Notices

Confirmation

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Bishop Deenihan has notified us that he will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in Athboy parish on Sunday 29th August.  The ceremonies which do not include Mass, will take place in Athboy Church at:

      2pm for the pupils of O’Growney NS, Athboy…

Holy Communion for the First Time

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for the children in our parish on Saturday 28th August. 

Attendance is restricted to the children, their siblings and parents. 

Cemetery Devotions 2021

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Traditionally June is the month when we would gather to bless and pray at the graves in Athboy and Rathmore cemeteries.

Restrictions we cannot gather this month, however if it is possible to do so later in the summer or autumn we will revisit the matter.

A sincere word of thanks to all who keep…

Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time

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Holy Communion ceremonies for all three parish schools will take place on Saturday 28th August if public health restrictions permit. Times and more details to follow.

Returning to Mass

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We look forward to returning to celebrating the Eucharist together again in our church from Monday 10th May.   Over four months have passed since we were last permitted to gather and pray in our church as a community.

All Masses will be celebrated in Athboy Church because of its capacity for social distancing.  It…

Vocations Sunday 2021

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“Today’s Gospel uses the imagery of the Good Shepherd laying down his life for His flock.  Sacrifice and generosity are central to the Christian calling and are integral to Priesthood. That imagery has been appropriate too in the context of the current pandemic where priests risked life and health to minister to the sick and…

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…