Youghal Catholic Parish

Youghal Catholic Parish

 

Our Lady of GracesOur Lady of Youghal

Welcome to the Parish of Youghal. 

 

We hope that you will like what you find in this website and that it will be of some help to you. Our vision of the website is that it would help people to stay in contact with the parish and keep parishioners up to date with the various events in the parish. 

Youghal is a beautiful town with deep historical roots. What makes Youghal special are the people. With a long tradition of welcoming visitors, Youghal is a place of hospitality. 

May God bless you today and grant you His Peace. 

Thank you for visiting. 

 

 

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 )