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By their great dignity and splendour
you show how infinitely great you are,
to be exalted above all things,

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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

for week beginning 28th Sept 8am on Monday,
7.30pm Tuesday & Friday
9.30am Wednesday, Thursday & Friday,
10am Saturday
Confessions: 5.45pm Saturdays

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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Weekly Notices

Receiving Holy Communion for the first time

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well.  Thank you to all of you who have been attending weekday or Sunday Mass with your child since June.

Public health restrictions have relaxed a little but not as much as we would have hoped for, however, we will proceed on…

Welcome Back – Fáilte ar ais…

As we return to our church this weekend, please be patient and mindful of others. Things have changed since our last Sunday together on 8th March…  Thank you to all who attended Mass during the week and to the volunteers who help clean and prepare the church for Mass.  Your help, suggestions and feedback are…

Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time

We are happy to begin planning for this important moment in the lives of the children with ceremonies on Saturday 29th August in Athboy, Rathcairn & Rathmore.

Further details will be available next week.

Easter Greetings

Easter Greetings: wishing all our parishioners in Athboy, Rathmore & Rathcairn at home or away from home this Easter, every grace and blessing.  May the Risen Lord Jesus bring joy and light to all as we pray for our loved ones and for one another during this Easter season.

A webcam system has been set…

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…

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