3rd Sunday of Lent

Whoever drinks this water will get thirsty again;
but anyone who drinks the water that I shall give will never be thirsty again:
the water that I shall give will turn into a spring inside him, welling up to eternal life

Rhyl Catholic School Development

(also available under News menu)

19th March 2017

1st Reading: Exodus 17: 3-7
Psalm 94
2nd Reading: Romans 5: 1-2  5-8

Gospel: John 4: 5-42


We’re pushing everybody to do the online consultation about the new school if possible, as apparently so far only 84 have completed it.  As you know, the county want assurance that there’s interest in the proposed school.  I hope you don’t mind me assailing you with this and assuming you haven’t already done it !! the link is at the end of this article

Scroll down to the page titled Formal Consultation Response Form and you will find the consultation form and links to the online version is at the end of the document,  quite small and easy to do.  If you have children, there are separate children and youth forms they can complete – a good way to allow your children to be involved and take ownership of this project ?   Google as follows for direct entry into the document.



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.
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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!

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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. 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:

Saturday18th March10.30 AM - 11.30 AMHoly Hour with morning prayer of the Church
Saturday18th March10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
4.15 PM - 4.45 PM
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday19th March10.00 AMMass for the People
Margaret McCarroll RIP
Monday20th March9.30 AMBarbara Gaffney RIP
Tuesday21st March9.30 AMPaul Gupta RIP
Wednesday22nd March9.30 AMMary Flannery (Flo)
Thursday23rd March9.30 AMDeceased members Fagan and Tierney families
Friday25th March9.30AMDeceased members of the Worrall family
6.30 PMStations of the Cross (UCM)
Saturday26th March10.00AMHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church.
Saturday26th March10.30AM - 11.30AM
4.15 PM - 4.45 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday27th March10.00AMMass 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.

National Theatre of Wales

Mark Storer, the National Theatre of Wales  artist (who spoke at Mass here recently) with other theatre staff has created an event to celebrate Rhyl, aimed at awakening imagination and dreaming of new futures,  based on inspiring encounters with local people,...

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Lenten Retreat

The U.C.M are organising a Lenten Retreat on Sunday, 2nd April, 2017 at the Poor Clares Convent, Hawarden. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ellen on 01745 332753 (a.m or in the evening) before the 24th March.  ...

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Job vacancy – School Mid-day Supervisor

The governing body of Blessed Edward Jones High Schoolb are currently seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join the staff and provide supervisory support  to the school at lunch times. The post is 7.5 hours/week during term time at pay grade 1...

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Dementia Prayer Week

occurs on 12th – 19th March 201. The theme will be “The Father’s Love.” Our parish can play a lead role in, firstly, facing this issue with faith, learning how to become “dementia-friendly” and being “good news” for the many who struggle as carers or sufferers...

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Taizé community

The ecumenical Taizé community in Eastern France is holding a (very rare!) gathering in the UK later this year. It’s to be held in Birmingham over the early May bank holiday weekend (Friday 28 April – Monday 1 May) If any young people wish to get a group together to...

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