21st Sunday of Ordinary Time B

“You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

Sunday 23rd August 2015

Joshua 24: 1-2, 15-18

Psalm 34

Ephesians 4: 30-5:2

John 6: 60-69


Welcome to the Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church (St Mary’s Rhyl) website. As you will notice if you have been here before, the site has had a recent redesign. We hope you like the new layout and still find it both informative and user friendly!


A fundamental aspect of any website is that it is topical and current. In keeping the website up to date, we rely on all the parish group leaders and parishioners to send through relevant news and information. It is your responsibility to ensure the group pages are correct and up to date. To do this, please use the new CONTACT FORM.


We encourage any members of the parish, or visitors, to contact us using our new CONTACT FORM. This will send a message direct to the editor, who will then ensure it is seen by the relevant personnel. We appreciate any feedback, so if you have any comments about the website, or notice any inaccuracies, please let us know.


If you have any photographs of the church or any church events, or if your children have any drawings for the website, we would love to show them off on the gallery pages. All you need to do is scan the drawings, or attach the photos, in an e-mail to us. Don’t forget to add your name and age to the e-mail if you are sending in a drawing.

Prayer Board

Don’t forget to view our new prayer board and send us any prayers and prayer intentions for inclusion.

View our Prayer Board


Keep up to date with the latest events in the Parish by accessing the Church Calendar here. You can scroll from month to month using the arrows, change to week view or even print the calendar off. If you are holding an event people need to know about, let us know and we can add it to the Calendar!

View the calendar

Parish People

If you need to contact someone about parish events but do not know who, check out our list of Parish People. This provides a list of key contacts for various groups. If you need adding to this list, please let us know.

Who do I contact?

Readers List

The latest Readers List is now available covering June and July 2015. If you would like to be involved in the Ministry of the Word, please contact Sheila Johnson on (01745) 354311.

View our Ministry of the Word page for the Readers List covering August and September
St Mary's RC Rhyl Altar

We are a very friendly Roman Catholic Church parish serving Rhyl and Kinmel Bay in the Deanery of St Asaph. We love visitors and you are also very welcome to join us for coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits following Sunday morning mass. Many people worship here regularly who are not members of the church.

A lively children’s liturgy takes place on Sunday mornings and there is a monthly children’s mass. A quieter more meditative Saturday evening vigil mass provides an alternative worship experience. Bibles, prayer books, gifts and devotional items are available at our shop at the back of church following weekend masses.

Our Lady of the Assumption (St Mary’s) has a very active community of parishioners forming various groups within the church, such as the Bethany Group, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the Knights of St Columba and the Union of Catholic Mothers. There is also a Youth Justice Craft Group, Mums and Toddlers group and Guitar group.

Well run children’s play schemes operate during the school holiday periods, usually on the lawns or inside in bad weather. Strict safety provisions are in place for all the above activities.

For further information on the groups please see the relevant page on this website or speak to Fr Charles or any group members. View our Parish People page for contact details.

Weekly Services:

Saturday22nd August5:00pm21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B Mass for the People
Sunday23rd August10:00am21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B Joe Mascarenhas RIP
Monday24th AugustNo serviceNo service
Tuesday25th August9:30amSpecial intention for Josephine and David Hill
Wednesday26th August9:30amChristian Paul Domingo and family
Thursday27th August9:30amJames Carter
Friday 28th August9:30amDeceased members of the Parish
Saturday29th August10:30 - 11:30amHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church plus Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday29th August5:00pm22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Pat Perry RIP
Sunday30th August10:00am22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass for the People
St Mary's Rhyl Altar
St Mary's Rhyl Mary Statue
St Mary's Rhyl Paschal Candle
St Mary's Rhyl Lectern

The very latest news items are listed here. For all news items, visit to our NEWS PAGE. To add an item to the News page, please send us a message containing all the relevant details. Please also contact us as soon as possible if any of the details are incorrect, or feel free to leave a comment below the item.

Jesuit Priests’ Visit

Visit update: A very warm welcome to our visitors from the Society of Jesus, Fr Brendan Callaghan Novice master for the Jesuit Province, Fr Jan Stuyt Assistant Provincial to Flanders and the Netherland Jesuits, Niall S Leahy (studying for priesthood) working in Irish... read more

Weekday Masses

Important notice for Mass times: Please note that all Weekday Masses take place at 12 noon this week during the Jesuit Priests’ visit. read more

Ysgol Mair Summer Fayre

The Ysgol Mair Summer Fayre takes place this Friday, 10th July, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. Support your local Catholic primary school and enjoy a selection of games and stalls, and try to win some prizes in the raffle. Raffle tickets are on sale the week of the fayre from... read more

Jesuit Week Calendar

At the end of July, we will be blessed by three Jesuit priests working in the Parish and Rhyl. You can view the draft programme for the week by clicking below: Jesuit Draft Programme After weekend masses and during the week we propose to have meetings which include... read more

Diocesan Clergy Retreat

Fr. Charles is away this week on the Diocesan Clergy Retreat. This means there will be no daily services this week apart from the funeral mass for Barbara Lee at 10:45am on Thursday. There is also no Office Day this... read more

Baptism Course 5th June 2015

If any parents are wishing to have their child baptised, the next Baptism Course is due to commence on Friday 5th June 2015. Please contact Sheila Johnson on 01745 354311 to register your details. read more


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