Athboy Parish List of the Dead

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November begins next Sunday on the feast day of All Saints, on Monday 2nd we commemorate All Souls.  November is a month of prayer and remembrance, particularly for those who have died during the previous year.  We visit the church and cemetery to pray for our dead.

This November, our remembering is especially poignant. We…

Mass on our Website and Facebook

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Current Government restrictions prohibit indoor gatherings which include weekday and Sunday Eucharist.

  • Fr Padraig will celebrate Mass each day in the Parochial House Oratory and you can watch it  here on our website or clicking on the parish facebook page which can be accessed at
  • Athboy Church remains open for private prayer.
  • We…

Suspension of Masses – Level 3

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Government restrictions at Level 3 prohibit indoor gatherings which include the weekday and Sunday Eucharist.

  • Baptisms must be postponed at level three as gatherings other than weddings or funerals are not permitted in church or indoors.
  • Fr Padraig will celebrate Mass in the Parochial House Oratory and in the coming days will explore transmission options…

Receiving Holy Communion for the first time

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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…

CoVid-19 and Suspension of Masses

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The suspension of all public Masses in our diocese because of COVID-19 Coronavirus, will continue for the foreseeable future.  In the current emergency situation, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass.

Our church remains open for people to pray privately in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  When visiting the church,…

Ash Wednesday

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Lent: begins on Ash Wednesday this week. The goal of Lent is the worthy celebration of the paschal mystery, the suffering death and resurrection of Jesus.

The ashes we place on our forehead are a sign of penance and intention to repent of our sins. These ashes come from the burning of palm branches used…