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Second Sunday in Lent Second Sunday in Lent
Second Sunday in Lent Second Sunday in Lent
Lent 2019 Lent 2019
Lent 2019 Lent 2019


St Patrick was born in the early years of the fifth century.
He was taken captive at the age of sixteen

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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 beg Mar 18th Mon 10am (Bank Holiday)
Tues & Thurs 7.30pm,
Wed & Fri 9.30am
Sat 10am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday after morning Mass until late.
Confessions: Saturday at 5.45pm

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

An Invitation to Young People

March 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm


March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An Invitation to Young People

March 28 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Weekly Notices

Our Parish Prayer Tree

March 8, 2019

Parishioners are welcome to put a prayer request on the tree during Lent in St. James’ Church, Athboy.
Tags and pens are available.
Your intentions will be prayed for at all Masses during Lent.

An Invitation to Young People

March 8, 2019

On the Thursday evenings of Lent we invite young people from 5th & 6th Class to meet members of the NET Team at 6.45-7.30pm and students from Secondary School at 8-8.45pm.
The meetings will take place each side of 7.30pm Mass and they are an opportunity for young people to chat and learn about…


March 1, 2019

Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday which is a day of fasting and abstinence. Ashes, a biblical sign of penance, signify the human condition of the sinner who expresses guilt in an exterior manner and by doing so experiences interior conversion and the hope of receiving God’s mercy. The spiritual journey of Lent leads…


February 15, 2019

Bishop Deenihan together with our Bishop Emeritus Bishop Michael Smith confirmed 72 children in our parish earlier today. We congratulate the children, their parents, godparents and teachers. We also thank everyone who helped organise Confirmation in our parish – the choir, organist, altar servers, the teachers and principals of the parish schools, Ministers of the…

Christmas Day

December 25, 2018

The Word was made flesh, he lived among us, and we saw his glory.

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