26th Sunday of the Year
Year C

But as for you, man of God, shun all this; aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Sunday 25th September 2016 

1st Reading: Amos 6: 1 4-7
Psalm 145
2nd Reading: Timothy 6: 11-16
Gospel: Luke 16: 19-31


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.
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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!

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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.

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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:

Saturday24thSeptember10.30 AM - 11.30 AMHoly Hour with morning prayer of the Church
Saturday24th September10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
4.15 PM - 4.45 PM
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday25th September10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday26th September- No Service -
Tuesday27th September9.30AMHerbert Patrick Rainbow (Foundation)
Wednesday28st September9.30AMFather Francis Intentions
Thursday29nd September9.30AMRequiem Mass for John Clark
Friday30rd September9.30AMSick and Housebound of the Parish (SVP)
Saturday1st October10.30AM - 11.30AM11.30 am Holy Hour with morning prayer of the Church
Saturday1st October10.30AM - 11.30AMSacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday2nd October10.00AMMass 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.

Yoga Sessions

led by Ffranses Whartonm-Faraut take place in church weekly on Monday at 10am and Wed at 6pm  

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Blessing of Graves

Next Sunday, 2nd October 1.30pm at Rhuddlan Cemetery, then on to Rhyl. Followed by tea and refreshments at the Botanical Gardens Café.

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Heritage Project

Next Thursday At 7.00pm –8pm in the parish house all are welcome to join in and shape the Heritage Lottery Project, led by Peter Alexander, a local man and a Heritage Consultant . The church buildings, grounds and history will be looked at in depth, with...

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St Vincent De Paul Society

Pope Francis shows clearly how neglecting creation affects the poorest in the world most of all. So, suitably this month we also focus on the St Vincent De Paul Society which does the works of mercy so beautifully and practically. The cards given to you each Sunday...

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Catholic Season of Creation

A new Catholic Season of Creation runs during the month of September leading up to the celebration of the Feast of St Francis of Assisi October 4. Through our masses we will try to grow in awareness of God’s seamless gift of Life in all Creation and to help grow a...

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Wells for India (2)

(by Fr Charles) helps women in the desert lands of Rajastan in North India. This enables people to create working lives through help building wells in the desert and by micro-financing. They also help local women forced into prostitution. By a coincidence...

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