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
Suspension of Public Worship
All public Masses have been suspended until further notice.
Mornington Church is still open to the public for private (non organized) prayer from 11.00am to 5.00pm.
Feel free to drop in to spend some time with the Lord.
Parish Office Hours
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9.30am -
Saturday Night Vigil:
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.
Best Wishes for 2021
This is an opportunity to thank all who volunteered their help in the running of the parish during the past year;
Parish Pastoral Council, Finance Committee, Liturgy Group, Children’s Liturgy, Folk Group, Youth Group, Children’s Choir, Cantors, Organists, Gospel Choir, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Envelope Collectors, Church Collectors, Counters, Baptismal Team,
Welcome Ministry, Hospitality Team, Grandparents Association, Young Priests Society, Car Park Security, Altar Servers & Committee,
First Communion & Confirmation parent teams, the Flower Yard, the Church Cleaning & Decoration Group, Grounds Maintenance Team,
East Meath Defibrillator Unit Sanitising team, Stewards, the Sacristan, Secretary and many others who have helped in so many ways.
We had a very different year with the suspension of public Masses from St. Patrick’s day and the reopening under restrictions later in the year. Throughout it all we have kept the Church safe -
Best wishes to all for 2021.
Fr. Joseph and the Parish Team
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 9.30am-
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.
Church Grounds Maintenance Team
A Very Special 'Thank you' to the Church Grounds Maintenace Team
They Continue their Clean-
Just turn up on the day. Many hands make light work.
Any help will be really appreciated.
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