Newsletter 9th April 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Easter Message from Fr Richard O’Halloran PP.
  • “The Secret of Mary”
  • Cáfe Theology
  • “The Letter” screening
  • Easter Collection for support of the Priests
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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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

Thursday after 10am Mass until 5pm
Church closes at 4pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday & 5pm Thursday

Our Lady’s Carbally
Sunday at 11.00am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am

Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 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.



We strongly recommended, that parishioners continue to wear face covering and sanitise 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.



Trócaire Boxes

Trócaire Boxes may be returned to the Sacristy or Parish Office.

For SECURITY REASONS please DO NOT leave boxes around the church or by any door.

If you wish to donate online go to   click Donate Now, click Other Collections where you will see the collections specified.

Easter Collection

The Easter Collection is for the Support of the Priests of the Parish and Diocese. We thank you for your continued support.


Parish Accounts

Statement of Parish Accounts for 20/21 now available in the porches and accounts for 21/22 are been prepared for the diocesan accountants at the moment and will be available in due course.


The Letter

The Letter – Screening in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, April 18th
Save the date! St. John’s Pastoral Centre will screen the film ‘The Letter’ on Tuesday 18th April @ 7.30pm. This is something you won’t want to miss. More information will follow closer to the time on our social media platforms and in your parishes. In the meantime, please save the date!

Bookings can be made by calling 051-874199 or emailing


“The Secret of Mary” at the Foyer of Charity

You are invited to join Fr. Kilian Byrne & the Foyer of Charity, (Dunmore East, X91FC65) as we journey together into the
Secret of Mary.
(St Louis de Monfort)
Saturday April 22nd 11am – 12 midday Beginning Prayer, Teaching, Cuppa
Registration Essential:


Café Theology with Dr. Gavin Ashenden

Former chaplain to the queen of England, protestant Bishop and convert to Catholicism, Gavin Ashenden will speak at Café Theology on Monday April 24th at 7.00pm in the Granville Hotel.
Dr. Ashenden is a really exciting and knowledgeable speaker – read his bio here:


Diocese of Waterford & Lismore, Knock Shrine pilgrimage

Under the leadership of Dr Alphonsus Cullinan DD. Bishop of Waterford &Lismore

Sunday May 7th 2023. Bus tickets €30

Contact: John Waters 087-2138831, Anne O’Connor 051-381351, Michael Drohan 089-4204804


“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.


Parish Office

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’s opening Times:

Mon/Tues: Closed  for Easter break
Wednesday/Thursday 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am -3.30pm

Contact: 051-386477

We wish all our parishioners a very Happy Easter



The Mass booking in Holy Cross is taken 3 months in advance.
July Mass Book is now open.

Baptism Booking
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Wedding- Church Booking
Please contact the office 051-386477

The Parish Office shop

Lovely selection of cards & gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion, available at the Parish Office.





Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Brigid Bridie) Poole

We remember the months mind for  Mary Walsh née Daniels

We pray for  Sue Ellingsen née Breen, Barbara Cotter, Kathleen Barrett
Jasmine 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.

Easter Greetings

Springtime is special. For the past few weeks, Spring has attempted to get its proper foothold on our country. It is finally doing so.
Our ancestors who built the fascinating tomb at Newgrange and its surrounding satellite of monuments some 5000 years ago knew just how special this time of year was too and welcomed it with a memorial that fascinates and confounds even to this day. Our Jewish ancestors in faith held their annual celebration of the Passover – God’s liberation of His ‘chosen people’ – in Jerusalem in Spring.
For Christians, Springtime is profoundly significant as we celebrate the great events of that first Holy Week. It is the high point of our year as we recall the extraordinary events in Jerusalem from Jesus’ triumphal arrival, to His Glorious Resurrection on that Easter morning. As Christians, we have so much to celebrate. It is for us a truly sacred time of year when we rejoice that in Jesus Christ, the light has conquered the darkness, good has conquered evil, life has conquered death and hope has conquered despair.
Many simply see Easter as a purely secular occasion, a holiday and prefer not to embrace its profound spiritual meaning. But for those of us who strive to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, may Easter 2023 be a truly sacred time of hope and promise as we ponder God’s great plan for each one of us and our world. May we strive to make God known and visible in our own efforts to live, speak and act as His followers.
As we do so, it is my privilege on behalf of Fr. Paul, Fr. Tadeusz and our Parish Pastoral Councils to say words of thanks and appreciation to all who make life in our Parishes vibrant and faithful. Many take an interest in all that is celebrated and organised and they support us in our endeavours. We are thankful for peoples’ involvement and support in every way. Everything done and given, makes a big difference.

To all who prepared, organised, participated and attended our Triduum celebrations, we are very grateful. We thank our Eucharist Ministers, Readers, Choirs, Cantors and Organists; Church Carers, Collectors, Counters, Sacristans; Secretaries, Finance & Building Committees, Child Protection Officers, Cemetery and Church Grounds keepers. To them and to all who help in our Parish, we say a very big “Thank You”.

To you all and your families, may this Easter season be a time of renewed hope, joy and peace. May the Risen Lord enrich you all with His blessings and love.

We are always an Easter people and ‘Alleluia’ is our song.

Fr. Richard