29th Sunday of the Year
Reading Cycle A, The year of Luke
Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.

Rhyl Catholic School Development

(also available under News menu)

On the 5th November next, after Sunday morning Mass, we hope to have the plans for the new school on show and time for questions and discussion. The County Council have been asked to attend but say they cant as they are putting several opportunities in place during the following week. The dates for these will be published once available.

22nd October 2017
First ReadingIsaiah 45: 4-6
Second ReadingThessalonians 1: 1-5
GospelMatthew 22: 15-21

Ministry of the Word:    Latest Readers list is now available here


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.


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!

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.

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.

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.

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:

Saturday21st October10.30 AMHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church
10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
(during holy hour)
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday22nd October10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday23rd OctoberNo Service
Tuesday24th October9.30 AMMary Harrison RIP
Wednesday25th October9.30 AMEileen Richards RIP
Thursday26th October9.30 AMThanksgiving Domingo Family
Friday27th October9.30 AMDeceased members of the Cerefice family
Saturday28th October10.30 AMHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church
10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
(during holy hour)
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday29th October10.00 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.

St Augustine’s Priory Events

Two events at St Augustine’s Priory, Old Colwyn 1. Taize Evenings last Friday of each month, beginning 27th October 2 Alzheimer’s Day -the Challenges facing us all. with Dr Bede Smith 25th November 10am-4pm See poster in church

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Bethany Group – diary dates

Blessing of the Graves - Sunday, 22nd October, 1.30 pm. at Rhuddlan Cemetery, then on to Rhyl. A short prayer service is held in each cemetery and then we walk around blessing family graves and sharing thoughts. The service will be followed by refreshments at the...

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Grandparents’ Week

(23rd-29th Oct.) for the Diocese, we are asking children to draw a picture of their grandparent(s) and write why they are special. These will be displayed on the Childrens’ Liturgy board. If your child/grandchild would like to take part, please take a sheet from the...

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National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress Liverpool 2018

7 - 9 September 2018 The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool next year. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist...

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Cafod Family Fast Day

Next Friday 6th October. Last Lent we gave £4.3 million to help young girls finish their education. UK government matched this and made it nearly £8 million.Two girls, Proscovia and Guti , live in a very dry part of Ugandam now have access to water and don’t have to...

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