Each week there is a reflection page which will offer some thoughts for meditation and prayer.

They can be found by clicking on 'Sunday Reflection'  in the horizontal menu above. 

This first week of Advent, we are challenged

to reflect on our preparedness to welcome Christ

whenever and however he comes.

To request a place at Sunday Mass

E-mail: backpew50@gmail.com

or Text: 07396642594

Exceptionally, you may phone this number, but only if you cannot email or text.

There is now a page which outlines the journey which we have had to undertake with great care.


Sadly, we have to announce the death of an elderly parishioner: Mrs. Dorothy Feeney R.I.P. (94)

Our prayerful sympathy goes to her family and friends.


Auguste Rodin, 'La Cathédrale', formerly l'Arc de l'Alliance',

1908, Hôtel Biron, Paris

Please pray for Margaret McClafferty

who is in hospital just now.

St. Vincent de Paul 1581-1660

To access the Readings for any given day, simply click on:



Our Church has now re-opened

for Liturgy.

Please see the dedicated page:

'Church Opening'.

Mgr. Hughes celebrates

Holy Mass daily. 


Mary, Mother of the Church,

Pray for us!

A list of churches offering

'live-streamed' Mass

can be accessed

by clicking on the button here.

Exceptionally, the Redemptorist

'Sunday Plus' which is one side of our

Parish Bulletin, is now available,

online here on the Bulletin Page.

The Children's version, 'Look'

is also available there.

Normally, the SVDP Society in our Parish would have their annual 'Coal Collection' Appeal this Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent. While that cannot happen this year, in the same way as the Toy Collection will have to be cancelled, nevertheless, our SVDP continue to respond to every situation of need.

You will also have noticed that their collection boxes have not been accessible at the end of Mass each week. 

If you would care to support the work that they do, please feel free to place a donation (in an envelope marked SVDP) in the Collection box, or alternatively, you can transfer a donation to the SVDP bank account:

A/C number:00681076; Sort Code:80-08-31

Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, Founder of the SVDP



By personal appointment with the priest

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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.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. 

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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