2nd Sunday of Easter Year B

‘Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’

‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’

Lectionary: Sunday 12th April 2015

Acts 4:32-35

Psalm 117

John 5: 1-6

John 20: 19-31

Office day will be Friday 17th this week instead of Thursday!


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.

Holy Week 2015

Find out the times for the events and services of Holy Week 2015, incorporating the Sacred Triduum

Holy Week at St Mary's Rhyl

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?


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.

View our Gallery


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 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:

Saturday11th Apr5:00pmDanny Ward RIP
Sunday12th Apr10:00am2nd Sunday of Easter
Mass for the People
Monday13th AprNo service
Tuesday14th Apr9:30amMariam Soudegar
Wednesday15th Apr9:30amRobert Copeland
Thursday16th Apr9:30amAgnes and William Burgon (Foundation)
Friday 17th Apr9:30amJohn Bebington RIP
Office Day this week!
Friday17th Apr7:00pmKSC Mass (Installation of Officers)
Saturday18th Apr10:30 - 11:30amHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church and Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday18th Apr5:00pmFrancesca Gibson (Cerefice) RIP
Sunday19th Apr10:00amMass 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.

Urbi et Orbi 2015

View Pope Francis’ Easter Message to the faithful, Urbi et Orbi (to the City and to the World) given at Rome 11:00am Easter Sunday... read more

Easter Vigil

Last night the faithful entered the church in darkness and listened to the history of God’s relationship with his people as the most important event of the Church’s year was celebrated, the Easter Vigil mass. After the Liturgy of the Word the Easter fire... read more

Drop Drop, Slow Tears

Beautiful Good Friday music for your reflection: Drop Drop, Slow Tears from Kings College Cambridge 2011 by Orlando... read more

Good Friday

Our Good Friday service, at which the whole Church focuses her gaze on the cross of Calvary, begins at 3:00pm this afternoon. At this beautiful ceremony the church is stripped bare and the empty tabernacle door stands open as if the whole Church is in mourning. No... read more

For the Fallen Concert – Amici del Canto

Parishioners were fortunate last night to experience a wonderful concert of music and poetry by the Amici del Canto Chamber Choir to mark the centennial of World War 1. The programme included pieces by Byrd, Vaughan Williams, Purcell and Elgar with a particular... read more

Solar Eclipse 2015

Millions of people in the UK and Europe witnessed the best solar eclipse in years last Friday. This rare phenomenon saw darkness peak at around 9:35am in the UK and the UK will not experience a solar eclipse on this scale again until 2026. One of our parishioners,... read more


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