Newsletter July 17th 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary time.
  • Cemetery Masses & Blessing of the graves.
  • St Vincent de Paul Annual Summer Collection.
  • Queen of Peace Retreat- Glencomeragh.
  • 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 – Friday

For the Summer Months there will be NO 7.30AM Mass
in Holy Cross Church

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.



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


The Society of St Vincent De Paul

The Society of St Vincent De Paul will hold the Annual Summer Church Gate Collection this 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.

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


Legion of Mary

Films on Miraculous Medal Fatima

Followed by Enrolment in Brown Scapular

Jim Grant Room, St. John’s Church, Waterford Wednesday 20th July 6.30pm
Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Patrick O’Donoghue




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


Youth 2000 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.


Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions for July 

We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.


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- 9.30-1pm
Tuesday 9.30-1pm
Wed/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 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, Johanna (Josie ) Connors née Crowley

We remember the months mind for  Daniel Griffin, Molly McCann, Patricia Ledger ,Paddy Murray (Dunhill)

We pray for Sally & Frank Douglas, Kathleen & William Jordan, Lizzie Fanning, Josie Spencer, Maisie & Larry Keoghan, Mary & Michael Keoghan, Maureen & Denny Doyle, Eileen McCarthy, Sean Power (Westown),Michael Hewison, Peter & Kathleen Keane, Margaret Daly, Winifred (Winnie) Woodbyrne (1st Ann) & Jim Geraghty 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:

Brian Meehan & Lauren Kelly

Paul O’Brien & Catherine Power


We wish them every happiness in their married life together

Reflection for the16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus and hospitality: God’s footprints
The half door on the old Irish house had many functions. It kept the animals out while allowing the family to look out. It also made for openness and hospitality for all who passed by. The traveller was welcomed and the one walking by could rest for a while. We were open to the world and the world to us, and we felt safe.
Hospitality was important in Jesus’ time. He made many a visit to the house of Martha and Mary, staying there when he wanted to go to Jerusalem. They enjoyed having him – Mary just sat there listening to him – the stranger, now a friend, who told stories of how life could best be lived. I can imagine him telling the parables in their house.
The people then had a belief in the travelling and pilgrim God, the one who came our way often. The first reading is about strangers being entertained and the people didn’t know that the Lord was visiting them. When we open our heart and home to the stranger and to the neighbour we are receiving God into our lives.
The Indian poet Tagore writes – ‘and when you left I saw God’s footprints on the floor.’
Our fear of break-ins and of robbery today is destroying an easy accessibility in our neighbourhoods. Casual hospitality is more difficult than in the days of the half-door. Maybe Facebook and Twitter and other social media fulfil some of this function, impersonal though it may be. We cannot live in isolation. ‘Self knows that self is not enough’ writes the poet, Brendan Kennelly.
For friendship and love,
especially when I find it in unexpected places and people,
thank you, Lord.
Donal Neary RSJ