Sacred Heart Church - Laytown

Welcome Bishop Elect Thomas Deenihan

On Monday 18th June 2018, it was announced that Canon Thomas Deenihan of the Diocese of Cork and Ross had been appointed by Pope Francis as the Bishop of Meath. We are delighted to welcome Bishop Elect Thomas as our new bishop and we keep him in our prayers as he prepares for his move from Cork for his ordination in September.

Bishop Elect Thomas Deenihan

We also thank our Bishop Emeritus Michael Smith for his years of service to the people of God of our Parish. Bishop Michael has been an outstanding leader and shepherd for over 34 years. We wish him many years of happiness in retirement and look forward to encountering him still at many of our diocesan and parish celebrations.


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Welcome to the website of the

Parish of Laytown-Mornington

in the Diocese of Meath.

Our Parish is situated along the Meath Gold Coast where it enjoys 5km of seaside and golden sand and a further 5km of beautiful scenery along the River Boyne and Boyne Estuary.

  We have an estimated population of 12,500 with the majority living in the census town of Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington-Donacarney. The Parish is served by two churches

 Sacred Heart Church, Laytown

and

Star of the Sea Church, Mornington.

 Both churches have vibrant faith communities and welcome the many newcomers to the Parish who have settled here over the past number of years.

 Sacred Heart Church in Laytown was designed by the famous Irish architect Liam McCormick. It retains the gable wall of the original church but has a modern interior that overlooks the Irish Sea. Drawing inspiration from the rich heritage of the Boyne Valley, the Church is an essential stop-off for holidaymakers who would like to see something a little different, and for those who are about to embark on the 'Ireland's Ancient East' trail. Leaving Laytown, about 1km south of the Church, one can see the tomb of Láeg son of Riangabar, the charioteer and constant companion of Cú Chulainn. The tomb was excavated in 1982, revealing two Iron Age burials. The Church is also close to the location at Bettystown beach where the exquisite 8th Century Tara Brooch was said to have been discovered in 1850. 

 Please join us for any of our Masses and community celebrations, or feel free to drop into either of our beautiful churches anytime to spend some time with the Lord.


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Laytown Church Mass Times:

 

Saturday Evening Vigil  

7.00pm

Sunday Masses

10.00am 
12noon
Saturday Morning, Holy Days 
and Public Holidays

11.00am

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

10.15am

Tuesdays and Thursdays

7.00pm


(Check weekly bulletin for variations)

Mornington Church Mass Times:

 

Saturday Evening Vigil  

6.00pm

Sunday Masses  

10.00am
11.30am

Holy Days (or sometimes Vigil of Holy Days)

7.00pm

Weekdays Tuesday to Friday

8.45am

 

Visit our Mornington Church pages