Youghal Catholic Parish

Weekly Notices


Week Beginning Sunday April 22nd

 Fourth Week of Easter



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 Ann McCarthy, Pat Barron & Sr. Eucharia O’Connor Loreto Convent Fermoy  who died recently: For Sean Daly, Catherine Twomey & Susan Cashell whose first anniversaries occur 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


Eucharistic Adoration:

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

Tuesday: 1-2 pm  Wednesday: 4-5 pm Friday: 7-8 pm    Contact Una on 087 996 1004. 


Easter Offerings for the Priests of the Parish:  Thanks to all who have contributed to the Easter offerings for the Priests. Anyone who still wishes to contribute can use one of the envelopes at the Church Doors or use their own. The next organised income will be for the Autumn StationsThe Priests appreciate the financial support given.

Young Adult Faith Festival:

Young Adult Faith Festival (age 16 to 35) the week of April 23rd to April 28th 2018.

Youghal Friday 27th April 8pm –Holy Family Hall,

Pizza, Chat & Prayer in a relaxed atmosphere in the Holy Family Hall.

Contact John 086 283406

For more info on Youghal event.


World Meeting of Families 2018


Sunday 26th August Mass with Pope Francis in the Phoenix Park: A bus is being organised from the Parish for the Sunday. Names for the Bus are being taken at present in the Parish Office. Cost for Adults €20, one child €10: discounts for families.

When tickets for the Mass become available it will be published in the parish. These tickets will be free.


At the moment tickets for the three day Congress may be booked online at      Tickets for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August, in Croke Park, and for the Mass on Sunday 26th in the Phoenix Park are guaranteed when a person books for any of the 3 day event.

Diocesan Day           Friday 24th August designated for the Cashel Province, which includes the Diocese of Cloyne.  If parish choirs would like to be involved they can contact  Mr. Derek Mahady


CHY 3 cert

Those who received CHY 3 certs please sign and return to the Parish office asap. The CHY 3 certs are sent out to be signed by parishioners who reach or surpass the target which allows the parish to claim the tax back. Only the charity can claim the tax back NOT the donor.  There is no extra cost to the donor when they sign the CHY 3 cert but it is of great benefit to the parish. The CHY 3 is an enduring cert which means from the date you sign, it covers 5 years.


Prayer for Priests, Seminarians and Priestly Vocations – Mallow

Sunday April 22nd 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: You are warmly invited to St Mary’s Church on this Sunday afternoon for a Holy Hour of Prayer and Reflection on the Lord’s Call to Priesthood. Fr Sean Corkery will direct the Prayer Service.


Cloyne Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, 13th May, 2018

Bus from Youghal: Fare: Adults €20. Children €10 - Full Breakfast – 8.45 am -   €7.00: Evening Meal – 7 pm -  €18   Booking: Cal Flavin’s Shop, North Main Street


Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Castlemartyr

Continues to  Thu Apr 26th 2018 @ 7:30 pm  in St Joseph’s Church, Castlemartyr,. Novena Prayers, Rosary and Benediction will be offered each evening of the Novena. Everybody is welcome.


Confirmation - Penitential Service – Tuesday 24th April – 8pm Holy Family Ch Parents /Guardians, Sponsors, Candidates are invited to celebrate the Mercy and Forgiveness of God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A number of Priests will be available on the evening.


Next Weekend the Confirmation Candidates are invited to the following Mass

Saturday 28th April 7.30 pm - Holy Family Church –

Sunday 29th April 11 am - Holy Family Church

They will be asked to take the Pledge and to ask Parishioners to pray for them.

Confirmation Celebration – Tuesday 1st May – Holy Family Church – 11am.


Holy Communion

We welcome to the following Masses this Weekend the children who are preparing to receive Holy Communion for the First time, and their families:

Saturday 21st April 7.30pm - Holy Family Church

Sunday 22nd April 9.30am, St. Ita’s Church

Sunday 22nd April 11am - Holy Family Church


Celebration of Holy Communion for the First Time

Saturday 12th May – Holy Family Church 11am

Sunday 13th May – Holy Family Church 11am

Saturday 19th May – Holy Family Church – 10.30am

Saturday 19th May – St. Ita’s Church – 11am


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. - Website  by Irish Bishops Conference


National Pro Life Rally – 12th May – Dublin City Centre:  Be there if you can


Message of Pope Francis for Word Day of Prayer for Vocations 2018

“The Fifty-fifth World Day of Prayer for Vocations once again proclaims this good news to us, and in a decisive manner. We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation!


Even amid these troubled times, the mystery of the Incarnation reminds us that God continually comes to encounter us. He is God-with-us, who walks along the often dusty paths of our lives. He knows our anxious longing for love and he calls us to joy. In the diversity and the uniqueness of each and every vocation, personal and ecclesial, there is a need to listen, discern and live this word that calls to us from on high and, while enabling us to develop our talents, makes us instruments of salvation in the world and guides us to full happiness.


The Lord continues to call others to live with him and to follow him in a relationship of particular closeness. He continues to call others to serve him directly. If he lets us realize that he is calling us to consecrate ourselves totally to his kingdom, then we should have no fear! It is beautiful – and a great grace – to be completely and forever consecrated to God and the service of our brothers and sisters.


Today the Lord continues to call others to follow him. We should not wait to be perfect in order to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord. To listen to that voice, to discern our personal mission in the Church and the world, and at last to live it in the today that God gives us.


May Mary Most Holy, who as a young woman living in obscurity heard, accepted and experienced the Word of God made flesh, protect us and accompany us always on our journey.” (


Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood

Almighty and eternal God, in your unfailing love you provide ministers for your Church. We pray for those whom you call to serve the Church of Cloyne as priests. Inspire in them a generous response. Grant them courage and vision to serve your people May their lives and service call your people to respond to the presence of your Spirit among us that, faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus the Christ, we may: announce glad tidings to the poor proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free and renew the face of the earth. Amen:     Contact Fr. Brian Boyle 029 500610 or Fr. Damien Lynch, 021 733 2948 or email: