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.


MASS TIMES

Pre-Christmas Mass Times

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

WEEKDAYS
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.


Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Eve – Tuesday 24th December
6.00 pm:
Carols
6.30 pm: Children’s Vigil Mass
8.00 pm: Carols
8.30 pm:
Vigil Mass
11.30 pm: Carols
Midnight:
Mass

Christmas Day – Wednesday 25th December
7.30 am, 9.30 am, 11.00 am (no evening Mass)


JOIN THE CHRISTMAS CHOIR
Christmas Choir Rehearsals: There will be three rehearsals for those who are able to take part in the Christmas Eve Celebrations. Sunday 15th Dec, 5-6 pm, Wednesday 18th Dec (time TBC) and Sunday 22nd Dec immediately after the 9.30 Mass – Please note this rehearsal will be held downstairs in the Monastery and include morning tea. If you love to sing, regardless of ability, we would love to welcome you, nothing too tricky, just glorious favourite carols!! Contact Angela for more details (0400 969 817)

JOIN IN THE CHRISTMAS EVE NATIVITY and re-enactment of the Gospel as part of the 6.30 Mass on Christmas Eve
Children’s Nativity Rehearsals: There will be two rehearsals for those children who are able to take part in the Christmas Eve Nativity and re-enactment of the Gospel as part of the 6.30 Mass on Christmas Eve. Sundays 15th Dec 4-5 pm and 22nd December 4-5.30 pm. Small spoken parts and smiling faces are the only requirements. If anyone has young family members visiting from interstate attending the Mass who would like take part and can take on a role at short notice, please advise Angela. Any older children who would be willing to take spoken parts and lead younger children will be most welcome at rehearsals. Contact Angela for more details (0400 969 817)


Post Christmas Mass Times

Thursday 26th – Friday 27th  December: 8.00 am, 12.10 pm
(no Exposition or Benediction)
Saturday 28th : 8.00 am, 6.30 pm Vigil
Sunday 29th : 7.30 am, 9.30 am, 11.00 am
Monday 30th – Tuesday 31st : 8.00 am., 12.10 pm
(no Exposition or Benediction)


MASS TIMES – JANUARY 2020

NEW YEAR HOLIDAY – Wednesday 1stJanuary 2020 : 8.00 am, 12.10 pm
(Church closes immediately after Mass)


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


WEEKDAYS
Monday – Friday: 8.00 am, 12.10 pm
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:  Exposition from  8.30 am followed by Benediction at noon.

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

UNTIL SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER
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

FROM MONDAY 16th DECEMBER
Monday 23rd December
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm; 7.30 pm  – 8.00 pm  A Communal Rite of Reconciliation (2nd Rite)
Tuesday 17th – Thursday 19th : 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm
Friday 20th December: 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm & 5.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Saturday 21st December: 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm, 6.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Sunday 22nd December: None
Monday 23rd – Tuesday 24th December: 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm
Thursday 26th December: None
(Church closes immediately after 12.10 pm Mass)
Friday 27th December: Immediately after 12.10 pm Mass
(No Reconciliation at 5.00 pm )
Saturday 28th December: 6.00 pm – 6.30 pm
(No Reconciliation at 4.00 pm)
Sunday 29th December: None
Monday 30th – Tuesday 31st December: Immediately after 12.10 pm Mass


JANUARY 2020
Wednesday 1st January: None (Public Holiday, church closes after Mass )
Thursday 2nd – Friday 25th January: Immediately after 12.10 pm weekday Mass. No Reconciliation at 5.00 pm on Fridays
Saturdays in January: 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm, 6.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Sundays in January: None


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