Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time


O Divine Jesus, who said,
“Ask and you shall receive,”
I kneel at your feet.
From whom shall I ask if not from you,

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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 Mon 8am,
Tues 7.30pm,
Wed, 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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Weekly Notices


Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Confirmation in our parish on Thursday 15th July. 

Because of public health…

Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time

Holy Communion ceremonies for all three parish schools will take place on Saturday 28th August if public health restrictions permit. Times and more details to follow.

Returning to Mass

We look forward to returning to celebrating the Eucharist together again in our church from Monday 10th May.   Over four months have passed since we were last permitted to gather and pray in our church as a community.

All Masses will be celebrated in Athboy Church because of its capacity for social distancing.  It…

Vocations Sunday 2021

“Today’s Gospel uses the imagery of the Good Shepherd laying down his life for His flock.  Sacrifice and generosity are central to the Christian calling and are integral to Priesthood. That imagery has been appropriate too in the context of the current pandemic where priests risked life and health to minister to the sick and…

Holy Week Ceremonies

Holy Week is the most revered week in the year for Christians.  During the 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, his trial and crucifixion, his death on the Cross, his resurrection…

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