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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


Jesus, dear Saviour,
we prayerfully remember all our loved ones who have died.
Please give them comfort and hope

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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

Week beg Nov 12th Mon 8am,
Tues & Thurs 7.30pm,
Wed & Fri 9.30am
Sat 10am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday commencing after morning Mass and continuing throughout the day.

Confessions on Saturday from 5.45pm.

St. James' Church, Athboy

Saturday Vigil 6:15pm
Sunday 11.30am
Confessions (Saturday) 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Baptisms (Sunday) 12:30pm
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


November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bereavement Ceremony

November 25 @ 7:30 pm

Weekly Notices


October 26, 2018

Parishioners are invited to compile their List of the Dead and to enclose an offering using the sheet that has been distributed with the box of envelopes. List of the Dead envelopes are also available at the back of all the Churches. They can be returned to the Churches or to the Parochial House. Masses…

October is the Month of the Rosary

October 5, 2018

Families are encouraged to pray even a decade together a few times during the month.

We reflect on the joyful, sorrowful, luminous and glorious moments of the life of Jesus and Mary.

Rosary in Rathcairn Church at 7.30pm every Wednesday for the month of October.

Public Rosary: In commemoration of the apparitions of Our Lady…

Fr Pat’s Mass of Thanksgiving & Presentation

September 15, 2018

A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Fr. Patrick O’Connor in St. James’ Church, Athboy on Friday 7th September in gratitude, acknowledgement, and appreciation for the 18 years he served as our Parish Priest. It was a very moving, heartfelt, and fitting celebration, which drew a huge attendance. The Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Padraig…

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes

September 7, 2018

This is a special year for the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. The first pilgrimage travelled in 1948 and this year we are celebrating 70 years. During those years many sick people have been able to go to Lourdes with the assistance of volunteers who attend to the needs of the pilgrims. It is a…

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 3, 2018

Wednesday August 15th:
Vigil Mass on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.
Mass on Wednesday at 11.30am.
It is a Holy Day of Obligation.

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