Newsletter June 5th 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for Pentecost Sunday
  • Best wishes to students taking exams
  • Good News Summer Camp
  • Family Day at Holy Mission
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Day Of Reflection- Parish Ministries
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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

Monday Bank Holiday – No 7.30am Mass

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 www.tramoreparish.ieClick on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.

Tramore Parish Radio Service

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



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

Check it out

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



Best wishes to all those taking exams, beginning this week with the Junior and Leaving Certificates.

Students Prayer
Lord, I ask you to help me at this stressful time. I feel that so much depends on these exams that I really feel burdened. I feel that in addition to carrying my own burdens, I am the carrying the expectations of so many others – family friends, society. Help me to keep calm at this time, so that I can think straight and apply myself to the best of my ability. Let your spirit help and inspire me, so that I can remember all that I have studied and put together my answers in the best way. Guide me in all my ways, so that I may be fulfilled in you. Amen.

Family Day

Family Day at Holy Family Mission Sunday 19th June, 10am – 3pm. Bring a packed lunch! Booking is essential: 052 6133181 or email



Gathering for young adults, aged18-35.
Talk, Music, Prayer, Refreshments.
Free Admission.
Fri 17th June at St John’s Church, Waterford at 8pm. More info: or contact


Lectio Divina

Every Thursdays, from 7.30-9.00pm, in the Sacred Heart Parish Centre, the Folly, Waterford.
A time of gospel reading, sharing and a cuppa with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Ring Sr Shawn 087 4042785 or for more info.


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

Tramore ICA guild meeting will take place Wednesday 8th of June in Tramore house at 8 pm. All are welcome


Active Retirement Association

Active Retirement Association are holding a meeting in the Community Centre at 11am on Tuesday 7th June



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, Bank Holiday -Closed
Tues 9.30am-1pm
Wed & Thurs 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

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

Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Mary Burns née O’ Rourke, Moonlaun, Michael Farrell, Coolnacappoque, John Keane Killiney & Tramore

We remember the months mind for  Joe Doyle

We pray for Nicholas Garvey, Tommy Bowman, Noreen Grace, Frances Everett, Pat O’Sullivan, Hannah Walsh Frank Douglas 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:

Ben Cahill & Joanne Vincent

We wish them every happiness in their married life together.



Pentecost Gospel Reflection

Called into following Christ

Pentecost is really something new! The first reading has no blarney no recrimination for the death of Jesus – only a new call and new mercy. The gospel is about the coming of the Spirit and the main sign of the Spirit is forgiveness.
There was a lot of need for forgiveness around in the first group of Jesus’ followers. They had let him down and had let each other down. They looked around and like any group felt memories of hurt shame, let-down, injury and harm. They saw those who had abandoned Jesus and tried to cover up the sin; or they saw others who just knew they had done wrong and were sorry. All were forgiven.
And all are now called into the following of Christ. We follow Christ with all sorts of personal gifts, talents and sins in our back-pack. Like people on pilgrimage, we are cluttered. The Holy Spirit opens our hearts to let this baggage just fly away! We are people of freedom and of a new song.
What song do I sing in the presence of the Lord? One that brings me back into misery like singing of shame and misery or one that brings me into the freedom of the Alleluia? Can my heart dance with the joy and hope of Pentecost?
Ask this day for what gift of the Spirit you really want, and maybe include always the gift to be able to let go of hurt,
to open the heart to all, and
to forgive or if not,
to want to forgive.
Holy Spirit, forgiveness of God, give me your true freedom.
Donal Neary Rsj