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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.”  

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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Check here:  for Christmas & New Year Mass Times &  COVID 19 Arrangements


Please keep yourself informed of changes via the website or newsletter and share with our community   Ask them to spread the word to people whom they know.


  • Irrespective of age anyone who has flu like symptoms or feels unwell should stay at home and not come to church;
  • Sanitise your hands;
  • Give your name and phone number to the church official before sitting on an assigned seat;
  • Observe the COVID-19 Social Distance requirements for the safety of all visitors. To maintain the ‘social distance’ during Mass you are requested to remain seated at all times;
  • Please do not kneel or stand;
  • Holy Communion will be brought to you by the priest or Eucharistic Minister;
  • Please receive communion on the hand to help prevent the spread of the virus.

These requirements may change in keeping with Government regulations.


For weekday 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.

8.00am (Monday to Saturday inclusive)
Church opens at 7.30am
Mass 8.00am
Church closes after Mass for cleaning on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

12.10pm Lunchtime Mass (Wednesday & Friday only)
Mass 12.10pm
Reconciliation at 12.30pm in the Sacristy
Church closes at 1.00pm for cleaning


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 ringing the Monastery (6234 4866).  Leave your name and phone number and the day you wish to come to Mass. If problems arise then please speak to the parish priest.

Saturday Vigil Mass

6.30pm (church opens at 5.30pm)
Mass 6.30pm
Church closes immediately after Mass

Sunday Masses

7.30am (church opens at 7am)
Mass 7.30am

Mass 9.30am

Mass 11.00am
Church closes at 12 noon for cleaning

These requirements may change in keeping with Government regulations.


Wednesday & Friday 12.30pm   (in the Sacristy after 12.10pm Mass)
Saturday 4.00-4.30pm  (in the Sacristy)


St Joseph’s, Hobart

Readings for today’s Mass
(link to Universalis)

Reflections and Readings for Weekend Mass (Angela)
2nd Sunday of Advent – Prepare A Way For The Lord
1st Sunday of Advent – Come Lord Jesus

Gospel Reflections (Fr Brian Gleeson cp)
1st Sunday of Advent – Waiting & Hoping
2nd Sunday of Advent – Preparing The Way of The Lord


St Paul Apostle, Endeavour Hills

Saturday Vigil Mass – 6.00 pm
Sunday Mass – 11.00 am
Fr Brendan CP
(streamed through Facebook)

Holy Cross, Templestowe

1st Sunday of Advent (Pre-recorded – available now)
Fr Chris Monaghan CP
(streamed through vimeo.com)

Holy Spirit Church, Sandy Bay

Sunday Mass – 10.00 am
Fr Brian Nichols
(streamed through Facebook)

St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart

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