Youghal Catholic Parish

Youghal Catholic Parish


Our Lady of GracesOur Lady of Youghal

Welcome to the Parish of Youghal. 


We hope that you will like what you find in this website and that it will be of some help to you. Our vision of the website is that it would help people to stay in contact with the parish and keep parishioners up to date with the various events in the parish. 

Youghal is a beautiful town with deep historical roots. What makes Youghal special are the people. With a long tradition of welcoming visitors, Youghal is a place of hospitality. 

May God bless you today and grant you His Peace. 

Thank you for visiting. 



World Meeting of Families

The Gospel of the Family

Joy for the World


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Bus from Youghal Parish will travel on Sunday 26th August if anybody wishes to book a seat please contact Ann in the Parish Office.  13 Seats remain on the Bus.


Booking for the Sunday Celebration in Phoenix Park will open on 25th June. Anyone who wishes to celebrate the Mass with Pope Francis on 26th August in Phoenix Park will need to book on line to get their ticket. Anyone who wishes to go to see Pope Francis in Knock will also need to book on line. Tickets for Knock are restricted to 45,000.  Tickets are free but a limit of 600,000 tickets are only available for Phoenix Park.  Access to Phoenix Park will only be for ticket holders. Please note that there will be some distance for walking to get to designated areas for the Mass.


The LOGO for the World Meeting of Families

At the heart of the logo is the family. Family members are represented in different ages and roles while walking together in communion and love, helping one another through the journey of life. The cross and the semi-circle represent God’s love, flowing from the cross, embracing and supporting all the families of the world. No one is excluded, no one is left behind.


An International and Ecological Event

The map of the world shows that families from all around the globe will come to Ireland for what will be a truly international event. While we see only a glimpse of the continents, they represent the whole world: the common home of all families, entrusted to us by God.


The Church, the Family of Families

The red semicircle with the cross on the top echoes the logo of the Archdiocese of Dublin, which is the host diocese for WMOF2018. As well as representing God’s love, flowing from the cross, embracing all the families of the world, the semicircle and cross also represent the ‘dome’ of the Church, “a family of families, constantly enriched by the lives of all those domestic churches” (Pope Francis, The Joy of Love, n. 87).


Love is Patient

“Patience takes root when I recognize that other people also have a right to live in this world, just as they are.”  Pope Francis AM 92

Pope Francis Visit to Ireland 25th – 26th August 2018

Saturday 25th August 2018

10:30    Arrival at Dublin International Airport  and Official Welcome 

11:15    Arrival at the Presidential Residence and Welcome by the President

12:10    Arrival at Dublin Castle  -  Speech of the Holy Father

             Meeting with authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps in Dublin Castle

15:30    Arrival at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral   

             Visit to the Cathedral - Greeting of the Holy Father

16:30    Private visit to the Day Centre for Homeless Families of the Capuchin   Fathers   

19:30    Arrival at Croke Park Stadium   

19:45     Festival of families in Croke Park Stadium - Speech of the Holy Father


Sunday 26th August 2018

08:40    Departure by plane for Knock   

09:20    Arrival at the Airport in Knock

09:45    Arrival at Knock Shrine   

             Visit to the Chapel of Knock Shrine   

             Angelus on the square in front of the Shrine -   Angelus of the Holy Father

10:45    Transfer to the airport in Knock   

11:10    Arrival at the airport in Knock   

11:15    Departure by plane for Dublin   

11:50    Arrival at Dublin International Airport    - Lunch with the Papal Delegation   

14:30    Arrival at Phoenix Park   

15:00    Holy Mass in Phoenix Park   -  Homily of the Holy Father

             Meeting with the Bishops -  Speech of the Holy Father

18:30    Arrival at Dublin International Airport    - Farewell Ceremony   

18:45    Departure by plane for Roma


Pope Francis To World Meeting of Families

The family, .., is the “yes” of God as Love. Only starting from love can the family manifest, spread and regenerate God’s love in the world. Without love, we cannot live as children of God, as couples, parents and brothers. I wish to underline how important it is for families to ask themselves often if they live based on love, for love and in love. In practice, this means giving oneself, forgiving, not losing patience, anticipating the other, respecting. How much better family life would be if every day we lived according to the words, “please”, “thank you” and “I’m sorry”.” 25/3/2017