3rd Sunday of the Year
Follow me and I will make you fishers for people.

24th January 2021
First ReadingJonah 3:1-5, 10
PsalmPsalm 24
Second Reading1 Corinthians 7:25-31
GospelMark 1:14-20

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coordinator at e-mail 4tcbookings@gmail.com or tel 07881  491751 (details also on the Contacts page)

The very latest news items are listed here. They appear in date occurence order.  For all news items, visit 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.

Here is the latest news from Fr Charles about Church and our Community  

Lockdown and Mass

Latest Changes from Fr Charles with regard to the latest government guidelines:

Welsh Govt guidelines, despite the latest news, allow us to celebrate Mass as usual tomorrow, Sunday 10am and subsequently. This is due to the large size of our church and the good discipline of our volunteers and you, the parishioners. The situation will be regularly reviewed during this lockdown period and details will be available on this website.

Meanwhile all places of worship will also be open for weddings or funerals, where people can attend at the invitation of the organiser. The number who will be able to attend a ceremony indoors will be limited by the capacity of the venue where it is being held, once physical distancing measures have been taken into account. 

To ensure that the maximum number that can attend is observed, attendance must be by invitation only. Numbers are constrained by the need to put physical distancing measures in place.

Post-funeral wakes or gatherings are not allowed. You can go to a cemetery to visit a family member’s grave but you should ensure that you follow physical distancing practices when doing so.


Connect, communicate, and help build an even stronger St Mary’s community!

Facebook Page: St Marys Parish Community Rhyl

Live-streamed Mass

All St Mary’s services are now available livestream on Youtube . Just google Youtube and enter
stmarysrhyllivemass. As this livestream method is new for us, please feedback if you have any problems. Prayer before the blessed Sacrament occurs Wed, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 12 noon. This is also live streamed, even though it is a drop-in hour for silent prayer, .

You can also click this link to go to the Mass page


07503 905414

Please check out this week’s Parish Bulletin for the latest news about church activities during the current lockdown.

Resources to help you on your spiritual journey over Advent.

God Who Speaks Scripture for December – please follow this link https://mailchi.mp/cb1a9cd93a4b/0g89p4z5o5-5012122?e=144c344229

 Vatican’s new website dedicated to Fratelli Tutti – please follow this link https://zenit.org/2020/12/01/just-in-now-online-is-vaticans-new-website-dedicated-to-fratelli-tutti

Parish resources for the season – This resource has also been made available by the parish of Tywyn & Machynlleth https://mailchi.mp/abe6b3a18b8a/catholic-reflections-magazine-8015421  

Click here for a link to the Sunday bulletin


We have found some Live Streamed services including masses. This means that clicking on the link below at the right time will connect you to a website showing a live stream of a mass in progress. Please note that to follow a complete service will use a great deal of data (like streaming live TV) so should only be used on a wifi connection, not using a phone data connection. Also please note we have no control over content from independent websites

The website churchservices.tv provides a list of services online, even a what’s on, showing where Mass is on at any given moment. The beautiful liturgy of the Irish Monks of Glenstal for example, also includes prayers you can recite alongside the monks

Bishop Peter ‘s masses, and also a Pentecost novena (9.00am on facebook, are live-streamed from the diocesan website and Youtube…(and also his Good Shepherd Sunday message ) 


Former parish priest of Rhyl, Monsignor Malachy Keegan, celebrates live-streamed mass daily at his parish in Sandersted, near Croydon…


Please check in to Fr Peter Morgan’s Liverpool parish…

Visit St Joseph’s Colwyn Bay where Fr Frank Ryan OMI and outreach Sri Lankan priest, Fr Vimal OMI, celebrate Mass daily

Also…. www.facebook.com/stjosephsrcc
Monday – Friday: 11 am. Available at 12 noon on our Website
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5bcYWIA0fCSdaM_BCC8vbA
(just search: saintjosephsrcc)

Adoration – Live Streamed on Facebook:Saturdays at 11am Rosary: 6pm – Live Streamed on Facebook:
And Sunday Mass live streamed at 11am

Prayer Resources for Home

Mass Timetable

Click here to join live streams (subject to timetable)

Finally for the moment, here is a message about facing up to the Virus pandemic from the Tamera Community.

Any news will be disseminated via this website so please bookmark it for future reference.


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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