Fr. Harry McKay (1991-present) is the current Parish Priest at St. Joseph’s. He became the seventh Parish Priest in 1991. Fr. Harry served at St. Martin’s (Castlemilk), Christ the King (Cathcart), and St. Flannan’s (Kirkintilloch), before becoming the Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s, Cumbernauld.
Fr. Francis Meagher (1989-91) came to St. Joseph’s from St. Eunan’s, Clydebank, in 1989. He was later transferred from St. Joseph’s to St. Luke’s in the Gorbals. He retired from St. Luke’s and died in 2007.
Fr. George Gillespie (1988-89) came to St. Joseph’s from Holy Cross, Croy, in 1988. He was then transferred to St. Mahew’s, Cardross, the following year. He is currently the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Broomhill.
Fr. John McCabe (1985-88) came to St. Joseph’s from Our Lady and St. Margaret’s, Kinning Park, in 1985. He was transferred from St. Joseph’s to Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardonald, in April 1988. He later retired to Moodiesburn and died in 1998. A short obituary, which originally appeared in The Herald, can be found here.
Fr. Thomas Mannion (1981-85) came to St. Joseph’s from St. Eunan’s, Clydebank, to replace Fr. Strain in 1981. He retired at the end of 1984, having served the people of St. Joseph’s for over 4 years. He died in 2010.
Desmond Strain (1975-81) came to St. Joseph’s from St. Mary’s, Duntocher, to replace Fr. Quinn in 1975. Fr. Strain was later transferred from St. Joseph’s to St. Saviour’s, Govan, in 1981. He died in 1986.
Fr. James Quinn (1967-75) was the first Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s. He arrived in September 1967 with the task of establishing the newly formed parish. Fr. Quinn oversaw the establishment of the parish before being transferred to St. Gabriel’s, Merrylee, in 1975. He retired in 1982 and died in 1990.