Holy Week Ceremonies

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Holy Week is the most revered week in the year for Christians.  During the week we follow in the footsteps of Jesus.  We are led through the moments of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, his betrayal by Judas, the Last Supper, his arrest in Gethsemane, his trial and crucifixion, his death on the Cross, his resurrection at Easter.

All Holy Week ceremonies take place online and are available on Athboy Parish Facebook page.

Please note the church will be closed to facilitate the 3pm Good Friday & 7pm Holy Saturday liturgy.

On Palm Sunday Jesus entered Jerusalem to accomplish his paschal mystery. Palms will be blessed at Mass and available in the church after Masses this weekend.

Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.15pm 

Sunday Aifreann Gaeilge 10.15am & Mass at 11.30am


On Holy Thursday Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with his apostles.  He washed the feet of his friends, he changed bread and wine into his Body and Blood and said “Do this in memory of me.”

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm

Night Prayer at the Altar of Repose at 9.30pm

The priests in the parishes of Trim Deanery will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday together in the parish church in Trim at 7pm. All safety protocols and social distancing measures will be observed.  Join us online for the Mass broadcast on Athboy Parish Facebook or on Trim Parish webcam. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper reminds us that, though many, we are all part of one Body in Church.

On Good Friday Jesus died on the Cross.  We remember how Jesus carried the Cross as a sign of his love for us.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm   

Reflections and Prayer at the Cross at 7pm   

Confessions: Fr Padraig will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Holy Thursday & Good Friday in Athboy Church 12noon – 1pm.

On Holy Saturday we wait in darkness to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  The new Paschal Candle is blessed and lit, the Exultet is sung, we listen to the word of God, Easter water is blessed and we renew our Baptismal Promises.           Easter Vigil & Mass 7pm


On Easter Sunday morning we celebrate Jesus is Risen!  Alleluia!

Aifreann Gaeilge 10.15am & Mass 11.30am