HobHoly Spirit Province Logoart Catholic Parish

is under the Pastoral Care of the Passionist Congregation

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 the 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 Joseph’s welcomes visitors. Recent visitors commented, “We want to pass on a heartfelt thanks for your warm welcome at Saturday Night Mass.  We thought that you and your parishioners deserved to know how much it meant to two travellers.”  

As the church endeavours to respond to the Corona Virus crisis we as a parish community commit ourselves to providing an environment which will promote the physical health and well being of all people especially the elderly and vulnerable people in our society.  We recognise the inconvenience and challenges associated with this response and the indefinite timeline placed before us.  We pray daily for those whose lives are impacted through contracting the Corona Virus and the medical staff and families who care for them.

OUR PARISH COMMITMENT:  We the parishioners of St. Joseph’s are committed to the care, well being and protection of children, young people and people at risk in our community.  We uphold that child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult.

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  • Sanitise your hands
  • Record your name and contact phone number
  • For the safety of others please observe the COVID -19 social distancing requirements of 1.5 metres


  • Remain seated to help maintain social distancing  of 1.5 metres
  • Holy Communion will be brought to you by the priest or Eucharistic Minister. Please remain seated.
  • The host will be placed on your hand and not on the tongue in keeping with health regulations.

These requirements may change in keeping with Government regulations.

Weekday & Saturday Morning Mass: The maximum number of people who can be in the main body of the church at any one time is 45.  Bookings are not required..

Saturday Evening Vigil & Sunday Mass: Members of one family can share the same seat even though they are closer than 1.5 metres.  This can add to the number of people sitting in the body of the church which is 45 single seats.  There are also 13 single seats in the side chapel enter by the garden and 10 single seats in the choir loft.

Bookings are recommended for weekend Masses.

BOOKINGS can be made Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm by contacting the Monastery on 6234 4866.  Leave your name and phone number and the day you wish to attend Mass. If problems arise then please speak to the parish priest.


– Monday to Saturday inclusive:  8.00am
(Church opens at 7.30am and closes after Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday morning)
LUNCHTIMEWednesday & Friday only: 12.10pm
Reconciliation follows at 12.30pm in the Sacristy
(Church closes for cleaning at 1.00pm)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held each Friday of Lent at 11.30am

(Church open at 5.30pm and closes immediately after Mass)

(Church opens at 7.00am)

(Church closes for cleaning at at noon)

RECONCILIATION – Sacrament of Penance

Reconciliation will be in the Sacristy until further notice
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays – by appointment only
Wednesdays & Fridays:  12.30pm – 1.00pm (church closes at 1.00pm)
Saturdays: 4.00pm – 4.30pm


Today’s Mass

Readings for today’s Mass
(link to Universalis)

Stations Of The Cross

Slide presentation

Gospel Reflections (Fr Brian Gleeson CP)

4th Sunday of Lent  – God’s Love In Jesus Christ
5th Sunday of Lent – A Time to Weep and Mourn
Palm Sunday – A Pep Talk for Palm Sunday
Easter Sunday – Rising With Jesus to The New Life of Easter
2nd Sunday of Easter – Believing and Doubting
3rd Sunday of Easter – Dishing Out Hell or Heaven


St Paul Apostle, Endeavour Hills

Sunday Mass – 11.00 am
Fr Brendan CP
(streamed through Facebook)

St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart

Sunday Mass – 10.30 am
(streamed through Archdiocese of Hobart YouTube channel)