Notices

Commemoration of All Souls – Sat 2nd Nov

Published on October 25, 2019

“From the very earliest days, Christianity has honoured with great respect the memory of the dead; and “because it is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins” (Mac 12,46) she offers suffrages for them.
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Feast of All Saints – Friday 1st November

Published on October 25, 2019

Feast of All Saints: Friday 1st November

“We celebrate our brothers and sisters who have welcomed the light of God in their hearts and have passed it on to the world, each according to his or her own hue.” Pope Francis

Holyday of Obligation Mass Times:
Vigil Mass 7.30pm Thursday,
8am, 11.30am…

Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time

Published on October 4, 2019

At 7.30pm on Wednesday next, 9th October, a meeting will take place in O’Growney National School, Athboy for all parents of children in Second Class who wish to celebrate the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion for the first time.
Parents should bring with them to the meeting, the enrolment form that accompanied their…

Confirmation

Published on October 4, 2019

This weekend we welcome the girls and boys from Sixth Class in our parish schools in Athboy, Rathcairn and Rathmore as they make the Confirmation Commitment.
We join them in looking forward to Confirmation day in the parish on Friday 7th February 2020.
They commit themselves to pray each day to the Holy…

Weekday Masses return to St James’ Church

Published on August 9, 2019

Weekday Masses return to the church this week.
Our sincere thanks to Tommy Mullen for accommodating weekday Masses in recent weeks.
Thank you also to the volunteers who assisted with the clean up each week.

Auction

Published on August 9, 2019

Auction in aid of Athboy Parish in Convent Community Centre,
on Sunday 8th September 2019, commencing 2pm.

Viewing on Saturday 7th September 3-8pm and from 12noon on day of Auction.

If you would like to donate to our auction, the following is a list of suggested items…
Household items including Antique, vintage…

Heating System in St James’ Church

Published on July 5, 2019

Work to the central heating system in Athboy Church will commence on Monday morning.
During the coming weeks there will be unavoidable disruption in the church building.
To facilitate the work, weekday Mass on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will be celebrated in Tommy Mullen’s Funeral Home.
Our sincere thanks to…

Finance Meeting

Published on June 28, 2019

The Parish Finance Committee met during the week. Among the items discussed was a list of works carried out so far this year including work on trees in the church grounds and between the Parochial House and the new O’Growney National School, provision of the new Cross in St James’ Cemetery, improvements to lighting in…

Cemetery Devotions in our Parish

Published on June 21, 2019

A new Cross was erected in St James’ Cemetery during the week, it will be blessed and dedicated during cemetery devotions next Sunday at 3pm.
The gate collection will assist with the cost.
A gentle reminder to take away unwanted flowers, wreaths or pots from the cemetery and not to dump in the…

Mariosa Foundation

Published on May 31, 2019

A Mass for all deceased family members from all the Maríosa community houses and their staff will take place on Wed 5th June at 3.30pm in St James’ Church.