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God our Father, We give you thanks
and praise for fathers young and old.

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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 17th June Monday 11am Tuesday 7.30pm
Wednesday & Friday 9.30am
Thursday 10am in Rathcairn
Saturday: 10am Vigil 6.15pm

Confessions: Saturdays 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

Weekly Notices

‘Day for Life’

A dedicated day celebrating the beauty and dignity of all human life, is celebrated annually with a special message by the Catholic Church across Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day specifically dedicated to raising awareness and reflecting on the deep value and meaning of human life at every stage, and in every…

Parish Pastoral Assemblies

Bishop Deenihan and Fr Derek Darby met with priests and chairpersons from Parish Pastoral Assemblies in the Trim area recently.  Bishop Deenihan expressed his deep appreciation for the commitment and time given by members of Pastoral Assemblies to their parishes.  He outlined some of the opportunities emerging across the Diocese and invited assemblies to begin…

Cemetery Devotions

Rathmore, Sunday 23rd June, 3pm

Hill of Ward, Saturday 29th June, 7.30pm

Athboy, Sunday 30th June 2pm Old St James’ & 3pm main cemetery

As we approach cemetery days in June, we ask families to tidy their plot.  Please do not dump unwanted wreaths, flowers, plants or waste of any kind along the cemetery walls…

Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time

Our prayerful best wishes to the 75 children who receive the Eucharist for the first time this weekend. Thank you to their parents, families and teachers in school for helping the girls and boys prepare for this special celebration.


Children’s Prayer after Communion

Lord Jesus, I love and adore you.

You’re a…

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Please pray for all who are travelling on  the parish pilgrimage to Lourdes this week.

Your intentions will be prayed for during the Masses on our pilgrimage.  We will be joining the celebration of Mass at the Grotto in Lourdes in English on Tuesday morning at 7.30am (6.30am Irish time) Mass be viewed live on…

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