Second Sunday of the Year (C)

"His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Jesus said, "Fill the jars with water." The steward tasted the water and it had turned into wine.' (John 2; 5-9) 

Mosaic by Marko Rupnik S.J.,

John Paul II National Shrine, Washington

Miniature of Prophet Isaiah,

Siegburg Lectionary, 12th cent.

British Library

'About Jerusalem I shall not rest until saving justice dawns for her like a bright light and her salvation like a burning torch.  (Isaiah 62;1)

(The almost complete text of Isaiah in the Dead Sea Scrolls -150-100BC)

Looking Ahead

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As we see the COVID Omicron variant spreading at alarming rates in Scotland, we know from past experience that our situation can change. With that very much in mind and aware that regulations and restrictions may alter, we prepare for the continued celebration of Holy Mass. It is our hope that our numbers will not be further restricted. We await on-going advice. It will be necessary to observe distancing between household groups. Please follow stewards' advice.

However, some control and organisation will continue to be necessary.

Return of Sunday Mass Obligation


N.B. The Bishops have postponed the return of the obligation till a more suitable moment as yet to be determined. 

Manuscript Illumination: Cathedral Building

Church and Hall Fabric Reports


See update in the current edition of the Parish Bulletin


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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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