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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

Public Health Measures Updated

Fr. Joseph Apust
Tel: 041 9827384


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

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

Mass Times

Saturday Night Vigil:














From Monday 6th September churches can operate to 50% of capacity for all ceremonies except in the case of marriages, the limit for which remains at 100 persons until 22 October.  
This is regardless of immunity status of attendees.

Coming to Mass,   Please remember to:-

  • Keep socially distanced and to wear a mask to protect the spread of the virus.  

  • Please use the hand sanitizers on entering the church.

  • Holy Communion must be received on the hand.

  • On leaving please take your masks and bulletins home with you.  

All signs that have been in place for the past 18 months, restricting access to every second pew will be removed, as you will be able to sit in any pew of your choosing.  The removal of barriers will allow parishioners to occupy each pew but we would suggest the at the capacity of each pew be reduced to half.
We are encouraged by the gradual lifting of the restrictions and welcome the prospect of returning to normal life in the Church.  We are still conscious of the danger from the virus which remains very real, knowing that the opening up of society is a complex and challenging task.  

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.

Dates for your Diary

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting:  Wednesday 22nd September at 8pm in the Parish Rooms.
The PPC consists of lay parishioners and Fr. Joseph, working together to build the parish into a vibrant Christian Community.  The PPC gives us the laity, a real say in the way our Parish is run, through shared decision making.  

All members are asked to make a special effort to attend.

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 ~ €1
Please put the €1 in the Candle box.

Offertory Collection - In line with public health advice, the collection baskets are no longer be passed among the congregation during Masses; supervised collection buckets are available at the church doors.  


Eucharistic Adoration


Mass Cards

Eucharistic Adoration  has recommenced on Wednesdays from 9.15am until 10.15am.  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.  Prayer leaflet available in the church to be brought home after use.

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 preparation programme for First Communion

First Holy Communion in Mornington Church:  
Donacarney Boys School:  Saturday 18th September,  at  10.00am & 12noon
Donacarney Girls School:  Saturday 25th September,  at 10.00am & 12noon
Le Chéile:  Saturday 2nd October, at 11.00am

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

Sacrament of Confirmation
Congratulations to the children in our Parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th August.  

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


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.

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


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.

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