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St. Joseph's Helensburgh

41, Lomond Street, Helensburgh G84 7ET (Tel 01436-672-463)

Parish Priest: Monsignor John A. Hughes

E-mail: stjoseph.helensburgh@rcag.org.uk

Masses: Vigil, Saturday at 6pm;  Sunday, 9am and 11am;

Weekday Mass: 10am N.B. No 10am Mass on Monday, 22nd July

Confession any time by request 

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year, 21st July 2024

SECOND COLLECTION

The Second Collection next weekend is to support the work of the Church in Communications.

 

OZANAM MASS FOR THE SICK

On Sunday 11th August at 3pm, there will be Mass with the celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick.  Invitations are being delivered to many of the elderly and others in the parish.  If you would like to receive this Anointing, or if you have friends or relatives in the parish who might benefit, please note the date and time of this special celebration.

FOOD BANK 

The Foodbank is most grateful for the ongoing support of parishioners.  Weekly demand continues to be very high with around 80 local families and individuals being provided with a five-day supply of food.  

Tinned Vegetables, Tomatoes, Soup & Meat are most needed.     

Last month the Food Bank distributed 418 Bags of Food to help struggling families and individuals, a total of 8,485 tins, packets and cartons of food.  Stock is very low, and the following are desperately needed: Cartons Long Life Milk; Breakfast Cereals; Tins Meat; Tins Fish and Tins Vegetables.  Food can be left in the church porch and a Food Bank Volunteer will uplift.   A full list of food needed is on the church noticeboard.  Many thanks for your continued support.    

 

SUMMER BARBECUE AND MGR. HUGHES - Message From the Parish Pastoral Council

ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO SINCERELY THANK THE PARISHIONERS FOR THEIR VERY GENEROUS DONATIONS AND ASSISTANCE GIVEN TO US FOR THE WONDERFUL CELEBRATORY BBQ HELD LAST SUNDAY.  

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO NAME AND THANK INDIVIDUALS AS THE WHOLE PARISH WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS TO ENSURE THE DAY WOULD REMAIN FOREVER IN EVERYONE'S HEART.    THANK YOU ALL.

MGR. HUGHES

While the Parish Pastoral Council take this opportunity to thank all who have helped, Mgr Hughes also wants to recognise and publicly thank Linda Shields, the Chairperson, and all members of the PPC for the enormous amount of work that they did in making sure that we would have such a wonderful occasion. The fact that they also arranged for perfect weather speaks for their power of influence!

Monsignor is currently - with difficulty - preparing a letter of thanks and farewell which will be distributed before his departure.

 

CHURCH DONATIONS

The Archdiocese has arranged for each parish to have a special QR code. This allows people to make donations to the parish by using their phone, tablet, etc. The code is displayed at the back of the Church. It is also accessible on the front page of the website. Visitors are others who may not have cash with them can now easily make a donation to St. Joseph's. We are always grateful for financial support for the work of the parish. 

 

Prayers are Requested

 

For all the Sick of the Parish and those for whom our prayers have been asked: 

Alice Catterson, Jenny Rodgers, Maxine Widdop, Fiona Louden, Marlyn Cutler, Iain McDonald

Recently Deceased 

Pat Courtney, Lisa Jayne Joyce, Jack Kerrigan, Cathie Trainer, Douglas Clarkson

Month's Mind - All those whose Month's MInd occurs at this time.

Anniversaries 

Ken and Irene McLean, Kathleen Walsh, Grant Family, Michael James McManus

 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

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