Newsletter July 10th 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Fr Shane’s New Appointment
  • Cemetery Masses
  • Youth 2000 Summer Festival
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
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Holy Cross Parish Mass Times


Saturday 10am &
7.30pm (Vigil)
8.30am, 10.30am and
12 noon
Monday – Friday

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 11.30am

Church of the Immaculate Conception Fenor
Saturday Vigil at 6pm

Sacred Heart Dunhill
Sunday at 9.30am


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.




Fr. Shane To Take Up New Appointment

After almost seven years of pastoral ministry, it was recently made official that Fr. Shane will be leaving us here in Holy Cross Tramore in the coming weeks. He has recently received a new appointment as a Director of Formation in St. Patrick’s National Seminary, Maynooth, where he will direct and guide seminarians studying for the priesthood in the coming years.
Fr. Shane is very grateful for his time among us here in Tramore and he will indeed be missed.
We pray God’s blessing upon him as he takes up this new responsibility next month, that his work may bear great fruit, as he helps to form the priests of the future.
Fr. Shane will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving here in Tramore on Friday 29th July at 7.30pm, and all are welcome.


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 16/17 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 parish.
We may be contacted in confidence on 051-391966 or Lo-Call 0818 200 551 or by post to 6A Convent Hill Tramore.



The Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves for all those interred in our cemeteries will take place over the month of July as follows:
Fenor: July 18th Mass at 7.30pm.
Dunhill: July 19th Mass at 7.30pm.
Carbally: July 25th at 7.30pm
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass)

Tramore: July 26th Mass at 7.30pm.
(Blessing of graves immediately after Mass in Holy Cross, St Patricks & St Declan’s)

To keep our cemeteries neat and tidy, please remove any withered flower arrangements from your family graves and please take them home.

For the Summer Months there will be NO 7.30AM Mass
in Holy Cross Church, beginning on Monday 4th July.


A Weekend Retreat

“Get Used to Different”: A Weekend Retreat inspired by The Chosen TV Series.
September 30th – October 2nd. Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan,
Watch & reflect on Season 1 Episodes together | Daily Mass | Rosary | Adoration | Hike | Confession | Healing Service |Full Board Accommodation €195
To book your place contact (052) 6133181 or email
For more info on the retreat contact 087 4042784 or


Queen of peace retreats

Queen of peace retreats July August & September
4-day Medjugorje-style retreat at
Glencomeragh Retreat Centre.
Spiritual Director: Fr Patrick Cahill. Full Board Accommodation – limited places, book now! Thurs 21st – Sun 24th July / Thurs 18th – Sun 21st Aug / Thurs 1st – Sun 4th Sept Cost: €260. Full Spiritual Programme includes: Medjugorje Mass, Evening Adoration, Daily Rosary, Confession, hikes, Outdoors Stations of the Cross, Spiritual Reflections. For more info or to book contact or (052) 6133181


Summer Festival 2022

Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022.
If you want to come, you will need to book online, at link below. Also, you may want to book a place on a free bus, details to follow.
For all frequently asked questions, online booking links and free bus information click the links below. For any other queries, please contact the National Office at or 01 6753690.


Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Diocese of Waterford & Lismore Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje:
August 3rd – 10th
Cost: €725pps
Open to those aged 16 – 35.
For more info / to book a place contact:
Roisin Browne 083 3002123 / Annmarie Browne 086 4572353 / Declan Browne 083 4865213


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- 9.30-4pm
Tuesday 9.30-1pm
Wed/Thursday 9.30am-4pm
Friday 9.30am -12.30pm



The Mass booking in Holy Cross has changed from 6 months in advance to 3 months going forward.
The October Mass Book is now open. The November Mass Book will open on Tuesday Aug 2nd

Baptism Update

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently: Teresa Fanning née Creaney

We remember the months mind for  Christine Guidera

We pray for Shane King, Colin Waters, Eva Mitchell, Dr. Ned Mitchell, The Kyle Family, John & Josephine MacNamara, Patrick O’Donohue 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 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The teller of the story
Is this the best story ever written! Because we know it so well, we may gloss over it. It challenges us on many levels – the inclusiveness of everyone as our neighbour; the way we can pass by human needs, and how the most rejected people can respond positively. It is a story of how many of us miss tragedy under our noses, and how many suffer because of the cruelty of others. It’s mainly a story to ask us to respond as positively as we can to all human need.
It also points to the person who told the story. Jesus could tell this story because he was the good Samaritan himself. His heart went out to those who were suffering most at the hands of others. He could tell it also because he knew what it was like to be an outcast – rejected by his own people, and in danger all the time of being victimised even to death like this man at the side of the road.
He brings it farther also – saying that the commandment of God is seen in the way the good Samaritan responded. The second great commandment is to love the neighbour, and the neighbour is the one of any colour, nationality, age or family.
We can ask who are the ones thrown to the side of the road today? The former prisoner, the asylum seeker and refugee, the forgotten young person, the addict, among others. All can be helped to their feet and to carry on in life through the help and care of another.
The final words to take from the gospel today are simple yet difficult – ‘go and do the same yourself.’
Lord, may I go and do the same myself.
Donal Neary Rsj