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 ….

Remembering our loved ones who have died

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On this Wednesday evening November 25th  at 7.30pm, Fr Padraig will lead the annual Remembrance Ceremony for parishioners who have died during the past year.

The ceremony will take place online due to restrictions.

Please let family members who live outside the parish know they can watch the ceremony on the parish facebook page or…

Athboy Parish List of the Dead

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November begins next Sunday on the feast day of All Saints, on Monday 2nd we commemorate All Souls.  November is a month of prayer and remembrance, particularly for those who have died during the previous year.  We visit the church and cemetery to pray for our dead.

This November, our remembering is especially poignant. We…

Mass on our Website and Facebook

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Current Government restrictions prohibit indoor gatherings which include weekday and Sunday Eucharist.

  • Fr Padraig will celebrate Mass each day in the Parochial House Oratory and you can watch it  here on our website or clicking on the parish facebook page which can be accessed at
  • Athboy Church remains open for private prayer.
  • We…

Suspension of Masses – Level 3

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Government restrictions at Level 3 prohibit indoor gatherings which include the weekday and Sunday Eucharist.

  • Baptisms must be postponed at level three as gatherings other than weddings or funerals are not permitted in church or indoors.
  • Fr Padraig will celebrate Mass in the Parochial House Oratory and in the coming days will explore transmission options…