Notices

Fr Pat’s Mass of Thanksgiving & Presentation

Published on September 15, 2018

A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Fr. Patrick O’Connor in St. James’ Church, Athboy on Friday 7th September in gratitude, acknowledgement, and appreciation for the 18 years he served as our Parish Priest. It was a very moving, heartfelt, and fitting celebration, which drew a huge attendance. The Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Padraig…

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Published on September 7, 2018

This is a special year for the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. The first pilgrimage travelled in 1948 and this year we are celebrating 70 years. During those years many sick people have been able to go to Lourdes with the assistance of volunteers who attend to the needs of the pilgrims. It is a…

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Published on August 3, 2018

Wednesday August 15th:
Vigil Mass on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.
Mass on Wednesday at 11.30am.
It is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Our New Parish Priest

Published on August 3, 2018

Bishop Smith has appointed Fr Padraig McMahon as our new parish priest to succeed Fr O’Connor.
Fr McMahon is currently administrator in the Cathedral in Mullingar where he has served for the past ten years.
He is a native of Kingscourt and has served in the parishes of Navan, Clara and Rosemount.

Pilgrimages and Retreats

Published on June 29, 2018

During the summer months there are a number of pilgrimages and retreat available.
Listed below are some you might like to consider:

Knock: Ireland’s Marian Shrine, season continues until Oct 14th with Mass, Confessions, Stations of the Cross, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament daily. National Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock Aug…

World Meeting of Families – an Update

Published on June 21, 2018

Invitation: An open invitation is being extended to families around our parish to visit the Icon of the Holy Family  in the Cathedral in Mullingar from Friday June 29th until Monday  July 1st. at 11am. Parishioners are welcome to visit to pray before the icon.

Petition Sheets are being made available to families and individuals…

Cemetery Improvements

Published on May 10, 2018

Work in the cemetery is continuing.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 “Sponsor a Metre…

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…