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The Priest…no matter where he is located,
the priest has to be the sharer of secrets,
the carrier of burdens, the fountain of consolation,
and the pillar of strength.

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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 beginning 23rd April Mon at 8am
Tues & Thurs at 7.30pm
Wed & Fri at 9.30am
No Mass on Sat am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday commencing after morning Mass and continuing throughout the day.

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

Eucharistic Adoration

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm


April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Eucharistic Adoration

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Eucharistic Adoration

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Baptismal Meeting – May

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Weekly Notices

8th Amendment

April 19, 2018

The proposed amendment to the Constitution, the 36th Amendment, will make the following two changes to the Constitution if passed in the referendum:

The 8th Amendment of the Constitution provides:

“The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws…

Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 13, 2018

Next Sunday April 22nd the Church throughout the world prays for vocations.

Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life?
-Pray for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead.
-Keep our parish priests in your…

Enrolment Ceremonies for First Holy Communion

April 12, 2018

The enrolment ceremony for the boys and girls who are making their First Holy Communion this year takes place at all Masses on Sunday April 29th.
First Holy Communion takes place on the feast of Corpus Christi Sunday June 3rd at 9am in Rathmore and at 10.15am in Rathcairn.
First Holy Communion takes…

Athboy Community School Mass

April 6, 2018

The Vigil Mass on Saturday evening next April 14th at 6.15pm will be celebrated by Bishop Smith in recognition and appreciation of the contribution of the Sisters of Mercy as Joint Trustees of Athboy Community School.
The Sisters of Mercy are handing over their trusteeship to the Diocese of Meath.

The trustees of Athboy…

Holy Week Ceremonies

March 15, 2018


Holy Thursday March 29th:   Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm. Adoration at the Altar of Repose.

Good Friday March 30th:       Stations of the Cross at 3pm . Celebration of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.
Adoration at the Altar of Repose all day until the ceremony at 7.30pm.

Holy Saturday March…

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