Holy Spirit Province LogoHobart Catholic Parish

is under the Pastoral Care of the Passionist Congregation.

Church: Corner Macquarie & Harrington Streets
Monastery: 65 Harrington Street, Hobart
Phone: (03) 6234 4866

St. Joseph’s Church is located on the corner of Macquarie & Harrington  Streets in central Hobart. It is the centre of worship for Hobart Catholic Parish.

St Joseph’s is the oldest Catholic Church in Hobart. The first Mass was celebrated on Christmas Day 1841.

The Community at St Joesph’s welcomes visitors. Jo and Ros from Sydney wrote, “We want to pass on a heartfelt thanks for your warm welcome at Saturday Night Mass.  Apart from Midnight Mass in Slovenia last Christmas your parish has been the most welcoming we have ever encountered.  I thought that you and your parishioners deserved to know how much it meant to two travellers.” 


Follow link for details of Christmas & New Year Mass & Reconciliation times.

JOIN THE CHRISTMAS CHOIR:  If you love to sing, regardless of ability, we would love to welcome you, nothing too tricky, just glorious favourite carols!! Contact  Angela (0400 969 817) for more details!

CHOIR REHEARSAL: There will be two rehearsals for those who are able to take part in the Christmas Eve Celebrations! Sunday 16th & Sunday 23rd of December between 5 & 6pm.

JOIN IN THE CHRISTMAS EVE NATIVITY and re-enactment of the Gospel as part of the 6.30 Mass on Christmas Eve!

Small spoken parts and smiling faces are the only requirements. If anyone has young family members visiting from interstate attending the Mass who would like take part and can take on a role at short notice, please advise Angela (0400 969 817). Any older children who would be willing to take on the role of Narrator will be most welcome at rehearsals!

CHILDREN’S NATIVITY REHEARSALS: There will be two rehearsals for those children who are able to take part in the Christmas Eve Nativity and re-enactment of the Gospel as part of the 6.30 Mass on Christmas Eve! Wednesday 19th & Sunday 23rd December between 4 & 5pm.

Mass Times

Saturday morning: 8.00 am
Saturday evening (Vigil):
6.30 pm
Sunday: 7.30 am, 9.30 am, 11.00 am

Monday – Friday:
 8.00 am, 12.10 pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament normally follows the 8.00 am weekday Mass until midday when Benediction precedes the 12.10 pm Mass.
There is no Exposition or Benediction on public holidays.

Mass times are subject to change, especially during holiday periods.
Visit the Archdiocese of Hobart web site for Mass times at other Tasmanian parishes.

Reconciliation – Sacrament of Penance

Monday – Thursday: 12.30 – 1.00 pm
Friday: 12.30 – 1.00 pm; 5.00 – 5.30 pm
Saturday: 4.00 – 4.30 pm;  6.00 – 6.30 pm

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