Please pray for those who have died. May they rest in peace:
For all those who died recently.
For Eileen Murray whose First anniversary occurs.
October Station Masses
This time of year is one of the traditional times for giving offerings for the support of the priests of our parishes. It is tradition rooted in an agricultural society as many people had some surplus income at the time of harvest. It is also a time of thanksgiving for the gifts of nature which still sustain us even if we are at a remove from the fields and the livestock which provide our food. We express this thanksgiving in our Station Masses when we also celebrate the community spirit of our town-lands and neighbourhoods. With the changing patterns of family and community life, the house Station Masses have become much fewer and the Church Station Masses less well attended.
Covid-19 has exacerbated these changes and we will not be able to hold house Station Masses this October. However, we will have four Station Masses, one in each Church, all at 7.30 pm, as follows:
Monday, 5th October in Our Lady of Lourdes Church; Tuesday, 6th October in the Holy Family Church; Wednesday, 7th October in St. Mary’s Parish Church: Thursday, 8th October in St. Ita’s Church, Gortroe.
Offerings for the clergy will be taken up at these Masses or may be handed in at Sunday Masses or to the Parish office. Offerings can also be made electronically to the following
bank account: Youghal Parish No 2 AIB
IE28 AIBK 9343 0574 3332 63 &
BIC: AIBKIE2D. Please put your name or envelope number as a reference on the lodgement.
As two of our usual times of offerings - the Lent Stations and Easter offerings - fell during the lockdown, the income this year is greatly decreased. We wish to thank all who did make those contributions and appeal to those who did not have a chance to do so, if possible, to include those offerings with the October Station offerings.
The Canticle of the Creatures--St. Francis of Assissi
Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, honour and blessings.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong;
no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.
We praise You, Lord, for all Your creatures,
especially for Brother Sun,
who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour, of You Most High, he bears your likeness.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Moon and the stars,
in the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.
We praise You, Lord, for Brothers Wind and Air,
fair and stormy, all weather's moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Water,
so useful, humble, precious and pure.
We praise You, Lord, for Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night.
He is beautiful, playful, robust, and strong.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Earth,
who sustains us
with her fruits, coloured flowers, and herbs.
We praise You, Lord, for those who pardon,
for love of You bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
by You Most High, they will be crowned.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in their sins!
Blessed are those that She finds doing Your Will.
No second death can do them harm.
We praise and bless You, Lord, and give You thanks, and serve You in all humility.