Second Sunday of Advent Second Sunday of Advent
Second Sunday of Advent Second Sunday of Advent
Second Sunday of Advent Second Sunday of Advent


We whose hearts are heavy
seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people walking in darkness yet seeking the light.

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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 Mon 8am
Tues 7.30pm
Wed, 10am & 7.30pm
Thurs & Fri 9.30am,
Sat 10am.

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

Christmas Bingo & Raffle

December 19, 2021 3:00 pm

Weekly Notices

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Wednesday 8thDecember, 

We celebrate Mary who, from the first instant of her existence in the womb of her mother Anne, was “by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, preserved free from all stain of original sin.”

Mass times:…

Triduum of Masses for Christmas

will be offered for parishioners’ intentions on 27th, 28th & 29th December, a limited number of cards featuring an image of the crib in Athboy Church are available for €5 from Fr Padraig at Parochial House or sacristy.

Bereavement Mass

A Bereavement Mass for family members of all who have died in our parish since our last Bereavement Service in November 2019, will be offered in Athboy Church on Friday 12th November 7.30pm. 

This Mass is open to everyone, it is an opportunity for us as a community to gather and offer our prayer…

Feast of All Saints

Today’s solemnity is not just the renowned saints whose statues have graced many of our homes, but the more intimately beloved souls, who have touched our lives personally, and whom we have known and loved and now ‘miss’ because they are no longer here with us.”        Sr Niamh Galvin OP

Monday 1st November Mass at…

All Souls Day

We turn ourselves towards God in petition on behalf of the Church Suffering, those departed souls who are assured of eternal life but must undergo further suffering in purgatory to prepare them for the vision of God.”         Magnificat

Tuesday 2nd November Mass at 9.30am and 7.30pm

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