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 Sunday's Readings  remind us that loving God

means caring for our neighbour

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.


Please see the notice on the current bulletin page

about the celebration of Confirmation for young people who were in P7 last session.

Photo courtesy of Alan Morris, our Covid-Coordinator.

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.

Our First Sunday Mass after a period of four months of not being able to come together to worship.


The necessary spacing can clearly be seen, although there are also people in front of both side-altars.


Everything has gone very smoothly, thanks to the careful preparation and direction of the stewards.

We had a congregation of thirty-two, supported by eight stewards, an organist (there was no singing)

 - and one priest!



By personal appointment with the priest

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SAFEGUARDING: See Safeguarding Page under 'About Us'

Photo courtesy of Alan Morris



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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