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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, Thursday & Friday 9.30am
Saturday 10am & Vigil 6.15pm

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

Preparing children for Holy Communion & Confirmation

Meetings for parents of children receiving sacraments in 2024 will take place as follows:

Parents of children for Confirmation on

Tuesday 19th September at 8pm in Athboy Church

Parents of children for Holy Communion on

Wednesday 20th September at 8pm in Athboy Church.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday 15th August, is a Holyday of Obligation.

The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption into heaven makes clear to us that there is room for our humanity in heaven. Mary’s Assumption assures us that what Jesus accomplished in rising from the dead and ascending into heaven was not limited to his own Person.”     Magnificat

Mass on…

Mass Arrangements this weekend

Saturday 6.15pm Vigil Mass

and Sunday 11.30am Mass in Athboy.

Sunday Mass in Rathmore at 9am and Rathcairn at 10.15am will resume next Sunday 13th August

Weekday Mass will resume next Friday 11th August.

Parish Office will reopen on Friday 11th August.

Feast of the Sacred Heart

next Friday 16th June, our Novena continues this week.

Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart

O Divine Jesus, who…

Cemetery Devotions

Rathmore Cemetery Sunday 18th June 3pm

Hill of Ward Cemetery Saturday 24th June 7.30pm

Athboy Cemetery Sunday 25th June 3pm Old St James’ 2pm

A gentle reminder to remove unwanted wreaths or flowers etc and dispose of them at home.

Please avoid dumping in any of the cemeteries or behind the church in Rathmore.

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