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Welcome to the website of Star of the Sea Church. The church is one of two churches in the parish of Laytown-Mornington.
We hope that you find the site useful for information on masses, sacraments and other church events as well as keeping up -to-date with what's happening in our community and parish.

Priests of the Parish

Resumption of Public Worship

Fr. Joseph Apust
Tel: 041 9827384


Fr. Denis McNelis  P.P.
Laytown (041 9827258)

Parish Office Hours
Mon/Wed/Fri:  9.30am - 2.00pm


Tuesday 1st December

Following the government announcement on Friday evening, public worship will resume in churches from Tuesday next 1st December. So our morning Mass will resume this Tuesday at 10.00am.

The same guidelines as before the shutdown apply in the church.
Masks must be worn.  
Please adhere to the instructions of our stewards.

The guidelines also indicate that the numbers permitted for Funerals and Weddings Masses will remain at 25.
The maximum ceremony time including entry and exit is limited to one hour. Also, please note that the church must be ventilated during ceremonies.

Mass Times

Saturday Night Vigil:














St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul:  There will not be hampers this Christmas due to the pandemic.  
They will be replaced by vouchers.  
Freephone 1800 677 777.  
If you wish to donate a voucher or make a cash payment, contact a member or phone 087-2542408.

St. Vincent de Paul Members will be collecting cash donations in the Church on the Sundays 6th and 13th December from 11am - 12 noon.  Alternatively you can put your donation in an envelope marked ‘St. Vincent de Paul’ and drop into the Presbytery on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9.30am - 2pm.


Eucharistic Adoration


Mass Cards

Eucharistic Adoration has been suspended.  
All who can are encouraged to come & pray for an end to this pandemic.  
Due to COVID Restrictions a signing in sheet will not be in place but a record of attendance will be kept.

On Request

Mass Cards for the Dead, Birthday Remembrance, Special Occasion, Get Well & Christmas Mass Bouquets etc. are available in the Parish Office Mon/Wed/Fri 9.30am-1pm.

The National Framework for Living with COVID-19 is a plan to help  us prepare for any measures Government may introduce to keep our people healthy, our businesses strong and our communities resilient.

Each of us has a role.

Personal and collective behaviour is the best tool we have against COVID-19.

Do what you can.

Always exercise your own judgement on how best to stay safe, no matter where you are, what you are doing or who you are with.

People are asked to wear a face mask when visiting the Church.

Remember, also, to keep a 2 metre distance & please do not congregate outside the doors of the Church.


Church Grounds Maintenance Team

A Very Special 'Thank you' to the Church Grounds Maintenace Team
They Continue their  Clean-up of the Church grounds on Saturday from 9.30am-11am.
Just turn up on the day.  Many hands make light work.  
Any help will be really appreciated.  


Parish Finances

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for so many, with worries and pressures coming at them.  For this reason we are even more grateful to those who have been in a position to return their envelopes to the church.  Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

There are three ways of supporting the parish:

  • Weekly envelopes:  Continue to drop in the weekly envelope for the Church, through the letterbox in the Presbytery Door or in the boxes as you enter the Church for Mass.

  • Cheque (made payable to Mornington Church) or Cash Donation in Envelope marked ‘Mornington Church’:  Donations can be left in an envelope into the Presbytery.  Please include your name and/or envelope number (if you have one) as a reference so we can acknowledge your donation.

  • If you would like to set up a standing order with the Church or to make a one-off payment, you can do so by electronic transfer to our Church account.  Details are as follows:- A/C:  Mornington Church, BIC:  BOFIIE2D,  IBAN:  IE93 BOFI 9033 2287 6798 44.

Please let us know that you have made a donation or set up a standing order, so we can track your donation.

Please do not let your dog loose in the Church grounds and more importantly PLEASE clean up after it.

Corona Virus Precautions:  

How can I help to stop the spread of infection?

  • Do not attend Mass if you feel in any way unwell

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue – always carry tissues

  • Dispose of used tissues in a waste bin after use.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol based hand gel

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – germs spread this way

  • Avoid sharing water and other drinks

  • Consider setting up a standing order for Church collections


Mornington Parish / Do This In Memory
Parish based preparation programme for First Communion

Mornington Parish / Confirming Our Children
Parish Based Preparation Programme for Confirmation

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