Newsletter 9th October 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • “The Chosen” Series 2
  • Lectio Divina
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • World Mission Sunday Oct 23rd
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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
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 Service 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

Tramore Parish Radio Services are broadcast from Holy Cross Church, Tramore at from Monday to Sat and 10.30am 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.



Conserve Energy

In order to conserve Electricity and more importantly, to help keep the cost of our Energy Bills down you will notice we are not putting all the lights on in the church until the services commence.



The Chosen: Season 2 In person

This is a beautiful series about the life of Jesus and his friends. We watch one episode, discuss, and pray together. Join us in St John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford for an episode of Season 2. Fri 7th Oct – 2nd Dec 2.30 – 4pm. RSVP Sr Kathryn 087 4042784 /

“The Chosen: Season 2” – 9 Week Zoom Series

“The Chosen: Season 2” – 9 Week Zoom Series, brought to you by the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore.
“Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this show is for you.”
Join us online for an episode of Season 2 of the acclaimed series, and discussion afterwards.
If you can’t join every week, come along whenever you can! Tuesdays 4th October– 29th Nov 8. 9.15pm.
Registration is essential: Email / call 087 4042784
for more information

Pope’s Monthly Prayer intention October

A Church Open to Everyone
We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.


Lectio Divina, hosted by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Lectio Divina is a time of reading the Sunday gospel, prayer and sharing, followed by conversation over a cuppa. As always, come whenever you can. Bring a friend. We look forward to sharing the Good News together.
Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm- St. John’s Pastoral Centre or Thursdays, 7:30-9pm- Sacred Heart Convent, Cedar Lodge (Newtown Rd.)
Starting from 13th September. Queries: Sr. Kathryn 087 404 2784.


AFCM Event

AFCM Ireland invites you to

“Family tree healing”

Holy Rosary Word of God Deliverance Adoration Family tree Mass

St Patricks Church, Waterford 29th October 2022 from  2.30-4.30pm. Led by Fr Bobit Thomas




World Mission Sunday – Sunday 23rd October

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, and like the Good Friday collection for the Holy Land and Peter’s Pence, it is one of three yearly universal Church collections.
World Mission Sunday collections take place in every single parish where the Church is present. This includes not only Ireland and Europe, but also in poorer parishes in developing countries. It is a moment of universal solidarity when each member of the Church family, regardless of location or background, play their part in supporting each other. This is what makes it such a special celebration.
More information and resources are available on

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 opening times:
Mon to Thursday : 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm


The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months.
The Mass book for January 2023 is now open


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477


Wedding Church Booking

Please contact the office 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Philip (Phil) Doyle Tramore Heights,
Marian Quilty née Doocey, Monvoy Valley



We remember the months mind for  Gerard (Gerry) Joyce, Thomas O’Rourke, John Kiely, Patrick Dunne Bridget (Bridie) Wade

We pray for Mary Murphy, Tom Martin, Joe Phelan, Cáit Daly, Margaret Murray 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.



For those who were married recently:

Roy Anderson & Elaine Liston

We wish them every happiness in their married life together



Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A grateful heart
Nine were cured,, and a tenth was healed, The last one came back and lifted his heart in praise and thanks.
He was a man of another country, not liked by the followers of Jesus, yet his heart was like the heart of Jesus, thankful and light.
The word ‘thanks’ can change an atmosphere. It is one of the most important words between people who are in ordinary and consistent relationships. With those we love, with those with whom we work, live, and with whom life is shared, it is a word that deepens the bond among us. It brings lightness among us.

The Christian heart is a grateful heart. We sometimes find people whose lives are very difficult and disabled on the outside but have a heart of thanks on the inside. They are the people who give thanks for what they have, rather than whine over what they have not!
The thanks of the Samaritan brought him into a sort of unity with Jesus and with the others who looked on him as a foreigner. Thanks can bring enemies together. When we give thanks for the same things, we shatter barriers.
The nine were cured, and probably did well for Jesus in their reports. But the tenth brought the new life of Jesus to others from a grateful heart.
Give thanks this day for the ordinary, for the people who are always there, for the goodness of God. Give thanks, and in giving thanks we will be more like Jesus, the one whose life and words thank God his Father.
Lord Jesus it is right to give you thanks and praise
Donal Neary SJ