Newsletter May 1st 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.
  • Mass Booking Change
  • Synod Meeting
  • Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
  • 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: Tramore Community Care, 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

Synod Meeting

The synod meeting for Tramore parish will take place on Wednesday 4th May at Glór na Mara School at 7.30pm.All welcome.


Diocese of Waterford & Lismore Youth Pilgrimage

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

Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intentions

Faith-Filled Young People
We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.


Tramore Community Care

Bingo is Back!
Tramore Community Care,
Pond Road.

Every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm.

All welcome.


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, closed Bank Holiday
Tues 9.30am-1pm
Wed & Thurs 9.30am – 4pm
Friday 9.30am -3.30pm



The Mass booking in Holy Cross will change from 6 months in advance to 3 months going forward.

Please Note: The October Mass Book which was due to open on May 3rd will not now open until July 1st

Baptism Booking/ Church Booking for Wedding 

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, Michael Curran, Sweetbriar

We remember the months mind for  Kathleen Ware

We pray for Jean O’Brien, Margaret & Michael Fleming, Bernard McDonagh, John Kiely, Seamus Kent, Tom O’Leary Anne Power, Cahir McNally 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:

Stewart Chambers & Jennifer Warren


We wish them every happiness in their married life together



Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

Tired disciples
Jesus spent time lighting the fire so he could cook breakfast on the seashore. Reminds me of my mother getting the fire ready in the old days so we could make toast with red embers on the long toasting fork. This is Jesus, the risen Jesus. No big apparitions in the sky, but just the simple act in the dawn of cooking bread and fish.
The meal was for tired disciples. Often in the gospel stories he talked about people preparing meals and serving them. He seemed to say a lot through meals and at meals. He allowed a woman dry his feet with her hair at a meal.
In cooking for people love is active. A mother might count up sometime how many meals she has cooked, and call them hours of love. This too is the mission and identity of Jesus.
After death and resurrection comes the Spirit of love. Love given, love received and love shared.
The breakfast meal will end with questions about love. Anything real about the resurrection always ends in being sent by God on the mission of Jesus. He gives little instruction about the mission nor even what it may entail. But it entails being led by God. Life for Jesus is life with Jesus and with the grace of God. We are never alone.
This is the company and the friendship at the source of the life of the soul, and which keeps our unique personality alive. This love comes in prayer and in love and in our loving service of others. This is mission with and for the risen Jesus Christ.
Risen Lord, increase my faith, hope and love.

Donal Neary Rsj


Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

In 1955, an additional feast day was declared by Pope Pius XII and is celebrated on May 1 as the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. This date is also International Workers’ Day and believed to reflect Joseph as the patron saint of workers.

Prayer to St Joseph
Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labour ,obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my many sins; to work with thankfulness and joy,
considering it an honour to employ and develop,
by means of labour, the gifts received from God;
to work with order, peace, prudence and patience,
never surrendering to weariness or difficulties;
to work, above all, with purity of intention,
and with detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account which I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after thy example,
O Patriarch Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and death. Amen.