, and that Jesus knows he is the beloved son; from eternity and into time.
The Spirit came upon him – but not just for himself. He would send the Spirit later to us, to help us to forgive and to persevere in doing good.
This is a feast about energy. Jesus found a new spirit in himself after his prayer and he heard words he would never forget. Maybe you have heard words of love from someone you will never forget. They give energy to the heart and soul, making us people always on the go, ready for new life within us.
The spirit pours the energy of God into bread and wine and they are changed forever. He sends himself forever, sending the love and presence and energy of God.
We know that we can get stuck. We need new infusions of the Spirit to give new energy. Can we be the type of people who others think it’s good to meet? Can we be people open to the spirit of God, open to new life, new love, and being really fully the individuals we can be?
Recall your baptism: imagine water being poured over you,
and allow this love of God fill you today.
Lord, thank you for the gift of Baptism.
Donal Neary