2nd Sunday of Advent
Year A

I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Sunday 4th December 2016 

1st Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 71
2nd Reading:     Romans 15: 4-9
Gospel: Matthew 3: 1-12


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!

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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:

Saturday3rd December10.30 AM - 11.30 AMHoly Hour with morning prayer of the Church
Saturday3rd December10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
4.15 PM - 4.45 PM
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday4th December10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday5th December6.30 PMNo Service
Tuesday6th December9.30AMLinda Norbury
Wednesday7th December9.30AMWilliam Dixon RIP
Thursday8th December9.30 AMTeresa Lees RIP
Feast of the Immaculate conception of the blessed Virgin Mary
Friday9th December9.30AMGraham Gregory RIP
Saturday10th December10.30AM - 11.30AMHoly Hour with morning prayer of the Church
Saturday10th December10.30AM - 11.30AMSacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday11th December10.00AMMass 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.

Youth Group Quiz Night

Well done on their QUIZ night when £350 was raised for the Hospice.  When a community can look after its dying people this way, it’s a sign of maturity

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Parish Christmas Fayre

Saturday December 3rd 1.00 pm Many thanks to all who have contributed so far. Help is needed for setting up the stalls at 6.30 pm next Friday, 2nd December. For those of you who are bakers, the Cake stall welcomes contributions of home-made cakes, biscuits etc. which...

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Church Cleaning

Do you ever notice how clean and tidy the church looks? This doesn’t happen automatically but is due to a dedicated group of church cleaners. However, due to illness and other reasons, the numbers are now dwindling, so we are looking for volunteers to help with this...

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Advent Food Bank Donations

The Knights of St Columba invite you to take home a “Reverse Advent Calendar” label and attach it to an empty cardboard box. Each day in Advent put one item into the box until it is full. Take the box to the Food Bank, “The Kings Storehouse. Wellspring Christian...

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Christian Aid’s Big Sponsored Walk

From Bethlehem to Egypt (ie from Bethlehem Carmarthenshire to Egypt, Denbighshire) with a special Service to welcome the walkers St Asaph Cathedral 7pm Thur Dec 15th (or join the walkers at Moel Arthur or Moel Famau and walk to St Asaph ?)

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