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Reflection

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit
That my thoughts may be holy
Act in me, O Holy Spirit
That my work too may be holy

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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

For the week beg June 1st Via our web cam
Sun 11.30am
Tues-Sat 10am
Vigil Sat 6.15pm
All public Masses are suspended.
The Churches remain open for private prayer.


St. James' Church, Athboy

Saturday Vigil 6:15pm
Sunday 11.30am
Confessions (Saturday) 5.45pm
Baptisms (Sunday) After the 11.30am Mass.
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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Weekly Notices

Easter Greetings

Easter Greetings: wishing all our parishioners in Athboy, Rathmore & Rathcairn at home or away from home this Easter, every grace and blessing.  May the Risen Lord Jesus bring joy and light to all as we pray for our loved ones and for one another during this Easter season.

A webcam system has been set…

Prayers during the COVID 19 crisis

We remember at this time to pray more intensely for each other and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness.

We should pray also for those in the frontlines – especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy – that the Lord will protect them as they place their own…

CoVid-19 and Suspension of Masses

The suspension of all public Masses in our diocese because of COVID-19 Coronavirus, will continue for the foreseeable future.  In the current emergency situation, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass.

Our church remains open for people to pray privately in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  When visiting the church,…

Ash Wednesday

Lent: begins on Ash Wednesday this week. The goal of Lent is the worthy celebration of the paschal mystery, the suffering death and resurrection of Jesus.

The ashes we place on our forehead are a sign of penance and intention to repent of our sins. These ashes come from the burning of palm branches used…

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

Monday 6th January, a Holyday of obligation.
Jesus is revealed to the world as its new-born Saviour.
We celebrate the adoration of Jesus by the wise men from the East, as they present their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
“To offer gold is to proclaim Christ’s kingship, to offer incense…

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