19th Sunday of the Year
Reading Cycle A, The year of Luke
You of little faith,, why did you doubt?

Rhyl Catholic School Development

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The Formal consultation Report has now been published. There is a link on our page

13th August 2017
First Reading1st book of Kings 19:9 11-13
Second ReadingRomans 9 1:3
GospelMatthew 14: 22-32

Denise Roebuck has sent us this picture of Canon Collins on a moped bought with funds raised by Ysgol Mair. many parishioners will have fond memories of the Canon who, among his other parish duties, would visit every patient in the Royal Alexandra Hospital each morning, rain, hail or shine. Originally Canon used a bicycle but as he grew older the moped proved invaluable in allowing him to get around and saving his legs.

Your webmaster well remembers that moped as my father, who was a motor mechanic, helped to keep it going with regular servicing and repairs (remembering that  even simple engines were not as reliable in the sixties as they are now! ).


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. 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 new Readers List covering December through to February 2016

Live Mass feed

We now have a live feed of the Sunday 10.00 a.m. mass

Instructions for watching the feed are available on the Streaming page

Just click the button below to view.

View Live Feed
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. Bibles, prayer books, gifts and devotional items are available at our shop at the back of church following Sunday mass.

Our Lady of the Assumption (St Mary’s) has an 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. Although it is administratively and financially completely separate and independent, our parish partners the West Rhyl community organisation 4thecommunity, which operates from St Mary’s church and parish centre. Many parishioners are either directors of volunteers in 4thecommunity, West Rhyl’s grass roots community project.

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:

Saturday12 August10.30Holy Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church
10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
(during holy hour)
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday13th August10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday14th August6.30 PM
Vigil Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
David Barnes RIP
Tuesday15th August9.30 AM
Feast of the Assumption
Teresa Lees RIP
Wednesday16th August9.30 AMThanksgiving
Thursday17th August9.30 AMDeceased members Fagan and Tierney families
Friday18th August9.30 AMBob Murphy RIP
Saturday19th August10.30 AMHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church
10.30AM - 11.30AM
(during holy hour)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday20th August10.00 AMMass 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.

A Day of Reflection with Edwina Gately

Founder of the Volunteer Missionary movement; Well-known International speaker ,on Saturday 30th September 10:00am. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/Coffee provided. Suggested 0ffering £10. Overnight accommodation £40 per night to be held at:- St. Augustine’s Priory,...

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Alzheimer’s ‘The Challenges Facing Us All’

You are invited to St Augustine’s Priory, House of Prayer, Cliff Rd, Old Colwyn. LL29 9RW for a Day about ‘Alzheimer’s’ ‘The Challenges Facing Us All’ Including a Pastoral Approach with Dr. Bede Smith Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology Ph.D , on Saturday 25th November...

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Retarmacing the Car Park

Please note that the church Car Park will be out of action between 22nd and 23rd August when tarmacking will take place. Parishioners are again asked to be careful to try not to take up the places of local residents when the car park is full or inaccessible. This...

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Blessing of Graves

The Blessing of the Graves service will take place this year on Sunday, 22nd October, starting at 1.30 pm. Further details to follow nearer the time. Our annual Bereavement Service will be on Sunday, 19th November, at 3.00 pm..

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Feast of the Assumption

Tuesday, 15th, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation and our Parish Feast Day. There is a vigil Mass on Monday evening 6.30 pm and 9.30 am on Tuesday.

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Any Old DVD’s?

Have you any old movies lying around unused ? Rhyl Men’s Shed are collecting these to sell for fundraising and would be very happy to take them off your hands.

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