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

Please check this website regularly for updated Parish information as circumstances change

To enable people to remain healthy, to avoid the COVID-19 virus and maintain a safe personal space, all Masses, Reconciliation and other services including Easter services at St Joseph’s cannot be celebrated.  St Joseph’s Church is closed until further notice.

Our website will be the way in which any updates will be communicated. As well as this a variety of prayer resources and links to Mass on line and other supports will be made available.

We ask you to share this message with our community and ask them to spread the word to people whom they know.

Streaming Links

Passionist : Endeavour Hills,  Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm : Sunday Mass 11am
(St Paul Apostle Church – Fr Brendan PP)

Holy Spirit Church, Sandy Bay : Saturday Vigil Mass  6pm  – Fr Brian Nichols,

Passionist : Mass from St Brigid’s Church 5th Sunday of Lent
(Fr Tom McDonough cp)

Message from Fr Tom McDonough cpProvincial, Holy Spirit Province

Passionist : Holy Spirit Province – prayer resources & streaming

Information & Mass Readings Links

Readings & Reflections Booklet – 5th Sunday of Lent, Year A

Weekly Newsletters

Readings for today’s Mass

Easter Reflections

Stations of the Cross
(Slide show)

Gospel Reflections For Easter 2020
(Fr Brian Gleeson cp)

5th Sunday of Lent (29th March 2020) –  Weeping at Another’s Death 
Palm Sunday – (5th April 2020) – A Little Pep Talk
Easter Sunday (1) (12th April 2020) – Easter Light & Joy, Hope & Challenge
Easter Sunday (2) (12th April 2020) – Easter Hope and Easter Commitment


-from Richard Hendrick (Brother Richard) in Ireland
March 13th 2020

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them.
They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
Today a young woman I know
is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary
All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality
To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters.
To Love.
So we pray and we remember that
Yes there is fear.
But there does not have to be hate.
Yes there is isolation.
But there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes there is panic buying.
But there does not have to be meanness.
Yes there is sickness.
But there does not have to be disease of the soul
Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.
Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.
Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
Spring is coming,
And we are always encompassed by Love.
Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,

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 Christmas Midnight Mass in Slovenia 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.” 

The Catholic Parish of St Joseph’s is committed to providing a safe and nurturing culture for all children and young people in our parish.

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