What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
- Blessing of the Graves
- Holy Souls Novena
- Mass for the Bereaved
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
7.30am & 10.00am
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday
Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.30am
OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES MASS TIMES
Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
WE REQUEST THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAND SANITIZING & FACE COVERING PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.
BLESSING OF GRAVES IN TRAMORE
The blessing for graves in November, month of the Holy Souls will take place on these weekends, (Weather Permitting).
SUNDAY 7th NOVEMBER
3pm: Prayer Service in St Declan’s, Riverstown
3pm: Prayer Service in Holy Cross, Tramore, followed by blessing of graves in adjoining Cemetery, and St Patrick’s Cemetery.
BLESSING OF GRAVES IN CARBALLY
SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER
The November blessing of graves in Carbally takes place on Sunday 14 November at 3pm beginning with a prayer service in the church. This will be followed by the blessing of graves in both cemeteries.
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 www.tramoreparish.ie 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 10.am from Monday to Sat and 10.30am on Sunday on your radio 105.4FM. (It may be tuned in only when service is on.)
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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
We have an online donate facility on our parish website: www.tramoreparish.ie.http://www.tramoreparish.ie. 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.
Holy Souls Novena
Our Novena for the Holy Souls begins Sunday 14 November at the 10.30am Mass. Weekday Novena Mass at 10am, until Monday 22 November. 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.
Mass for the Bereaved
Mass for those who have died within the last two years in our parish will be held during the month of the Holy Souls. Arranged by the Bereavement Support Team of the parish, 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.
Mass will also be held on Wednesday 24th November in Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 7.30pm
Everyone is most welcome to come and remember our loved ones in this month of the Holy Souls.
If you would like anyone remembered, please contact the parish office 051-386477
Holy Souls Novena
As we approach the month of November, the month where we remember in particular those who have gone to God before us, we offer a Novena for the Holy Souls prepared by the Diocesan Liturgy Commission.
The Novena may be downloaded on the link below https://waterfordlismore.ie/holy-souls-novena/
Songs of Joyful Praise
This event will be held in Mount Melleray Abbey on Sunday
November 21st at 5pm – the Feast of Christ the King. Choirs will rehearse under the direction of Dom Richard Purcell OCSO from 2pm to 4.15pm. If you would like to be part of the choir, please book by calling 051-874199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome to attend the joyful Liturgy at 5pm
Please remember those who died recently, Fintan O’Byrne, Mary Byrne
We pray for Tom O’Neill, Jack Keane, Daniel Kearney, Margaret, Joe & Arthur Goodbrand & family, Breda, Eileen & Helen Kearney, Barry Hennessy, Richie Hannigan, John & Julia McKeown, Frank & Mary O’Meara, Ann O’Meara, Anne & Terry O’Brien & son Patrick, Matthew Warren, Michel Gannon . 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.
James Tissot (1836–1902)
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflectio
A series of contrasts
The gospel is a series of contrasts – rich and poor, greedy and generous, arrogant and humble and it is not difficult to guess which of them Jesus is praising. The lady in question, a poor widow, may not even have heard the praise of Jesus but the disciples were left in no doubt where Jesus’ sympathies lay.
He praises true religion in the widow who gave all she had in the cause of God. He berates the co-existence of long prayers and the greed which took away the property of people like this widow. The religious people of the day were meant to look after the widow and the orphan who had nobody else to fight their cause.
From the gospel we take the invitation of Jesus to give all; the amount given is not the big question, it is the giving of the heart. Jesus knows the listeners would cop on that what he was talking about was more than money – it was to give the first place in life to God and the things of God. That is the call to all of us.
The things of God we can glibly refer to are the love we are called to receive and to give, it is to care for other things of God too like creation, justice, peace and reconciliation. It is to give time to worship God in common and in private – to ensure a space and time for prayer in each day.
The widow of the gospel had a generous heart, as did the widow in the first reading. They looked outward to the needs of other and the things of god, and gave what they could in this direction. Can we not do the same?
Lord teach me to know you more, love you more
and serve you more faithfully in my life – St Ignatius Loyola
Donal Neary SJ