Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection

Heavenly Father,
In Your love,
You have called us know You,
Led us to trust You,

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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 Jan 20th Mon 8am, Tues 7.30pm,
Wed & Fri 9.30am,
Sat 10am.

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

February Baptism Meeting

February 4 @ 7:30 pm

Confirmation Day

February 7 @ 3:00 pm

Weekly Notices

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

January 3, 2020

Monday 6th January, a Holyday of obligation.
Jesus is revealed to the world as its new-born Saviour.
We celebrate the adoration of Jesus by the wise men from the East, as they present their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
“To offer gold is to proclaim Christ’s kingship, to offer incense…

Christmas 2019

December 24, 2019

Welcome home to all who have travelled to be with their loved ones during this holy season, we hope you enjoy your time with family and friends in Athboy, Rathmore & Rathcairn and wish you a Peaceful and Blessed Christmas.

A special welcome to people spending their first Christmas in the parish, we hope…

Masses for Christmas Day

December 20, 2019

We look forward to welcoming Jesus on Christmas night in the presence of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the angels.
We welcome our King and Saviour.

Masses on Christmas Day
7pm & 10pm Christmas Eve
9am Rathmore
10.15am Rathcairn
11.30am Athboy

Christmas Triduum of Masses

December 6, 2019

will be offered on 24, 25 & 26th December.
Cards are available to be signed in the sacristy after Mass or from the Parochial House.

Commemoration of All Souls – Sat 2nd Nov

October 25, 2019

“From the very earliest days, Christianity has honoured with great respect the memory of the dead; and “because it is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins” (Mac 12,46) she offers suffrages for them.
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