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…

Statement on freedom to worship publicly

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On 19 February 2021 the four Catholic Archbishops had a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to continue the dialogue about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives of people in our Church. At that meeting the Archbishops affirmed the Church’s commitment to the protection of life, health and the promotion of the Common…

Pope’s Message for Lent

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You can read his message here  Pope’s Lenten Message 2021

Celebrating First Penance, Holy Communion and Confirmation

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This week Fr Padraig is preparing a letter to parents of the Confirmation class requesting any candidate for Confirmation who was not baptised in Athboy parish, to submit a certificate of Baptism.   Dates for these celebrations will be announced when public health restrictions are eased.  In the meantime, parents are invited to watch Mass on…

New Year’s Day Message

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Happy New Year to all our Parishioners in Athboy, Rathmore & Rathcairn.

Pope Francis appealed for a “culture of care” in his message for the 2021 World Day of Peace on 1st January.

“The culture of care … calls for a common, supportive and inclusive commitment to protecting and promoting the dignity and good of…

Latest CoVid Restrictions

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Level 5 restrictions come into force after Christmas Day and they prohibit indoor gatherings including weekday and Sunday Mass.

  • Fr Padraig will celebrate Mass in the Parochial House Oratory during the current restrictions. It can be viewed on the parish facebook page which can also be accessed on
  • Athboy Church remains open for…

A Blessed Christmas

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May the Blessings of the Christmas Season bring joy, hope and peace to all.  We continue to pray for an end to the pandemic and for all who could not travel home to be with family & loved ones.

Thank You to everyone who in any way helped to organise our parish celebration of Christmas…

Christmas Message from Bishop Tom Deenihan

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Bishop Tom Deenihan has written a message for Christmas 2020.

You can read it here Christmas Message 2020

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

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Tuesday 8th December.

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.” Vigil Mass…

Covid Restrictions

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Level 3 restrictions now permit celebrating weekday and Sunday Mass with a congregation.  All Masses are celebrated in Athboy Church because of its capacity for social distancing. Please wear a face covering when coming to Mass.  To prevent the spread of Covid-19, please observe the following: 

 When coming to Mass please ….