Newsletter June 19th 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the feast of Corpus Christi
  • Day of Reflection for those in Parish Ministry
  • Good news Faith Camp
  • 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
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 11.30am

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


Corpus Christi Procession

Sunday 3pm June 19th from the Bullring, Waterford, to John Roberts Square, where Benediction will take place.
All welcome




Good News Summer Faith Camp for Kids –Campa Mhuire Mháthair
(Boys and Girls aged 6-12)
Glór na Mara School, Tramore
Monday 4th -Thurs 7th July 10am-3pm
Activities include: Dance & Action songs, Music, Prayer, Team games, Arts & Crafts, Drama.
Cost €40 (€25 for each additional child in family)
Please book early to avoid disappointment
Contact Pam 086-0726232/Olivia 086-3438467
Please download the application form in the following link:
Please return completed forms and fees to the Parish office before 27th June 2022


Collection for Pope& Diocesan Purposes

Collection for Pope& Diocesan Purposes will take place on the 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.


Check it out
Events to watch out for in the diocese in the coming weeks.



The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

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


A Gala Christmas Concert

To raise money for Brain Tumour Ireland in WIT Arena on 26th June at 7.30pm
Tickets €25
Tickets available on (just type in “Christmas in June in aid of Brain tumour Ireland”.)

Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions for June
We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives



Day of Reflection for those in Parish Ministry

A day of reflection has been organised for all those in parish ministry on Saturday 25th June at 10.30am in Mount Melleray Abbey. The day will be facilitated by Sr. Marie Fahy, Abbess at Glencairn Abbey.
Please call 051-874199 or email to book your place. Spaces are limited so please ensure you book soon.
There is no charge for this event, but participants may leave a donation if they wish.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Tramore ICA guild meeting will take place Wednesday 8th of June in Tramore house at 8 pm. All are welcome


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.


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
Tues -Thursday 9.30am-1pm
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 will now open on July 1st

Baptism Update
Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Molly McCann née Doran, Patricia Ledger, Patrick (Paddy) Murray (Dunhill),Christine Guidrea née Power

We remember the months mind for  Mary Murphy née Power, Bernadette (Bernie) McDonagh née Moran, Galway/Tramore

We pray for Tim & Catherine Crowley, Charlie O’Connor, Terrie Walshe, Denis Cullinane whose anniversaries occur about this time.


For those who were married recently:

Patrick Kennedy & Jade O’Reilly,

Páidí Nevin & Michelle McGrath


We wish them every happiness in their married life together




Corpus Christi Gospel Reflection

Sacrifice and gift

Many people have memories of the Corpus Christ procession when the monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament was brought around the parish. All groups in the parish were represented. Children scattered petals before the host and houses were decorated. The meaning of the feast was to bring the Lord into the streets of his people and to appreciate the gift he gives us of himself in the Eucharist. This procession still takes part in many places.
On Holy Thursday we also celebrate the Eucharist, but in another way It is more of the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary. We unite ourselves with his offering that brought him to death, and look forward to the resurrection when the risen Lord would be present in many ways among people, including in the form and shape of bread and wine.
On the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, the emphasis is more on gift than on sacrifice.
This is what he wishes to leave us as a gift forever. It is the way he could give himself forever in a very close way, so that this is his gift of ‘food for the journey’
We need this gift. We need to know certainly that God is close with us in life, and the Eucharist at Mass gives us this certainty. We need to know that God is really present in our lives, and we know this in the real presence of the Eucharist.
Lord in this Eucharist today I welcome you into my life;
help me to live like you and love like you. Amen.
Donal NearyRsj

Anima Christi
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Chirst, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from thee.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me and bid me come unto thee
That with thy saints I may praise thee forever and ever.