Newsletter May 29th 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Reflection for the 7th Sunday of Easter (Ascension)
  • Good News Summer Camp for Kids
  • World Communication Day message-Pope Francis
  • Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
  • Rosary Procession
  • Pro Life talk
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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.



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


Communions & Confirmations

Congratulations’ to all the children from our local schools who have received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation over the last three weeks. Thanks to all who helped in the preparation of those children to get them to this important time in their lives. May they grow in their faith and love of the Lord,


Church Cleaning

Church monthly cleaning will take place after Mass on Wednesday 1st June. We thank all of our volunteers for your help.


Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in The Bridge Club Tramore on Thursday 2nd June next at 11.00 am. All monies raised here will be donated to Waterford Hospice.
We look forward to a great morning there where coffees, teas and all kind of goodies will be served.
Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning. As usual there will be a raffle with some very nice prizes.


“Pro Life talk – Wednesday June 1st in The Talbot Hotel, Clonmel at 7:30pm (formerly known as Clonmel Park hotel) All welcome”


World Communications Day

“Pope Francis’ World Communications Day message informs our journey on the Synodal Pathway” – Archbishop Martin
To mark World Communications Day on Ascension Sunday, which falls on 29 May, Pope Francis’ communications message this year addresses the theme of listening with the ear of the heart. The Holy Father is inviting all of us to reflect on how listening – which is both sincere and deep – can have a profound and positive effect on every part of our lives, in our interaction with others, and on how we pray.
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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


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.


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.


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Diocese of Waterford & Lismore
Events to watch out for in the diocese in the coming weeks.




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 -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



Recent Deaths & Anniversaries

Please remember those who died recently: Emily Martin née Murphy Love lane, Nicholas (Nixie) Dunphy Saleens, Corballymore

We remember the months mind for:  Michael Curran

We pray for:  Sarah (Sadie) Rogers, Edward (Ned) Murray, Emily Murphy, Mary Kiely, Annie & Thomas Creed, Kathleen Kingston, Margaret Costello 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:

Michael Manton & Beth Cleary

We wish them every happiness in their married life together


Ascension of the Lord – Reflection.

In the famous crucifix of San Damiano, the Lord ascends with a smile on his face. It is over, his mission is accomplished, and he has conquered death, and is now with us all days to the end of time. His earthly mission is accomplished, but not his mission of love for his people. He is with us now.
Jesus often talks of joy, often the joy of God in forgiving a sinner. The big joy of God seems to be mercy, and even in the memory of his own death Jesus finds joy. In the chapel of the home of St Francis Xavier in Navarre, the crucifix is of the ‘smiling Jesus’. He smiles not in comfort and ease, but in love and sacrifice.
While we think today of the loss of Jesus, we are invited to rejoice as he leaves one way of being with us – on earth, to another way of being with us – from heaven. He both awaits us there and helps us get there, the mystery of the Divine son who is one of us.
The mystery goes farther that we are invited and called into sharing this life of his on earth, for in each of us is the life of Jesus,. Who makes his home in us.
This is background of the prayer of St Teresa of Avila:
Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world…
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
Donal Neary S.J.