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


We who have so much to do
seek quiet places to hear you voice each day.

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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 beg Dec 5th Monday 8am
Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm
Wednesday & Friday 9.30am
Thursday & 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

Super Christmas Bingo and Raffle

December 18, 2022 3:00 pm

Weekly Notices

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday 8th December

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.”

Holy Day…

Christmas Triduum of Masses

will be celebrated on 26, 27 & 28th December.  Signed cards available from the Parochial House or sacristy after Masses.

Annual Bereavement Mass

for families of all who have died in our parish during the year, will be offered in Athboy Church on Friday 4th November 7.30pm.  All are welcome to attend.


List of the Dead

November is the month that is especially dedicated to remembering and praying for our loved ones who have departed this life and have gone before us into Eternal Life.  Visits to the cemetery and to the church, the Indulgences for the Faithful Departed, compiling the List of the Dead, the Feast of all Saints on…

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.

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