Youghal Catholic Parish

Weekly Notices


Week Beginning Sunday August 13th

Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time



Priest on Call:             Emergency Number (087-9779906)




Parish Office   024-91717: 3Emmett Place, Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9- 1pm:  

 Tuesday 10am -1pm Thursday, 2pm - 6pm


Priests of the Parish

V. Rev. Canon David Herlihy P.P.       2 Emmet Place  85012  / 0872784633

Rev. Pat Corkery C.C.                         1 Emmet Place  92336 / 0879601558

Rev. Patrick Winkle C.C.                     Upper Strand    92270

V. Rev Canon Tom Browne P.E.         Priest in residence



Vigil Mass:                           SUNDAY MASSES

6.30p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, The Strand,   

7.30p.m. Holy Family Church,  Magners Hill  Broadcast on local Radio104fm


Sunday Morning

9.00a.m.                St. Mary’s Church, Ashe St.

9.30a.m.                St. Ita’s, Gortroe

10.a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, The Strand

11.a.m. Holy Family Church, Magners Hill

12 noon                 St. Mary’s Church, Ashe St.

Weekday Masses:   

Monday to Friday:   8.a.m.- St. Mary’s Church:

                                    10am Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Wednesdays             7.30pm Holy Family Church: (Sept to May only)

Saturday                   10am St. Mary’s Church



Saturday: After 10am Mass After the Vigil Masses


Thursday before the First Friday after 10am Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes


Baptism                Contact the Parish Secretary for a booking form and dates.   


Marriage: Three months’ notice required by both Church and State. Contact one of  the priests for pre-marriage preparations.


Funerals    Funeral Masses  12 Noon.  


Adoration Chapel: Emmet Place. Open at the following times:


                          Monday to Friday 6am to 11pm

                          Saturday 6am to 5pm

                          Sunday 1pm to 11pm


 Sick    If a person is sick at home or house bound and would like a visit from a priest    

            contact one of the priests or the Parish Secretary.


Please pray for those who have died. May they rest in peace

For  Catherine (Kitty) Shiels  who died recently: For Noreen Finch, Harry Webb, David (Sonny) Smiddy, & Kathleen Gumbleton whose first anniversaries occur at this time.


St. Vincent de Paul Youghal: appreciates your support in helping others.


Coeliac and Holy Communion: A separate Chalice for those who cannot receive a Host will be available at the Sanctuary once Holy Communion with the Host has been finished.


Welcome/ Fáilte  Bem-vindo:  Bienvenido: Willkommen: Benvenuto:

to all visiting the Parish at this time. We hope you enjoy your visit.


The Parish Office will be closed on Tuesday 15th August 2017.


Assumption of Mary: Holy Day of Obligation: Tuesday 15th August: Mass times

8 .00a.m.   St. Mary’s Church, Ashe St:                    9.30a.m.            St. Ita’s, Gortroe:

10.a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Church:                      12 noon              St. Mary’s Church: 7.30pm.  Holy Family Church


Eucharistic Adoration -

Need a person to spend an hour with in the Adoration Chapel on:

Monday 3-4.00pm:                Tuesday  2-3.00pm:               Wednesday    4-5.00pm:

and temporary cover for Sunday 7-8.00pm 13th and 20th August. If some can commit to one of the hours during the night it would be greatly appreciated, contact Una @ 087 996 1004. Thanks to all who responded so generously recently.


Prayer for Vocations

O Lord, my God, you renew the Church in every age by raising up priests in holiness, living witnesses of your unchanging Love. You provide shepherds for your people. Fill the hearts of young men with the spirit of courage and love that they may answer your call generously. Give parents the grace to encourage vocations in their family by prayer and good example. Raise up worthy priests for your Altars and ardent, but gentle servants of the Gospel. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen


First Holy Communion 2018:  Parents/ Guardians need to fill out a registration form to register for the Sacrament of Holy Communion for their child for 2018. Contact the Parish Office 024 91717


North Abbey Cemetery Mass:  Friday 25th August at 7.00pm. All Welcome to join in this Celebration to remember and pray for the deceased who are buried in the Cemetery.


Welcome: We welcome Fr. Noel McGrath from the Holy Spirit Congregation this weekend. They are a Congregation of Priests, Brothers and Lay Associates. They were founded in Paris in 1703 by a young 24 year old Breton Lawyer, Claude Poullart des Places.  He founded a community for young men who wished to become priests and dedicated it to the Holy Spirit. He will be speaking at Masses this weekend about their mission and seeking any financial assistance people can give them and asking for prayers. They are known as Spiritans or Holy Ghost Fathers.


