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.
To request a place at Sunday Mass
or Text: 07396642594
Exceptionally, you may phone this number, but only if you cannot email or text.
This Sunday's Readings challenge us
reflect on the dynamic of forgiveness.
There is now a page which outlines the 'Route-Map' to re-opening the Church. See Menu above.
To access the Readings for any given day, simply click on:
Archbishop Tartaglia gives Bobby the Archdiocesan Medal
for outstanding service to the Church, 29th November 2015,
on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the erection of the Parish.
Bobby Hosie R.I.P.
With great sadness and a sense of shock
we have to announce the death of Bobby,
known to everyone who came to St. Joseph's.
Bobby's care for the Church and the Parish
was quite legendary.
His death late on Saturday, 12th September
was not entirely expected,
although he had been undergoing a range of
medical procedures in hospital.
Our deep and prayerful sympathy
goes to Bobby's wife, Sandra
and all the many who were close friends.
May he rest in peace with the Lord
whom he served so devotedly.
Photo courtesy of Alan Morris, our Covid-Coordinator.
Our Church is now gradually
Please see the dedicated page:
Mgr. Hughes celebrates
Holy Mass daily.
Mary, Mother of the Church,
Pray for us!
A list of churches offering
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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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.
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.