19th Sunday of the Year
The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.
12th August 2018
First Reading1 Kings 19: 4-8
Second ReadingEphesians 4: 30-5.2
GospelJohn 6: 41-51

The Happiness Show

The Rise theatre Group bring this to Rhyl in September.
See the News section for full details of this exciting event.

Rhyl Catholic School Development

Logo for new School

Please also check out the News section for information about the design of a Logo for the New School


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.


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!

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.

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.
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:

Sunday12th August10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday13th August11.00 AMFuneral service for John Joseph Higgins
Tuesday14th August
Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Assumption
6.30 PMMaria Cerefice (RIP)
Wednesday15th August
Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9.30 A.M.Marie McMonnies RIP
Thursday16th August9.30 A.M.Susan McCarney RIP
Friday17th August9.30 A.M.Maurice Fagan RIP
Saturday118th August10.30A.M.No Holy Hour
Sunday19th 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.

Job vacancies at the St. Vincent de Paul Society (Nationally)

The SVP is seeking to recruit a Young Vincentians Programme Manager, and a Mini Vinnies Officer as part of the expansion of  our youth programme. Young Vincentians Programme Manager: £30k pa; full time permanent contract. Closing date: 15:00 on Thursday 23rd August...

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Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe

(Feast Day this Tuesday 14th) was a Polish Franciscan friar. 76 years ago, he died as a martyr in Auschwitz. He was well known for his passionate devotion to Our Lady and his love for missionary work. During the war, his monastery was a hiding place for 2,000 Jews....

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Annual Service of Healing

The Annual Service of Healing will be held on Thursday, 20th September at 3.00 pm with afternoon tea to follow. Fathers Roger Dawson and Dermot O’Connor will be present with Father Charles. Should you require transport please contact Sheila Johnson

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Gluten Free Hosts

Anybody subject to a Coeliac health condition please note that we have Special gluten-free hosts available at St Mary’s, which can be accessed by request. (Please see Fr Charles if you need advice on this, or a minister of communion to obtain access.) It will always...

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St Mary’s Presbytery

There will be meetings open to everybody after Mass on Sunday 12th august and on Tuesday evening, 14th August at 7.15pm with members of parish and finance teams to discuss the issues. We hope for consensus about the way forward, and rational arguments towards a good...

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The Happiness Show

The Rise theatre Group bring this to Rhyl in September at 2.30pm. Sat. 22nd Sept. 2018; Rhyl Town Hall (Theatre) 22 Wellington Rd. LL18 1HZ. Adults £4, u-16 £2, Family of 4, £10. Box office: "Ticket Source" 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 telephone + small booking fee.)...

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