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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.

Hobart Parish Newsletter

The Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 19-20 September, 2020 (ed.1)
The Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 12-13 Sept, 2020 (ed.1)
The Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 05-06 September, 2020 (ed.1)
The Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 29-30 August, 2020 (ed.2)

Welcome to our New Novice – Fr Justin

On June 24th at St Joseph’s, Fr. Peter Addicoat, as Passionist community leader, clothed Fr Justin Durai Raj in the Habit, the simple black garment Paul of the Cross saw in a vision.  He gave him a copy of the Passionists Holy Rule and Constitutions and so welcomed him into his year of canonical novitiate.  Being of a mature age and already a priest, Justin will continue his novitiate in Hobart, joining other novices in Adelaide occasionally by Zoom.  When COVID-19 allows, he may also spend some time with other novices.

 Link to: Reflections, Readings and Streamed Masses



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        • 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 weekends the maximum number of people who can be in the main body of the church at any one time is 45.  There also 13 spaces in the side chapel (enter by the garden) and 10 spaces in the choir loft. Total 68.

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
Church closes at 8.15am for cleaning

9.30am (church opens 8.45 am)
Mass 9.30am
Church closes 10.35am for cleaning

11.00am (church opens 10.50am)
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)

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time – My Ways Are Above Your Ways
24th Sunday of Ordinary Time – How Often Must I Forgive?

Gospel Reflections
(Fr Brian Gleeson CP)

25th Sunday – Winners & Losers
26th Sunday – Saying Yes To God


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

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (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)