Parish News

Harvest Thanksgiving at the Cathedral 

O God, we thank you for this earth, our home;
For the wide sky and the blessed sun,
For the salt sea and running water,
For the lasting hills
And the never-resting winds,
For trees and the common grass underfoot.
We thank you for our senses
By which we hear the songs of birds,
And see the splendour of the summer fields,
And taste of Autumn fruits,
And rejoice in the feel of snow,
And smell the breath of spring.
Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty;
And save our souls from being blind
That we pass unseeing
When even the common white torn
Is aflame with your glory.

O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us.
Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this harvest festival.
Thank you for our home and family and friends.
Thank you for our health, our work and our play.
Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence.
Open our hearts to your love.

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Tony Chester
It is with heartfelt thanks and no small measure of sadness, that we pay tribute to Tony who has been Sacristan for over 20 years, here at the Cathedral. Tony has made known his wish to retire. He started as a young Altar Server, then went on to help his own father as usher, and each year had a wonderful creative hand in the Christmas Crib. We wish him a long and happy retirement. Thank you Tony, for everything!

Parish office hours
From Monday September 1st., normal  office  opening  time will resume. Marian and Carmel will be delighted to help with any questions you may have. Mass cards and religious objects are available for sale in the Parish Office.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross                                                                                                             This Good Friday we had a wonderful prayerful experience of the Stations of the Cross through the streets of Waterford. Thank you to Children’s Grouplink, The Franciscan Friars, Christ Church community and Dean Jannson for making these stations so special this year. You can see photo’s of the event here.

Trinity Gospel Choir

Our Trinity Gospel choir will lead us in song on the third Sunday of each month at the 12.00 noon  Mass.

Confirmation Date
Confirmation took  place here in The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on May 31st., 2014 at 11am . Congratulations to one and all!

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to each of the boys who celebrated their First Holy Communion this past May, with their families and teachers they have prepared so well. Thank you to the parents who undertook the Do This In Memory Programme, well done to one and all!

Ballygunner Cemeteries-Urgent Appeal for Donations

Parish Office                                                                                      Telephone 051-878977
Newtown Road                                                                                  email:

St. Joseph’s and St. Benildus and St. Mary’s Parish is delighted to announce that we are in a position to undertake development works in Ballygunner Cemeteries as a result of which cars will be able to access both graveyards, and have parking facilities provided at strategic points. This development eliminates the risk of injury to pedestrians in the cemeteries and ensures that people will be able to visit the graves of loved ones in safety.

We sincerely apologise for the distress felt by many who were unable to visit graves during the interim period. We appreciate how important it is for people to have access to the graves of loved ones and the consolation such a visit can bring.

The parish must raise €20,000.00 immediately to fund the renovation works. We are appealing to all who have graves in Ballygunner Cemetery to support this important project. A bank account (called the Ballygunner Cemetery Account) has been opened in the Bank of Ireland, The Quay, Waterford. The details are as follows:

Account Name: Ballygunner Cemetery

Account No.    82616676

Sort code:    906195

Iban No. IE58BOFI90619582616676


People can donate directly to this account either on line, by direct debit, by cheque or by calling into the bank.

You can also send a donation direction to the Secretary, St. Joseph and St. Benildus Church, Newtown, Waterford.

This is an urgent appeal for funding as debts incurred must be paid off fairly promptly.

Fr. Liam Power PP


Mass Times for Holy Day – Feast of All Saints -Saturday 1st November 2014:

Friday: 6:15pm Vigil Mass  and Saturday:10:30am 




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