Youghal Catholic Parish

Weekly Notices


Week Beginning Sunday October 15th

Twenty Eighth 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

Rev. Brendan Mallon                                Magners Hill

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 Billy Sheehan who died recently:                                                                                          

For John Fleming whose first anniversary occurs at this time.


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

Anybody  looking for 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.


Eucharistic Adoration

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

Tuesday        2 – 3 pm and 3 – 4 pm

If anyone can commit to one of the hours it would be greatly appreciated, contact Una @ 087 996 1004. Thanks to all who responded so generously recently.


EAST CORK PIONEER COUNCIL: Annual Mass & Social on Wednesday 18th October 2017.  Mass at the hospital Chapel, Middleton at 7.30 pm - Social at the Garryvoe Hotel at 8.45 pm Tickets €27.50 Contact  Nuala 024 92820. Any member wishing to have a jubilee badge / certificate presented Mass please make contact ASAP.


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

Welcome to the children and their Parents/Guardians this weekend as they are Enrolled in the Parish Preparation for the Reception of Holy Communion and Confession for the first time in 2018.        The Following Masses:

7.30pm - Saturday  14th October – Holy Family Church

9.30am - Sunday    15th October -  St. Ita’s Church

11am -    Sunday    15th October -  Holy Family Church


Grow in Love of the Lord: Meetings for Parents / Guardians who have children preparing for Holy Communion on the following evenings:

Wednesday 18th  October – Holy Family Hall – Gaelscoil Choráin – 7.30pm

Thursday     19th October – Holy Family Hall – Bunscoil & South Abbey – 7.30pm

Monday      23rd October  - Gortroe Community Hall – Clonpriest School – 7.30pm


Parents / Guardians are expected to participate in these meeting as part of the Parish Programme for their Children. The meetings are for Parents/ Guardians only.


Safeguarding Children - Cloyne Diocese. 

A Safeguarding newsletter has been produced by the Diocesan Safeguarding Children Committee. They are available at the Church Door for people to take home. It includes some information about Recruitment, Vetting and Contact Numbers about any concerns one has in relation to the safeguarding of children. The Newsletter is also available to download on: 


Autumn Stations:   The Station envelope offering are part of what makes up the ‘priests income’ for the year. As priests, we depend on the offerings you give during the Spring and Autumn Stations, as well as the November offerings, Christmas, Easter and the basket collection on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. We thank all who contribute to the Station at this time.

Country Stations

Burgess, Inchiquinn & Fanisk - Kathleen Walsh –         Friday 20th October 8pm

Host Families needed for:

Creighmore / Ballymadog                 

Knockally/ Pipers Bog / Clashadonna/ Barnageehy West/ Ballyvergan West, / Ballyhobbert 

Muckridge, Kilmagner, Curraghboy & Kilnatoora   


Parish Box of Envelopes:             As the Parish Financial Year is calculated from 1st November to 31st October each year, the boxes of envelopes for next year will be distributed in the coming weeks. A sincere thanks to you all for your contributions made to the parish collections at all times. Anyone who does not receive a box of envelopes but would like one, please contact Ann in the parish office


Cork Simon Community:  - Office Volunteers required: - Do you have two mornings or afternoons per week to assist Cork Simon Community administration staff in their vital work?

We require people with excellent Word, Excel, data entry and phone skills. Please contact Caroline at


HAVING FAITH IN FAMILIES:  A talk by Professor Eamonn Conway of Mary Immaculate College on Sunday 15th October from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross, Cork City.  This is part of the preparation for the World Meeting of Families.  All Welcome – donation only.


Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday

Next Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection. Every person in every parish in every country where the Church is present will be celebrating together and sharing what they have, no matter how little. It is the one Sunday in the year when the Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity. Donations are collected at these worldwide Masses and they go to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor. It is also the one Sunday in the year when your generosity goes directly to help mission parishes overseas and reach out with Jesus’ message of hope and love. World Missions Ireland is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission. It is responsible for coordinating Mission Sunday in Ireland and, through local bishops, churches, and missionary congregations around the world, ensures that resources are distributed equitably and justly on the basis of need.  In offering our prayers, we join with missionaries everywhere in communion and compassion to support them in spreading the Good News, and by giving a donation we respond to Christ's call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked so please give what you can. Thank You.


Parish Website: The website is in need of updating: Contact Fr. Winkle if interested


St. Mary’s Parish Church Organ Restoration Fund: On Sunday 22nd October following the 11am Mass there will be the launch of the Special CD which the Parish Choir recorded during the year. It will be on sale during the launch and thereafter, the proceeds of which go towards the Fund for the Restoration of the Organ. All welcome


Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Beatification of Dominic Collins

Triduum of Prayer: Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st October – led by Fr. Terence Harrington OFM. Blessed Dominic Collins was born in Youghal and died in Youghal as a Martyr for the Catholic Faith:

Theme – ‘Blessed Dominic – A Witness in the Family’.


Sunday 29th October –  Evening Prayer – St. Mary’s Church   – Witness in the Community


Monday 30th October – Liturgy on Baptism – Our Lady of Lourdes Church 

- Witness in the Parish

Tuesday 31st October – Mass – Holy Family Church                       – Witness in the Family


Saturday 4th of November  - 7.30pm Mass with Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio to Ireland. We hope that as many as possible celebrate this Mass. It is an honour for the Parish to have the Representative of Pope Francis visit the Parish.


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.

Icon of the Holy Family: This Icon was specially commissioned by World Meeting of Families 2018, written by iconographer Mihai Cucu, and assisted by the Redemptoristine Sisters in Drumcondra, as part of their ongoing prayer for families. The Icon has now started to travel to each diocese in Ireland to encourage reflection and prayer as part of the journey of preparations to WMOF2018.The icon is accompanied by a petition box, where families can write their intentions and prayers.  The programme for the visit of the Icon to St Colman’s Cathedral Cobh: Friday 27th October - 6.30 pm Arrival and Evening Prayer: Sunday 29th October: 12.00 pm Mass -  Bishop Crean presiding: Sunday afternoon – period of veneration of Icon: - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Refreshments available in parish centre

7.00 pm Evening Mass: Monday 30th October:  Holy Hour 8.00-9.00 pm:

Newsletter available on


Protect Life

Prayer to Mary, Mother of the Life Within:

O Mary, Mother of the Life Within, all life we entrust to you;  The life of every expectant mother and the child within her womb: The life of every human body, the life of every human soul;The life of every newborn child and the life of all grown old.

You held the Lord to your own heart and drew Him so close in. So draw us now in all our needs, O Mother of the Life Within. Amen.