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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Booking for the Sunday Celebration in Phoenix Park is being booked up quickly.  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. Tickets are free.  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 Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 9th World Meeting of Families.

The theme will guide the programme for WMOF2018. The theme is drawn from the two Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Francis: Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) published in November 2013 and Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) published in April 2016. Amoris Laetitia is the fruit of a process of reflection led by Pope Francis on the situation of families in today’s world. Amoris Laetitia, published by Pope Francis, is the fruit of this Synodal process.

The Holy Trinity  



God, our Father,

We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son, One family, in the Spirit of your love. Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.  Protect all families with your loving care, Especially those for whom we now pray:

 [We pause and remember family members and others by name].


Increase our faith, Strengthen our hope, Keep us safe in your love, Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.  This we ask, through Christ our Lord,

Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.


Reflections from Amoris Laetitia

Love is Generous

My advice is never to let the day end without making peace in the family. “And how am I going to make peace? By getting down on my knees? No! Just by a small gesture, a little something, and harmony within your family will be restored. Just a little caress, no words are necessary. But do not let the day end without making peace in your family”.  AM 104


Love is not resentful

When we have been offended or let down, forgiveness is possible and desirable, but no one can say that it is easy. The truth is that “family communion can only be preserved and perfected through a great spirit of sacrifice. It requires, in fact, a ready and generous openness of each and all to understanding, to forbearance, to pardon, to reconciliation.  AM 105


“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love coexists with imperfection. It “bears all things” and can hold its peace before the limitations of the loved one. Love trusts, it sets free, it does not try to control, possess and dominate everything.   Love does not despair of the future.  though things may not always turn out as we wish, God may well make crooked lines straight and draw some good from the evil we endure in this world”. AM 106