Youghal Catholic Parish

Weekly Notices


Week Beginning Sunday July 8th

Fourteenth Week of 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

Rev. Brendan Mallon                                Magners Hill      92456

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 Joan Vidaurri nee Hilliard & Angela Tullio Pigott (Melbourne, Australia) who died recently:                                                                          

For all those who’s anniversaries occur at this time.


St. Vincent de Paul SocietyAnyone who needs a little help phone: 087 127 3448


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.


No Wednesday Evening Mass in June, July or August


Booking of Masses – A person may book a Mass in the Parish for an intention up to 6 months ahead, first anniversaries can be booked a year in advance. This can be done in Parish Office.


Eucharistic Adoration: At present we need some people to cover the following hours in the Adoration Chapel   Saturday  11 – 12 noon & 2 - 3.00 pm:     Tuesday 3 – 4 pm:           Wednesday 4 – 5 pm

   Contact Una if you can help in any way.


Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 11th - 18th September 2018: 

Cost €899 – 7 nights full board. Flight from Cork to Faro return. Insurance €29 extra for those who wish to avail of it. Single room supplement is €30 a night.  Contact Pilgrimage Abroad 01 6359300 or for further information Fr. Patrick Winkle 024 92270


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: 6th September 2018: 7 nights Half Board in guesthouse close to St James Church. Cost is €729 per person sharing & single room supplement is €22 a night, includes full religious programme. Group Leader: Tom Scott.

Spiritual Directors: Fr Donal Leahy & Fr Pat Corkery.  Flights ex – Cork Airport.

For information please contact: Tom Scott Tel: 024 90333 or 087 687 3287


First Penance and First Holy Communion 2019 for Parents / Guardians.

All parents/guardians who wish to have their children enrolled for the Sacraments for 2019 are to register their child with the Parish now for September.


A 5-day programme of Inspiration and Reflection at Nano Nagle Birthplace, Ballygriffin near Mallow from 12 – 16 July as part of the tercentenary of her birth. Topics will include Evolutionary Awareness, Spirituality for Today, Nano's Legacy to the World, Women in Leadership, Prophetic Women from Scripture, and Faith in the 21st Century. Bookings for day sessions or the full programme through ; phone 022 26411.


Youth 2000 Summer Festival:  Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th August. For young people 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online,


Summer Collection for the support of the priests: The finance committee of the parish along with the priests have decided to introduce a summer collection for the support of the clergy of the parish. The priests of the parish are paid a monthly stipend that must accumulate to a set minimal figure which is set by the Diocese.

The monthly stipends come from the Youghal parish No. 2 account. This account is made up of Christmas and Easter dues, Spring & Autumn stations and November offerings. Over the last number of years the amount of funds in this account has gradually declined.  As there is very little income to the No. 2 account from Easter up to October Stations (this year this is a six month period), reluctantly the decision was made to introduce this Summer Collection to make up for the shortfall. Envelopes are available at the back of the Church and we ask you to take one home and to return it next weekend or any weekend during July or August that suits you. Also if you have forgotten to pay station offerings or Christmas or Easter dues, you can do so at your convenience. The priests of the parish are very thankful to the parishioners for your generosity & continued support and we regret to have to introduce this summer collection.


World Meeting of Families

The Gospel of the Family

Joy for the World


Book online at tickets

 and they will be free. You can volunteer online at


Booking for the Sunday Celebration in Phoenix Park is being booked up quickly.  Anyone who wishes to celebrate the Mass with Pope Francis on 26th August in Phoenix Park will need to book on line to get their ticket. Tickets are free.  Access to Phoenix Park will only be for ticket holders. Please note that there will be some distance for walking to get to designated areas for the Mass.


“The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 9th World Meeting of Families.

The theme will guide the programme for WMOF2018. The theme is drawn from the two Apostolic Exhortations of Pope Francis: Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) published in November 2013 and Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) published in April 2016. Amoris Laetitia is the fruit of a process of reflection led by Pope Francis on the situation of families in today’s world. Amoris Laetitia, published by Pope Francis, is the fruit of this Synodal process.

The Holy Trinity  



God, our Father,

We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son, One family, in the Spirit of your love. Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.  Protect all families with your loving care, Especially those for whom we now pray:

 [We pause and remember family members and others by name].


Increase our faith, Strengthen our hope, Keep us safe in your love, Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.  This we ask, through Christ our Lord,

Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.



Most Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office of the following priests in the Diocese of Cloyne to come into effect at noon on 7th July 2018.

• V. Rev. Richard P. Browne, P.P., Cill na Martra

• Rt. Rev. Msgr. Eamonn Goold, P.E. as Vicar General

Bishop Crean has made the following appointments in the Diocese of Cloyne with effect from noon 7th July 2018.

V. Rev. Michael Lomasney, P.E., to take personal leave.

Rev. Joseph O’Mahony, C.C., Macroom to be Adm. Cill na Martra

Rev. Paul Bennett, C.C., Mallow to be CC Blarney

Rev. Tom Naughton, C.C. Charleville to be C.C. Mallow

V. Rev. Canon Anthony O’Brien, P.P., Mallow, to be Vicar General

V. Rev. Canon Jim Killeen, P.P., Midleton, to be Vicar General

The Bishop of Cloyne welcomes the establishment of a community of Sisters from the “Servants of the Home of the Mother” who will be based in Mitchelstown, and looks forward to working with them.         The Bishop also looks forward to welcoming a community of Priests and Brothers also from the “Servants of the Home of the Mother” who will be based in Mallow and who will work in evangelisation throughout the Diocese. For the immediate future it will be a feature of Diocesan Changes that unfortunately some parishes will not have a resident priest. We ask you to pray for those who are currently in a time of transition in their ministry.


Reflections from Amoris Laetitia

Love is Generous

My advice is never to let the day end without making peace in the family. “And how am I going to make peace? By getting down on my knees? No! Just by a small gesture, a little something, and harmony within your family will be restored. Just a little caress, no words are necessary. But do not let the day end without making peace in your family”.  AM 104


Love is not resentful

When we have been offended or let down, forgiveness is possible and desirable, but no one can say that it is easy. The truth is that “family communion can only be preserved and perfected through a great spirit of sacrifice. It requires, in fact, a ready and generous openness of each and all to understanding, to forbearance, to pardon, to reconciliation.  AM 105


“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love coexists with imperfection. It “bears all things” and can hold its peace before the limitations of the loved one. Love trusts, it sets free, it does not try to control, possess and dominate everything.   Love does not despair of the future.  though things may not always turn out as we wish, God may well make crooked lines straight and draw some good from the evil we endure in this world”. AM 106