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. 

The Readings this Sunday invite us to reflect on the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Church at Pentecost

and upon each one of us in Baptism and Confirmation


All public Celebration of Liturgy

is now suspended.

Our Church will remain closed

until restrictions are lifted.

Mgr. Hughes celebrates Mass

daily in the Presbytery Oratory


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, Ichthus

is also available there.

Margaret Nicol  R.I.P.

With very great sadness, we have to announce the death of Margaret Nicol. Although residing latterly in Balloch, Margaret was very much a stalwart of St. Joseph's. She contributed in so many ways to the life of the parish, Eucharistic Minister, Reader, Visitor to many parishioners, Member of various groups, and not least, supplier of scones and fruit loaves to many parishioners, old and (very) young. Our sadness is, of course. accompanied by our gratitude to God for Margaret's dedicated service to the parish community. Our photo shows Margaret receiving the Archdiocesan Medal from Archbishop Tartaglia at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the parish, in November 2015. 

Margaret's Funeral will be private, but the hearse will pause / pass St. Joseph's on Wednesday, 20th May at approx. 10.50. If people wish to pay their respects, it is ESSENTIAL that SOCIAL DISTANCING be scrupulously observed.

Requiescat in Pace.

Times of Masses



Almighty and eternal God,

our refuge in every danger,

to whom we turn in our distress;

in faith we pray:

look with compassion on the afflicted,

grant eternal rest to the dead,

comfort to mourners,

healing to the sick, peace to the dying;

strength to healthcare workers, 

wisdom to our leaders,

and courage to reach out to all in love,

so that together we may give glory

to your Holy Name.

Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son,

who lives and reigns with you,

 in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God, for ever and ever.


(Collect, Missa in Tempore Universalis Contagii)



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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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