3rd Sunday of Lent
Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

7th March 2021
First ReadingExodus 20:1-17
PsalmPsalm 19: 8,9,10,11
Second Reading1 Corinthians 1: 22-25
GospelJohn 2: 13-25

All bookings or enquiries for church centre or parish house, please see Martin Hargraves,

coordinator at e-mail 4tcbookings@gmail.com or tel 07881  491751 (details also on the Contacts page)

The very latest news items are listed here. They appear in date occurence order.  For all news items, visit 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.

CAFOD’s Walk for Water


On Saturday 20 February, join with communities across England and Wales to walk 5 miles, 10,000 steps or whatever distance you can manage. Also you can take on the Lenten 10,000 steps a day challenge, on your own or with a team. Google CAFOD Walk for Water page and sign up. You can download a free app to your phone. This will tell you automatically how many steps you’ve taken (and lots more healthy stuff!)



Here is the latest news from Fr Charles about Church and our Community  

Lockdown and Mass

Latest Changes from Fr Charles with regard to the latest government guidelines:

Welsh Govt guidelines allow us to celebrate Mass as usual. This is due to the large size of our church and the good discipline of our volunteers and you, the parishioners. The situation will be regularly reviewed during this lockdown period and details will be available on this website.

Meanwhile all places of worship will also be open for weddings or funerals, where people can attend at the invitation of the organiser. The number who will be able to attend a ceremony indoors will be limited by the capacity of the venue where it is being held, once physical distancing measures have been taken into account. 

To ensure that the maximum number that can attend is observed, attendance must be by invitation only. Numbers are constrained by the need to put physical distancing measures in place.

Post-funeral wakes or gatherings are not allowed. You can go to a cemetery to visit a family member’s grave but you should ensure that you follow physical distancing practices when doing so.


Connect, communicate, and help build an even stronger St Mary’s community!

Facebook Page: St Marys Parish Community Rhyl

Instruction and help on accessing the Facebook page can be found in the Parish Bulletin for
7th February 2021

Live-streamed Mass

All St Mary’s services are now available livestream on Youtube . Just google Youtube and enter
stmarysrhyllivemass. As this livestream method is new for us, please feedback if you have any problems (we are aware of a sound problem with the earlier streams. This has now been fixed). Prayer before the blessed Sacrament occurs Wed, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 12 noon. This is also live streamed, even though it is a drop-in hour for silent prayer, .

You can also click this link to go to the Mass page


07503 905414

Please check out this week’s Parish Bulletin for the latest news about church activities during the current lockdown.

Resources to help you on your spiritual journey over Advent.

God Who Speaks Scripture for December – please follow this link https://mailchi.mp/cb1a9cd93a4b/0g89p4z5o5-5012122?e=144c344229

 Vatican’s new website dedicated to Fratelli Tutti – please follow this link https://zenit.org/2020/12/01/just-in-now-online-is-vaticans-new-website-dedicated-to-fratelli-tutti

Parish resources for the season – This resource has also been made available by the parish of Tywyn & Machynlleth https://mailchi.mp/abe6b3a18b8a/catholic-reflections-magazine-8015421  

Click here for a link to the Sunday bulletin


We have found some Live Streamed services including masses. This means that clicking on the link below at the right time will connect you to a website showing a live stream of a mass in progress. Please note that to follow a complete service will use a great deal of data (like streaming live TV) so should only be used on a wifi connection, not using a phone data connection. Also please note we have no control over content from independent websites

The website churchservices.tv provides a list of services online, even a what’s on, showing where Mass is on at any given moment. The beautiful liturgy of the Irish Monks of Glenstal for example, also includes prayers you can recite alongside the monks

Bishop Peter ‘s masses, and also a Pentecost novena (9.00am on facebook, are live-streamed from the diocesan website and Youtube…(and also his Good Shepherd Sunday message ) 


Former parish priest of Rhyl, Monsignor Malachy Keegan, celebrates live-streamed mass daily at his parish in Sandersted, near Croydon…


Please check in to Fr Peter Morgan’s Liverpool parish…

Visit St Joseph’s Colwyn Bay where Fr Frank Ryan OMI and outreach Sri Lankan priest, Fr Vimal OMI, celebrate Mass daily

Also…. www.facebook.com/stjosephsrcc
Monday – Friday: 11 am. Available at 12 noon on our Website
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5bcYWIA0fCSdaM_BCC8vbA
(just search: saintjosephsrcc)

Adoration – Live Streamed on Facebook:Saturdays at 11am Rosary: 6pm – Live Streamed on Facebook:
And Sunday Mass live streamed at 11am

Prayer Resources for Home

Mass Timetable

Click here to join live streams (subject to timetable)

Finally for the moment, here is a message about facing up to the Virus pandemic from the Tamera Community.

Any news will be disseminated via this website so please bookmark it for future reference.


TCC Local Housing Meeting

TCC have a local meeting on housing this Tuesday (9th March) at 1pm. To update you, at the AGM last Oct, with the Welsh Prime minister present, TCC announced it would seek to push for a housing charter, through dialogue with the three local county Councils, Wrexham,...

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Diocesan Justice and Peace

You’re welcome to join a meeting next Tuesday at 1.30pm on Zoom, to explore what priorities can be established diocese-wise. Please e-mail or ring Fr Charles to join in.

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First Communion Preparation.

Our catechists have restarted the 2020 group and hope to organise the Celebration Mass after Easter. We may then be able to start this year’s group. If anyone wants to chat please ring 07503905414. Bishop Peter has asked us to delay re-starting the Confirmation...

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Zoom Rosary

Bishop Edwin leads a Zoom Rosary of Our Lady each Tuesday evening at 7pm in Prestatyn. (But you can tune in earlier at 6.30pm and chat to people) To join, simply email Bishop Edwin, who will then send you a link: edwinregan@yahoo.co.uk

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Knights of St Columba Zoom Meeting

The Knights of St Columba invite you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: KSC Lenten Way of the Cross - Edinburgh & St Andrews Time: Feb 22, 2021 07:00 PM London Readings by Fr P. Lee, Provincial Chaplain Responses by Brother Brian Beaton, Provincial Grand Knight...

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Good News Mission Food Share Project

The Good News mission have continued to do their Food Share project. This involves a small contribution to costs by participants. This varies from £1.50, to £3 or £5 per person / family. They are then provided with a food bag to a value of either £5, £10, or £15. This...

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Pope Francis

The Vatican has confirmed the itinerary for Pope Francis's historic visit to Iraq - the first by a Pope to the country. It's also the first overseas visit in over a year as a result of the global Covid pandemic. Let’s pray for the Pope.

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To mark the start of the Year of the Family and to help families in our Diocese to observe Lent and prepare for Holy Week and Easter, you are invited to join in with some Lent and Easter crafting activities at home. As in Advent, we are providing a limited number of...

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CAFOD Lent Fast Day

Post your donation direct to CAFOD or Text LENT to 70460 to give £10 (enough for sturdy water containers to store clean water safely) or add the amount you’d like to donate, e.g. Text LENT20 to give £20 Collect a donation envelope from the back of Church and place in...

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