The Crib at St. Raphael’s will be open to the public from Christmas Day onwards between 10am and 5pm. Please come along and say a prayer. Fr. Joe McGuane, Chaplain St. Raphael’s Centre will celebrate The Christmas Day Mass at 10am and Christmas Carols will be sung by The St. Raphael’s Staff Choir.
The St. Raphael’s Chapel Christmas Crib animation pictured below made by Youghalonline two years ago has become one of the most searched and popular on Google Images. It appears on the front pages ahead of thousands of similar images when searched for animated Christmas Crib.
The Crib in St. Raphael’s Church, Youghal, has always been a place to visit for the people of the town and surrounding areas and much work has gone in to the building of this magnificent structure by the staff of St. Raphael’s Centre, who have dedicated many hours on the decorating of The Nativity scene for the adoration of the birth of Jesus for the people of the town.
Youghal people in times past fondly remember praying at the crib and taken a strand of straw from the Manger as a memento of this most Holiest occasion on the birth of Jesus. Many churches leave the manger empty (without the baby Jesus) until Christmas Day to reflect that Jesus has not yet been born before then.
Christmas Liturgical Ceremonies
CHRISTMAS VIGIL SATURDAY 24th
7.30p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Church
7.30p.m. Holy Family Church
7.30p.m. St. Mary’s Church
11.30p.m. St. Mary’s Church
CHRISTMAS DAY SUNDAY 25th
9.00am St. Mary’s Church
9.30a.m. St. Ita’s Church
10.00am Our Lady of Lourdes Church
11.00am. Holy Family Church
12 noon St. Mary’s Church
Daily Mass from 19th to 23rd December
8a.m. St. Mary’s Church
10a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes
7.30pm Holy Family Wednesday 21st
Mass on the 26th December
12.30pm Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Daily Mass from 27th to 30th December
10am Our Lady of Lourdes Tuesday to Friday
31st December 10am St. Mary’s Church
Please note no 8am or 7.30pm Mass this week.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE / Confession
Saturday 17th: 10.30am -11.30am St. Mary’s Church
Saturday 17th: After 6.30pm Mass Our Lady of Lourdes
Saturday 17th: After 7.30pm Mass Holy Family Church
Thursday 22nd: 10.30—11.00am. Our Lady of Lourdes
Friday 23rd: 10.30—11.30am Our Lady of Lourdes
Saturday 24th: 10.30am – 1.00pm St. Mary’s Church
Thursday 22nd December
7.30p.m.—8.30p.m. Holy Family
Sunday 18th – St. Mary’s Church at 4pm
Led by St. Mary’s Parish Choir
Tuesday 20th December at 7.30pm in Holy Family Hall led by Holy Family Choir