What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflections for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
- Novena for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
- Faith @ Home
- A Night of Hope
- Prayer Resources during Coronavirus
Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming
We are happy to announce that our new Live Streaming Service is now in operation, where you may join us for Tramore Parish Services online from Holy Cross Church.
Please visit the parish website www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
For anyone who do not have access to online 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
The Church will be open for private prayer from Mon to Sat: 11.00am-5pm Sunday: 11.30am-5pm.
Please spread the word to people who are house bound.
The Novena of Masses for the Faithful Departed
The Novena of Masses for the souls of the Faithful Departed will commence in Holy Cross Church at the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday Nov 15th and will continue until Monday Nov 23rd.
Envelopes are available in the church porch. Completed lists may be handed into the parish office or any of the presbyteries.
In November We remember
During this November, we remember our dead in a special way in our homes, as we cannot attend the usual remembrance services that would be in our Churches. You may create a remembrance space at home, with your memory cards or a name list. Find a space where you can honour them with a candle and gather to pray the Evening Prayer of Remembrance together. Visit www.waterfordlismore.ie
Night of Hope
Reflection-Prayer-Music with Bishop Phonsie Cullinan
Wed Nov 11th from 7-8pm
Join Bishop Phonsie, for a virtual night of hope, where we will pray together, to ask for the Lord’s guidance in our lives, so we can continue to live in hope during these uncertain times. The evening will include a special time to remember those who have passed away. We encourage you to have a candle at home to light as part of the service. The event will be live streamed on Waterford & Lismore diocese YouTube Channel.
Faith @ Home
Faith @ Home is a new resource for parishes which is designed to help parents and families reflect on the upcoming Sunday readings.
Every week families will be invited to Hear, Pray and Talk about the Word of God together in their homes with prompts and guidance. Visit: http://www.waterfordlismore.ie
Prayer for Vocations
“THOSE WHO WERE READY WENT IN WITH HIM TO THE WEDDING HALL …”
ARE YOU READY TO RESPOND TO CHRIST’S CALL FOR A VOCATION?
If He is calling you to discern serving Him as a priest or consecrated religious, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on email@example.com
The parish office is closed to the public due to Covid 19 restrictions but you may ring the office between 10.30 am-1pm with any inquiries.
Contact : 051-386477
Diocesan Newsletter November
The newsletter for November may now be downloaded by clicking on
Prayers and resources
Prayers and resources are offered to assist the faithful during the threat of the coronavirus. Please visit: www.waterfordlismore.ie
Please remember those who died recently, Eileen Hickey nee Hyland, Jack Traynor, Patrick Walsh, Pauline McDonough
We remember the months mind of Joe Phelan, Geraldine Higgins
We pray for: Denis & Mary McCarthy ,Bill Aughney, Tom O’Neill, Mary Fleming, Barry Hennessy, Philomena Feighery, Patrick O’Rourke snr, Patrick O’Rourke Jnr, Maher Family, Richie Hannigan, Anne, Terry & Patrick O’Brien, Angela Spencer & deceased family members, Kit & George Bolster, Marie Slattery, Fr Martin Slattery, Mamie Power née Bohill whose anniversaries occur about this time.
Reflection for 32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time
I am a procrastinator. If a task is awkward or unpleasant, I am likely to put it off till another day. In any given week, I have a ‘to-do’ list I need to get through. The most important items always get done – things that can’t be avoided, like work deadlines or paying bills. But bigger projects often get put on the long finger and I find myself transferring items to the following week’s list. It is part of life to learn how to prioritise, and to be prepared to tackle the important things. Even when we are not ready to face a certain situation, sometimes we need to push ourselves to just dive in.
Among the wedding customs in Jesus’ time was a night-time procession from the bride’s home to the grooms. The bridesmaids would go out with torches lit to welcome the groom and his entourage. The parable in today’s gospel sets two groups in contrast – the ‘foolish’ bridesmaids who run out of oil because they have failed to prepare, and the ‘sensible’ ones who are ready with their lamps and oil, recognised the importance of the task. Only one group was ready when the groom approached.
This parable encourages us to focus on the here and now, to nurture our relationship with God in the present and to live well. There is no point in procrastinating, or waiting until the bridegroom is at the door. As well as having the light of faith, we need the fuel – the actions – to keep it lit so we are ready when the Lord comes.
‘It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.’