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.

Links to:


  • Sanitise your hands
  • Record your contact details
Visitors and parishioners with a smartphone should use the Tasmanian Government’s ‘Check in TAS’ phone app to record their contact details. After check-in show the “Welcomer” your screen to confirm that you have successfully checked-in.

The free Check in Tas app is available for download from the Google Play and Apple App stores. If you need more information, check the Tasmanian Government coronavirus website.

If you do not have a mobile phone with the app installed you must record your contact details using the manual sign-in system.

  • Please maintain COVID-19 safe behaviours including maintaining 1.5 metres physical distancing where possible, washing and sanitising hands, staying home and arranging testing if experiencing cold or flu like symptoms and covering coughs or sneezes.


  • Parishioners may stand or kneel at the appropriate times during the celebration of the Eucharist
  • Holy Communion will be given to you by the Celebrant or Eucharistic Minister from the front of the church. In accordance with health regulations the host will be placed on your hand and not on the tongue
  • Saturday Evening Vigil & Sunday Mass:  Members of one family can share the same seat even though they are closer than 1.5 metres

Bookings are recommended for the Saturday Vigil and Sunday 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 at 4.00pm on weekdays)

LUNCHTIMEWednesday & Friday only: 12.10pm
Reconciliation follows at 12.30pm in the Sacristy

(Church 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
Wednesdays & Fridays:  12.30pm – 1.00pm
Saturdays: 4.00pm – 4.30pm


Today’s Mass

Readings for today’s Mass
(link to Universalis)

Gospel Reflections (Fr Brian Gleeson CP)

19th Sunday (2021) – Food For The Journey
20th Sunday – Holy Communion, a Package Deal



St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart

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