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St. Olav Catholic Parish, Trondheim


Bishop Bernt Eidsvig

Bishop Bernt Eidsvig Can. Reg is bishop in Oslo Catholic Bishopric and Apostolic Administrator in Trondheim Diocese. He was born in Rjukan and was accepted into the full communion of the Catholic Church in 1977. He studied theology at the University of Oslo and at Heythrop College i England. In 1982 he was ordained in Oslo, whereupon he worked as chaplain and later parrish priest in St. Paul in Bergen. In 1991 he entered the Augustinian Canonry in Klosterneuburg, Austria. On the 22. October 2005 he was consecrated as bishop of Oslo and in 2009 he was appointed as Apostolic Administrator in the diocese of Trondheim, Central Norway.

Parish Administrator Pater Egil Mogstad

 Father Egil Mogstad functions as parish administrator in St. Olav parish, Trondheim, from 15. August till 29. October 2015. On 29. October he will be appointed parish priest in the same parish.

Pater Egil was born in 1948 in Trondheim. After completing his theological studies in Oslo in 1974 he was ordained priest in the Norwegian Lutheran Church and worked as assistant priest in Nidaros Cathedral, but after two years, in 1976, he left the protestant church and converted to Catholisism. He then spent four years in a Dominican Monastery in France. Poor health and uncertainty as to his calling to be a monk brought him back to Trondheim. For 32 years he worked at Trondhjem Cathedral School, teaching French, Latin, history and religious studies. In addition he taught liturgical history and general liturgy at the conservatory at NTNU. He was ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church at Olsok 2013 and consecrated to the priesthood the following year. For a more detailed article about p. Egil see here. 

Epost: mogstad [krøll]     Phone: 995 65 587

Chaplain p.Piotr Ostafin

P. Piotr Ostafin was born on 9. December 1967 in Krosno in Poland. He was ordained on 28. May 1994 in Przemysl. He has worked for fourteen years in Kazakhstan. When he arrived in Trondheim in 2012 he spoke Polish, Russian, Kazakh and English. After a little over a year as chaplain in Trondheim he was appointed chaplain to St. Torfinn parish in Levanger. From 15. October 2015 he is back as chaplain in St. Olav parish in Trondheim. His experiences from Kazakhstan are of great value both to him and us, since there, as here, the parish is international and the Catholic Church a minority.

peterostafin [krøll]   mobile:998 94 754

Chaplain to the diocese p. Øystein Lund

P. Øystein Lund (born 26. April 1967) was appointed to the position as Chaplain to the Diocese in Oslo Catholic Diocese on 1. July 2014. He completed the degree Dr. theol. at The Norwegian school of Theology in 2004 where he specialized in The Old Testament -a field he also has taught. He was accepted into the full communion of the Catholic Church on 13. April 2009, and consecrated to the priesthood in St. Olav Cathedral in Oslo on 1. May 2014. In addition to the position as chaplain he is director for the inspection authority of NOKUT (which inspects the quality of education in Norway). As earlier Lutheran pastor he is married with two children. His wife, Helene Lund works at Dronning Maud's Minne, thus he is often in Trondheim and celebrates mass here. This is both a pleasure and a great help to the priests in St. Olav parish in Trondheim. 

For a more detailed interview with p. Øystein click here

Mobile 934 85 605  email:

Chaplain Slawomir Czuba

 Slawomir Czuba (…please call me Slawek [suawek]) was born 6. August 1983 in Debica in Polen. He studied at the seminary in Tarnow fom 2002-2008, where he took an MA i psychology. He was ordained deacon in June 2007 and ordained to the priesthood on 31. May 2008. He has worked as a chaplain in Kruzlowa (2008-11) and in Mielec-Ducha Swietego (2011-14). His experience is especially from work with children, young people and families. He speaks English and Polish, likes to read and play football.  As from 1. September 2014 he is chaplain in St. Olav in Trondheim with particular responsibility for  the polish section of the parish.
Epost: s3czuba [krøll]   Phone: 954 12 921 

P.Olav Müller

P.Olav Müller was born Trondhjem in 1924. He was accepted into the Catholic Church in 1944, and entered the German Province of the Picpus Paters (SS.CC.) where he gave his first promises in 1949. He was ordained in 1954 in Trondheim. After working as a chaplain in Germany for two years he came to Trondheim. Here he was chaplain for two years and the parish priest. He has also been parish priest in Ålesund, Kristiansund and Drammen. He retired  in 2009 and settled in the Picpus Paters' apartment in Trondheim. In 2010 he was made Honorary Member of Norway's Young Catholics. He has written about his life in the book Pateren dypper pennen - katolsk skjemt og alvor.[The Pater dips his pen, Catholic humour and gravity] (St. Olav forlag 2010). In addition, P.Olav has written numerous articles and lectures, an overview of which may be found on

Erling Skakkes gt. 52B, 7012 Trondheim; Phone: 73 52 27 43

Chancellor of the Catholic Church in Trondheim Diocese Unn Lindgard Madsø

Unn Lindgard Madsø has been Chancellor of the Catholic Church in Trondheim Diocese since 2011. The office of chancellor is central to the Curia in Trondheim Diocese. The responsibilities cover a wide field. Unn administers the office for the bishop jointly with the Vicar General. Her responsibilities include the staff in the diocese, she is in charge of finances, wages and salaries for all priests and other employees and she looks after buildings and property of the diocese.

Lade allé 18B, 7041 Trondheim; Phone: 916 72 357 unn.lindgard.madso [krøll]

Economist Per Albert Vold

Per Albert Vold was appointed economist by Bishop Bernt Eidsvig for the Diocese of Trondheim on 14. august 2014. The appointment lasts for five years. Per Albert was educated at BI and has good experience with economy from the management of his own business. He is also responsible for St. Eystein bookshop in St. Olav Church in Trondheim.   

Cantor Ulf Schancke

Ulf Schancke has been cantor in St. Olav Parish for 13 years altogether. As cantor he is responsible for the liturgical music. He is organist, he leads the church choir and he decides which Mass will be sung for each Sunday and Feast Day. Ulf is also a considerable composer, and has composed much of what we sing during Mass, for Introit, Eucharistic Communion Chant and some Responsorial Psalms.

Ulf.Schancke [krøll]


Parish Council 2014

Chairman: Jan Inge Fossmo (Norwegian), Isabel Bjørnås (from the Philippines), Lam Nguyen Hoang (from Vietnam), Yosef Solomon Kelit (from Eritrea), Trude Waage (Norwegian), Josef Solawa (from Polen) og Suzana Zoric (from Kroatia). 

Contact: Jan Inge Fossmo Jan.inge.fossmo [krøll]

St. Olav Catholic Parish
Schirmers gate 1

Bank account: 4200 59 64088
New St. Olav church: 4200 36 09736

Phone: 73 52 12 14

Parish priest: trondheim [krøll]
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