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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 week beg Oct 13th Mon 8am, Tues 7.30pm,
Thurs 9.30am
Fri & Sat 10am.
Confessions: Saturday 5.45pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday after morning Mass till late.

The Side Door of the Church will be open during the week. The main door of the Church will remain closed.

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

Rosary in Rathcairn Church

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - October 30 @ 7:30 pm

Rosary in Rathcairn Church

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - November 6 @ 7:30 pm

Rosary in Rathcairn Church

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - November 13 @ 7:30 pm

Mass for Fr O’Growney

October 18 @ 10:00 am

Rosary in Rathcairn Church

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - November 20 @ 7:30 pm

Weekly Notices

Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time

October 4, 2019

At 7.30pm on Wednesday next, 9th October, a meeting will take place in O’Growney National School, Athboy for all parents of children in Second Class who wish to celebrate the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion for the first time.
Parents should bring with them to the meeting, the enrolment form that accompanied their…


October 4, 2019

This weekend we welcome the girls and boys from Sixth Class in our parish schools in Athboy, Rathcairn and Rathmore as they make the Confirmation Commitment.
We join them in looking forward to Confirmation day in the parish on Friday 7th February 2020.
They commit themselves to pray each day to the Holy…

Weekday Masses return to St James’ Church

August 9, 2019

Weekday Masses return to the church this week.
Our sincere thanks to Tommy Mullen for accommodating weekday Masses in recent weeks.
Thank you also to the volunteers who assisted with the clean up each week.


August 9, 2019

Auction in aid of Athboy Parish in Convent Community Centre,
on Sunday 8th September 2019, commencing 2pm.

Viewing on Saturday 7th September 3-8pm and from 12noon on day of Auction.

If you would like to donate to our auction, the following is a list of suggested items…
Household items including Antique, vintage…

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…

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