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We are cautioned against adopting short term and seemingly inexpensive options of building on sand, instead of building on rock for our common home to withstand storms.

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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 Mon 8am,
Tues 7.30pm,
Wed,Thurs & Fri 9.30am,
Sat 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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Weekly Notices


Bishop Deenihan has notified us that he will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in Athboy parish on Sunday 29th August.  The ceremonies which do not include Mass, will take place in Athboy Church at:

      2pm for the pupils of O’Growney NS, Athboy…

Holy Communion for the First Time

for the children in our parish on Saturday 28th August. 

Attendance is restricted to the children, their siblings and parents. 

Cemetery Devotions 2021

Traditionally June is the month when we would gather to bless and pray at the graves in Athboy and Rathmore cemeteries.

Restrictions we cannot gather this month, however if it is possible to do so later in the summer or autumn we will revisit the matter.

A sincere word of thanks to all who keep…

Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time

Holy Communion ceremonies for all three parish schools will take place on Saturday 28th August if public health restrictions permit. Times and more details to follow.

Returning to Mass

We look forward to returning to celebrating the Eucharist together again in our church from Monday 10th May.   Over four months have passed since we were last permitted to gather and pray in our church as a community.

All Masses will be celebrated in Athboy Church because of its capacity for social distancing.  It…

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