Parish Priest: Canon Desmond Berry


Sick: John Toohey, Clare O’Donnell, Grace McLare, Tony Doran, Veronica Edgely, Rosemary Queen, Marie Carter, Bill Sutherland, Eddie McGlynn, Pat Lock, Kirsty McKenna, Alice Greenway, Isabel Stewart, Adrienne McVicar, Joshua Dolan, Caroline McDonald

Recently died:  Annie Dorrian

We Remember in our prayers...

Mental Health can be seriously affected during lockdown

Sources of information, advice and support for those whose mental health is being affected by COVD-19.

Clear Your

Provides advice about keeping physically active, keeping to a routine, keeping in touch with others and managing anxieties and moods. It offers signposts to other sources of help and advice including links with all the leading mental health third sector organisations.

NHS Inform

Provides reliable up-to-date health information on Covid-19 in Scotland and more detailed self-care mental health advice. Topics include stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, money worries, alcohol and drug problems. Information is also available in a variety of languages.

Breathing S

Breathing Space is a telephone therapy service provided by NHS Scotland. Individuals can self-refer for talking treatment for low mood anxiety and stress.

Thriving Pl

Provides resources for helping families to look after their own mental health, including videos, activities for children, advice for parents/carers and Government guidance

Together I

Provides good online resources to support mental health and wellbeing, asking such questions as: “How are you today?” “Having trouble switching off?” “Feeling stressed?” “Feeling anxious?”


Provides a offers a range of support and information for parents and carers on issues such as: talking to children worried about coronavirus, coping with tantrums, online safety.


Provides information and resources for people with dementia, their carers and families. This includes activities, support for families and what to do if you have to go into hospital during the pandemic.

Stop It N

Provides a confidential helpline and anonymous messaging service for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse, whether they’re worried about their own thoughts, feelings and behaviour, or about another adult or young person.

Donations to the Parish

Thank you to everyone who is donating to the Parish.

A number of new standing orders have been started.

If you have online banking and wish to make a donation you can do so directly to the Parish account.

St Joseph’s Wemyss Bay

Bank of Scotland 

Sort code 80 15 86  Acc. 00356136

Protecting your Privacy

The privacy notice contained on our website is that of the Diocese of Paisley, St. Joseph and St Patrick’s is a Catholic parish of the Universal Church in the Diocese of Paisley, which is led by Bishop John Keenan, in communion with our Holy Father Pope Francis, in Wemyss Bay.


We want you to know that Diocese of Paisley respects the information we hold on you and that we take the security of your information very seriously.


New data protection rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), come into effect on May 25th 2018. This new regulation will give people greater control over how companies and organisations use their personal information.


We have updated our Privacy Notice in line with GDPR, which sets out information on how we hold and handle your data. It includes:


  • what kind of information we collect

  • how we use it

  • when we may need to share it


Many thanks for your understanding. You can read our full Privacy Notice at by clicking here or a hard copy can be requested from the Parish.

Hospital Chaplins

Hospital Chaplains will still be attending IRH but under strict instructions from the staff.


Please remind the people that if they wish their patient-relative to be attended by a priest in an emergency they must ensure that the staff on the ward know that their relative is a catholic and would want the priest in an emergency. Religion is not asked as routine now on admission and families must give that information to staff. Fr. Berry