Please Pray this week

for our young children in P7

who received the Sacrament

of Confirmation

during these past two weeks.

May they see the presence of the Spirit

in the life and work of our Parish.

Manuscript Illumination: Cathedral Building

Church and Hall Fabric Reports


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'Sede  Vacante'

Arms of the Archdiocese - mosaic in St. Andrew's Cathedral

Title, 'Specialis Filia Romanae Ecclesiae'

granted by Pope Alexander III in 1175

The funeral of Archbishop Tartaglia took place on Thursday 21st January. He was then laid to rest in the crypt of the cathedral. Requiescat in Domino.


In line with the provisions of Canon Law, the College of Consultors was required to elect a Diocesan Administrator to oversee the day-to-day running of the Archdiocese. Mgr. Hugh Bradley, the Vicar General, was duly elected and this was accepted and ratified by the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Claudio Rugerotti.

Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. (Mark 4; 28)

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Welcome to St. Joseph's Parish, Helensburgh!

Recently, Pope Francis described 'parish' as "an environment for hearing God's Word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach. worship and celebration. In all its activities, the parish encourages its members to be evangelisers."

(Evangelii Gaudium §28)

We try in St. Joseph's to create that environment.

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Our Parish

In 2015, we marked our 150th anniversary as a parish in Helensburgh. As far back as 1865, there was a Catholic worshipping community in our town. From very humble beginnings, the parish has steadily grown and we are indeed fortunate to have a Church which is a beautiful, dignified setting for the celebration of Eucharist, for prayer and for gathering this Christian community.

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