21st Sunday of the Year
Year C

And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.

Sunday 21st August 2016

1st Reading: Isaiah 66: 18-21
Psalm: 116
2nd Reading: Hebrews 12: 5-7.
Gospel: Luke 13: 22-30


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.

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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. 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:

Sunday21st August10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday22nd August- No Service -
Tuesday23rd August9.30 AMNiall Gallen
Wednesday24th August9.30 AMPatricia Golden RIP
Thursday25th August9.30 AMHerbert Patrick Rainbow (Foundation)
Friday26th August9.30 AMPrivate intention
Saturday27th August10.30 AM - 11.30 AMHoly Hour with morning prayer of the Church
Saturday27th August10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
4.15 PM - 4.45 PM
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday28th 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.

Islamic State and Muslim Faith.

Some media and some political leaders are creating prejudice against Muslims. We should oppose  this. Most British Muslims are great contributors to civilised society, upholding good values as well as giving massive aid for the poor and destitute. They often send...

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Our Parish Name

The original name of our parish here in Rhyl is St Mary’s. Somewhere along the line though, at some juncture it appears to have been re-christened Our Lady of the Assumption parish, its current official name in the diocese. Popularly,  though, most use St Mary’s as...

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World Map Project

Thanks to Carlyn and others who helped restore our world map project. We have only put in a selection of entries this time, so that YOU can add connections of your own!  Parishes should never be parochial. We should learn about the rest of the world constantly, make...

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Guitars Wanted !

The 4thecommunity guitar school is run by Fr Charles and Tony Murphy, now with the addition of three local guitar  teachers. A new course starts in September. We currently seek guitars, preferably with narrow necks for use by younger people and wondered if anybody has...

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Anti-Austerity day

Saturday,13th August, from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm. In the Church grounds. Music groups, fun games for the children, barbecue, short talks plus discussions, all on the theme of housing issues in relation to austerity cuts. Invited speakers including Nia Jones, Bangor...

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