Welcome to the Hervey Bay Catholic Parish

Our Parish includes two churches: St Joseph's Pialba, Hervey Bay and St Patrick's Howard. We are proud of our reputation as a vibrant and welcoming community, and trust that you will quickly feel comfortable and at home here.

We hope that this website will be useful to you, providing information about our parish and our various ministries and activities.


First Communion will be held on Sunday 11th August and Sunday 18th August. Parent Information nights will be held on Thursday 13th or Monday 17th June at 7pm in the Church. In the Year when children turn 9 (Year 4), they are welcomed to the Lord's Table and receive Holy Communion for the First Time. Children must be Baptised and have already received the Sacrament of Confirmation (in 2018 or earlier). Please contact the Parish Office or email pmc.herveybay@bne.catholic.net.au