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, Kirsty McKenna, Alice Greenway, Isabel Stewart, Adrienne McVicar, Caroline McDonald, Christopher McNamara, Matthew Wisebrod

Recently died: Maria Frias, Donnie McDonald, Stuart Higgins, Kirsty McKenna, Therese McPherson, Bridget Gallagher, Kenneth Munro, Eddie Hendry    

Anniversaries:  Gerard McMahon, Jack Berry, Richard McDevitt

We Remember in our prayers...

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.

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

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