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The great Indian philosopher and poet Tagore says,
“Only in the deepest silence of night the stars smile
and whisper amongst themselves.”

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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 17th Sept No week day Masses this week.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday commencing at 9am and continuing throughout the day.

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

Baptismal Meeting

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Weekly Notices

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…

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes

September 7, 2018

This is a special year for the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. The first pilgrimage travelled in 1948 and this year we are celebrating 70 years. During those years many sick people have been able to go to Lourdes with the assistance of volunteers who attend to the needs of the pilgrims. It is a…

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…

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