Cemetery Improvements

Published on May 10, 2018

Work in the cemetery is beginning this week.  It will consist of new paths and the  re-surfacing of existing paths and  a new layout of future graves.

The areas that are being worked on will be cordoned off during working time for health and safety reasons.

Fundraising Events for the Cemetery:
• Envelopes for…

8th Amendment

Published on April 19, 2018

The proposed amendment to the Constitution, the 36th Amendment, will make the following two changes to the Constitution if passed in the referendum:

The 8th Amendment of the Constitution provides:

“The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws…

Day of Prayer for Vocations

Published on April 13, 2018

Next Sunday April 22nd the Church throughout the world prays for vocations.

Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life?
-Pray for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead.
-Keep our parish priests in your…

Enrolment Ceremonies for First Holy Communion

Published on April 12, 2018

The enrolment ceremony for the boys and girls who are making their First Holy Communion this year takes place at all Masses on Sunday April 29th.
First Holy Communion takes place on the feast of Corpus Christi Sunday June 3rd at 9am in Rathmore and at 10.15am in Rathcairn.
First Holy Communion takes…

Athboy Community School Mass

Published on April 6, 2018

The Vigil Mass on Saturday evening next April 14th at 6.15pm will be celebrated by Bishop Smith in recognition and appreciation of the contribution of the Sisters of Mercy as Joint Trustees of Athboy Community School.
The Sisters of Mercy are handing over their trusteeship to the Diocese of Meath.

The trustees of Athboy…

Holy Week Ceremonies

Published on March 15, 2018


Holy Thursday March 29th:   Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm. Adoration at the Altar of Repose.

Good Friday March 30th:       Stations of the Cross at 3pm . Celebration of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.
Adoration at the Altar of Repose all day until the ceremony at 7.30pm.

Holy Saturday March…

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…