Mass Times

Please note Mass locations.

Date Time Gathering Location Mass Intention
Monday 16th September 10.00am Mass St Matthew’s
Tuesday 17th September 10.00am Mass Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Wednesday 18th September 10.00am Mass St Paul’s
Thursday 19th September 10.00am Mass Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Friday 20th September 10.00am Mass St Matthew’s
Saturday 21st September 06.00pm Mass St Joseph’s
After Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation St Joseph’s
Sunday 22nd September 11.00am Mass St Joseph’s

Mass times updated every Sunday evening

The Parish Office (in the Presbytery) will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 09.30am until 1.00pm

Welcome to St Joseph’s

St Joseph’s parish community is delighted to welcome you to our website.  We hope you capture from the information on these pages something of the faith and sense of family within this parish which has served Kilmarnock and the wider area for over 170 years.

Whether visiting for the first time or returning after a period of time away, you are welcome, and the parish priest, Fr Stephen McGrattan, will be pleased to speak to you (contact details below and on the Contact tab).

The regular programme of Masses and prayer brings us together around the Risen Jesus who gives his life for us; the activities of the parish flow from our prayer and seek to share His joy and hope with others.  May God bless you.


In 1834, there were 140 Catholic families in Kilmarnock. A church was founded in 1844 and dedicated in 1847. The history of the resurgence of the Catholic faith in Kilmarnock is part of a broader tale of migration and aspiration amongst a hard-pressed people. Catholicism had not disappeared from Scotland entirely after the Reformation for significant pockets managed to cling to life in the north-east of the country, as well as in the Western Isles. The story in the Lowlands, however, was very different with the ‘old’ faith all but eradicated. From the final years of the 18th century onwards, and with a particular rapidity at the time of the Potato Famine in the 1840s, Catholicism saw its number of adherents expand at a spectacular rate as thousands of Irish refugees sought new opportunities for work and sustenance.


Do you have an event in the near future and would like to book the hall or enquire about availability, please contact:

Margaret McGrath
Tel: +44 1563 542130
Email: macrath4755@aol.com


Newsletter notices to be emailed by 10:00 on Thursday please.

Mariella Hoekstra-Berry



15 Hill St, Kilmarnock KA3 1HB
+44 1563 521832

Charity Number SCO10576 | Parishes of the Diocese of Galloway

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