Youghal Catholic Parish

Weekly Notices


Week Beginning Sunday August 5th

Eighteenth 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  Paddy Hennessy (Dundrum)  who died recently: 

For Anglea Pierce   whose first anniversary occurs 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 during 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.


Urgent:   Eucharistic Adoration: Urgently needed some people to cover the following hours in the Adoration Chapel or some changes to the opening hours may have to be looked at.

Saturday     11 -12 noon & 2 - 3.00 pm    Tuesday    3 - 4.00 pm & 4 - 5.00 pm

Thursday      9 - 10.00 pm                            Friday              4 - 5.00 pm

Contact Una on 087 996 1004 if you can commit to one of these hours long term or short term.

If people are away on holidays or have other appointments when they can’t cover their hour, please get someone to fill in for you, a family member, friend or another Adorer.


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. Winkle 024 92270


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

Thanks to Parents for enrolling their Children for these Sacraments. An email will go out to you next week.  Contact Parish Office 024 91717


Mass in Polish on 1st & 3rd Sunday of Month  Holy Family Church 12.30 pm


Youth 2000 Summer Festival:  this has been canceled, due to large numbers of youth attending the World Meeting of Families


Summer Collection for the support of the priests: Thanks to all who have contributed to this Collection. The Priests of the Parish are grateful for your generosity. For anyone who wishes to contribute to this collection there are envelopes available in the Church and they can be returned in August.


Holy Family Mission Mass, testimonies and fundraiser Leahy's Open Farm Dungourney 7.30pm Friday 10th August 2018 All welcome!

WMOF18 Opening Ceremony

We will join with every diocese in Ireland when we host an Evening Prayer ceremony to mark the opening of the World Meeting of Families.

On Tuesday 21st August At 7.30 pm St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh

Presider - Most Rev. Bishop William Crean

Featuring the Cloyne Diocesan Choir

Each parish in the diocese is asked to ring their church bell at 7.30 pm.

Refreshments served following the ceremony


  WELCOME /  FÁILTE  TO ALL WHO ARE VISINTING THE PARISH AT THIS TIME.   Bem-vindo /Bienvenido  / Willkommen  / Benvenuto


World Meeting of Families

The Gospel of the Family       Joy for the World

See Website for information and things to do.


A Journey through Amoris Laetitia’ TV Series This new six-part television series has also just been launched as we approach the final month of preparations for WMOF2018. The series features a wide variety of well-known commentators, as well as families from all walks of life and from all over the world. Contributors include Archbishop Eamon Martin, Bishop Robert Barron, John and Clare Gabrowski, Pontifical Council for the Family; Sr Consilio, Cuan Mhuire; and Pat and Susan Keenan of Retrouvaille Ireland. Available at


A new series of digital animations, believed to be the first created using Amoris Laetitia as a guiding theme, has been created as part of the ongoing preparations for WMOF2018. The Amoris Animations provide accessible insights and reflections on the messages in Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), the document written by Pope Francis on love in the family. Available at


Volunteer - One day volunteers and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are required for the Mass on the 26th August in the Phoenix Park, register on Pray for the success of the World Meeting of Families 2018 see our Pray-A-Thon feature. Attend the opening Ceremony at St Colman’s Cathedral on Tues 21st August at 7.30 pm



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.


Parish Pastoral Council

Liturgy Group. If anyone is interested in this group, contact Fr. Winkle.


Bereavement Group: In September, training will be given to those interested in supporting people who are bereaved. Anyone interested please leave your name into the Parish Office.


Reflections from Amoris Laetitia

“…“Most families have great respect for the elderly, surrounding them with affection and considering them a blessing. A special word of appreciation is due to those associations and family movements committed to serving the elderly, both spiritually and socially… In highly industrialized societies, where the number of elderly persons is growing even as the birth rate declines, they can be regarded as a burden. On the other hand, the care that they require often puts a strain on their loved ones”.34 “Care and concern for the final stages of life is all the more necessary today, when contemporary society attempts to remove every trace of death and dying. The elderly who are vulnerable and dependent are at times unfairly exploited simply for economic advantage. Many families show us that it is possible to approach the last stages of life by emphasizing the importance of a person’s sense of fulfilment and participation in the Lord’s paschal mystery. A great number of elderly people are cared for in Church institutions, where,. materially and spiritually, they can live in a peaceful, family atmosphere. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are serious threats to families worldwide; in many countries, they have been legalized. The Church, while firmly opposing these practices, feels the need to assist families who take care of their elderly and infirm members”.  AM 48


Feast Day of Saints this Week

Monday 6th:                 Feast Of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

Tuesday7th:                 Feast of Pope St. Sixtus II and Companions and St. Cajetan

Wednesday 8th:         Feast of St. Dominic

Thursday 9th:               Feast of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross – (Edith Stien)

Friday 10th:                  Feast of St. Lawrence.

Saturday 11th:             Feast of St. Clare


“The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call to holiness is present in various ways from the very first pages of the Bible. We see it expressed in the Lord’s words to Abraham: “Walk before me, and be blameless” (Gen 17:1).

The Letter to the Hebrews presents a number of testimonies that encourage us to “run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (12:1). It speaks of Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Gideon and others (cf. 11:1-12:3). ..“a great cloud of witnesses” (12:1) impels us to advance constantly towards the goal. . The saints now in God’s presence preserve their bonds of love and communion with us.  (Pope Francis Rejoice in the Lord 2018 )