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. 

 

Hope of Eternal Life

In the Gospel, Jesus strengthens our hope by saying: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  Whoever eats of this bread will live forever” (Jn 6:51).  These words evoke Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.  He accepted death in order to save those whom the Father had given him, who were dead in the slavery of sin.  Jesus became our brother and shared our human condition even unto death.  By his love, he shattered the yoke of death and opened to us the doors of life.  By partaking of his body and blood, we are united to his faithful love, which embraces his definitive victory of good over evil, suffering and death.  By virtue of this divine bond of Christ’s charity, we know that our fellowship with the dead is not merely a desire or an illusion, but a reality. The faith we profess in the resurrection makes us men and woman of hope, not despair, men and women of life, not death, for we are comforted by the promise of eternal life, grounded in our union with the risen Christ. This hope, rekindled in us by the word of God, helps us to be trusting in the face of death.  Jesus has shown us that death is not the last word; rather, the merciful love of the Father transfigures us and makes us live in eternal communion with him.  A fundamental mark of the Christian is a sense of anxious expectation of our final encounter with God. .. “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When shall I come and behold the face of God?” (Ps 42:2).  These poetic words poignantly convey our watchful and expectant yearning for God’s love, beauty, happiness, and wisdom. (Pope Francis 3/11/17)

 

November - The Month of the Holy Souls: November Lists: During November, we are encouraged to remember our dead, those who have gone before us in faith. Each priest offers 12 Masses during the Year for those on the November Lists. Envelopes and Lists available in the Parish Envelopes and at the Church Doors.

 

November Prayers in the Cemetery:  Sunday 12th November: 3pm North Abbey Cemetery:

 

Mass for the Bereaved: to remember all those who died in our Parish during the last 12 months will take place on Friday 24th November at 7.30pm in the Holy Family Church. ALL Welcome to celebrate and remember their loved ones.

May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.