What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for 19th Sunday in Ordinary time.
- Youth 2000 Retreat
- Priests Autumn Collection
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Remembering Fr Rufus Halley (1944-2001) Peacemaker
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Friday
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.
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.
Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming
We are having a problem with the live stream at the moment. We hope to resume the service as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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.
FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST THERE WILL BE NO 7.30AM MASS AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH, TRAMORE.
PRIEST ON DUTY
The Priests Autumn Collection
The Priests Autumn Collection will take place at all Masses next weekend Aug 14/15.
We thank you for your continued support
In response to a number of enquiries from our parishioners, we now have an online donate facility on our parish website: 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.
Youth 2000 Retreat
A Youth 2000 retreat will take place at St Paul’s Church, Waterford city from August 13th-15th. The retreat is for anyone aged 16-35 who would like to learn more about their Catholic faith with other young people. The retreat is non-residential and will include music, talks, Confession, Mass & Adoration as well as time for fellowship and meeting new people. For more information about the retreat visit www.youth2000.ie
Remembering Fr Rufus Halley (1944-2001) Peacemaker
A Special edition of “The FAR EAST” magazine Remembering Fr Rufus Halley (1944-2001) Peacemaker
Available at the Parish Office. Price €2
Also available is the book by Jean Harrington
Murder in the Missions A True Story. Price €15
Murder in the Missions is the true story of two Irish priests whose lives were forever changed when they moved to an island devastated by corruption and greed. Frs Des Hartford and Rufus Halley left Ireland in the 1960s to work in dialogue and conflict resolution between Muslim and Christian communities in the Philippines, a country which was rapidly descending into civil war. For many years the priests lived peacefully as Christians in a Muslim-dominated region on the island of Mindanao, their mission not to convert but rather to serve the local people. But despite their commitment to peace and non-violence, both were targeted by Muslim insurgents. Fr Hartford was kidnapped by the Moro National Liberation Front and used as a bargaining tool in their negotiations with the Philippine government. Fr Halley was murdered by Islamic extremists. Recreated from interviews, diaries, letters and testimony, Murder in the Missions tells their story.
Bereavement Counselling / Support Services
Following the recent changes to the Government guidelines on the lifting of Covid 19 restrictions, we are pleased to let you know that our face-to-face bereavement support and counselling services are once again available Family Ministry St. John’s Pastoral Centre Waterford In addition to this, our online services will continue to operate. You may contact us at – 051-858772
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:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4pm.
Contact : 051-386477
Mass Bookings Update
Mass booking for January is now open at the Parish Office.
Booking will take place by phone: 051-386477
Please contact the officee for further details 051-386477
Please remember those who died recently: Myra Develin (nee Connolly),John Hamilton, Duane Lindsay, Luke Haycock, Cian Bailey, Australia, (grandson of Joan & Rocky Mills)
We remember the months mind for : Jerry O’Beirne
We pray for: Rita Power, Mary Sweeney nee Murray, Richard & Abbie Power ,Robert Lodge, Michael White, John Flavin, Josephine O’Brien & son Patrick (Market St), Berni Hogan whose anniversaries occur about this time.
Fr. O’Mahony wishes to thank all those who sympathised with him and his family on the death of his brother recently.
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.
19th Sunday In Ordinary Time
Have you ever felt like giving up? Elijah certainly did. In today’s first reading we meet a prophet who has had enough. He is fleeing from trouble and things seem so hopeless after a day’s journey that he sits under a bush and begs God to take his life. Life has a way of getting on top of us, such as when we are grieving a loss, when we are hurt by a friend, when illness strikes, or when we are simply exhausted. We experience the feelings described in the famous anonymous poem Don’t Quit: ‘When things go wrong as they sometimes will/ When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill…’
At these times of struggle it is helpful to pause and to refuel for the journey. Elijah was visited by an angel who offered him comfort and respite, giving him the strength he needed to carry on. In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus again say he is the living bread. Some people have been complaining about his teaching. Surely this is the son of Joseph, they say, demonstrating their lack of understanding of who Jesus really is. Again, he explains that he is the bread of life – more than physical food, more than an ordinary man, he is the living bread and he is God. In all our struggles, especially when we feel like giving up, Jesus offers us nourishment for the journey. This gift is there for us especially in the Eucharist, offering comfort and strength.
‘The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.’ (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)