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

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 vulnerable young people in our parish.


Saturday morning: 8.00 am
Saturday evening (Vigil):
6.30 pm
Sunday: 7.30 am, 9.30 am, 11.00 am

Monday – Friday:
 8.00 am, 12.10 pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament normally follows the 8.00 am weekday Mass until midday when Benediction precedes the 12.10 pm Mass.
There is no Exposition or Benediction on public holidays.

Note: On next Wednesday 18th there will be no Benediction, Exposition or Reconciliation due to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Conference. 

Mass times are subject to change, especially during holiday periods.

Visit the Archdiocese of Hobart web site for Mass times at other Tasmanian parishes.

RECONCILIATION TIMES – Sacrament of Penance

Monday – Thursday: 12.30 – 1.00 pm
Friday: 12.30 – 1.00 pm; 5.00 – 5.30 pm
Saturday: 4.00 – 4.30 pm;  6.00 – 6.30 pm

St Joseph’s Hobart Parish Fair & Raffle

Sunday 13th October, 2019

The annual St Joseph’s Restoration Fair is on again this year in Legacy Hall and in the hall’s laneway, from 10.30 am through till 12.30 pm. The Restoration Raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the Fair.

We really need everyone’s support – most of all through your attendance – but also for stocking and manning the stalls on the day so that we can once again provide much needed funds for the church’s maintenance and restoration program.

What’s on and what we need?

Cake Stall: We need people to make cakes, slices, biscuits, etc. etc. and of course, sellers. If you can help in any way, either with ingredients closer to the event – especially eggs and butter (there won’t be an “Ingredients’ Sunday” this year) or with ready-to-sell items, contact Angela Marquis (via the Parish Office in business hours on 6234 4866) and she will advise on how you can best contribute.

Plants, Flowers and Fresh Produce: The more the better and the fresher the better. If you can contribute, please contact Gina Graves (again via the Parish Office) to arrange either pick-up or delivery.

 Treasure and Toys: We need pre-loved items of all varieties for sale. Unfortunately, electrical goods cannot be sold unless they are properly tagged by an authorised electrician or brand new (in original package). Goods can be delivered to the Monastery or can be collected.

Book Stall: Hardbacks, softbacks, CDs, DVDs (even vinyl and cassettes!). Again, these can be delivered to the Monastery or collected by the Organiser, Phil Page (0409 438 625).

Silent Auction: Last year, this was a great success, so we will be running it again with a small number of high-quality items up for grabs. If you can help, please contact the Monastery on 6234 4866 or the Organiser.

Chocolate wheel: A range of prizes would be greatly appreciated. Everything from bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates – all new and inside their use-by dates, movie passes, gift vouchers, jigsaws, cosmetic/toiletry packs, stationery and quality gifts of all types.  Please deliver to the Monastery or contact the Organiser to collect.

There’ll also be our regular favourites: Devonshire Teas, and the BBQ and Soft Drinks (again this year in Legacy laneway near the produce stall, rather than in the church garden), providing delicious food and refreshments throughout the morning.

All food, refreshments, cakes, produce and other items will be sold at great prices.

But…most of all, we need your help, either with setting up or taking down, manning stalls and so on, but most importantly by being there and supporting your parish. If you can help in any way, either as indicated above, or in any other capacity, please contact those people named above or the Organiser.

The Raffle: Thank you to everyone who has supported the raffle through the donation of prizes. Tickets are now available and can be collected at the Church entrance. Please record your name, contact details and book number when taking books of tickets. Any queries to Robert Bilyk on 0419 870 555.

Thanks in anticipation.

Phil Page (0409 438 625)
[email protected]

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