What in this weeks newsletter?
- Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
- “The Chosen”
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
- Fire in the South
Holy Cross Parish Mass Times
Holy Cross Tramore
Saturday 10am &
8.30am, 10.30am and
Monday – Thursday 10.00am
Friday-7.30am & 10.00am
Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request
NOVENA OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mondays after 10am Mass
HOLY FACE DEVOTION
Tuesday after 10am Mass
THE DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP
Wednesday at 3pm.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
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 www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
Tramore Parish Radio
Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at 10.am 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.
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 website:www.tramoreparish.ie
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.
We 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.
PRIEST ON DUTY
In Holy Cross we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 10am Mass until 5pm. every Thursday.
We are looking for parishioners who can spare an hour a week to be present in the church during the Exposition.
Please contact the Parish office on 051-386477 if you are available and able to help. Thank you.
Church Ground Parking
If you are a holder of a parking permit to park on the church grounds while attending Mass, we kindly ask you to contact the Parish office to have your permit renewed if you wish to continue parking on the church grounds at Mass times from January 2024
Rosary at the Grotto
The Rosary continues for the month of October at the Marian Grotto, Marian Terrace from Sunday October 1st at 3pm. Please join us. All welcome
(HOPE FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF PROBLEM DRINKERS)
Meeting Every Tuesday 6.45 – 7.45 at Tramore Community Care, Pond Road.
“Check it Out!”
“Check it Out!” events bulletin for the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore, containing a whole range of events you may be interested in over the coming days, weeks and months, including events for children, teens, young adults and families.
Introduction to Theology of the Body:
Discovering God’s Master Plan for your life
STUDY GROUP 2023. Mondays 7.30 – 9pm. October 2nd, 9, 23, 30 | November 6, 13, 27 | December 4.
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 email@example.com
ST. ANTHONY’S NOVENA Waterford
St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am 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.
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.
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
Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese
Spend time in the True Presence of Jesus. For a list of locations and times for Eucharistic Adoration in the Diocese checkout https://waterfordlismore.ie/eucharistic-adoration/
Fundraising Initiative for the Sisters of Mary Morning Star
We, the sisters of Mary Morning Star, are an international contemplative community. We live at the former Franciscan Friary in the centre of Waterford city. At present, we pray in a small oratory in the convent which is too small for us to be able to welcome others. For this reason we are beginning building works to transform part of the friary into a larger chapel, so that people can come to join us for prayer. This will be a chapel for daily adoration, Mass and the singing of God’s praises in the Divine Office.
Novena to St Therese of Lisieux
We would like to place this fundraising appeal under the patronage of St Therese. We hope that in the nine days before her feast (on the 1st of October) we could raise the 25,000 euro that we still need to complete the building works. Please join us in praying for her intercession and if you can give a little to help us we would be so grateful! To donate, and obtain further information, please click www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/marymorningstar/
Thank you for supporting contemplative life in Ireland! For more about our community please visit : www.mariastellamatutina.org
All Ireland Intervarsity Rosary Novena
A 54 day Rosary novena for the renewal of the Catholic faith in Ireland beginning Sept 29- Nov 21, daily at 6:10pm on Instagram live, led by college students across Ireland. (There is also a Facebook page for anyone who doesn’t have Instagram. And if you have neither, feel free to join with the students in prayer over the 54 days from your own home or chapel – the more prayer the better! Facebook: StudentsRosaryIRE / Insta:@thestudentsrosary
Women’s Ministry: Monthly CHERISHED Evening
Evening of Prayer & Fellowship on the first Monday of every month at Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh. Rosary @ 7.30pm, Mass @ 8pm followed by tea/coffee & lots of chat! For more info: Shauna (087) 1378364.
Popes Monthly Intention for October
For the Synod
We pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world
FIRE IN THE SOUTH
A Catholic Charismatic Outreach Movement to enable people to encounter the personal love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Zoom on Wednesday with companionship, music, sharing, prayer, the odd funny story, Sacred Scripture and adoration.
Zoom ID:86141473152/Password:fire/Wednesdays 8pm to 9.15pm
Home of the Mother FORMATION EVENINGS FOR ADULTS
Every Tuesday at 7pm, 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.
All Saints Family Party
Monday 30th October, Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House. Prayer, Talk, Mass, Music, Fun and Games for all the Family! 11am – 2pm. Bring a packed lunch.
Booking is essential: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Encounter for Young Adults aged 18-35
Encounter for Young Adults aged 18-35
Friday 13th October, 8pm at St. John’s Church, Parnell Street, Waterford. Inspiring Talk, followed by a short time of prayer, music then pizza and chat! More info on www.waterfordlismore.ie/youth-ministry
Our next guild meeting is on the 11th of October at 7.30pm. Our speaker for the night is Dr. Tracey Godfrey. Come along and support our guest. New members are always welcome.
Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm
Whist on Monday 7pm sharp
Tramore Community Care, Pond road, Tramore.
The Parish Office
The Mass Books for January is now open and the next Mass Book to open will be for February 2024 which will open on Thursday 2nd November
Next week’s opening Times:
Due to staff holidays the Parish office will not be open in the afternoon from Monday 9th Friday 21st October
Monday Thursday 9.30am – 1pm
Fri: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477
Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477
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.
Please remember those who died recently, James Halley Fenor/Tramore
We remember the months mind for
We pray for Tom Martin, Anne Colbert, Margaret (Peggy) Murray, Francie Walsh, James & Hannah Codd, Prenter & McNally families, Mick Power, Dr. Matty & Una Maughan, Gerard & Marcelle Stevens, Maureen Harpur, Edna Aughney, Margaret & Mickey Power Cullen , Ann Murray, Nellie Power 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 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Vineyard is Ourselves!
God is all the time caring for his people and thinking of us, mak¬ing sure we’re not endangered when he can help it. His care for his people goes into the heart of the Trinity, one of whom be¬comes one of us, for our sake.
He wants us to bear fruit, as in the second reading. He will give these fruits – and wants us to value them.
In our society today, we could say that in many countries child protection and care is better, we are more inclusive of people who differ from us and the church is open to the whole human family. In Ireland we have more peace now than we had, but maybe not more justice, especially for our migrant people. These are some fruits. We miss out on some issues – the value of faith and community is low and sometimes in public or political life we go for the temporary and the illusory and the dramatic. The gap between rich and poor is wider than ever. We have had bad experiences of greed and financial abuse, even in the charities sector. Our care of the elderly leaves much to be demanded.
Looking at the gospel vision, we can ask how the vineyard is nourished. We find that the cornerstone of the Christian way of life is love, and the love is a person in Jesus. He is the one who will invigorate the vine … Some will ignore him, some will fol¬low. All of us are probably a bit in between. God sent his own Son into the vineyard of human life, not because life is perfect, but because love is. Jesus comes among us because we need him.
Imagine a situation where people try to do well
and are prevented. Pray for them.
Lord, may your kingdom come, here and now, today.
Donal Neary SJ