17th Sunday of the Year 2016
Year C

One of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”

Sunday 24th July 2016

1st Reading:Genesis 18: 10-32
Psalm: 137
2nd Reading: Colossians 2: 12-24
Gospel: Luke 11: 1-13


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. A quieter more meditative Saturday evening vigil mass provides an alternative worship experience. Bibles, prayer books, gifts and devotional items are available at our shop at the back of church following weekend masses.

Our Lady of the Assumption (St Mary’s) has a very 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. There is also a Youth Justice Craft Group, Mums and Toddlers group and Guitar group.

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:

Saturday23rd JulyNo Holy hourHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church
Saturday23rd JulyNo Sacrament of ReconciliationSacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday23rdJulyNo Saturday Evening Mass any longer
Sunday24thJuly10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday25thJulyNo service
Tuesday26thJulyNo Service
Wednesday27th JulyNo Service
Thursday28thJulyNo service
Friday29thJulyNo Service
Saturday30thJulyNo Holy HourHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church
Saturday30thJulyNo Sacrament of ReconciliationSacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday30thJulyNo Saturday Evening Mass any longer
Sunday31stJuly10.00 AMMass 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.

Visit to Tweedmill

The UCM are visiting the Tweedmill for afternoon tea on Thursday, 11th August, at 2.00 pm. Anyone who would like to  join them, please contact Pauline Stanway on 01745 571161 by Monday, August 1st.

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Fr Charles Holiday

I have just managed to find a priest to celebrate Sunday Mass here on 17th July, one of the Pantasaph Franciscan Friars. This enables me to spend two weeks away with family in Glasgow, starting this weekend, plus a third week away for prayer and planning. Please ring...

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Nursery Places 2016

If your child will be three years old on or before 31st August, 2016, now is the time to register for a nursery place at Ysgol Mair Primary School to commence in September. Please contact school on 01745350762 for an application form....

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Grandparents Pilgrimage

A GRAND DAY OUT A pilgrimage of faith and fun for families Everyone is welcome to the first Welsh Provincial Grandparents Pilgrimage to Belmont Abbey, Hereford HR2 9RZ on 16th July 2016.Grandparents bring your families or just come along yourselves. This will be a day...

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Catholic Singles Organisation

is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please Tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholicsingles.org.uk

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