24th October 2021
Go your way; Your faith has made you well.

30th Sunday of the Year
First ReadingJEREMIAH 31:7-9
PsalmPSALMS 126:1-6
Second ReadingHEBREWS 5:1-6
GospelMARK 10:46-52

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A message from Fr Anthony

My dear brothers and sisters, peace be with you.

In the Name and with the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, I greet you: “Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” This mandate of Jesus is meant for each and every one of us.

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Father Anthony Chike Nnamah, MSP. I am a Priest of the Missionary Society Of St. Paul. The Missionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria, a Society of Apostolic Life of Diocesan Right in the Roman Catholic Church, guided by the Spirit, is present in ten African countries, in four European countries, in two countries of the Caribbean Islands, in Canada, and in the United States of America, spreading the good news of God’s salvation through parish ministry, social justice, hospital chaplaincies, schools, and spiritual formation. I was born in Nigeria, from a family of Six. Four of us still alive. I was ordained a Priest for the missions on the 23rd of June 1990 in Abuja-Nigeria.

My childhood dream was to become a medical doctor. The vocation to the priesthood was one of the greatest struggles in my life. I resisted and doubted it until the last day. There were loads of thorns and stones on the road to the Priesthood.

I worked briefly in Nigeria for nine months after my ordination and was then posted to the French speaking Cameroon. From Cameroon I was sent to Liberia and later to Germany. I came to the United Kingdom in Jan-uary of 2016. I worked briefly in London before my official posting to Ruabon-Wrexham. And now, today, I am here in Rhyl, Denbighshire.

I am here to learn from you and also share my mission experiences with you. I am a simple man by nature. No complications. I like to say and do things with prudence. I am always ready to accept corrections and mis-takes. I am here to serve.

I thank Fr. Charles Ramsay for the marvellous work done in the Parish for the past 20 years. Father Charles is a simple, kind-hearted holy man. It is almost impossible to wear his shoes. I will do my best to continue in his footsteps. I know it will not be easy but I will try to sustain the continuity. I crave your indulgence to ask for one thing: If I happen to step on your Toes, please, tell me immediately.

As your Parish Priest now, we have the opportunity and a platform to alleviate the effects of the COVID19 Pandemic.

It is only as one Family, the Church, that we may begin to work out the possible forms of pastoral and societal reengineering and fulfilment of the mandate of Jesus: “Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations.” May God bless you all in Jesus name,

Amen.
Father Anthony.

A new Readers rota is now published on the Ministry of the Word page

 

 

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Facebook Page: St Marys Parish Community Rhyl

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7th February 2021

Our Facebook page is now offering a series of group meetings, on prayer, faith sharing, cooking and recipes and purely social — i.e. to meet up and chat.

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Here is the latest news about Church and our Community  

Lockdown and Mass

Latest Changes 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.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS DURING THE VIRUS TIME PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RING FR ANTHONY ON:

 0744 8677 200

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

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Live-streamed Mass

Some services previously live-streamed from St Mary’s are still available  on Youtube 

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First Communion

Registration ends next Sunday. If you have not registered your Child by next Sunday, you may not be part of the group for the first Communion this year. Pick up the Registration Form at the back of the Church. 

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Confirmation Registration

We have now Registration Forms for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Youths as from 14 years and Adults are free to pick up the forms at the back of the Church. Further information in our Bulletin.

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Funeral of Canon David Eccleshare

Reception of the Body and Requiem Mass: Thursday 21st October at 2pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, Farnworth BL4 0BR.          Funeral Mass and Burial: Friday 22nd October at 12 noon at Pantasaph.

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Church Cleaning

:Volunteers needed. (Male & Female) Anyone who feels able to help with keeping OUR CHURCH CLEAN and TIDY, please contact either : Joan Hughes on 01745 354064 or Cathy Rowan on 01745 331390

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First Communion

We are inviting the parents of children who are in year 4 or above for an information evening towards the first Holy Communion of their children. Date: Thursday, 215t October 2021 at 7.00 pm.

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Diocesan Masses

at St. Mary’s  Cathedral, Wrexham.   • St Richard Gwyn Mass on Sunday 17th October at 3pm.                • Medical Mass on Friday 22nd  October at 7pm.

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Mayor of Rhyl

The Mayor of Rhyl, Mrs. Diane King sends her heartfelt thanks to all the parishioners for the wonderful reception last Sunday.

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Gratitude…

We would like to appreciate the Filipino Choir for the wonderful rendition last Sunday. It was really heavenly. They have also promised that they wIll henceforth be singing in the Church every first Sunday of the month. God bless you all.

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