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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, Thurs & Friday 9.30am
Saturday: 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


October 2, 2022 3:00 pm

Weekly Notices

Parish Finance

Next weekend a new Parish Financial Year commences.  Boxes of envelopes, a List of the Dead envelope and a letter will be distributed to homes during the week.  Thank you for your generous support during the year, it helps maintain the three churches in our parish.

Do This in Memory – Dates for 2022 – 2023

Celebrating Penance and Holy Communion for the First Time

Do this in Memory – dates for 2022 – 2023

Enrolment Saturday & Sunday 1st/2nd October

Saturday & Sunday 12/13th November

Saturday & Sunday 10/11th December

Saturday & Sunday 14/15th January

Saturday & Sunday 25/26th February

Sacrament of Penance 7/8th March

Saturday & Sunday 22nd/23rd April

Sacraments of Penance, Holy Communion & Confirmation

Parents of children attending parish schools in Athboy, Rathmore & Rathcairn and whose children will celebrate the sacraments in 2023, are invited to meetings as outlined below.

For parents of children receiving Confirmation on Tuesday 20th September 8pm Athboy Church.

For parents of children receiving Penance & Holy Communion, Wednesday 21st September 8pm, Athboy Church

Monday 15th August the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This week we celebrate two feast days of Our Lady……

Monday 15th August the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a Holyday of obligation.

The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption into heaven makes clear to us that there is room for our humanity in heaven.  Mary’s Assumption assures us that what Jesus accomplished in rising from…

Cemetery Devotions

 will take place in:

Rathmore, 3pm Sunday 19th June

Hill of Ward, 7.30pm Saturday 25th June

Athboy, 3pm Sunday 26th June

Rathmore Abbey, 7.30pm, Wednesday 10th August.

A reminder to please take home withered flowers, wreaths and other waste material from your family plot.

Please refrain from dumping in the grounds or neighbouring grounds of…

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