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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

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Fr. Noel Weir
Tel: 041 9827384

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

Mass Times

Saturday Night Vigil:














Eucharistic Adoration

from 9am to 10pm


from 6pm to 7pm

Trócaire Boxes:  
Please give your Trócaire Box, Trócaire Envelope, Church Envelopes and Easter Dues for the Priest to your Envelope Collector or drop them into the Presbytery / Sacristy.

Pope Francis in his letter for today, points out that when Jesus returned after his time of prayer and struggle in the desert, he did three things before he began his mission.
He listened to the word, he discerned the content of the mission entrusted to him by the Father and proclaimed that He came to accomplish it today. (Lk 4:16 - 21).
This model - listen, discern, live - can be followed by all of us as we try to live out our vocation.
Today 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 your priests in your prayers throughout the week.
Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister.
Pray a rosary for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God’s call.

We welcome Fr. Seamus McEntee who is speaking to us on Vocations at our masses this weekend.

A special collection for Vocations in the Meath Diocese will be taken up as you leave the Church.

We currently have four seminarians studying for the Diocese of Meath.
Fergal Cummins is studying in St. Patrick’s College in Maynooth and will be ordained a Deacon for the Diocese in May.  
Tony Shannon is studying in the Pontifical Irish College in Rome, and Norman Allred and Colin Dunne are studying in the Pontifical Beda College in Rome.
Please keep them in your prayers and please pray to the Lord of the harvest that He will send more labourers into His vineyard.

World Meeting of Families 2018

Confirmation  2018
Congratulations to the children in Donacarney Schools who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday.
Thank you to Bishop Michael for his  support and encouragement at the Confirmation Ceremony

May they receive the gifts which they will need to grow up to be mature and fine young Citizens and Christians in a world which needs their ideals and their natural God given gifts and talents.  May they continue to practise their Catholic faith wherever life may take them.


Pope Francis is coming to Ireland in August.  It is expected that he will attend a meeting with families on the evening of 25th August in Croke Park and that he will celebrate Mass on Sunday 26th August in the Phoenix Park.
It will be necessary to book a ticket to attend either or both events.  As Croke Park has limited space, priority is being given to those who take part in other events that are being planned as part of the World Meeting of Families beginning at the RDS on 22nd August.

Registration for all WMOF2018
Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday, 26th August.  It is already possible to book tickets online on the official website

Application forms to Register Your Interest as part of a Parish Group to attend

  • Meath Diocesan Day in the RDS 22 August

  • Festival of Families in Croke Park 25 August

  • Final Mass in Phoenix Park 26 August

will be available in the Church from this weekend.


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

Next Mass:  Sunday 22nd April at 10am Mass

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

Confirmation:  Friday 20th April 2018 at 11am

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