Newsletter May 22nd 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter
  • 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

Confirmations will take place at Holy Cross Church , Tramore on Wednesday at 10am &12Noon .

There will be No 10am Daily Mass on the Day.


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.






Congratulations to the Children from School Glór na Mara who are receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend

Next weekend, Sat 28th May at 11am, the children from Gaelscoil Philib Barún will be receiving their First Holy Communion.

We also welcome their parents and families and all present with them on this, their special day.

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



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.
There is No 10am Daily Mass on this day

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

The Rosary

Pray the rosary every day in May at 3pm at the Marian Grotto, Marian Terrace.

Mother Mary intercession prayer

But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful intercession, my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in life’s darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Saviour, but by walking in the way of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven. Amen

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.


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

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.


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


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-4pm.

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, Medals, Cards & gifts available for Confirmation and
First Holy Communion.


Recent Deaths

Please remember those who died recently, Mary Murphy née Power, Roselawn Bernadette (Bernie) McDonagh née Moran Galway/Tramore

We remember the months mind for: 

We pray for John Lawton (Newtown),Margaret, John, John Jnr O’Keeffe, Eddie Murphy, Tom O’Leary, Bartholomew (Bart) O’Hanlon, George Fitzgerald (1st Ann),Seamus Murphy, Declan Dunford (Tramore/Stradbally),Jim MacNamara (1st Ann),Maurice Cheasty. John O’Sullivan  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:

Eric Lonergan & Jade Shanahan

We wish them every happiness in their married life together




Reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter

God’s Home
Making a home is a big opportunity of love for a husband, a wife and a family. They try to make it their own: pictures and memorabilia here and there make a home out a house. It doesn’t have to be perfect. They want others to be able to feel at home in their home also.
It is the same with Jesus. In our hearts and the depths of our personality he makes a home for himself and the father. He asks for a loving and welcoming heart, not a place that is perfect, tidy and clean. To make a home is a work of love. Jesus’ making of a home in us comes through our growth in development and love. The loving marriage and family, the loving friendship, the heart that cares for others, these are what make Jesus feel at home.
Is this a strange way of looking on God? We think of God in the power of nature and almost the maker of history. God seems to reject all this all powerful view of himself and makes himself accessible in the home of our hearts.
Home is a place of help. We look out for each other and the contented home is where each cares for the other. St Ignatius used to say each day, ‘Who can I help today?’ Maybe we can make that part of the music of our homes. This is God helping through you, and it is God finding us and each other in love.
Lord, open my heart to prayer and care this day.
Open my eyes to the beauty and problems of others.
Open my heart to your love for me.
Donal Neary Rsj