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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

Fr. Joseph Apust
Tel: 041 9827384


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

The Government requested on 29th June that Confirmations not take place until further notice.
Read Bishop Tom's Statement here

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

Church Reopening for Public Masses from Monday 10th May 2021

Mass Times

Saturday Night Vigil:














PARISH OFFICE:  Hours this week commencing 2nd August are Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am - 2pm.  

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.  

  • 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-19 has been eradicated.

  • 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.  

Please co-operate with the Stewards who are there for your Health, Safety and Welfare.

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


Mass Cards

Eucharistic Adoration  has recommenced on Wednesdays from 9am until 11am.  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

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

The Government requested on 29th June that Confirmations not take place until further notice.
Read Bishop Tom's Statement here

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 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-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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