Youghal Catholic Parish

Weekly Notices


Week Beginning Sunday March 18th

Fifth Week of Lent



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 Patrick O’Sullivan (Fermoy) & Tim Kent (Mitchelstown) who died recently:

For Martin Farrell whose first anniversary occurs at this time.


St. Vincent de Paul Society:  Anyone 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


Cloyne Safeguarding Statement available on


Monday next Bank Holiday – Please note no 8am Mass in St. Mary’s Church


Eucharistic Adoration:

At present we need some people to cover the following hours in the Adoration Chapel

Thursday 5 -6pm:  Saturday       2-3.00pm:  Contact Una on 087 996 1004. 


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. 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. - Website  by Irish Bishops Conference.

Common Humanity – Catholic Bishops statement on


Every one of us has a right to our life


Next Sunday Passion Sunday – Palm Sunday – The Beginning of Holy Week.


Mass of Chrism on Wednesday 28th March in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh


Parish Penitential Service – Tuesday 27th March in the Holy Family Church at 7.30pm


Altar Servers: Meeting for new and current Altar servers on Tuesday 20th March at 5pm in the Holy Family. If a child from 3rd class upwards wishes to become an Altar Server please attend with a parent/guardian.


Spring Stations:. Station Envelopes are in the Parish Box of Envelopes or a person can use another envelope. Station offerings are part of the priests of the Income.

Beanfield, Coolaha, Redbarn & Clonard Aoife & Denis Connon Monday 19th March

Gortore Station – Knockally/ Pipers Bog / Clashadonna/ Barnageehy West/ Ballyvergan West, / Ballyhobbert /    Clonpriest   / Kennel, Kenilworth / Ballyvergan Eas    

St. Ita’s Church                Friday 23rd March 7.30pm


Choir/ Musicians for 11am Mass in the Holy Family Church: If young people, children, adults wish to join contact Parish Office for information.


Youghal Daffodil Day Events:

21st March – Ladies 3 Ball open Golf Competition, Youghal Golf Club

23rd March – Daffodil Day street sales

Donations of Daffodils welcome: contact Mai 024 97210 or 0873249157


Congratulations to pupils from Gaelscoil Choráin  who celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time in the past week.  


Meeting for Parents on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd at 7.30pm in Holy Family Hall. Parents/Guardians are invited to choose the meeting that suits them best. These meetings are reflecting on the Mass and Holy Communion.


Meeting and Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion on – Tuesday 20th  March–7pm –8pm – Holy Family Church, new and present are invited.


Easter Triduum: Readers/ extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion who would be available for these celebrations, please let the Parish Secretary or Sacristans know if you are free for these days, call into the Sacristy after Mass.

Families are needed for the washing of feet on Holy Thursday.


The Irish Blood Transfusion Service thanks the 299 donors who attended the recent Blood Donor Clinic in Youghal.


The Gospel of Life  Parish Lenten programme exploring the Gospel call to love. This is a 4 week programme developed by the Council of Catecheticts of the Irish Bishops Conference. We encourage everyone to participate in this exciting initiative from the PPC. There are 2 sessions, morning or evening held over 4 weeks in the Parish Office. Wednesday mornings, 10.30am tea/coffee and an 11.00am start and Thursdays at 7.30 pm. Each session last 90 minutes. They will take place in the meeting room in the Parish Office. A person can attend one or all. We look forward to seeing you all.


Rosary and Reflection for Life and Faith – This Sunday 18th March at 2.30pm

St. Corans Well, Seafield.

Join together in this prayer for life with hundreds of others across the country gathering at Ancient Sites of Faith to pray for life in Ireland and for the Faith in Ireland. In November 30,000 people gathered at the coasts of Ireland to pray for this intention.

Thanks to all who helped Fr. Corkery prepare the Well for this occasion.



“Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)

During the Easter Vigil, we will celebrate once more the moving rite of the lighting of the Easter candle. Drawn from the “new fire”, this light will slowly overcome the darkness and illuminate the liturgical assembly. “May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds”, and enable all of us to relive the experience of the disciples on the way to Emmaus. By listening to God’s word and drawing nourishment from the table of the Eucharist, may our hearts be ever more ardent in faith, hope and love.


Youth 2000 Young Adult Retreat in Midleton (March 23rd – 25th, 2018):  Venue: CBS Secondary School, Midleton. Cost: Donation Only (This retreat costs Youth 2000 €25 per person) Ages: 16 – 35 year olds only. This promises to be a special retreat!! A large attendance is expected (possibly over 100 persons). Great CRAIC!!, Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops. Fantastic music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today!! Meals will be provided for. Sleeping arrangements will also be provided but attendees must bring their own pillow and sleeping bag/quilt. NOTE: Please bring suitable clothing for the March weather including: Warm coat, hoodies, hats, gloves, scarves, thick socks, warm pj’s, hot water bottle, etc. You may register when you arrive at the retreat or you may pre-book:


Feast of St. Joseph – Monday 19th March 2018.  Mass on Monday at 10am in  Our Lady of Lourdes Church.


Prepare for Easter

Be Reconciled to Christ – Be Reconciled to one another.


Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12).


These were spoken in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives, where the Lord’s passion would begin. Jesus foretells a great tribulation and describes a situation in which the community of believers might well find itself: amid great trials, false prophets would lead people astray and the love that is the core of the Gospel would grow cold in the hearts of many. (Pope Francis)  Pope Francis asks us to reflect on the following from his Lenten Message:


False prophets

Do I manipulate human emotions in order to enslave others?

Do I live by momentary pleasures, mistaking them for true happiness?

Am I entranced by the dream of wealth, and a slave to profit and petty interests?

Do I believe that I am sufficient by myself?


Am I a “charlatan

Do I offer easy and immediate solutions to suffering?

Have I been taken in by the panacea of drugs, of disposable relationships,

of easy but dishonest gains?

Do I appeal to vanity?

Do I trust in appearances?

Am I falling prey to the lies of false prophets?


A cold heart

Has charity turned cold within me?

Am I greedy for money?

Have I rejected God?

Have I been violent to anyone I think is a threat to my own “certainties”:

the unborn child;                     the elderly;                    the infirm;                 the migrant;                              the alien among us;         our neighbour?


Do I care for Creation?

Have I poisoned Creation by discarding refuse out of carelessness or for self-interest?


Has Love grown cold in our own communities?

Through selfishness and spiritual sloth, sterile pessimism, the temptation to self-absorption, constant warring among ourselves?

Have I devoted time to prayer?  Am I generous and give to charity?                          Do I fast?