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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

Blessing of Graves 2022

Fr. Joseph Apust
Tel: 041 9827384


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

Colpe :  Saturday 11th June at 7.00pm
Mornington :  Sunday 12th June at 7.00pm
Reilig Mhuire :  Sunday 19th June at 7.00pm
Tullyallen :  Sunday 19th June at 11.00am
Calvary :  Sunday 19th June at 3.00pm
Moorechurch :  Sunday 3rd July at 11:30am
Kilsharvan :  Friday 15th July at 7 pm

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

Our Lenten Effort:  Please give your Trócaire Box, Trócaire Envelope, Church Envelopes & Easter Dues for the Priest to your Envelope Collector or drop them into the Presbytery / Sacristy during the Week.
Thanks to all who have already contributed to the Trócaire collection.
The collection is being transferred to the Diocese this week.  

Mass Times

Vocations Sunday

Saturday Night Vigil:




Monday:    No Mass -
               Bank Holiday










Jesus is still calling priests, he needs you to say yes to his call.  Be a priest and find joy, bring people to God and let Jesus work through you.  “If you feel called to be a priest, open your heart to Jesus, follow the Lord and do not be afraid.  Priesthood is not an office of the past.  Jesus needs priests today more than ever.

Vocations information : Phone:  Fr Tony Gonoude 9373923

VOCATIONS SUNDAY  :  Special collection for Vocations in the Meath Diocese will be taken up after all Masses this weekend 14/15 May.

I Lit a Candle Cards:  Are now available beside the Shrine in the Church.
Light a Candle for someone and take a Card to let them know ~ €2
Please put the €2 in the Candle box.

Offertory Collection - Supervised collection buckets are available at the church doors.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
12 - 17 September 2022 led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.
Booking forms available from:  
Joe Walsh Tours, 69 O’Connell St. Dublin 1,
Tel: 01-2410800.  The pilgrimage this year will be for hotel pilgrims only.

Universal Synod in the Diocese of Meath

Anyone who has a form to return from these meetings are asked to return them to the Sacristy or the Presbytery as soon as possible.


Lifting of COVID Restrictions

We are delighted to receive the word of the lifting of the majority of restrictions in the country and we thank all those who worked so hard here in the church to keep things safe for parishioners.  The current advice is that people would continue the following:-

  • Face masks are advised while attending Mass.

  • Hand Sanitiser is available at the Church doors.

  • Social distancing no longer applies.

  • Sign of Peace will be omitted in the short term.

  • Holy Communion will continue to be administered in the hand only.

  • Approach the altar for Holy Communion in single file as during COVID.

  • Holy water may be used in the fonts at the Church doors.

Thanks to all our parishioners for their cooperation with arrangements.  
Special thanks to our stewards and the parish staff for their work in keeping people and buildings safe.
Please remember that those who feel unwell or have Covid-like symptoms should not attend ceremonies.

Eucharistic Adoration


Mass Cards

Eucharistic Adoration  continues on Wednesdays from 9.15am until 10.30am.  We would like to extend the adoration time till 11am if we had volunteers to cover 10am - 10.30am  and 10.30am - 11.00am.

On Request

Mass Cards for all occasions: Recently Deceased & Anniversary for deceased, Birthday, Get-Well, Mass for your Intentions, Thank You, Good Luck in your Exams etc. are available in the Parish Office Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-1pm.

Click Here for the 'Do This In Memory' 2020/2021 Parish Preparation Programme for First Communion

Mornington Parish / Do This In Memory
Parish Based Programme for First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion will take place in Mornington Church on the following dates:-
Saturday 14th May @10am - Bunscoil Buachailli Realt na Mara
Saturday 14th May @ 12noon - Donacarney Girls School

Click Here for the 'Confirming Our Children' 2020/2021 Parish Preparation Programme for Confirmation

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

Confirmation will take place on Wednesday 30th March
Donacarney BNS at 10.00am in  Mornington Church
Donacarney GNS at 12 noon in Mornington Church


Parish Finances

We are 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.

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