Newsletter July 3rd 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Cemetery Masses
  • Youth 200 Summer Festival
  • 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

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


Collection for Pope& Diocesan Purpose

Collection for Pope& Diocesan Purposes will take place on this weekend 2/3 July
Some of the services offered are as follows:
Bereavement Counselling
St John’s Pastoral Centre (hosts talks and events throughout the year to help people in their faith journey).
Little Nellie’s Baby Bank (a new imitative that gives material help to woman in crisis pregnancies.
Christ on the Street (provides outreach services to the homeless people)
Envelopes will be available in the porches for those who do not use the weekly box of envelopes.




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.


Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions for July – Elderly

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.


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

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


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.


The Check it Fits service

The Check it Fits service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service which aims to put parent’s and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car.
Monday 4 July 2022 10:00am – 5:30pm
Quish’s SuperValu,
Priests Road, Tramore.
No booking necessary just arrive on the day.


The Chosen TV Series

“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


Church Monthly Cleaning

Church Monthly Cleaning will take place next Wednesday July 6th after 10am Mass
Thanks to all the volunteers for you continued help.


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. 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, Elizabeth Lily Hanna née Carey, Old Crowbally Road ,Richard (Dick) Hanly (Kilmacleague) Margaret Paye, Cork

We remember the months mind for Colm Kehoe, Tramore/Dublin, John Keane, Killiney & Tramore, Mary Burns née O’Rourke  Tramore, Michael (Mick) Farrell

We pray for  Ann & Billy Butler, Edward (Eddie) O’Neill, Annie & Paddy Dunphy, Timothy & Mary Slattery, Geoffrey Spencer, Geoffrey Spencer, Kate Halley, George Chambers  whose anniversaries occur about this time & Kathleen Crowley Birthday Remembrance

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:

Gary Law & Michelle Stone

We wish them every happiness in their married life together

Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hand over to God
In the smallest of the details of our love and the biggest God is near. God is near with love and also with care. We might think of it as a powerful care – power not for himself but for us.
God’s Power enables us to do what we can’t do ourselves, like people in AA who hand their lives over to the higher power each day. Sometimes we find when we are at our lowest God is at his strongest in our lives. Augustine wrote that when we love ourselves least, God loves us most.
Where do we find him, or rather where does God find us? God is present in all things – we don’t have to go to Church or read the bible to find God, as God is present to us in many ways. God is in all of creation – love and friendship, a sunset or sunrise. His hand is in our food and drink, our work, study, reflection and insights. He is ever present in our efforts to live well, to stay clean of drugs, alcohol or crime. God is in the midst of real life and in the centre of the soul is a space where nobody can enter without our welcome and invitation, and where God dwells.
When we see Jesus in action we know the kingdom is very near.
At Christmas we welcomed the kingdom, in the love for the poor, in the miracle of human birth.
At Easter we welcomed the kingdom as the place of eternity, of victory over death and pain, of justice over injustice. All the time welcoming the kingdom whose real power is love and whose hope still today is the coming of justice and peace.
Lord, may your kingdom come, and your will be done on Earth.
Donal Neary RSJ