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. 



“Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)

During the Easter Vigil, we will celebrate once more the moving rite of the lighting of the Easter candle. Drawn from the “new fire”, this light will slowly overcome the darkness and illuminate the liturgical assembly. “May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds”, and enable all of us to relive the experience of the disciples on the way to Emmaus. By listening to God’s word and drawing nourishment from the table of the Eucharist, may our hearts be ever more ardent in faith, hope and love.


Feast of St. Joseph – Monday 19th March 2018.  Mass on Monday at 10am in  Our Lady of Lourdes Church.


Prepare for Easter

Be Reconciled to Christ – Be Reconciled to one another.


Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12).


These were spoken in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives, where the Lord’s passion would begin. Jesus foretells a great tribulation and describes a situation in which the community of believers might well find itself: amid great trials, false prophets would lead people astray and the love that is the core of the Gospel would grow cold in the hearts of many. (Pope Francis)  Pope Francis asks us to reflect on the following from his Lenten Message:


False prophets

Do I manipulate human emotions in order to enslave others?

Do I live by momentary pleasures, mistaking them for true happiness?

Am I entranced by the dream of wealth, and a slave to profit and petty interests?

Do I believe that I am sufficient by myself?


Am I a “charlatan

Do I offer easy and immediate solutions to suffering?

Have I been taken in by the panacea of drugs, of disposable relationships,

of easy but dishonest gains?

Do I appeal to vanity?

Do I trust in appearances?

Am I falling prey to the lies of false prophets?


A cold heart

Has charity turned cold within me?

Am I greedy for money?

Have I rejected God?

Have I been violent to anyone I think is a threat to my own “certainties”:

the unborn child;                     the elderly;                    the infirm;                 the migrant;                                     the alien among us;  our neighbour?


Do I care for Creation?

Have I poisoned Creation by discarding refuse out of carelessness or for self-interest?


Has Love grown cold in our own communities?

Through selfishness and spiritual sloth, sterile pessimism, the temptation to self-absorption, constant warring among ourselves?

Have I devoted time to prayer?  Am I generous and give to charity?                          Do I fast?