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Third Sunday of Easter Third Sunday of Easter
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Reflection

The Risen Jesus walks with us each day.
The new light of the Paschal Candle and
the new life that springs from Easter Water:

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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 Public Masses are suspended.
Mass broadcast on our Facebook page.
Tues 7.30pm,
Wed, Thurs & Fri 9.30am,
Sat 10am.





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

Holy Week Ceremonies

Holy Week is the most revered week in the year for Christians.  During the week we follow in the footsteps of Jesus.  We are led through the moments of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, his betrayal by Judas, the Last Supper, his arrest in Gethsemane, his trial and crucifixion, his death on the Cross, his resurrection…

Statement on freedom to worship publicly

On 19 February 2021 the four Catholic Archbishops had a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to continue the dialogue about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives of people in our Church. At that meeting the Archbishops affirmed the Church’s commitment to the protection of life, health and the promotion of the Common…

Celebrating First Penance, Holy Communion and Confirmation

This week Fr Padraig is preparing a letter to parents of the Confirmation class requesting any candidate for Confirmation who was not baptised in Athboy parish, to submit a certificate of Baptism.   Dates for these celebrations will be announced when public health restrictions are eased.  In the meantime, parents are invited to watch Mass on…

New Year’s Day Message

Happy New Year to all our Parishioners in Athboy, Rathmore & Rathcairn.

Pope Francis appealed for a “culture of care” in his message for the 2021 World Day of Peace on 1st January.

“The culture of care … calls for a common, supportive and inclusive commitment to protecting and promoting the dignity and good of…

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