'Ad they were stoning him, Stephen said in invocation, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.' (Acts 7; 59) 

Sculpture: Gabriel Jules Thomas, St. Étienne du Mont, Paris, 1863

'Father, I pray not only for these, but for those also who through their words will believe in me.' (John 17;20)

James Tissot, Le Denier Sermon de Notre Seigneur', The Met.

Frank Meehan R.I.P.

Following from our Synodal Preparation sessions, preparations are under way for a renewal of the various strands of our Parish life.

Details to follow shortly.

With sadness, we have learned of the death of one of our most elderly parishioners, Mr Frank Meehan. Frank's international career would have been known to many, far and wide, but in our parish he lived quietly in retirement. 

Until fairly recently, he was a regular member of the congregation. Failing health had latterly denied him the practice of the faith that was so important to him. We share the grief of his family and pray for his eternal rest and consolation for his family and the many who will mourn his death at the age of 98.

More recently, we have been saddened by the death of another parishioner of great age: Susan Walsh.

We convey also our prayerful sympathy to the family of the late Elizabeth Flanagan.

Requiescant in Domino

We welcome our new Archbishop,

Most Rev. William Nolan

Installed in our Cathedral on Saturday 26th February.

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Manuscript Illumination: Cathedral Building

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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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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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