Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Blessing on Friday, 27th March


You will probably have been made aware that the Bishops of Scotland have now decided to suspend the public celebration of Holy Mass after the Feast of St. Joseph.

Mgr. Hughes will celebrate Mass daily,

but privately.


Complying with latest 

Government regulation,

our Church is now completely closed

until further notice.

The full statement from the Bishops

can be accessed for further information

Mary, Mother of the Church,

Pray for us!

A list of churches offering

'live-streamed' Mass

can be accessed

by clicking on 'News' above 

and following the link.

Exceptionally, the Redemptorist

'Sunday Plus' which is one side of our

Parish Bulletin, is now available,

online here on the Bulletin Page.

Prayer of Pope Francis as Covid-19 touches our lives

Times of Masses



During Lent

Stations of the Cross

may be prayed privately at home



By personal appointment with the priest


Each day in Lent there will be a short

Lenten Reflection on this website.

This can be accessed easily 

on your phone, tablet or desktop / laptop.

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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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