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"But the remnant of the flock I myself will gather... and will bring them back to their pastures." (Jeremiah 23)

"You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while." (Mark 6;31)

SUNDAY, 30th JUNE, 11am MASS

On  Sunday, 30th June, we had the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ordination of Mgr. Hughes.

A great deal of work went into preparing a most impressive Liturgy. Special thanks must go to the Choir, Guest Organist, Stephen Adam, and also to Claire Scullion and Jenny Gallagher for the amazing floral dosplays. Linda Shields and the Parish Pastoral Council put in an enormous amount of work preparing for the day. Their efforts were blessed with the huge success of the occasion and even exceptionally good weather. A most generous presentation was made to Monsignor on behalf of the Parish and a Papal Blessing added to the significance of the occasion. As Monsignor's appointment to St. Joseph's draws to a close, the memories of this special moment will remain with him for a long time to come.

The Mass was followed by another remarkable 'International Barbecue'. The wonderful diversity of our parish family was evidenced in the variety and richness of the fare on offer.

Very many thanks to so many people who contributed to this great celebration of our parish community!

Display of mementos of Monsignor's Ordination in 1984

Mgr. Hughes celebrates his Anniversary Mass

Ronan Mathers presents Mgr. Hughes with a Papal Blessing to mark his 40 years as a priest.

Large numbers queued to relish the copious food on offer.


The Brilliant Barbecue 'Baristas' effortlessly meet the huge demand

Photographs by kind courtesy of Alan Morris

International Fare in abundance was enjoyed.


Fr. Gregory Zungdet from Bauchi, Nigeria

Fr. Greg will become Parish Priest on 6th September

St. Joseph's on Facebook and Instagram!

We have a well established Facebook Group and Instagram page.


We would welcome all members of the Parish community - past, present and hopefully future, to join the group on Facebook and follow the page on Instagram.


You can find our Facebook group by following this link

or by searching for St Joseph's RC Church.


We're on Instagram as @stjosephsrcchurch and you can find us by following this link


Please join us, and share this joining information with your friends and family, as we endeavour to expand our online community.  Many thanks.

 Opening Hours

Helensburgh Community Hub - 116, East Princes Street

Monday: 10am - 12noon; Thurs: 3pm-7pm

Howie Pavilion, Rosneath: Wed. 1pm-3pm

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