Youghal Catholic Parish

Weekly Notices


Week Beginning Sunday September 17th

Twenty Third 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 Barry Murphy (Youghal & Seattle) who died recently:

For Karmel Brookes whose first anniversary occurs 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


Eucharistic Adoration

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

Sunday 2-3.00 pm:  Tuesday 2-3.00 pm:  Thursday 5-6.00 pm:  Friday 9-10 pm.

If some 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.


Diocesan Day of Prayer and Reflection

There will be a Diocesan Day of Prayer and Reflection for Eucharistic Adorers led by Fr. John Keane, Diocesan Co-ordinator, on Sat 23rd Sept. 2017, 10am to 5pm, beginning with Mass at the Mercy Centre, Mallow – bring a packed lunch, tea/coffee provided - All are welcome


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


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:


ACCORD:  Catholic Marriage Care Service provides Marriage Preparation and professional counselling service. Contact Jean in Fermoy office for assistance in booking a course or about contacting a Counsellor.  025 31899 or


Permanent Diaconate


The Permanent Deacon of Vatican II

A deacon is ordained to assist the bishop, and work with his priests, as part of the threefold ancient ministry of the Church.

The deacon’s ministry has a triple focus;

•            of the word – proclaiming, and teaching; 

•            of the altar – in liturgy and;

•            of charity – in the care of the poor and needy, in activating the social teaching of the Church, and in administration.


On Sunday 24th September 2017, Bishop William Crean Will ordain six Permanent Deacons for service in the diocese of Cloyne. Those to be ordained are all married men and fathers of families. The ceremony will take place at St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, at 2.30pm and all are welcome to attend. The following men are to be ordained as Deacons, following a four year period of formation:

Garrett Cody, parish of Ballymacoda – Pater Gurbal, parish of Cobh

Edward Mulhare, parish of Imogeela – Damian McCabe, parish of Aghada

John Nestor, parish of Imogeela – Brian Williams, parish of Macroom

The Bishop asks the people of the diocese to pray for these men and their families as they approach their Ordination Day. Suggestion for the Prayer of the Faithful between now and 24th September:

Let us pray for those preparing for Ordination as Deacons in our diocese: may they be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit to carry out their ministry of service in works of charity, as preachers of God’s Word and as ministers at the Altar.

Lord hear us.


Autumn Stations:

Those living in the Country Stations who wish to host one of the Country Station Masses, please contact the Parish Office or one of the Priests.


Message from Fr. Damien Lynch

I would like to thank sincerely everybody who attended the Mass and reception to mark my departure from the parish on Wednesday evening, 6 September, and to all who extended good wishes before I left last July. Your kindness and generosity will be remembered. May we hold one another in our prayers until we meet again. God bless you, one and all.


Spiritfest  Killeagh

Fiday Sept 22nd in Killeagh Church, Talk and discussion with Fr. Jerry O Hanlon SJ

Topic: The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis & The Irish Catholic Church.

(What can we do- Bishops, Priests, Religious and above all lay to make real the vision of Francis)

Sunday Sept 24th in Killeagh Church in Concert - Fr. Liam Lawton.


Mary Immaculate College Alumni Reunion 2017 – 7 October 2017
Did you graduate from MIC in 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012? Then this is the event for you! MIC is welcoming back its Alumni on Saturday 7 October 2017 from 1.30pm - 5pm.This is the perfect opportunity to meet up with old friends, and reacquaint yourself with the College. Should you wish to attend, please advise us in advance / 061 -774786 and put "Class Reunion" in the subject line. More details


Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me “ (Mt 16:24).

Denying oneself means total abandon to Christ


By voluntarily accepting death for love, Jesus takes the cross of all men and becomes a source of salvation for all humanity that is invited to understand that denying one means to throw oneself into the arms of Christ on the Cross and receive from Him life.


On the Cross, in fact, our weakness is delivered to Christ who has the power to make it the tabernacle of his tender, almighty, and victorious love. “The victorious cross has illuminated those blinded by ignorance, released those who were prisoners of sin, and brought redemption to all humanity “(St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechesis XIII, 1 on Christ Crucified and Buried, PG 33, 772 B).


It is clear at this point what it means to truly follow Jesus, the imperative that once again he gives to his disciples: ” Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me “(Mt 16:24).


Denying ourselves means giving up our own idea of God to ​​accept the one of Jesus.


Denying ourselves is not a choice for death, but for life, for beauty, and for joy. It is to follow the Word of God to learn the language of true love. In following Christ who reveals himself as God in love and the gift of self, we also learn to change the logic of our own existence: not any longer a life lived for its own benefit, but a life lived donating it. This is basically the logic of the Cross, both for Jesus and his disciples.


Denying oneself to follow Jesus “means taking up our own cross – We all have it … – to accompany him on his way, an uncomfortable journey that is not the one of success and of transient glory, but the one that leads to true freedom, and the one that frees us from egoism and sin. It is a clear rejection of the worldly mentality that places our “self” and our interests at the center of our existence: this is not what Jesus wants from us! Instead, Jesus invites us to lose our life for Him, and for the Gospel to receive it renewed, realized and authentic “(Pope Francis, Angelus of September 13, 2015)


Denying ourselves means “losing” our life for Christ and in Christ to receive it renewed, realized and authentic because following the Cross leads to resurrection and to a life full and definitive with God.


Denying ourselves is accepting to be malleable clay in the creative hands of God who makes us pots of grace and love.


Denying ourselves means giving up our fragile thoughts and inconsistent feelings to have in us the feelings of Christ.

(Archbishop Francesco Follo)