1st Sunday of Lent Year B

‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’ (Mark 1:15)

As we commence our Lenten journey, O Lord, teach us to treasure the creation you have entrusted to our care. Amen.

Lectionary: Sunday 22nd February 2015

Genesis 9: 8-15

Psalm 24: 4-9

1st Letter of St Peter 3: 18-22

Mark 1: 12-15


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.


View our new Gallery here. The first Gallery shows pictures of the new St Mary’s under construction taking us back to the mid 1970’s – well worth a look!!! New photos will be added here so call back regularly, and send us your photos if you want them to be featured here.

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Lent 2015

Lent is a period of preparation for the events of Holy Week and Eastertide. Find out what you can do to prepare fully for Easter 2015 this Lent.

What can I do?


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 covering March and April 2015. If you would like to be included in the Holy Week and Easter lists, please contact Sheila Johnson on (01745) 354311 as soon as possible.

View or print the latest list here

Retreat for Ministers and Readers

ADVANCE NOTICE: A retreat has been arranged for all Ministers of the Eucharist and Ministers of the Word with a view to commissioning taking place on the last Sunday in June (Feast of SS Peter and Paul). The retreat will take place in St Augustine’s Priory House of Prayer at Old Colwyn (previously St Augustine’s Convent). There will be two dates to choose from: Saturday 16th May or Saturday 6th June 2015. Please keep one of these dates free. More details to follow.

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:

Saturday21st Feb5:00pm Vigil MassTony Richards RIP
Sunday22nd Feb10:00amMass for the People
Monday23rd FebNo service
Tuesday24th Feb9:30amJohn
Wednesday25th Feb9:30amIan Yates RIP
Wednesday25th Feb7:00pmLent Reconciliation Service and 1st Reconciliation for the children
Thursday26th Feb9:30amHarry Madden RIP
Friday 27th Feb9:30amCAFOD Lent Family Fast Day
George McLaughlin
Friday27th Feb6:30pmStations of the Cross - Bethany Group
Saturday28th Feb10:30 - 11:30amLent Reconciliation Service and 1st Reconciliation for the children
Saturday28th Feb5:00pm Vigil MassMass for the People
Sunday1st Mar10:00amSt David's Day
Margaret McCarroll RIP
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.

Retreat for Ministers of Word and Eucharist

A one day retreat for parish Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist will take place at St Augustine’s Priory, Old Colwyn, on either Saturday 16th May or Saturday 6th June. We hope to commission ministers on the last Sunday of June, Feast of SS... read more

Annual Parish Social

The annual Parish Social takes place on Saturday 18th April at Rhuddlan Golf Club. This will be a three course carvery with disco starting at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £17.00 and are available from UCM and KSC members. All are welcome. read more

Coffee Morning

There is a Coffee Morning at Margaret Jones’ house on Saturday 7th March from 10:30am. Proceeds are in aid of the Missing Persons and MIND charities. All welcome.   Image courtesy of mapichai at FreeDigitalPhotos.net read more

Lenten Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will take place on Friday evenings throughout Lent, starting at 6:30pm. They will be led by the parish groups as follows: 27th February: Bethany Group 6th March: Liturgy 13th March: UCM 20th March: KSC 27th March: Fr Charles Thank you to our... read more

CAFOD Lenten Fast Day

Next Friday (27th February) is CAFOD’s Lenten Fast Day. By doing without some foodstuff or pleasure and donating the money to CAFOD you can help in the work of international aid and development. Envelopes are at the back of church and there will be a second... read more

Lent Cycle of Prayer

During Lent we are asked to pray for these intentions: Candidates for the Sacraments; Women; The Needy and Hungry of the World; Penitents and Wanderers. Candidates for the Sacraments: especially on the Sundays of Lent Women’s World Day of Prayer: Friday 6th... read more


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