Mass of Thanksgiving

A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Wednesday 6th of September at 7.30pm in Holy Family Church for the ministry and presence of Fr. Damien Lynch in the in the Parish from 2014 to 2017. Refreshments afterwards in the Hall with an opportunity to meet and thank Fr. Damien personally


Welcome: We welcome Fr. Brendan Mallon to the Parish this month.  He has been appointed Chaplain to Pobalscoil na Trionoide and Curate to the Parish of Youghal.


Cobh Walk for Life Fundraiser: 5K. 22nd August. Assembly point, 6.45 pm, Cathedral Carpark. Sponsor cards available. All welcome! Refreshments will be served later. For more information, contact Adrian at 086 177 5364


World Meeting of Families 2018 22nd to 24th August 2018


Booking for the World meeting of Families 2018 is now open and the Programme of events can be seen on line.

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The event has at its heart three main moments:

Three-Day Congress (22nd to 24th August 2018):.

Festival of Families (25th August): a special concert style event

Solemn Eucharistic Celebration (26th August) that will gather thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world.

Contact Us: General Information, Programming and Exhibition: World Meeting of Families 2018 WMOF2018, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Rd., Dublin 3, Ireland Tel: +353 1 567 6800 Email:


East Africa Crisis: support Trócaire: 01 6293333,


ACCORD:  Catholic Marriage Care Service provides Marriage Preparation courses for couples choosing to get married in the Catholic Church.  ACCORD offers a professional counselling service for couples and individuals to explore. Contact Jean in Fermoy office for assistance in booking a course or about contacting a Counsellor.  025 31899 or contact


Catholic Family Festival, Knockadoon, East Cork, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August. This 2-day festival is being organised by the Dominicans, and is an official preparatory event for the World Meeting of Families. The festival will have 40 trained youth workers coordinating activities for children, talks for mothers and fathers, family rosary, 24-hour continuous Eucharistic Adoration, an address by Fr Timothy Bartlett, a family céilí, and Holy Mass. 85 Euro per family (includes meals). For information and booking: / 085 2258 783'.


Our Lady of Fatima

Rosary and Reflection on the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on Monday 14th August at 7.30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.


In August the children were prevented by the civil authorities to go to the meeting of the 13th in which had gathered an immense crowd. The children for two days were confined and threatened with many torments to make them deny, but they did not surrender, they were ready to offer their lives not to betray the promises made to the Lady. When they had been released on August 19th, while they fed the flock in a place called Valinhos they saw the Lady above a holmoak. "What do you want from me?" Lucia asked. "I want you to continue to go to the Cova da Iria on the 13th, that you continue to say the Rosary every day. I, in the last month will make the miracle that all will believe." Then with a sadder appearance told them: "Pray, pray a lot and offer sacrifices for the sinners. You know that many souls go the hell because there is none who pray for them."


Novena to Our Lady of Knock 14th August to 22nd August 2017

Prayer to Our Lady of Knock

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress, and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find."

Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Grant us peace.

St. Joseph

Chosen by God to be, the Husband of Mary, the Protector of the Holy Family, the Guardian of the Church. Protect all families in their work and recreation and guard us on our journey through life. (Repeat - Lamb of God)

St. John

Beloved Disciple of the Lord, faithful priest, teacher of the Word of God.

Help us to hunger for the Word,  to be loyal to the Mass and to love one another. (Repeat - Lamb of God)

Our Lady of Knock                                Pray for Us

Refuge of Sinners                                  Pray for Us

Queen Assumed into Heaven                Pray for Us

Queen of the Rosary                              Pray for Us

Mother of Nazareth                                Pray for Us

Queen of Virgins                                    Pray for Us

Help of Christians                                  Pray for Us

Health of the Sick                                  Pray for Us

Queen of Peace                                                   Pray for Us

Our Lady, Queen and Mother                           Pray for Us

Our Lady, Mother of the Church         Pray for Us

(Here mention your own special intentions)

With the Angels and Saints let us pray:

Give praise to the Father Almighty, To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord,

To the Spirit who lives in our hearts, both now and forever. Amen


Pope John Paul II said in Knock on 30th September 1979: ‘like so many times before when the Church was faced with a new challenge, we turn to Mary, the Mother of God and the Seat of Wisdom, trusting that she will show us again the way to her Son’.