Newsletter 9th July 2023

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection  for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Fr Paul is Leaving the Parish
  • “Good News” Faith Camp
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Alpha Summer Gathering
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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 9am

Sacred Heart Church Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am
Thursday & Friday 9am

For the months of July & August there will be no weekday morning Masses in Fenor & Dunhill


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 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.


Parish Face book Page

We would like to welcome you to the our new Parish Facebook page-
Parish of Tramore & Carbally You may also acsess 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.






Last weekend the collection for The Pope and Diocesan Purposes was taken up at all Masses over the weekend.
We thank you for your generous support


Fr. Paul Yang SVD

Fr Paul will celebrate Mass in Holy Cross Church, Tramore on Saturday 15th July at 7.30pm.
In recognition of Fr. Paul’s time with us you will have the opportunity to join him for a cuppa and a chat after Mass in the church.
As you may be aware Fr. Paul is leaving us after five years to further his studies.
We all wish him the very best for the future.


Good News Summer Faith Camp

Good News Summer Faith Camp for boys and Girls aged 6-12 years will take place at Glór na Mara school, Tramore from Monday 10th July –Thursday 13th July. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Pam 086-0726232/Olivia 086-3438467
More info


“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.


Annual Mass at St. Declan’s Holy Well, Toor

The annual Mass at St. Declan’s Holy Well, Toor, Aglish, will take place on Thursday 27th July at 12 noon.
Confessions will be held before Mass. All are welcome.


World Youth Day 2023

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is inviting young people from the diocese aged between 18-35, to join us on a pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day.
(WYD) is a phenomenal gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal church and an intense moment of evangelism for the youth of the world.
This unforgettable pilgrimage will take place from July31st-9th August 2023.
Please fill out expression of interest form on www.waterfordlismore/pilgrimages or email:

Five First Saturdays

July 1st Morning Prayer, Mass, Confession, Adoration, Rosary 8.30am-10.30am.
Foyer of Charity, Dunmore East.
More information from Helen:
086-1678207or email:



(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..

Diocesan Family, Children & Youth WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

Faith@Home for families, Let’s Dive In for Children, To the Heights for young people. Go to or subscribe by emailing


Pope’s intention for July

For a Eucharistic life
We pray that Catholics may place the celebration of the Eucharist at the heart of their lives, transforming human relationships in a very deep way and opening to the encounter with God and all their brothers and sisters.



We warmly welcome everyone who has attended Alpha and new people who might like to know more to join the Parish Alpha Team on Monday 17th July from 7.30pm – 8.30pm at the Majestic Hotel for our summer gathering. We’ll have complimentary tea and coffee and exciting news of our new plans for the autumn. Come and see!



Experience the healing power of Jesus in our memories, bodies and souls. Through reflection on Jesus’ healing miracles, we will discover the healing power of the Sacraments of Confession and Anointing of the sick. There will also be the opportunity to receive individual prayer ministry from experienced prayer teams. Let us hear the powerful words of Jesus “Be Healed”. Led by Fr Patrick Cahill in Glencomeragh House 28 – 30 July. €270. Begins Friday morning with 10am Mass and finishes Sunday after Adoration at 3pm. Tel: 0526133181 or



Holy Family Mission

Applications opened on July 2nd for 2023/24

Holy Family Missions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow in your relationship with Jesus.

A nine-month Residential Catholic Community for young people aged 18-30 who desire to:

  • Learn more about their faith
  • Live with like-minded young adults
  • Be steeped in an environment of prayer and the sacraments
  • Have opportunities for mission with young people and families

Closing dates: EU residents – 20th August 2023

  Applications closed for non EU residents



The Society of St Vincent De Paul,Tramore

The Society of St Vincent De Paul will hold the Annual Summer Church Gate Collection next weekend 15/16 July
We thank you for your support in the past and ask you to be as generous as possible.
All contributions go to help the less well off in our community. We may be contacted in confidence on 051-391966 or Lo-Call 0818 200 551 or by post to 6A Convent Hill Tramore.



Parish Office

The Parish office will be closed in the afternoons from July 10-15th due to staff holidays

Opening Hours:

Monday -Thursday 9.30am-1pm Friday9.30am-12.30pm

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently,

We remember the months mind for  Adrian Cronin

We pray for Jamie O’Brien (1st Anniversary),Sean, John & Helen Cantwell, Shane King, Monvoy, Curran family, Marian Terrace, Sean Power, Westown, Patrick & Josephine O’ Brien & son Patrick, Paddy & Pauline Walsh 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 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A time for rest
The invitation of Jesus to find peace in his presence is one of the most popular of his sayings. He is contrasting his message with the burdensome law, which somehow had lost the heart of religion, over-emphasising the externals of laws and rituals. He is not devaluing laws and rituals but putting them in their place. He offers an invitation that everyone can hear; and at many times of life we really need to hear it. These may be times of illness, bereavement, anxiety, depression and/or worry. It is an invitation to come into his presence, which is a loving presence. It’s not just an invitation to enjoy a restful time, but to rest in the presence of love.
Any notion we have of Jesus that is harsh is false: he is ‘gentle and humble in heart’. This is the atmosphere he asks us all to spread. ‘Once you have received the refreshment and comfort of Christ, we are called in turn to become refreshment and comfort for our brothers and sisters, with a meek and humble attitude, in imitation of the Master’ (Pope Francis, July 2014).
The church is a place of rest for the weary; the place where we find encouragement in the ordinary situations in our lives, where we are called to respond to those who suffer through pov¬erty, homelessness and many other unjust social situations that are part of our world, near and far.
Recall last week where you needed to hear these words,
or met someone else who needed to hear them, maybe through you.
Speak to the Lord in your own words.
Take into your hands, Lord, the burdens in my life;
help me to trust in you.
Donal Neary SJ