Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Second Sunday of Ordinary Time


Let the gracious spirit of Jesus
-the spirit of the little child as it knocks at hearts of men-
Enter my life and bless it.

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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

Weekday Masses Monday 8am


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

Holy Communion for the First Time

for children in the schools of our parish will be celebrated as follows:

Rathmore N.S., 9am Sunday 8th May, Rathmore Church

O’Growney N.S., Athboy, 10am Saturday 14th May, Athboy Church

Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, 10.15am Sunday 15th May, Rathcairn Church

These dates and arrangements are subject to change if there is any change in public health…

Christmas Mass Arrangements

Christmas Eve, Friday – 5pm, 7pm & 9pm Athboy

Christmas Day, Saturday – 9am Rathmore,

10.15am Rathcairn & 11.30am Athboy

St Stephen’s Day, Sunday – 9am Rathmore,

10.15am Rathcairn & 11.30am Athboy

Confessions for Christmas

Saturday 18th December, 5pm – 6pm & after Vigil Mass

Sunday 19th December, after 11.30am Mass

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Wednesday 8thDecember, 

We celebrate Mary who, from the first instant of her existence in the womb of her mother Anne, was “by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, preserved free from all stain of original sin.”

Mass times:…

Triduum of Masses for Christmas

will be offered for parishioners’ intentions on 27th, 28th & 29th December, a limited number of cards featuring an image of the crib in Athboy Church are available for €5 from Fr Padraig at Parochial House or sacristy.

Bereavement Mass

A Bereavement Mass for family members of all who have died in our parish since our last Bereavement Service in November 2019, will be offered in Athboy Church on Friday 12th November 7.30pm. 

This Mass is open to everyone, it is an opportunity for us as a community to gather and offer our prayer…

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