Newsletter July 24th 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • September Mass Change
  • Fr Shane – Mass of Thanksgiving
  • Cemetery Mass
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Feast of St Declan
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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

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 Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves


September Mass Change

Dear Parishioners & Friends,
With the upcoming decrease in Parish clergy numbers, it will be necessary to make a small change to our Mass schedule. This change had already been discussed with the Parish Pastoral Council over the last few months but will now be implemented due to our upcoming reduction in the number of Priests serving Tramore & Carbally, Dunhill & Fenor.
When we had four Priests, we had a schedule that three Priests could manage. Now that we have three, we need a timetable that two can cover. This timetable must be conscious too of our responsibilities to all the churches that we minister in. Therefore, from this September, the 7.30am Mass will now be celebrated on a Friday morning only, while a 9.00am Mass will be celebrated in Dunhill/Fenor. There will be no change to our weekend timetable.
It has been our privilege to have the Pastoral care of the Parishes of Dunhill/Fenor for some years now and with the introduction of weekday Mass there, it means that a daily Mass will be celebrated in both areas of our Parish communities and people will have the opportunity to gather in prayer to celebrate the Eucharist, the source and summit of all that we believe in.
I believe that a daily Mass is important to every community. It is a reminder of God’s constant presence to us and our opportunity to gather in His presence and love. Even the knowledge that people are gathering in prayer at a certain time, on a certain day, in a certain place brings a reassurance of faith, hope and light. A praying community is a strong community and much can grow from it.
I thank you all for your constant support, encouragement and commitment to your Parish.

Fr. Richard O’Halloran PP



Cemetery Mass

The Annual Cemetery Mass & blessing of the graves for all those interred in our cemeteries will take place as follows:

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.


Mass of Thanksgiving

Fr. Shane will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving here in Tramore on
Friday 29th July at 7.30pm
All are welcome




The Feast of St. Declan

The feast of St. Declan is celebrated on 24th July each year. This year, because it is a Sunday, it is celebrated as a Solemnity, so a special day in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. St. Declan is considered to be one of the pre-Patrician saints. He was of noble blood. Coleman, a local priest, baptised him. Later he went to Europe to continue his studies where he was ordained priest and possibly Bishop. He settled in Ardmore and evangelised the Decies.


Society of St Vincent De Paul

The Society of St Vincent De Paul held the Annual Summer Church Gate Collection last weekend.
We thank you most sincerely for your support and generosity.
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.


Coffee Morning

We are delighted to announce that we are resuming the annual Gerry Rush Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice which will be held in the Guillamene Tramore on Sunday morning 31st July at 10.30am.
All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice.. All donations of confectionery of any kind will be gratefully received.
Please bring along a rug or chairs for your comfort on the grass. Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning.


Prayer for Grandparents

(24th July is world day for grandparents and the elderly)

Heavenly Father may saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of your son, Jesus, be an everlasting model for grandparents. Your wisdom and word are eternal, meant for all generations. Help grandparents, we pray, as they pass on their rich traditions of the faith to their beloved family members, especially their grandchildren. We are all your children. Help us to know you better each day, ultimately leading us, with our family members, into eternal life with you. Amen.


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: Patrick Malone Glengarriff/ Tramore, Dessie McNeill, Old Crobally Road. 

We remember the months mind for  Elizabeth Lily Hanna née Carey, Richard (Dick) Hanly (Kilmacleague),Margaret Paye (Cork)

We pray for Lillian Delaney, Mrs. Mary Garvey, Mary Mackey, Mick Delaney ,Ann Delaney, Mary Delaney, Paddy Delaney, Kathleen O’Connor, Eileen Callanan, O’Connor family, Alice 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 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Trust in prayer
Often I pray to St Anthony and I find what I was looking for. I can’t understand why but it brings up the question of praying for what we want and need. People pray hard for an intention; some pray for ages and are answered, some are not.
We often pray for what may be outside God’s control: that someone may give up drink, when the person may not want to; that children will be kept safe on the roads, but they are killed or injured with the careless and dangerous driving of someone else, maybe under addictive influence.
We are encouraged always to pray with hope and persistence, believing that we always get something. In the asking is the receiving and we never leave prayer worse off than when we began.
For any time we give to prayer, we get something. We are transformed. St Ignatius speaks of the effect of prayer – an increase in faith, hope and love. We may not get the specific intention but we always get the Holy Spirit. I have never left prayer the poorer than when I began. In the knocking at the door itself something is opened. In asking and seeking we get something. The first gift of prayer is the love of God. Other gifts follow.
Prayer increases our trust in God, that he wants our good and is with us in love.
So we pray for what we need and then leave the prayer with God, to be answered as he can. This is one of the greatest faiths of all.
Our Father, holy be your name, your kingdom come and
will be done within me and in earth and heaven.
Donal Neary S.J.