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 and encourages visitors. Jo and Ros wrote to Fr Peter,

“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. 

 Thank you.
Jo & Ros (Sydney)”.

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


SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER : 10.20am – 12.30pm

The annual St Joseph’s Restoration Fair is on again this year in Legacy Hall and in the laneway, commencing at 10.20 am and running through till about 12.30 pm. The Restoration Raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the Fair.

Keep this date free in your diary.

We really need everyone’s support – most of all through your attendance, and also for stocking the stalls so that we can once again provide much needed funds for the church’s maintenance and restoration program.

What’s on and what we need:

 Cake Stall: We need people to make cakes, slices, biscuits, etc. etc. and of course, sellers on the day. If you can help in any way, either with ingredients (there won’t be an “Ingredient Sunday” this year) or with ready-to-sell items, contact Angela Marquis on 0400 969 817 and she will advise on how you can best contribute.

Plants, Flowers and Produce: The more the better and the fresher the better. If you can contribute, please contact Gina Graves on 0418 231 008 to arrange either pick-up or delivery.

Treasure and Toys: We need pre-loved items for sale. Unfortunately, electrical goods cannot be sold unless they are properly tagged by an authorised electrician or brand new (in original package). Goods can be delivered to the Monastery or you can ring Phil Page on 0409 438 625 or Ian Steele on 0467 447 827 to collect.

Book Stall: Hardbacks, softbacks, CDs, DVDs (even vinyl and cassettes!). Again, these can be delivered to the Monastery or ring Phil Page (0409 438 625) to arrange collection.

Chocolate wheel: A range of prizes would be greatly appreciated. Everything from bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates – all new and inside their use-by dates, movie passes, gift vouchers, jigsaws, cosmetic/toiletry packs, stationery and quality gifts of all types.  Please deliver to the Monastery or contact the organisers to collect.

There’ll also be our regular favourites: Devonshire Teas, the BBQ and Soft Drinks (this year in Legacy laneway near the produce stall, rather than in the church garden), providing delicious food and refreshments throughout the morning.

All food, refreshments, cakes, produce and other items will be sold at great prices.

But…most of all, we need your help, either with setting up or taking down, manning stalls and so on, but most importantly by being there and supporting your parish. If you can help in any way, either as indicated above, or in any other capacity, please contact those people named above or us.

Phil Page (0409 438 625), or by email: page.ap@bigpond.com
Ian Steele (0467 447 827)

Thanks in anticipation.

St Joseph’s Restoration Raffle

Books of tickets for this year’s raffle are available for distribution. So make sure you get a book after Mass and leave your name and contact number on the recording sheet.  Tickets are $2 each and there are 10 tickets in a book.
The Restoration Raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the Fair.

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