30th Sunday of the Year
Year C

Every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Sunday 23rd October 2016 

1st Reading: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
Psalm 34
2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Gospel: Luke 18:9-14


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


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. 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:

Saturday22nd October10.30 AM - 11.30 AMHoly Hour with morning prayer of the Church
Saturday22nd October10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
4.15 PM - 4.45 PM
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday 23rd October10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday24th October- No Service -
Tuesday25th October9.30AMMaurice Fagan RIP
Wednesday26th October9.30AMFavours received
Thursday27th October10.00 AMEmily Faulds
Friday28th October9.30AMThanksgiving
Saturday29th October10.30AM - 11.30AM11.30 am Holy Hour with morning prayer of the Church
Saturday29th October10.30AM - 11.30AMSacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday30th October10.00AMMass 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.

Workshops to celebrate Get Online week and Save Money !!!

(Communities First) 1 Save Money on energy – 17th October 10am, 2 Save money on household bills – 20th October 1.30pm 3 Learning to learn Online – 20th October 10am 4 Save money shopping online – 21st October – 10am 82 Marsh Road, Rhyl. The workshops will last...

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Youth Volunteers for Cafod ?

Could you help to inspire and empower children and young people in our Catholic schools to act on their sense of justice? Working alongside teachers, priests, and catechists, with all the training and resources you will need, you will relish the time you spend...

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Offer your hand for international friendship ? Welcome an adult international student into your home for a day, weekend, or 4 days at Christmas, and do your bit to make the world a little friendlier. Many adult international students from across the world would love...

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Cafod One-Day Retreat

Proclaiming the Mercy of God at Noddfa Penmaenmawr LL34 6YF Saturday 12th November, 10am – 4pm with simple lunch. Visit cafod.org.uk\retreat or call 0303 303 3030 to book your free place. Why not invite a friend ?

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Prisoner’s Sunday

If you think you have a problem with the austerity cuts, think of prisoners in gaol. Prisons are currently the worst in living memory, (contrary to disturbing and often thoughtless comments about prison being soft.) Jonathan Marks (Liberal Democrat) “Our prisons are...

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Aid to the church in Need

NW Annual Event at St Columba’s Church, Chester CH2 1SA 7.30pm—9.30pm. With some excellent speakers, including the Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan, where so many Christians have been persecuted. Free entry. 01524 388739 for more info

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