Fifth Sunday of Lent Fifth Sunday of Lent
Fifth Sunday of Lent Fifth Sunday of Lent
Fifth Sunday of Lent Fifth Sunday of Lent
Lent Lent
Lent Lent


It simply points to the inadequacy of our hopes for this life,
which are surpassed by far in the resurrection.

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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 Monday 8am,
Tuesday 7.30pm
Wed, Thurs & Friday 9.30am
Saturday 10am

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

Weekly Notices

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…

Earthquake Appeal

This weekend there is an opportunity to donate to victims of the recent earthquake in Turkey & Northern Syria.  Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic charity which assists communities in need all over the world with material and practical help, is working in one of the worst affected areas including Aleppo, Syria.  Any…


begins on Ash Wednesday this week.  Ash Wednesday is a day of penance in the Church and a day of abstinence and fasting.  Ashes, blessed and worn on this day are a sign of penance, traditionally a biblical one; they signify the human condition of the sinner, who seeks to express their guilt before the…


Bishop Tom Deenihan will administer Confirmation on Friday 24th February at 12 noon in Athboy Church.

Ceremony of Light: on Tuesday 7th February at 8pm, we invite the candidates for Confirmation and their parents to a Ceremony of Light in Athboy Church.  This ceremony recalls the day of Baptism when parents received a lighted candle,…

Christian Unity Week

takes place every year 18th – 25th January.  This year the theme is “Be-longing, Praying for Unity amidst Injustice.”

On Friday evening next, 20th January at 7.30pm, we will host a Service of Prayer in our church.  We look forward to welcoming Canon Paul Bogle and members of the Church of Ireland congregation in Athboy,…

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