Advent 2018 Advent 2018
Advent 2018 Advent 2018
Advent 2018 Advent 2018


If you want,
the Virgin will come
walking down the road

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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 Dec 10th Mon 8am,
Tue, Wed & Thurs 7.30pm
Fri 9.30am
Sat 10am.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday commencing after morning Mass and continuing throughout the day.

Confessions on Saturday from 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

Christmas Carols

December 15 @ 7:30 pm

Christmas Bingo and Raffle

December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Confessions & Penitential Service

December 20 @ 7:30 pm

Weekly Notices

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

November 29, 2018

Saturday December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

It is a Holyday of Obligation.

Vigil Mass on Friday 7.30pm,
Mass on Saturday at 11.30am.

Week of Guided Prayer for Advent

November 16, 2018

Sunday Dec 2nd – Friday Dec 7th,

Mercy Place, 2 St Brigid’s Court, Connaught St., Athboy.

A time of prayer and reflection based on Scripture in preparation for Christmas.

For info phone 046 9430047/9432371.


October 26, 2018

Parishioners are invited to compile their List of the Dead and to enclose an offering using the sheet that has been distributed with the box of envelopes. List of the Dead envelopes are also available at the back of all the Churches. They can be returned to the Churches or to the Parochial House. Masses…

October is the Month of the Rosary

October 5, 2018

Families are encouraged to pray even a decade together a few times during the month.

We reflect on the joyful, sorrowful, luminous and glorious moments of the life of Jesus and Mary.

Rosary in Rathcairn Church at 7.30pm every Wednesday for the month of October.

Public Rosary: In commemoration of the apparitions of Our Lady…

Fr Pat’s Mass of Thanksgiving & Presentation

September 15, 2018

A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Fr. Patrick O’Connor in St. James’ Church, Athboy on Friday 7th September in gratitude, acknowledgement, and appreciation for the 18 years he served as our Parish Priest. It was a very moving, heartfelt, and fitting celebration, which drew a huge attendance. The Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Padraig…

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