Newsletter 9 June 2024

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Light of Hope Mission
  • “Enlighten”
  • ‘Lets Dive in’ Faith @Home Activities for Children
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Reflection for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Who is the family of Jesus?
Jesus seems here to disown his family. Does he dismiss Mary and his family? He knew that he was not going down well with the family, and maybe wanted some distance from them. It is interesting that they came for him, maybe to take him home.
But he turns the family table. He expands his notion of the family. Coming from God his father he proclaims that all around him are family to him – these are his mother, brother and sister. He will later teach them to pray, not My Father, but Our Father.
This is one of the central teachings of Jesus, that we are all brothers and sisters, because of our Father in heaven. From this truth that Jesus felt so strongly came much of his preaching – to retreat each other as family at its best would.
This follows on from the debate about good and bad religion of earlier weeks. The best of religion treats us all as brothers and sisters because of God. Our first and last belonging is that we belong to God – we come from God and go to God.
There will often be conflict in Jesus’ family about him. His first family did not take easily to his new family – his disciples. Only at Pentecost around the mother of Jesus would both families unite.
His words are words to us today – he looks around at us and sees us as his brothers and sisters. This will make a difference as to how we see each other.
Think of different people and say within yourself,
‘you are my brother, you are my sister’.
Make me, Lord, an instrument of peace and of joy among your people.
Donal Neary SJ



Diocesan Pilgrim Walk

Diocesan Pilgrim Walk – 16th June | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (



We are delighted to announce plans for our Diocesan Mission this June!

A group of 23 Canadian Missionaries from Catholic Christian Outreach™ (CCO™) will arrive in the diocese on 11th June following a week-long Parish Mission in the Diocese of Raphoe. They will help to facilitate a mission here in the diocese from 12th – 16th June.
Their mission, which is aimed at all age groups, will include activities such as meeting & greeting parishioners after morning Masses, Lightfever, Street Outreach, Encounter event for Young Adults, Music, Prayer and Testimony.
They will also facilitate three training sessions for all who are involved throughout the diocese in any area of ministry in our parishes and who would like to grow in confidence in their faith and in their ability to intentionally share with others, and create an invitational culture in our parishes. We would hope to see those who are involved, for example, in any aspect of Parish Liturgy, in Parish Pastoral Councils or Leadership Teams, Alpha Teams, Parish Faith Reps, Legion of Mary, and so on, attend a training event as a way of growing in our confidence and skills in knowing and sharing our faith.
The highlight of the mission will be a special diocesan afternoon of celebration at Mount Melleray on Sunday 16th June, with prayer at the Abbey, Pilgrim Walks, time for personal prayer and reflection, as well as fellowship and chat.

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Let’s Dive in!

Faith @Home Activities for Children.

Activity Sheet available in the porches.
Parents, please take one home for your child/children or Grandparents please feel free to take one for your grandchild or grandchildren
Further resources for Children on Diocesan website: Resources | Diocese of Waterford & Lismore (


Enlighten: (young adult event – age 18 – 35)

Rosary, Lectio Divina, Adoration & Tea! Sisters of Mary Morning Star, Wadding House, Lady’s Lane, Waterford. Friday 21st June &12th July



Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford City. Every Friday: 3 – 3.45pm.
Mass every first Friday at 3pm



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


“Christian Education 

“Christian Education meeting focusing on concerns Christian parents have on the new SPHE curriculum – The Park Hotel, Dungarvan on Tuesday June 4th at 8pm in the Estuary suite. All welcome! Organised by Family & Life.”


Pope’s Monthly intention for June

For migrants fleeing their homes
We pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys full of danger and violence, find welcome and new opportunities in the countries that receive them.



We wish all our Junior and Leaving Cert students every blessing as they sit their exams at this time.

Students Prayer

Lord, I ask you to help me at this stressful time. I feel that so much depends on these exams that I really feel burdened. I feel that in addition to carrying my own burdens, I am carrying the expectations of so many others – family, friends, and society. Help me to keep calm at this time, so that I can think straight and apply myself to the best of my ability. Let your spirit help and inspire me, so that I can remember all that I have studied and put together my answers in the best way. Guide me in all my ways, so that I may be fulfilled in you. Amen.


Parish Office Opening Hours For Next Week

The parish office open Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 4pm & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm.

The Mass Book for August is open at the Parish Office.

The next Mass Book to open for September is postponed until further notice due to Mass time changes which will come into effect from September.

From May 2024 the 7.30pm Vigil Mass and the 10.30am on Sunday may be booked as shared Masses.
(Limited to 2 intentions).

Home of the Mother Formation Evenings for Adults

Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, 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.

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 check out



Please remember those who died recently, Catherine Curran née Daniels

We remember the months mind for Marie Keoghan

We pray for Adrian Cronin (1st Anniversary),Sally Herterich, Kitty Keogh, Tivoli, Agnes Cusack (1st Anniversary),Tony Doyle, Agnes Hearne, John & Mary B Power (The Cove) 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.



Those who were married recently:

David O’Mahony & Chloe Taylor
Stephen Cleere & Shelly Goulding

We wish them every blessing in their married life together


Holy Cross Parish Mass Times & Services

Mass Times:
Saturday 10am & 7.30pm (Vigil)
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am and 12 noon
Monday to Friday 10.00am

Saturday 10.30am & 7pm and upon Request

Novena to 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 Closing Times:
Church closes at 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and at 5pm Thursday


Our Lady’s Church, Carbally

Mass Times:
Sunday at 11.00am


Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fenor

Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday at 9am.


Sacred Heart Church, Dunhill

Mass Times:
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 Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to open Facebook Page, where we share Parish information, news, prayers and reflections with you all. You may also access via the link on the very top of the page on the parish  Please LIKE and SHARE with your family and friends.

Donate Online

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.

Parish Office Opening Hours

The parish office is usually open from 9am to 4 pm Monday -Thursday & 3.30pm on Friday. However, opening times may change temporarily, Please check the newsletter for updates.


We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to sanitize their hands upon entry and leaving the church.

PRIEST ON DUTY – CALL 086-6004384


Tramore Parish, Waterford