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:


(in accordance with government health regulations – 31 July 2021)


  • Sanitise your hands.
  • Each individual aged over 16 years must check in and record their contact tracing details on every entry no matter how short the visit.
  • Visitors and parishioners with a smartphone should use the Tasmanian Government’s ‘Check in TAS’ phone app to record their contact details. After scanning the QR code show the “Welcomer”, if present, 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 or cannot use the app you may be checked in by another visitor or you must record your contact details using the paper based recording system provided.
  • For the safety of all visitors please maintain COVID-19 social distancing of 1.5 metres.

From the Tasmanian Government Website:
With effect from 1 May 2021 organisers of large seated gatherings, including places of worship,  are able to apply to increase their audience to 100%  capacity.

Under the revised restrictions, gatherings under 250 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors will be allowed to go to the seating capacity of the venue or 250 people, whichever is fewer.

Staff employed at the premises, or service attendants, clergy and choir members at places of worship are not included in the gathering numbers.


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 the same family may 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.


MORNING – Monday to Saturday inclusive: 8.00am

(Church opens at 7.30am and closes at 4.00pm on weekdays)

LUNCHTIME – Wednesday & 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)

26th Sunday (2021) – Believers Together
27th Sunday – Together For Life


St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart

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