Sacred Heart Church - Laytown

Welcome to the website of the

Parish of Laytown-Mornington

in the Diocese of Meath.


The Government has announced that baptisms may now take place with limited attendance in the church.

We are expecting an announcement regarding the celebrations of First Holy Communions and Confirmations within the next few days.

Please check back here for updates.


Sunday Mass
The next Live Stream should take place on 
Saturday evening beginning at 6.45pm.

Mass on Saturday evening at 7pm will be live streamed when possible.
Sometimes, the connection might not be great and failed after about 10 minutes in the last few weeks.
However, the Mass should be available to view by Sunday Morning at 10am

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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


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. 

If you would like to make an online financial donation to our Parish,

you can do so through our diocesan website.

Click on the Parish Donation Button and select the Parish of Laytown/Mornington

Parish Collection

You can click on this link to take you to some video recordings and a prayer that can be said during the period of precautions


Mass Times in Laytown this week:

Public Masses

resumend on Monday 10th May 2021

Masses on Monday, Wednesday and Friday are at 10.15am

Masses on Tuesday and Thursday are at 7pm

Masses on Saturday at 11am and 7pm (Vigil for Sunday)

Masses on Sunday are at 10am and 12noon

(Check weekly bulletin for Mass times this week)

Mornington Mass Times:

Public Masses 

resumed on Monday 10th May 2021

Visit our Mornington Church pages for details of Mass times