Welcome to the website of Star of the Sea Church. The church is one of two churches in the parish of Laytown-
We hope that you find the site useful for information on masses, sacraments and other church events as well as keeping up -
Priests of the Parish
Church Reopening for Public Masses from Monday 10th May 2021
Parish Office Hours
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9.30am -
Saturday Night Vigil:
Following guidelines from the Irish Bishops & the Government our Church has been divided into three sections, each section having it’s own entrance/exit..
Strictly no movement of people between sections before, during or after the service.
People are asked to wear face masks.
The areas in the church where people can sit will be clearly indicated. Family members will be seated together.
Stewards are available to guide people as they enter & leave the Church and when approaching for Holy Communion.
People will maintain physical distance when entering and exiting the Church and particularly when approaching for Holy Communion.
People are asked to maintain physical distancing in the Church grounds.
It is essential that Social distancing signage is followed.
Please do not come to mass if you have any of the symptoms, i.e. High Temperature, Shortness of Breath, Breathing Difficulties or a Cough.
For parishioners, particularly those who are cocooning, sick and aged, the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass remains. However they are invited if they wish, to attend Mass on weekday rather than on weekends. This will help the decreased church capacity.
The Priest & Ministers of the Eucharist will sanitise their hands & wear a facemask while distributing Holy Communion.
Holy Communion can only be received in the hand. The host will be placed on the hand without physical contact.
There will be no Altar servers until the threat of the Covid-
There will be one reader for Readings & Prayers at each Mass.
There will be no offertory procession at Sunday Mass or Funerals.
There will be no sign of peace.
There will be no holy water in the fonts.
Offertory Collection & Envelopes will be placed in supervised boxes as you enter the Church.
People are asked to sanitise their hands on entering & exiting the Church..
Bulletins must be brought home and not left in the Church after reading.
The Church will be cleaned/sanitised after each Mass.
Toilet facilities will not be available.
It is crucial that all these provisions are adhered to. Indeed, the resumption of public Masses is contingent on such adherence.
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.
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.
Mass Cards for the Dead, Birthday Remembrance, Special Occasion, Get Well & Christmas Mass Bouquets etc. are available in the Parish Office Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-
The National Framework for Living with COVID-
Each of us has a role.
Personal and collective behaviour is the best tool we have against COVID-
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.
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-
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