Youghal Catholic Parish

Weekly Notices


Week Beginning Sunday January 14th

Second 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      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 Kitty Flavin who died recently:  

For Kieran Murphy who’s first Anniversary occurs at this time.


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


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


Diocesan directories available in the Sacristies. Cost €3

Parish Calendars available at Churches – Please take as many as one wants


World Meeting of Families 2018

Families and individuals can book now to take part in this International Gathering of Families.


Family Prayer For World Meeting Of Families 2018

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:

[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. Amen

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.


Life is precious

When we say that human life is sacred we are recognising something that is sensed not only by religious people but by everyone who appreciates the wonder of human life. As human beings we depend on one another and so others have the right to expect something from us – it is the right to be recognised and respected and never to be treated as less than he or she is. That is true at every moment of our life – from its first beginnings to its natural end.. - Website set up by Irish Bishops Conference.

Choose Life: Prayer for the Child in the Womb

Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life. Help us to see in each child the marvelous work of our Creator. Open our hearts to welcome every child as a unique and wonderful gift. Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives. May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb be equally cherished and respected. Help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death. Give us wisdom and generosity to build a society that cares for all. Together with Mary, your Mother, in whose womb you took on our human nature, Help us to choose life in every decision we take. We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life with you, and in the communion of the Blessed Trinity. Amen.

Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.

All the Saints of Ireland, pray for us


Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 11th - 18th September 2018:  Cost €899 –

7 nights full board. Flight from Cork to Faro return. Insurance €29 extra. Single room supplement is €30 a night.  Contact Pilgrimage Abroad 01 6359300 or information

Fr. Patrick Winkle 024 92270, Fr. John McCarthy 021 4815619 or Nora 087 2509184


Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Wednesday 17th January at 8pm.


A guide for making the most out of 2018.

Build bridges, not walls

Let yourself be moved by suffering … and then do something

Don’t be afraid to be ashamed of yourself and recognize when you’ve done wrong

Dream of love

Avoid attachment to riches

Pray daily for your health and that of your loved ones

Be strong in faith so as to overcome division

Work hard for your dignity and that of your family

Don’t let yourself be robbed of hope

Remember that God never abandons us

Find happiness by creating harmony

Know that you are loved, so that you can give love and forgiveness

This list reflects a selection of writings and addresses from Pope Francis


Flu Precautions.

Due to the Flu all parishioners to take note of the following.

· Wash hands with soap and water or alcohol gel before coming to Mass or Church Services.

· Bring clean tissues and use them when coughing or sneezing.

· Pay extra attention to personal hygiene.

· If one has flu like symptoms, stay at home until they pass and you are feeling better again.

· Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, if they do not wish to receive from the Chalice during these times, please inform the priests before Mass. Ministers are asked to wash their hands in the sacristy before Mass and again before distributing Holy Communion.

· All Communicants are encouraged to receive on the hand rather than on the tongue during this time.

Sign of Peace. Due to concerns some people may have during this time, the gesture of shaking hands may be replaced with a bow, with a gesture of open hands and the greeting, ‘Peace be with you’. The Sign of Peace however is an integral part of the Mass.

The sign of Peace at Mass?

The sign of peace is not a time for ‘Hello, how are you?’ greetings but is rather a time of prayerful sharing Christ’s peace, love and unity. The greeting needs to be made only to a few in the assembly. The exchange of peace is the only ritual moment in the Roman Mass in which members of the assembly explicitly acknowledge other members of the assembly rather than respond to the priest or to other ministers. If it is understood as flowing from the words of the Lord’s prayer and anticipating the unity that we try to achieve through communion, it would seem that people would be eager to share Christ’s peace ritually.  Omitting the sign of peace comes from a misreading of the text of the sacramentary.  This gesture is a sign that expresses peace, communion and charity’. GIRM 154  In other words, the rubrics state that the invitation to the exchange of peace, ‘Let us offer…’ is optional; but literally, the rubrics make no mention of any option being associated with the actual rite itself. The Mass by Dennis C. Smolarski SJ


Christian Unity Week 2018 (Ex 15:1-21)

The resources for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the churches of the Caribbean. The history of Christianity in that region contains a paradox. On one hand, the Bible was used by colonizers as justification for the subjugation of the original inhabitants of these lands, along with others who were transported from Africa, India and China. Many people suffered extermination, were put in chains and enslaved, and were subjected to unjust labour conditions. On the other hand, the Bible became a source of consolation and liberation for many who suffered at the hands of the colonizers.


Like the Israelites, the people of the Caribbean have a song of victory and freedom to sing and it is a song which unites them. However, contemporary challenges again threaten to enslave and again threaten the dignity of the human person created in the image and likeness of God. While human dignity is inalienable it is often obscured by both personal sin and social structures of sin. The right hand of God that brought the people out of slavery, gave continued hope and courage to the Israelites, as it continues to bring hope to the Christians of the Caribbean. They are not victims of circumstance. In witnessing to this common hope the churches are working together to minister to all peoples of the region, but particularly the most vulnerable and neglected. In the words of the hymn, “the right hand of God is planting in our land, planting seeds of freedom, hope and love”.

Invocation of the Holy Spirit

Let us call upon the Holy Spirit to set our hearts on fire as we pray for the unity of the Church.    Come, Holy Spirit!

Come, Holy Spirit!              Teach us to pray.

Come, Holy Spirit!              Liberate us from the slavery of sin.

Come, Holy Spirit!              Help us in our weakness.

Come, Holy Spirit!             Restore us as your children.


Called to the Priesthood

Men considering Priesthood in the Diocese of Cloyne are invited to an afternoon of prayer, reflection and information. Date:    Sunday 28th January            

Venue: Nano Nagle Centre, Killavullen:             Time:       2.30pm – 5pm

For more information or to express an interest in attending please phone or email:     Fr Brian Boyle (025) 32963 Fr Damien Lynch (021) 7332948                                 Email: Web:

Prayer for Priestly Vocations

Lord our God, you renew the Church in every age by raising up holy priests

to teach and sanctify Your people. Fill the hearts of young men with faith and courage, that they may answer your call generously. Give parents the grace to encourage vocations in their family by prayer and good example. Raise up, in this Diocese of Cloyne, worthy priests for your Altars and ardent servants of the Gospel. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen