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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: Saturdays 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

Parish Pastoral Assembly

Thank you to the members of our Pastoral Assembly who completed initial training in January and at their latest meeting formulated the following Mission Statement;

“We are committed to making our Parish a place where each person feels welcomed, accepted and valued. Our aim is to encourage the people of our Parish to support one…


Thank you for your very generous response to the Lenten campaign.

Total proceeds of €8,695 have now been forwarded to Trocaire                                                                    …

Clothing Collection

If you are spring cleaning your wardrobe and disposing of clothing, shoes or handbags, our annual clothing collection in aid of parish funds takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 1pm. Bags can be left in the shed behind Parochial House.

Happy Easter

Wishing all our parishioners and friends a Peaceful and Blessed Easter.  May the joy of Christ rising from death fill our hearts with the reassurance of his eternal love and presence with us.

Thank you to all who attended Holy Week liturgies and confessions, and to everyone who assisted in any way with the ceremonies. …

Holy Week 2024

Holy Week is the most important week in the year for Christians as we recall the moments of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.  During this 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,…

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