Advent Advent
Advent Advent
Advent Advent

Reflection

Lord Jesus,
Master of both the light and the darkness
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.

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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 Dec 16th Mon 8am,
Tues 7.30pm,
Wed & Thurs & 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

Christmas Bingo and Raffle

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Penitential Service

December 17 @ 7:30 pm

Confirmation Day

February 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Weekly Notices

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.
Directory on Popular Piety & the Liturgy

Feast of All Saints – Friday 1st November

October 25, 2019

Feast of All Saints: Friday 1st November

“We celebrate our brothers and sisters who have welcomed the light of God in their hearts and have passed it on to the world, each according to his or her own hue.” Pope Francis

Holyday of Obligation Mass Times:
Vigil Mass 7.30pm Thursday,
8am, 11.30am…

Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time

October 4, 2019

At 7.30pm on Wednesday next, 9th October, a meeting will take place in O’Growney National School, Athboy for all parents of children in Second Class who wish to celebrate the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion for the first time.
Parents should bring with them to the meeting, the enrolment form that accompanied their…

Confirmation

October 4, 2019

This weekend we welcome the girls and boys from Sixth Class in our parish schools in Athboy, Rathcairn and Rathmore as they make the Confirmation Commitment.
We join them in looking forward to Confirmation day in the parish on Friday 7th February 2020.
They commit themselves to pray each day to the Holy…

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