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Third Sunday of Lent Third Sunday of Lent
Third Sunday of Lent Third Sunday of Lent
Lent Lent
Lent Lent


In the home it is kindness.
In business it is honesty.
In society it is courtesy.
In work it is fairness.

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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

Weekly Notices

Celebrating the Sacrament of First Penance

with the children of 2nd class in our parish schools this week:

Rathmore Tuesday 5th March at 2pm.

Rathcairn, Wednesday 6th March at 2pm.

Athboy, Wednesday 6th March at 7pm.

The children in 3rd, 4th & 5th classes in the parish schools, also have an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance during Lent.



We  enter the wilderness with Jesus in Lent

Lent gives us an opportunity to reflect on our lives and…

Confirmation Thursday 8th February

Thank you to everyone who helped make Thursday’s celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, so memorable and prayerful.

Particular thanks to the parishioners…

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Friday 2nd February

Forty days after the birth of Jesus, we recall the day when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple.  With candles in their hands, the people go out to meet…

Feast of St Brigid, Thursday 1st February

Renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care of the sick, Brigid was born in 454. Despite her father’s wishes for her to marry,…

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