5th Sunday of Lent
Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
18th March 2018
First ReadingJeremiah 31: 31-34
Second ReadingHebrews 5: 7-9
GospelJohn 12: 20-33

If you like to pray the Way of the Cross click Here for Our Parish Stations with meditations

Sterling Work from Premier Inn Staff painting the Church and Community House. Check out the Gallery Here

Rhyl Catholic School Development

There is an interesting “fly-through” of the new school building on the Daily Post Website (link below)



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:

Saturday17th March10.30 AMHoly Hour with Morning Prayer of the Church
10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
(during holy hour)
Sacrament of Reconciliation available during holy hour
Sunday18th March10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday19th MarchNo Service
Tuesday20th March9.30 AMBarbara Gaffney RIP and family intentions
Wednesdy21st March9.30 AMEugene Robinson
7.00 PMSacrament of Reconciliation
Thursday22nd March9.30 AMMaureen Talbot RIP
Friday23rd March9.30 AMTimothy Ball RIP
Saturday24th MarchNo Holy Hour
10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday25th March10.00 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.

Coffee Afternoon

to help specialist dementia nurses to support families. On Saturday 17th March 2018 at 2.00pm. At the home of Sandra Hughes, (See this weeks bulletin for full details

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The Sacrament of Confirmation programme

The Sacrament of Confirmation programme Faith in Action begins on Sunday 25th February 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm in church. Thanks to help from the Knights of St Columba the young people taking part will also have a chance to complete the John Paul 11 award, which, like the...

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Situations Vacant. (4thecommunity)

At 4thecommunity we need someone to enter invoices and payments, to keep our accounts in good order, for probably an hour a week. If you can help please see Fr Charles.

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First Communion Preparation meeting

The next First Communion Preparation meeting is on Saturday, 24th February, for parents/grandparents AND children, in the Church Hall at 10.00 am.The next First Communion Preparation meeting is on Saturday, 24th February, for parents/grandparents AND children, in the...

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Women’s World Day of Prayer

will be hosted this year by the women of Sussex Street Christian Centre on March 2nd Friday 2 pm—3.30 pm. Prayer will focus on the small country of Suriname in South America, whose women have prepared the actual service. Refreshments. Parking reserved for blue Badge...

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