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Fifth Sunday of Easter Fifth Sunday of Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter Fifth Sunday of Easter
Easter Easter
Easter Easter


May the Lord bless you this Easter time;
Bless you with hope,
uplift you in despair;

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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 May 20th Mon 8am, Wed, Thurs & Fri 9.30am,
Sat 10am.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday after morning Mass.

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

Cemetery Devotions Rathmore

June 23 @ 3:00 pm

Weekly Notices

Easter Wishes

April 21, 2019

Wishing you and your family every happiness, joy and blessing during the days of Easter.
A word of thanks to all who attended our Holy Week ceremonies and to everyone who attended weekday Mass during the season of Lent.

Holy Week Schedule

April 12, 2019

Come and celebrate HOLY WEEK
On Palm Sunday Jesus entered Jerusalem.
Palms will be blessed and distributed at Masses. Fr Padraig will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation after the 6.15 Vigil & 11.30am Mass this weekend. There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9pm on Saturday and 3pm…

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…

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