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. 

 

Centenary Year of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.

The Story of Fatima

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared 6 times to 3 shepherd children; Lucia,  Francisco, and Jacinta; between May 13 and October 13, 1917. She came to the little village of Fatima, Portugal. Our Lady came with a message from God to everyone. Our Lady of Fatima promised that the whole world would be in peace, and that many souls would go to Heaven if Her requests were listened to and obeyed.  As a great sign of the whole message truly coming from God, a marvellous miracle was worked in the sky above Fatima before 70,000 witnesses on October 13, 1917.The Devotion of the First Saturday came from Our Lady.

 

On the evening of Thursday, December 10, 1925, after supper, Sister Lucy dos Santos (then a postulant in the Dorothean house at Pontevedra, Spain) received a visit by the Child Jesus and the Virgin Mary in her convent cell. Showing the young nun a heart surrounded by thorns, Our Lady said to her:

 

"See, My daughter, My heart surrounded by thorns which ungrateful men pierce at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude... Say to all those who, for five months, on the first Saturday, confess, receive Holy Communion, recite the Rosary and keep Me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, in a spirit of reparation, I promise to assist them at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for the salvation of their souls."

 

Monday 27th March:      Cobh:  7.30pm. Welcome to Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue to Cobh Cathedral, followed by 8pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Crean and a vigil at the Cathedral until 11.00pm. Later that night there is 12am midnight Mass at the Benedictine Convent, The Mount, Cobh, followed by a vigil until 7am.

 

 Tuesday 28th March:   Midleton:  9.30am.  Holy Rosary Church, Rosary & Mass

 Youghal: 11.30am – 12.30pm.  Arrival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Rosary and prayer of Consecration prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and veneration of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

 All are invited to this unique moment in the Parish and to honour Mary the Mother of God. Pupils from Gaelscoil Choráin, Clonpriest National School, Bunscoil Mhuire and Pobalscoil will take part in the Rosary.

Pope Francis has approved the second miracle needed to canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. It is expected their canonization will be in Fatima on May 12-13 while Pope Francis is in Fatima for the centenary of the apparitions. Francisco, 11, and Jacinta, 10, were the youngest non-martyrs to be beatified in the history of the Church.