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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

Weekday Masses

Weekday Masses beg 5th June Monday 10am,
Tuesday 7.30pm
Thursday & Friday 9.30am
Saturday: 10am & Vigil 6.15pm

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 5.45pm

St. James' Church, Athboy

Saturday Vigil 6:15pm
Sunday 11.30am
Confessions (Saturday) 5.45pm
Baptisms (Sunday) After the 11.30am Mass.
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 18, 2023 3:00 pm

Cemetery Devotions – Athboy

June 25, 2023 3:00 pm


July 2, 2023 3:00 pm

Weekly Notices

Cemetery Devotions

Rathmore Cemetery Sunday 18th June 3pm

Hill of Ward Cemetery Saturday 24th June 7.30pm

Athboy Cemetery Sunday 25th June 3pm

A gentle reminder to remove unwanted wreaths or flowers etc and dispose of them at home.

Please avoid dumping in any of the cemeteries or behind the church in Rathmore.

Vocations Sunday

Today, Sunday 30th April  is World Day of Prayer for Vocations to Priesthood & Religious Life.  The offertory collection this weekend will help support our diocesan students.  Currently three men are studying to serve as priests in our diocese and a number of others have indicated that they are considering entering the seminary, please keep…

Holy Communion for the First Time

for the children in O’Growney N.S. Athboy, on Saturday 6th May at 10am

Rathmore N.S, on Sunday 7th May at 9am

Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, Rathcairn, Sunday 14th May 10.15am

Easter and Holy Week


Holy Week is the most revered week in the year for Christians as we recall the moments of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.  During the week we follow in the footsteps of Jesus.  We are led through the moments of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, his betrayal by Judas,…

Friday 17th March, St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick was brought as a slave to Ireland during his teenage years.  He tended herds on Slemish mountain for about six years and during this time he “prayed many times a day,” with his love for God growing stronger.  In his early twenties he escaped back home, however he realised God was calling him…

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