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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.

Coming Events

  • Christmass Mass Times

    Over the the Christmas Period we will be having additional mass times including the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Hervey Bay. Additional mass times will be running, please see bottom of this page for further information.
  • Closures

    We must advice you that the Parish Office will be closed from 22nd December – 2nd January. St Joseph’s Church will be closed Tuesday 26th December – Saturday 30th December. Exceptions do apply for the Mass times above.

Christmas News and Events

It's that time of year, Christmas. A time for family and friends, for gifts of love and appreciation and of course a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. During this time will be running our normal mass times as well as some additional times seen below.

We must advice you that the Parish Office will be closed from 22nd December - 2nd January. St Joseph's Church will be closed Tuesday 26th December - Saturday 30th December. Exceptions do apply for the mass times above as well as the normal mass times. 

St Joseph's Catholic Parish, Hervey Bay: 

Friday, 22nd of December:

  • 7:00 pm, 2nd Rite of Reconciliation 

Christmas Eve - Sunday, 24th of December:

  • 5:30 pm Mass, 8:00 pm Mass and Midnight Mass

Christmas Day - Monday, 25th December

  • 7 am Mass and 9 am Mass

St Patrick's Church, Howard

Christmas Day - Monday, 25th December

  • 7:00 am Mass 

St Peter the Fisherman, Burrum Heads

Christmas Day - Monday, 25th December

  • 9:30 am Mass