1st Sunday of Advent 2015 Year C

‘Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.’

Sunday 29th November 2015

Jeremiah 33: 14-16

Psalm 24

Thessalonians 3: 12-4:2

Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36


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.

Advent 2015

Prepare for Christmas – find out what is going on in the parish this Advent.

Advent parish events

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 November and December 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 new Readers List covering November & December
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:

Saturday28th November5:00pm1st Sunday of Advent Year C Blossom Buckley RIP
Sunday29th November10:00am1st Sunday of Advent Year C Mass for the People
Monday30th NovemberNo serviceNo service
Tuesday1st December9:30amWilliam John Morris RIP
Wednesday2nd December9:30amDeceased members of the Emmison family
Thursday3rd December9:30amKitty Murray RIP
Friday 4th December9:30amDeceased members of the Ross and Kingston family
Saturday5th DecemberNo Holy HourNo Holy Hour - setting up Christmas Fayre
Saturday5th December5:00pm2nd Sunday of Advent Year C Jimmy Prendergast RIP
Sunday6th December10:00am2nd Sunday of Advent Year C 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.

Ysgol Mair Christmas Concert

Ysgol Mair Christmas Concert Ysgol Mair Catholic Primary School will hold a Christmas Concert at the school on Tuesday 8th December at 6pm. Tickets are available from the school office, priced at £2.00. Download the poster... read more

Parish Christmas Fayre

Date for your diaries: Saturday 5th December from 1:00pm. Contributions to the Fayre (toys, books, DVDs, CDs, bric a brac, craft items, cakes and other saleable items in good condition) will be most welcome. Please leave items at the back of the church or deliver to... read more

Bereavement Service 2015

Bereavement Service Altar Theme: Stars Bereavement Service refreshments St Mary’s celebrated the annual memorial service on Sunday 15th November to support the bereaved in the parish. The Bethany Group was formed 26 years ago to assist in the essential work of... read more

October – month of the Rosary

The Rosary will be said before morning mass throughout the month of October. In addition, all are welcome to meet to pray the rosary on the following evenings: Thursday 1st: Margaret Jones’ house 7:30pm Wednesday 7th: Bethany Group in church 6:30pm Thursday... read more


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