Youghal Catholic Parish

Weekly Notices


Week Beginning Sunday February 18th

First 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 Margaret (Peg) Swayne who died recently:

For Harry Yellop whose First Anniversary occurs at this time.


Thanks to all who assisted at the Anointing of the Sick and Mass on Saturday


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


Eucharistic Adoration: Emmet Place

Spend Time with Jesus Truly Present in the Blessed Sacrament.


Life is precious

Doctors and Nurses

Dear friends and physicians, you are called to care for life in its initial stage; remind everyone, by word and deed, that this is sacred — at each phase and at every age — that it is always valuable. And not as a matter of faith — no, no — but of reason, as a matter of science! There is no human life more sacred than another, just as there is no human life qualitatively more significant than another. The credibility of a healthcare system is not measured solely by efficiency, but above all by the attention and love given to the person, whose life is always sacred and inviolable. (Pope Francis, Address to International Federation Of Catholic Medical Associations, 20th Sept 2013)) - Website set up by Irish Bishops Conference.


Join with people all over Ireland in the Lenten Crusade for Life. Why not offer up your prayer and fasting during Lent for the Protection of the Unborn? Perhaps you may like to say the rosary each day, do some form of fasting or have Mass offered for the protection of Life. Contact: Human Life International (Ireland) on 094-9375993 or email:

Rally to Save the 8th." All-Ireland RALLY FOR LIFE, Dublin, Saturday 10th March. Buses departing from Cork City and County. For details contact Bernadette Keniry 086 3083906 ( text please)


Spring Stations:  Families needed to host Country Stations. If a family/person is interested, please contact the parish Office or one of the priests as soon as possible. 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 Parish Income for the year.


Choir/ Musicians for 11am Mass in the Holy Family Church: Thanks to those who attended the recent meeting, and with the generosity of the people who attended, it is hoped to have the choir in place for Easter, If young people, children, adults wish to join contact Parish Office for information.


Called to the Priesthood:    ‘Come and See’ weekend for men discerning a priestly vocation, and it is open to all dioceses in the Munster region. The weekend will take place in the Pallotine College, Thurles on Friday 23rd February at 6pm and concludes on Saturday (24th) at 3pm.  Contact  Rev. Brian Boyle (Tel: 025 32963 or Rev. Damien Lynch (Tel: 021 7332948). Email:


World Meeting of Families 2018.


Youghal Rotary Club - A Free Information Evening On the 'Fair Deal Scheme'  March 5th in The Red Store at 7.30 with speaker Ray Dwyer of the HSE South on Access into Long Term Care Nursing Homes or Community Hospitals and Michael Cahalane..speaking on SAGE, an Advocacy Group for the Elderly population.. All Welcome.


Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the First Time for children registered with Parish

For Pupils from Bunscoil Mhuire - Monday 5th March 7pm in the Holy Family Church

For some Pupils from South Abbey  Monday 5th March 7pm in the Holy Family Church

For Pupils from Clonpriest National School  - Thursday 8th March 7pm in St. Ita's Church

For Pupils from Gaelscoil Choráin- Tuesday 13th March 7.30pm the Holy Family Church



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


 Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”. Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life. With this message, I would like again this year to help the entire Church experience this time of grace anew, with joy and in truth. I will take my

cue from the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (24:12). These words appear in Christ’s preaching about the end of time. They were spoken in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives, where the Lord’s passion would begin. In reply to a question of the disciples, 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.


False prophets

--false prophets can  appear as “snake charmers”, who manipulate human emotions in order to enslave others and lead them where they would have them go. How many of God’s children are mesmerized by momentary pleasures, mistaking them for true happiness! How many men and women live entranced by the dream of wealth, which only makes them slaves to profit and petty interests! How many go through life believing that they are sufficient unto themselves, and end up entrapped by loneliness!

False prophets can also be “charlatans”, who offer easy and immediate solutions to suffering that soon prove utterly useless. How many young people are taken in by the panacea of drugs, of disposable relationships, of easy but dishonest gains! How many more are ensnared in a thoroughly “virtual” existence, in which relationships appear quick and straightforward, only to prove meaningless! These swindlers, in peddling things that have no real value, rob people of all that is most precious: dignity, freedom and the ability to love. They appeal to our vanity, our trust in appearances, but in the end they only make fools of us. Nor should we be surprised. In order to confound the human heart, the devil, who is “a liar and the father of lies” (Jn 8:44), has always presented evil as good, falsehood as truth. That is why each of us is called to peer into our heart to see if we are falling prey to the lies of these false prophets. We must learn to look closely, beneath the surface, and to recognize what leaves a good and lasting mark on our hearts, because it comes from God and is truly for our benefit


Friday Abstinence.

Abstinence means that we give up a particular kind of food or drink or form of amusement. Meat is given up traditionally on Fridays of Lent in honour of the Passion of the Lord Jesus.  All persons who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their sixtieth year.


Lent is What You Do  ————-  What will you do?

It is the forty days of preparation for the celebration of Christ’s saving death and resurrection at Easter. It is a time of purification when Christians renew and fulfil their baptismal promises, by dying to selfishness and living for Christ. We do this by being committed to Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving during Lent.


Make a Lenten Commitment

A Lenten Commitment may mean taking on one of the following:

Make a personal pledge to pray each day.  Make a space in your home for

           prayer: spend time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament

Fast and abstain from meat on the Fridays of lent from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

           (liquids only) in so far as age, health and circumstances permit

Avail of the opportunity to celebrate daily Mass more frequently

Support the Trócaire Campaign

Pray the Stations of the Cross each week

Make Friday a special day to pray for sick and protection of the unborn.

Take part in the Lenten Prayer every Sunday of Lent at 5.30 pm

 On the Friday’s of Lent, there will be the opportunity to receive Holy

           Communion under both kinds, i.e. the Sacred Host and the Precious Blood

           at 10 am Mass.

Give up alcohol for Lent, take the Temperance Pledge for Lent:

Visit the sick: help someone in need

Evening Prayer for Lent – This Sunday at 5.30pm in St. Mary’s Church

Website for Lent -


The Gospel of Life 2018 Parish Lenten programme -  explores our understanding of the Gospel call to love. The call to welcome refugees and migrants, taking care of our common home and the right to life of the unborn are explored. 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 starting Feb 28th, 10.30am tea/coffee and an 11.00am start and Thursday, March 1st at 7.30 pm. Each session last 90 minutes. We look forward to seeing you all.