2nd  Sunday

 of EasterCycle C: the Year of Luke’s Gospe


As the Father sent me, so am I sending you

Rhyl Catholic School Development

(also available under News menu)

23rd April  2017

1st Reading: Acts 2: 42-47
Psalm 117
2nd Reading: Peter 1: 3-9

Gospel: John 20: 190-31

There are only two Catholic Schools in Denbighshire, Ysgol Mair Catholic Primary and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School. Parents have the right (and duty) to make the hest choices for their child’s future through choosing a school. However, the church reminds Catholics that a huge effort goes into Catholic education. Our Sunday collections help to fund these schools and the infrastructure for Catholic education Therefore it has always been seen as a duty for Catholic people to support our  schools as much as possible. The new £24 million school opening in September 2019 makes this choice easy as it will clearly be the best choice for Catholics wishing to bring up their children in a Catholic faith 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.
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 AprilNo Holy Hour
Saturday22nd April10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
(during holy hour)
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday23rd April10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday24th AprilNo Service
Tuesday25th April9.30 AMFrancesca Gibson (Cerefice)
Wednesday26th April9.30 AMVeronica Ashworth RIP
Thursday27th April9.30 AMCarmel Shanks
Friday28th April9.30 AMEmily Faulds
Saturday29th AprilNo Holy Hour
10.00 AM
First Holy Communion
Parent and Child session
Sunday30th April10.00AMMass 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.

General and Local Elections

Like most people, last week we probably said “Oh no, not again, surely ?” on hearing the election news. But when it comes to vote it would be good to be ready nonetheless. Bishop Peter has written encouraging all Catholics in the Diocese to pray for those running for...

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The Diocesan Safeguarding Commission oversees the safeguarding work of the Diocese. It's core membership consists of independent professionals with expertise and experience in the area of Safeguarding. The Commission meets four times a year to fulfill its regulatory,...

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Young people aged between 13-19 years are invited to contribute their views to the above poll at https:// www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cathnews- synod-youth-poll. This Mega Youth Poll should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete, depending on how much you want to...

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U.C.M. Event

The U.C.M. invite you to a short talk on the history and people of our parish church, next Wednesday, 25th April, at 7.00 pm. The talk is being given by Dennis Hatfield and will last about an hour. Refreshments to follow, all welcome.

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Young people aged between 13-19 years are invited to contribute their views to the above poll at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cathnewssynod-youth-poll. This Mega Youth Poll should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete, depending on how much you want to say....

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