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Lord, we pray for all those on holiday this summer
and thank you for the refreshment,
which holiday, brings to our lives;

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Welcome to the Athboy Parish Website

We hope that you find this website informative and useful but also enriching spiritually through our prayer space.
Our parish is dedicated to St. James from the earliest times. St. James, a fisherman, was one of the first apostles, is the patron saint of pilgrims. He is represented in a magnificent stained glass window in St. James’ Church, Athboy with his staff, water jug, and satchel. His symbol a cockle shell is pinned to his cloak. In his hands is a representation of our church as he raises it up to God.

We are all on many different roads and paths to the Lord. We pray through the intercession of St James.

Mass Times

Week beginning 5th August Mon 10am (Bank Holiday)
Tues & Thurs 7.30pm
Wed & Fri 9.30am
Sat 10am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays commencing after morning Mass and continuing throughout the day.
Week beginning 13th Aug Mon 8am
Tues 7.30pm, (Vigil)
Wed 11.30am, (Holy Day)
Thur 7.30pm,
Fri 9.30am.
Sat 10am
Week beginning 20th Aug Mon 8am,
Tues & Thurs 7.30pm,
Wed & Fri 9.30am,
Sat 10am.

St. James' Church, Athboy

Saturday Vigil 6:15pm
Sunday 11.30am
Confessions (Saturday) 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Baptisms (Sunday) 12:30pm
Baptismal meeting once a month.

Church of St. Lawrence, Rathmore

Sunday 9:00am
(or at 2pm if a funeral Mass)

St. Patrick's Church, Rathcairn

Sunday 10:15am
(or at 2pm if a funeral Mass)

Upcoming Events

Baptism Meeting

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Weekly Notices

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 3, 2018

Wednesday August 15th:
Vigil Mass on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.
Mass on Wednesday at 11.30am.
It is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Our New Parish Priest

August 3, 2018

Bishop Smith has appointed Fr Padraig McMahon as our new parish priest to succeed Fr O’Connor.
Fr McMahon is currently administrator in the Cathedral in Mullingar where he has served for the past ten years.
He is a native of Kingscourt and has served in the parishes of Navan, Clara and Rosemount.

Pilgrimages and Retreats

June 29, 2018

During the summer months there are a number of pilgrimages and retreat available.
Listed below are some you might like to consider:

Knock: Ireland’s Marian Shrine, season continues until Oct 14th with Mass, Confessions, Stations of the Cross, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament daily. National Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock Aug…

World Meeting of Families – an Update

June 21, 2018

Invitation: An open invitation is being extended to families around our parish to visit the Icon of the Holy Family  in the Cathedral in Mullingar from Friday June 29th until Monday  July 1st. at 11am. Parishioners are welcome to visit to pray before the icon.

Petition Sheets are being made available to families and individuals…

Cemetery Improvements

May 10, 2018

Work in the cemetery is continuing.It will consist of new paths and the  re-surfacing of existing paths and  a new layout of future graves.

The areas that are being worked on will be cordoned off during working time for health and safety reasons.

Fundraising Events for the Cemetery:
• Envelopes for “Sponsor a Metre…

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