We are delighted to have our church open once more.

From this week, we will be able to have Mass

at 9am and 11am on Sundays

and at 10am

on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There may now be 50 present in Church.

 Bookings (necessary) can be made at


'Sede  Vacante'

Arms of the Archdiocese - mosaic in St. Andrew's Cathedral

Title, 'Specialis Filia Romanae Ecclesiae'

granted by Pope Alexander III in 1175

The funeral of Archbishop Tartaglia took place on Thursday 21st January. He was then laid to rest in the crypt of the cathedral. Requiescat in Domino.


In line with the provisions of Canon Law, the College of Consultors was required to elect a Diocesan Administrator to oversee the day-to-day running of the Archdiocese. Mgr. Hugh Bradley, the Vicar General, was duly elected and this was accepted and ratified by the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Claudio Rugerotti.

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


Elections to the Scottish Parliament will take place on 6th May.

The Bishops' Conference of Scotland has issued a letter encouraging us to participate thoughtfully in the Election.

To read the document click on the Button below.



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 ยง28)

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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