Our Lady of the Assumption News

Keep up to date with the latest news and events in the Parish. Group leaders: e-mail us to add your event here!

March 2021 Census Engagement

Census, good knowledge about the situations of citizens is essential to democracy. As long as it’s with the permission of those citizens, unlike the social media giants who keep this all behind wraps !! The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has asked the Diocese to...

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Celebration of Marriage and Family Life

SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2021 This year’s celebration on Saturday 13th February will take the form of a livestream Mass at 11.00am which Bishop Peter will celebrate, followed by a Zoom ‘reception’. All couples with significant anniversaries (25th, 40th, 50th, 60th and...

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THE GOD WHO SPEAKS (Emmaus events)

We will be holding another event hot on the heels of this one, in early February (hopefully the 2nd), which we will advertise as - "Listening into a conversation on the God Who Speaks today with Ursuline Sister, Vianney Connolly and Katja Jewell, former Diocesan CAFOD...

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Caritas Wales: Staying Together While Apart

Caritas Wales offers the following course. Staying Together While Apart – digital skills training sessions The ‘Staying Together While Apart’ project has been developed to assist people during the COVID-19 pandemic and its immediate aftermath. The project focuses on...

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COVID Volunteers

Our Covid Volunteers have received a lot of praise for the efficient and sensitive way they have kept as able to attend church for prayer and worship these last months. Thanks to you all. When a few of us were removing the Christmas tree and Crib in the church last...

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Palestine

Following last week’s piece on the wonderful Mazin Qumsiyeh, can you help another peacemaker, Issa Amro, who is standing trial for his peaceful community organizing? Issa is a Palestinian Human Rights Defender from Hebron who co-founded the nonviolent Youth Against...

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Big Thanks!

A BIG THANKS also from Fr Charles to so many who sent lovely Christmas Cards, gifts and good wishes as well as to our volunteers who are keeping our community so switched on during the pandemic. A very HAPPY NEW YEAR OF 2021 to everybody. It’s a great privilege and...

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FayreShare Project

A Big Thanks To all who helped with our FayreShare project with the Good News Mission Church through Christmas. A special well done to Catherine and Natasha who do the lion's share of this work and their volunteer helpers at GNM. Thanks to the Albert Gubay Trust who...

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A Christmas Message (from Fr Charles)

Please see this week's bulletin for a Christmas message from wonderful peacemaker, Professor Martin Qumsiyeh, “a bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home,

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Christmas at St. Mary’s

We invite families with children to drop in to our CHRISTMAS OPEN DAYS on Wed 23rd  and 24th December. Bring the children in to pray around the Christmas Crib.  We will provide Christmas music and special family prayers for families to say together  -...

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First Communion/Confirmation 2020 and 2021

The 2020 group of children completed preparation for their First Reconciliation but have still to celebrate this Sacrament and also begin preparation for First communion. We’ve now arranged for a way to complete the course, partly by Zoom and partly with meetings in...

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Message from Colette (CAFOD Rep)

We are one week away from Christmas and all of us are still in some kind of lockdown situation. What a strange year this has been! I just wanted to send a final message to say a big thank you for all of your parish’s wonderful support and generosity to CAFOD this...

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Changes to National R.E. Curriculum

The Welsh dioceses along with the Catholic Education Service are running a national letter writing campaign against the Welsh Government’s proposed changes to the school curriculum. These changes, if passed, will have a significantly detrimental effect on Catholic...

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A Message from Christ the Word School

Update from Mrs Amanda Preston, Head Teacher of Christ the Word Catholic 3-16 School. The term has been challenging but rewarding and the children have been fantastic. Every year group have been raising money/food for their chosen charity. We had KS2 that raised over...

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CAFOD at Christmas

CAFOD offer a nice online Advent calendar which offers prayers and reflections for each day. Also, don’t forget that CAFOD World Gifts booklets are available at the back of the church.  Safe to take as nobody has touched them. They include perfect Christmas...

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Christmas (with COVID) at St Mary’s

Sadly, due to restrictions related to Covid, this year we are able to provide Mass only at 9pm Christmas Eve and 10am Christmas Day. Mass at 5pm would be too crowded. As an alternative for families with children we invite you to drop in to our CHRISTMAS OPEN DAYS on...

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Christmas for Homeless people and those in supported Housing

(174 in Denbighshire but most of these in Rhyl) A team including parishioners, secular people, Denbighshire county council homeless unit and the Night Shelter (which has been operating with reduced numbers throughout the pandemic) has been meeting and aims to provide...

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