Newsletter May 8th 2022

What in this weeks newsletter?

  • Good Shepherd Sunday.
  • Rosary on The Coast
  • First Holy Communions
  • 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:, 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


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.



Over the next three weekends, Saturday at 11am the children from our  local schools will be making their First Holy Communion.

Saturday 14th May We welcome the boys and girls from Holy Cross school. We also welcome their parents and families and all present with them on this, their special day.

Sat 21st May The children from School Glór na Mara.

Sat 28th May The children from Gaelscoil Philib Barún.

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



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


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.



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


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.


Bingo is Back!

Tramore Community Care,
Pond Road.

Every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm.

All welcome.



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-2pm.

The office will close at 2pn sharp for Staff training on Monday 7 will re-open on Tuesday at 9.30am

Tues 9.30am-1pm

Wed & Thurs 9.30am – 4pm

Friday 9.30am -3.30pm


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, Joe Doyle Tramore Heights

We remember the months mind for  

We pray for John Harty, P.J.Hayes, (1st Anniversary), Jim & Kitty Gilligan son Eugene & daughter Joan, Bridget Butler (50th Ann), Jack & Margaret McEneaney 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.

Good Shepherd Sunday: Day of Prayer for Vocations

As Catholics, we firmly believe that God has a plan for our lives! He calls some to marriage, some to the priesthood, and others to religious life or to live as generous single people.
This weekend, Sunday 8th May 2022 is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It is also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” The Lord asked his disciples to “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).
Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, and to religious life.
Pray also for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead. Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister. Who knows whom God might be calling?

“For a Christian, a vocation is not something God calls us to do, it is also the person God calls us to be.” (Fr. Stephen Wang)

A Prayer for Vocations in the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore

Lord Jesus, you have told us that “The harvest is great, but the labourers are few. Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his fields” (Lk 10:2).
We ask you, Lord, to send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting holy priests, heroic missionaries, dedicated brothers and sisters.
We pray in particular for vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life in our Diocese of Waterford & Lismore.
Enkindle in the hearts of our young people the grace and courage to hear and answer your call.
May they respond with generosity, freedom and joy.
May their lives serve as a witness to the fact that our deepest joy is to be found in you alone.
Grant that Christian families may encourage and affirm such vocations, and that they may desire to give to your Church helpers in proclaiming the Good News to the world of tomorrow. Amen.