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. 


AMORIS LÆTITIA ----  The Joy of Love by Pope Francis

The tenderness of an embrace

28. Against this backdrop of love so central to the Christian experience of marriage and the family, another virtue stands out, one often overlooked in our world of frenetic and superficial relationships. It is tenderness. Let us consider the moving words of Psalm 131. As in other biblical texts (e.g., Ex 4:22; Is 49:15; Ps 27:10), the union between the Lord and his faithful ones is expressed in terms of parental love. Here we see a delicate and tender intimacy between mother and child: the image is that of a babe sleeping in his mother’s arms after being nursed. As the Hebrew word gamûl suggests, the infant is now fed and clings to his mother, who takes him to her bosom. There is a closeness that is conscious and not simply biological. Drawing on this image, the Psalmist sings: “I have calmed 20 and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother’s breast” (Ps 131:2). We can also think of the touching words that the prophet Hosea puts on God’s lips: “When Israel was a child, I loved him… I took them up in my arms… I led them with cords of compassion, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the

 yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them” (Hos 11:1, 3-4).


 Preparation Weekend for a new

Parish Pastoral Council in Youghal Parish

 Martin Kennedy, an experienced co-ordinator will be coming to visit Youghal Parish on the weekend of the 1st/2nd of October. Martin is married to Breda and has two grown up sons, one working in London and the other in Antrim. Martin has 30 years’ experience in motivating parishes to broaden their vision and set up Parish Pastoral Councils in these challenging times.


Schedule of Events;

Saturday 1st October; Martin will meet with the Parish Pastoral Council steering committee in the Holy Family Church Hall from 11am to 12noon.

Martin will speak at all the weekend Masses about how we might take the Parish forward together.

Martin will also invite parishioners to an open meeting.


Monday 3rd October; Martin will co-ordinate an open meeting at the Holy Family Church Hall from 8.00pm to 9.30pm. This meeting is for general discussion.


Then those who are interested in going forward to form the new Parish Pastoral Council will be invited to a training day on  Saturday 29th October in the Holy Family Church Hall from 9am to 12 noon.

Please pray for the success of this weekend, that we will all be inspired by the Holy Spirit.       

To view Diocesan Guidelines for Parish Pastoral Council, please click Here