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James,the brother of John,
was one of Jesus’ three favourite disciples,
along with Peter.

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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 month of July Check our weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times.

Masses Tues - Fri in Mullens Funeral Home.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday after morning Mass till 5.45pm.

Confessions on Sat 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


July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Communion Calls

August 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Baptism Meeting

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Weekly Notices

Heating System in St James’ Church

July 5, 2019

Work to the central heating system in Athboy Church will commence on Monday morning.
During the coming weeks there will be unavoidable disruption in the church building.
To facilitate the work, weekday Mass on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will be celebrated in Tommy Mullen’s Funeral Home.
Our sincere thanks to…

Finance Meeting

June 28, 2019

The Parish Finance Committee met during the week. Among the items discussed was a list of works carried out so far this year including work on trees in the church grounds and between the Parochial House and the new O’Growney National School, provision of the new Cross in St James’ Cemetery, improvements to lighting in…

Cemetery Devotions in our Parish

June 21, 2019

A new Cross was erected in St James’ Cemetery during the week, it will be blessed and dedicated during cemetery devotions next Sunday at 3pm.
The gate collection will assist with the cost.
A gentle reminder to take away unwanted flowers, wreaths or pots from the cemetery and not to dump in the…

Mariosa Foundation

May 31, 2019

A Mass for all deceased family members from all the Maríosa community houses and their staff will take place on Wed 5th June at 3.30pm in St James’ Church.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

May 31, 2019

Fr Padraig will celebrate Mass of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday evening June 4th at 7.30pm,
exam students and their parents are welcome to attend.

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