3rd Sunday of Advent 3rd Sunday of Advent
3rd Sunday of Advent 3rd Sunday of Advent
3rd Sunday of Advent 3rd Sunday of Advent


If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the road pregnant with the holy and say,
“ I need shelter for the night, please take me inside your heart, my time is so close.”

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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

Week of Dec. 17th Mon - 8.00am
Tue, Wed, Thurs & Fri - 9.30am
Sat - 10.00am

St. James' Church, Athboy

Saturday Vigil 6:15pm
Sunday 11.30am
Confessions (Saturday) 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Baptisms (Sunday) 12:30pm
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

Christmas Penitential Service

December 18 @ 7:30 pm

Weekly Notices

Christmas Day Masses

December 15, 2017

Masses on Christmas Eve at 7pm with the  choir from O’Growney NS

& at 10pm with the Athboy Church choir .

On Christmas Day Masses are at 9am in Rathmore,

10.15am in Rathcairn and

11.30am in Athboy with the Folk Group.

Introduction to the Icon of the Holy Family

December 14, 2017

Introduction to the Icon of the Holy Family for the World Meeting of Families: Pope Francis encourages families to look or gaze at the icon of the Holy Family.

Why? The word icon means an image. But it is more than a picture or photograph. When we read the bible with reverence we are not…

Christmas Bingo

December 7, 2017

Athboy Church Fund – Christmas Bingo & Raffle. Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy at 3pm.

Christmas Raffle with lots of prizes. Click Here


Christmas Carol Service

December 1, 2017

12 Days of Giving

November 29, 2017

Athboy Macra na Feirme have organised 12 Days of Giving in aid of the local St. Vincent de Paul. The club would like to encourage everyone to donate any non-perishable food items that they can to the box located inside the Macra Hall. All donations are greatly appreciated.

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