Holy Week Ceremonies

Published on March 15, 2018

Palm Sunday March 25th:       Blessing of Palms at all Masses.

Monday March 26th:                Penitential Service at 7.30pm with a number of visiting priests available to hear Confessions.

Wednesday March 27th:          Chrism Mass in the Cathedral, Mullingar at 7pm.

Holy Thursday March 29th:  …

Cemetery Devotions

Published on March 9, 2018

Cemetery Devotions take place in June:

on Sunday 17th June in Rathmore at 3pm

on Sunday 24th June in Athboy at 3pm, Old St James’ at 2pm

on Friday 22nd June on the Hill of Ward at 7.30pm.

Devotions in the Abbey in Rathmore on Friday August 10th at 7.30pm.

St. Patrick’s Day – Saturday 17th March

Published on March 9, 2018

Mass on St. Patrick’s Day is as follows:

Vigil on Friday evening at 7.30pm,

Masses on Saturday March 17th at the usual Sunday times-
9am in Rathmore, 10.15am in Rathcairn and 11.30am in Athboy.

St. Patrick’s Day is a Holy Day of Obligation and a special day of Prayer for Emigrants.




Published on March 3, 2018

Due to adverse weather conditions the Bingo which was to take place on Sunday March 4th has been cancelled.

World Meeting of Families Parish Programme

Published on February 23, 2018

Our parish programme in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August continues at 8pm on Tuesday March 6th  in the Adoration Room, St James’ Church, Athboy following the 7.30pm Mass.
Entitled “Let’s Talk Family! Let’s Be Family!”, it is a 6-week programme for Lent and is a discussion and reflection on family…

Parish Bulletin

Published on February 23, 2018

Due to changes in printing arrangements, items for the bulletin must be in by 12 noon on Thursday by email or by letter to the Parish Office.

Our email address is

All notices must include a name and phone number for verification purposes.


Celebration of the Sacraments – Confirmation & First Penance

Published on February 16, 2018

At all Masses this weekend we welcome the children who are making their First Holy Communion together with their parents and families.
They will read the Prayers of the Faithful and participate in the Offertory procession.

They also will make their First Penance this week – in Athboy on Monday evening at 7pm, on…

Lenten Retreat for Young Adults

Published on February 15, 2018

“Christ emptied himself taking the form of a servant”

A Lenten Retreat for Young Adults (18-40) will take place on Sat 24th Feb in Dalgan Ppark, Navan from 9.30am to 5pm.
A day of prayer to help you discern your path in life, in choosing one’s path, it is good to invite God in.

Columban Missionaries

Published on February 15, 2018

Fr. Oliver McCrossan  of the Columban Missionaries will visit the parish on February 17/18, 2018  and  speak at  the Masses.
This year Columbans  celebrate 100 years of missionary work around the world.
We still need your support. You can help:

– by becoming a member of the Irish Mission League,

– by introducing…

Ash Wednesday

Published on February 9, 2018

LENT begins on Ash Wednesday February 14th.
Masses at 8am, 9.30am & 7.30pm.
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence.