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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

May Altar

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

Please note that all public Masses have been suspended

(Masses are still being celebrated daily by Fr. Denis and Fr. Joseph in private)

Saturday Night Vigil:














Eucharistic Adoration

from 9am to 6pm


On Request

Mass Cards

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 and in the Sacristy after Mass.

Many people create a small altar in their home during the month of May dedicated to Our Lady.  
Items to include on your altar:  Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Candle, Flowers, Rosary Beads, Bible, Crucifix.  
These days of isolation are an opportunity for families to set aside some time together each evening to pray a decade of the Rosary or the Angelus.  
We encourage parents with children attending our Catholic schools to support their children’s faith in the home by erecting a May Altar.

All public Masses have been suspended until further notice.
However, Bishop Tom reminds us that, while Masses are suspended, the voice of prayer should not be silent.  

Masses are still being celebrated in private for your intentions by Fr. Joseph and Fr. Denis.

Parishioners are also asked to join in prayer at this time.

Mornington Church is still open to the public for private (non organized) prayer from 10.00am to 8.00pm.

Feel free to drop in to spend some time with the Lord.

St Mary's Parish Drogheda celebrates Mass via webcam at 10am each morning which can be accessed via their website  and then Click on live stream to view.

Click here for Prayers for an end to the spread of Coronavirus

Our Lenten Effort for 2020

Lough Derg Online Retreat during May

Trócaire :  
If you can, Please drop your Trócaire Box/Envelope, Church Envelopes and Easter Dues Envelope for the Priest to the Presbytery.
Please make all cheques payable to ‘Mornington Church’.

Sunday 24th May & Wednesday 27th May
10:30am:  Go to
10:45am:  Welcome from the Prior, Msgr La Flynn
11:05am:  The Word of God - Reflection on the Good Samaritan with Mary
11:30am:  Prayer of Intercession with Rosary
12 noon:  Angelus followed by Way of the Cross
1:45pm:  Jesus the Healer with Deacon Martin
2:00pm:  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
2:20pm:  Time of Contemplation
2:40pm:  Closing Prayer


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 in the recent weeks.  Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

We kindly invite people to consider maintaining or making a donation to the Parish during this critical time.   

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.

  • 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.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Will  not travel this year owing to the corona virus and it has been deferred until September 12th 2021.
A word of appreciation to everyone who supports the pilgrimage and makes it possible
and we look forward to being able to travel again next year.


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

Health and Safety in Reilig Mhuire Cemetery

We have recently received advice informing us that people should not place any items in the cemetery that create a heightened insurance risk.  This was on the foot of numerous complaints that have been made regarding a number of seats have been introduced into the cemetery without permission.  As this has been identified as a heightned risk, we would kindly ask people who have placed seats in the cemetery to take them home as soon as possible.   Perhaps you could have them as a memorial of your loved ones in your garden or in another appropriate place.  Please also remember in placing flowers or other items on your plots, to keep them within the area of your plot. Items that are outside the area of a plot will have to be removed.  
Guidelines regarding headstones and surrounds are to be found on Laytown Church website at

Mornington Parish / Do This In Memory
Parish based preparation programme for First Communion
The First Holy Communion Ceremonies which were due to take place have been suspended.  Decisions on dates for this year will be made as soon as the Government relaxes the current restrictions and when the schools are back in operation.  

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

Donacarney Schools Confirmation took place on Thursday 5th March 2020.

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