Address:126 Main St, (PO Box 401) Proserpine QLD 4800
Telephone:(07) 4945 1025
Priest Fr Jose Koyickal, CM - Administrator:

Mass Times

Sunday:8:00am St. Catherine's (Proserpine) & 6.30pm at St Martin's (Cannonvale)
Monday:7:00pm every 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at Hayman Island
Tuesday:9:30am Nursing Home (Every 4th Tuesday of the Month)
Thursday:9:00am St. Catherine's (Proserpine)
Friday:8.00am St. Catherine's (Proserpine)
Saturday:6:00pm St. Catherine's (Proserpine)

Whitsunday Parish - Proserpine is committed to supporting the Safeguarding strategies of the Townsville Diocese. To view the current Risk Management Strategy and Safeguarding Policy please visit

St. Catherine's, Proserpine

Mass - Sunday: 8:00am

St Martin's, Cannonvale

Mass - Sunday: 6:30pm

Reconciliation is available for 30 minutes before Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and at other times by appointment

Hayman Island

Mass - Sunday: 6:30pm

Proserpine Nursing Home

Mass - Every Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 9.30am


Baptisms are held on Sundays at 8am in the Church by appointment.  Prior to Baptism parents are requested to attend a Baptism Preparation.

Weddings in the Whitsundays

Weddings can be booked for either St Catherine's or St Martin's by appointment.

Our parish supports weddings on Hamilton Island at All Saints Chapel, at Hayman Island at Stella Maris Chapel, and at the Endeavour Chapel on Daydream Island, (Monday to Friday).

Contact our parish office on (07) 4945 1025.

Other Programs in the Parish

  • Sacramental Program - Please ring the Parish Office for information.
  • When I was a Stranger is held at St. Martins on the last Sunday of the month after the evening Mass.
  • Catholic Women's League meets on the fourth Thursday of every month following the 9.00am Mass for their monthly meeting.
  • Catholic Women's League meets every Thursday after the 9.00am Mass for a cup of coffee and chat.
  • Companions on the Journey (this group is for widowed people) held every Thursday at St. Catherine's every Thursday morning at 9.30am
  • Family Mass is held on the First Sunday of every month at St. Catherine's @ 8.00am
  • Youth Mass is held on the last Sunday of every month at St. Martins at 6.00pm
  • The parish has various activities and programs to cater for all groups of people. For information, please contact the Parish Office.
Our Team

Parish Priest:   Fr. Jose Koyickal CM

Parish Secretary:   Mariz Fletcher who looks after all the day to day administration including weddings.

Team Leadership Team:   Dianne Stevens is the Chairperson for our Pastoral Council.

Finance Committee:    Jill Farinelli is the Chairperson of our Finance Committee

Finance Advisor:    Jill Farinelli is the special financial advisor to Fr. Jose

Our Parish

If you are driving north, we are the southern-most parish of the Townsville Diocese. You cross the O'Connell River, about 20 km south of Proserpine, and you are in the boundaries of our parish and of our Diocese.

Our parish was founded in 1926, and today we have two churches. Saint Catherine's (pictured) is located in Proserpine, and was built in 1957. It is a grand old church, and is open for visits during working hours.

Our second church is St Martin's at Cannonvale.  It was opened in September 2002 - an exciting project, because we built it in partnership with the local Lutherans! Our church is also available to the Anglican Church, the Baptist Church and the Uniting Church who hold services here every Sunday. We are very proud of our new church, and its ecumenical implications.

Our parish is home for the rural sugar-cane community of Proserpine, the cattle properties and for the carefree fun-loving tourist communities of "the Beach"(Cannonvale / Airlie Beach) and the Islands. It's a very exciting place, combining both the old and the new.

We have a Parish Team, led by Fr Jose Koyickal CM. We like to think we are a very hospitable and welcoming parish. If you are passing through, please stay and enjoy our hospitality.

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