Schools & Churches

St Joseph's Catholic Church


Weekday Mass

  • Monday 8am Mass
  • Wednesday 5.30pm Mass
  • Thursday 8am Mass
  • Friday 8am Mass + Benediction
  • 1st Monday of the month we celebrate a Anointing Mass at 9.30am (NO 8am Mass on this Monday) – Not held in January

Weekend Mass

  • Saturday Morning: 8am
  • Saturday Vigil: 6.00pm
  • Sunday: 7.00am and 9.00am

The Mary McKillop Library is situated at the back of St Joseph’s Church (behind the Musician’s area).  Please contact the Parish Office to access the library during the week during office hours only. Books may be borrowed – simply leave your name and contact details with the Parish Office before leaving.

Are you looking for a religious gift for a loved one?

Perhaps your looking for a birthday gift with spiritual meaning?

Or maybe you just want a little something for yourself?  

Whatever the reason you can find many fantastic gifts and items available at St Joseph’s Catholic Church’s very own Piety Stall. Religious cards, medals, bibles, plaques, rosary beads and other fantastic gift items for any occasion are available in the piety stall open.

The Piety stall is located to your left just as you enter St Joseph’s Catholic Church from the main entrance, please do not hesitate to ask one of our friendly hospitality ministers

St Patrick's Catholic Church


Mass - 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the Month at 4pm

St Peter The Fisherman Community Church

Burrum Heads

Mass - 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month at 4pm

Star of the Sea Primary

Welcome to Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, a co-educational school with a current enrolment of 417 students from Preparatory Year through to Year 6.  We are a values-centred learning community that promotes the development of each person spiritually, emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically.  We believe that learning is a lifelong endeavour and that we can all empower each other to learn.  We offer a school community of high educational expectations yet within a nurturing and caring family atmosphere.  We pride ourselves on the spirit that can be found in our students, staff, parents, sporting teams, achievements, friendships and approach to learning.  We offer the latest in teaching and learning, technology, extra-curricular activity, and the benefits of being a high quality inclusive Catholic School.

Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School is a member of the Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) system in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.  BCE provides high quality, inclusive Catholic schooling throughout most of the South-East Queensland region.

I commend the school to you and trust you find our web site helpful and informative.  Please feel free to contact me for further information.

Nathan Wilson, Principal

Xavier Catholic College

Our mission for the College is to provide a high quality education within our Catholic tradition where all are engaged in their learning, challenged and motivated to do their best. 

As a College we have a unique opportunity to build a learning community. This web site represents an important tool in bringing all in our community together, students, parents and staff, as co-learners.

Learning and teaching at Xavier College will be learner centred. It will be achieved through a variety of learning experiences and teaching strategies. Our aim is to cater for the learning needs and styles of all learners. Learning experiences involve a commitment of the learner to continuous reflection and re-evaluation.

Pedagogical practices adhere to the philosophies espoused by St Francis Xavier, our patron saint, who valued the inherent good in every human person and treated them with dignity accordingly. St Francis was one of the seven men who founded the Society of Jesus – the Jesuits. They believed that God was to be found in all things and that the world must be stayed in, not withdrawn from and that all human endeavours could be sanctified for the greater glory of God. Our aim is to assist the formation of our students to become young men and women of competence, conscience, and compassion with an attitude of excellence and service. Underpinning all that we do is the common belief that as a community we should work in partnership to “find Jesus in all things”.

Simon Dash

Star of the Sea Childcare Centre

Star of the Sea is a not-for-profit Catholic Child Care Centre where children, parents and families are respected. A valued partnership thrives between the St Joseph Catholic Parish, Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School and Centacare Child Care Services. The Centre officially opened in July 2008 and is currently servicing approximately 100 families in Hervey Bay and the surrounding.

Our Centre is air-conditioned and caters for 75 children from 6 weeks to school age. The quality outdoor play space is an area where children can engage with the natural world, educational resources and with equipment that supports their learning and development.

  • We provide a place where children are supported to explore, be challenged and develop a positive sense of self.
  • Experiences that support children`s learning through play.
  • Partnerships with parents that foster continuity of care and learning between home and the childcare centre.
  • An environment characterized by warmth and respect among management, staff, families and children.
  • An environment that promotes the safety, health and well-being of children, staff and families.
  • Opportunities for parent participation in programs and centre activities.

The Centre has also been rated as ‘Exceeding’ through the National Quality Framework Assessment and Rating process.

I fully recommend the centre to your family. I hope our website is helpful, feel free to contact me for any enquiries.