Pentecost Sunday Year B

‘Something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.’

Lectionary: Sunday 24th May 2015

Acts 2: 1-11

Psalm 103

Galatians 5: 16-25

John 15: 26-27; 16:12-15


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


View our new Gallery here. The first Gallery shows pictures of the new St Mary’s under construction taking us back to the mid 1970’s – well worth a look!!! New photos will be added here so call back regularly, and send us your photos if you want them to be featured here.

View our Gallery


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 May and June 2015. If you would like to be involved in the Ministry of the Word, please contact Sheila Johnson on (01745) 354311.

View or print the latest list here
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:

Saturday23rd May5:00pmPentecost Mass for the People
Sunday24th May10:00amPentecost Sunday Wyn Cunnah RIP
Monday25th MayNo service
Tuesday26th May9:30amMargaret McCarroll RIP
Wednesday27th May9:30amJohn Muldoon RIP
Thursday28th May9:30amPaddy Owens RIP
Friday 29th May9:30amIslwyn Hughes RIP
Saturday30th May10:30 - 11:30amHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church & Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday30th May5:00pmMadge Ward RIP
Sunday31st May10:00amThe Most Holy Trinity 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.

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

Living Theology Summer School

For many years Jesuits have led summer schools of Christian Faith in venues across the country. For the first time this year, Living Theology will be offered in North Wales. No prior theological knowledge is required, just a  willingness to engage and an open mind.... read more

Prayer Bears

If you enjoy knitting, please consider helping us create the 2015 Prayer Bears. The Prayer Bears form part of the prayer bags for the First Holy Communion children. You can download the pattern here and get knitting if you would like to help: DOWNLOAD THE PRAYER BEAR... read more

Urbi et Orbi 2015

View Pope Francis’ Easter Message to the faithful, Urbi et Orbi (to the City and to the World) given at Rome 11:00am Easter Sunday... read more

Easter Vigil

Last night the faithful entered the church in darkness and listened to the history of God’s relationship with his people as the most important event of the Church’s year was celebrated, the Easter Vigil mass. After the Liturgy of the Word the Easter fire... read more

Drop Drop, Slow Tears

Beautiful Good Friday music for your reflection: Drop Drop, Slow Tears from Kings College Cambridge 2011 by Orlando... read more


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