Newsletter June 26th 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection on ” The Lord we serve”, for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Cemetery Masses
  • Good News Faith Camp
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Youth 2000 Summer Festival
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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.





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 by 27th June 2022


Collection for Pope& Diocesan Purposes

Collection for Pope& Diocesan Purposes will take place on the next 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: 19th Mass 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.


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

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.

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.


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 will now open on July 1st at the Parish office from 9.30am.

Bookings taken by phone 051-386477


Baptism Booking

Please contact the office for further details 051-386477

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Daniel (Danny) Griffin Elm Park

We remember the months mind for  Emily Martin Née Murphy, Nicholas (Nixie) Dunphy

We pray for Des Healy, Teresa O’Donoghue, Sean Kelly, Michael Walsh, Terrie Walshe, ,Denis Cullinane, Patrick & Josephine O’Brien & son Patrick (Market Street),Pascal McManus (1st Ann),Michael Hewison, McGrath & Roche Families, The Culliton Family, Seriy Davidyuk 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 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘The Lord We Serve’
Jesus said: “Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God”. We live in a world in which people are finding it increasingly difficult to make a full commitment to anything. This is probably the single most important reason for many of the social ills of our society. Jesus tells us that commitment is essential to human fulfilment, the kingdom of God. When a couple gets married they are looking ahead but tend quickly to look back to what each had and so set limits to their relationship. When a couple conceive a child they look forward to the birth. Then they begin to look back to the freedom they had beforehand and try to reclaim as much of that as possible. And in parish life many people want a full part in the future of the Church but are often unwilling to commit themselves to the work involved in ensuring its success.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

Morning Prayer
Father in heaven, the light of Jesus
has scattered the darkness of hatred and sin.
Called to that light we ask for your guidance.
Form our lives in your truth, our hearts in your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.