Newsletter May 15th 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter
  • First Holy Communions/Confirmations
  • Rosary Procession
  • 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 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


Congratulations to the Children from Holy Cross School who are receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend
Over the next two weekends, Saturday at 11am the children from our other local schools will be making their First Holy Communion.

Sat 21st May We welcome the boys and girls from School Glór na Mara. We also welcome their parents and families and all present with them on this, their special day.

Sat 28th May The children from Gaelscoil Philib Barún.

We wish them every blessing at this important time in their lives



Congratulations to the children from Gaelscoil Philib Barún who made their confirmation last week in the Holy Family Church, Waterford.

Confirmation will take place in Holy Cross Church, Tramore on Wednesday May 25th at 10am, for the students of The Holy Cross School and at 12 noon for Glór Na Mara School.

We particularly welcome Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan who will be present on the day.
Best wishes to all the students and their families.



EWTN film on Rwanda Apparitions (over 16)
Wednesday 25th May at 6.30pm
at Jim Grant Room St John’s Church Waterford
Discussion afterwards, Fr Patrick O’Donoghue: Spiritual Director. Light refreshments served. All welcome


Rosary Procession on Sunday 29th May

Crowning of Our Lady.

Leaving Ballybricken Green at 3pm and proceeding to the Dominican Church, Bridge Street for the Crowning of Our Lady and a short prayer service, finishing with Benediction. All are welcome, especially those children who received their First Holy Communion.


Monastic Craft Sale

The Sisters of Mary, Morning Star are holding a craft sale on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May in the Friary, Lady Lane, Waterford from 10am to 5pm. They will be selling a variety of handmade goods, and all proceeds will go to the Ukrainian refugees and soldiers hosted by their sisters in the Ukraine.


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


Rosary on The Coast – Saturday 14th May

Next Saturday (May 14th) a nationwide ‘Rosary on the Coast’ will take place. Here in Tramore, the rosary will be recited at the Marian Grotto on Marian Terrace at 4pm. All are welcome.


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.
Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause.
There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practising the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
Al-Anon meetings take place in the Community Care Centre each Wednesday from 8.00pm – 9.00pm


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, 9.30am-2pm.

Tues 9.30am-1pm

Wed & Thurs 9.30am – 4pm

Friday 9.30am -3.30pm



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

Parish Office Shop
Lovely selection of Rosaries, Mass Books, Rosettes, Medals, Cards & gifts available for Confirmation and
First Holy Communion.


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently

We remember the months mind for Delia Power, Sr. Ursula Kennedy


We pray for Christine Doyle, Maureen Hayden, Carmel Connolly, Jack & Margaret Bates 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 the 5th Sunday of Easter

The glory of God in St John’s gospel
is another word for his love.

We have types of love, and for most of us we find it in our lasting friendships, our spouses, our partners, our family – those without whom life would be so much the poorer.
Real love transforms. Opens the heart more and more. We get out of ourselves in real love – caring, forgiving, getting over things. In all sincere and outgoing love between any two people, God is present. Love brings God alive in us. Not the love that is in name only and uses each other. But love, that sees the other as more important than myself.
We say, ‘love made him’. Parents say –‘ I hope they find friends who will bring the best out of each other’. Mauriac writes- “To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.” The example of Jesus can help us at times when it can be hard to see goodness even in those we love.
Real love heals. Only love makes the best out of the worst. In concentration camps the survivors were often those who had love to remember or go back to. Even when things go very badly in life, the forgiveness of love can help us move forward.
Lord, help me to be truly grateful for love in my life.
Donal Neary Rsj