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Fifth Sunday in Lent Fifth Sunday in Lent
Lent Lent

Reflection

Mary, health of the sick,
be at the bedside of all the world’s sick people;
of those who are unconscious and dying;

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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

Until further notice Sunday & Weekday Masses suspended.

The Side Door of the Church will be open during the week. The main door of the Church will remain closed.



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

Rathmore Cemetery Devotions

June 21, 2020 3:00 pm

Hill of Ward Cemetery Devotions

June 26, 2020 7:30 pm

Weekly Notices

Prayers during the COVID 19 crisis

We remember at this time to pray more intensely for each other and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness.

We should pray also for those in the frontlines – especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy – that the Lord will protect them as they place their own…

CoVid-19 and Suspension of Masses

In the context of the announcement from the Government and the ban on gatherings of more than 100 people, we must be mindful of public health.

All public Masses in the Diocese including Athboy, Rathmore and Rathcairn, weekday and Sunday are suspended.

Weddings and funerals may continue provided the government guidelines are adhered to.

Priests…

Ash Wednesday

Lent: begins on Ash Wednesday this week. The goal of Lent is the worthy celebration of the paschal mystery, the suffering death and resurrection of Jesus.

The ashes we place on our forehead are a sign of penance and intention to repent of our sins. These ashes come from the burning of palm branches used…

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

Monday 6th January, a Holyday of obligation.
Jesus is revealed to the world as its new-born Saviour.
We celebrate the adoration of Jesus by the wise men from the East, as they present their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
“To offer gold is to proclaim Christ’s kingship, to offer incense…

Christmas 2019

Welcome home to all who have travelled to be with their loved ones during this holy season, we hope you enjoy your time with family and friends in Athboy, Rathmore & Rathcairn and wish you a Peaceful and Blessed Christmas.

A special welcome to people spending their first Christmas in the parish, we hope…

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