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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 Feb 6th Monday 10am,
Tuesday 7.30pm
Thursday & 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


February 19, 2023 3:00 pm

Weekly Notices


Bishop Tom Deenihan will administer Confirmation on Friday 24th February at 12 noon in Athboy Church.

Ceremony of Light: on Tuesday 7th February at 8pm, we invite the candidates for Confirmation and their parents to a Ceremony of Light in Athboy Church.  This ceremony recalls the day of Baptism when parents received a lighted candle,…

Christian Unity Week

takes place every year 18th – 25th January.  This year the theme is “Be-longing, Praying for Unity amidst Injustice.”

On Friday evening next, 20th January at 7.30pm, we will host a Service of Prayer in our church.  We look forward to welcoming Canon Paul Bogle and members of the Church of Ireland congregation in Athboy,…

The Epiphany of the Lord, Friday 6th January

Holyday of Obligation. 

On this feast Jesus is revealed as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the World.  We celebrate the adoration of Jesus by the Wise Men (Magi) from the East who represent the pagan religions of neighbouring territories.

Mass on Friday at 10am & 7.30pm.


Wishing all our parishioners every Blessing and Peace at Christmas.  Welcome home to all who have travelled to be with their families at this sacred time and we welcome those who have come to live in our parish during the year and who are celebrating their first Christmas with us.

Thank you to all who…

Christmas Schedule of Masses

Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve

Vigil in Athboy Mass 6.15pm & 9pm

Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day

Rathmore 9am

Rathcairn 10.15am

Athboy 11.30am

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