Newsletter 8th October 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • “Faith@Home”
  • “The Chosen”
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Fire in the South
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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.



Eucharistic Adoration

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


Family Groups
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 0861678027/



St. Anthony’s Novena and Blessing with the Relic of St. Anthony will be held on Tuesdays in the Cathedral after 10.30am Mass.



(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


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
Thank you for supporting contemplative life in Ireland! For more about our community please visit :


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



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



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


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



Tramore I.C.A.

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.
Beginners welcome.

The Parish Office

Mass Booking

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

Contact: 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.



Recent Deaths

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