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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim




Vipps for St. Olav Parish

Cash is no longer necessary for the church collect, coffee and food after mass or donations to St. Olav cathedral. Many are already familiar with this method of payment. On the Vipps app they should search for “Den katolske kirke MIdtnorge”. There are several options like “Kollekt” (collect), “Kirkekaffe” (food and coffee after mass) and “Gave til...[more]


26. January: St. Eystein (St. Augustine) of Nidaros, feast in Trondheim bishopric

We know Eystein best as cathedral builder. Without him, Nidaros Cathedral, as we know it, would not have existed. In the summer of 1229, he was beatified by a full gathering of Norway's bishops. He had asked to be buried in Nidaros Cathedral, and today there is a memorial plaque to him in front of the altar in the Chapter House.[more]


Fundraising brought 105 000 NOK for outdoor lighting

A very happy Isabel Bjørnås, leader of the fundraising committee, says several events from September to December brought 52 000 NOK for the planned outdoor lighting. The funds were raised during the childrens’ “Race for St. Olav Cathedral”, the feast of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, the Christmas market and three “first Sundays” of the month. [more]


Roratemass every Thursday morning 7:00 during Advent.

After mass breakfast will be served in the parish hall. The Rorate Mass is an Advent tradition which takes its name from the opening words of the Introit for the Mass: "Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem." [more]


Luciafeiring i St. Olav domkirke

Kateketene inviterer alle barn, foreldre og venner til å være med å feire Sta Lucia onsdag 13. november. Programmet starter kl.17:00 og fortsetter frem til kl. 20.00 med et lite foredrag om Santa Lucia, øvelse og forberedelse til messe kl. 18.00, og servering og underholdning i Atriet i Menighets-senteret. Alle som kan, bes ta med noe som kan...


Welcome to Lectio Divina in English during Advent

In this Advent Season, we have Lectio Divina every Wednesday led by deacon Paul, beginning at 6:40 pm, from 6 – 20 December. Come and experience the joy of God’s grace as we pray with the Advent Sunday gospel readings.[more]


December 8th: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception, according to the teaching of the Catholic Church, was the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of her mother, free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus Christ. [more]


Parish Christmas Market 26. November

Do you want to make something for the Christmas market, or do you have things you would like to donate? Time to get started on the planning! In the parish hall you will find a big basket where you may put your gifts. The result from the last Christmas market was more than 35 000 NOK. As previously, the money from the market will go to our new...[more]


Celebration of Poland’s National Independence Day in St. Olav Parish

Our Polish parishioners were gathered in the parish hall on Sunday to celebrate November 11th in 1918, the day when Poland regained its independence after 123 years of partitions by Austria-Hungary, Prussia, and Russia. The parish hall was packed, spirits were high, and the celebrants were served delicious food accompanied by music. [more]


New Secretary in St. Olav Parish!

15. November Renate Wahlsröm starts in her 50% position as parish secretary. After several years as a busy mother and housewife with studying on the side, she looks forward to work in St. Olav parish. Renate is married with two children, and she is Catholic. [more]


A pleasant visit from Bonifatiuswerk

Our German benefactors came on a visit to Trondheim, this time represented by the Council members of Bonifatiuswerk. Bishop Bernt Eidsvig arrived from Oslo to join them on the tour. Members of St. Olav parish met with the guests on Saturday 28. November during evening mass and a party that was given after the mass. [more]


1. November: All Saints' Day. Solemnity.

We celebrate All Saints' Day to honor all the saints, particularly those who do not have their own special feast day. The Gospel reading on All Saint's day is MT 5:1-12. [more]


Children and Youth: Welcome as altar servers!

Parish priest Egil Mogstad was happy to see the many children participating as altar servers during high mass on Sunday 22. October. All children and young people who would like to learn how to be an altar server are welcome to contact deacon Paul Opata, who is responsible for the training, says p. Egil. As soon as possible we will set up a...[more]


John Paul II’s square in Trondheim!

11. October 2018 was an important day in Trondheim, when a contemporary Catholic saint had a square named after him, supported by the Municipality of Trondheim. We were met with goodwill all the way, said parish priest Egil Mogstad as he recounted the process of naming the square in front of St. Olav Cathedral after St. John Paul II, in memory of...[more]


Our deacon Paul Opata

As mentioned in the reading of announcements after mass, our deacon Paul, like our priests, will be at the disposal for those in need of communion of the sick, as well as for blessing of the home/house and pastoral care in general. Do not hesitate to contact Paul![more]


Catholic Forum 31. October: The saint Thomas Christians of South India.

The speaker will be Mathew Kuttivadakkethil Avarachen. We all know Mathew as ministrant during Sunday’s high mass. He is from Kerala, a state in Southern India, where Christians trace the origin of their church to the evangelistic activity of Thomas the apostle in the 1st century. Mathew belongs to one of the 23 sui iuris Eastern Catholic...[more]


On Sunday 22. October we celebrate the 2017 World Mission day.

All collect on this Sunday goes to Missio, which is the Caholic church’s official charity for overseas mission. Through Missio Catholics bring the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty and uncertainty in the world, and where the church is new, young and poor. Missio empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith by...[more]


Inauguration of St. John Paul II’s square

On Wednesday 11. October 17:30 bishop Bernt Eidsvig will inaugurate the square in front of St. Olav Cathedral, which will officially be given the name John Paul II’s square in memory of the pope’s visit to Trondheim in June 1989. The ceremony will be followed by a votive mass to St. John Paul at 18:00, and a reception with food and drinks in the...[more]


October is the month of the Rosary

This can inspire us to a special immersion in the events of the Gospel. The Rosary is a meditative prayer which may put us in touch with what really happened more than 2000 years ago. The Rosary is prayed in St. Olav Cathedral every day of October at 5:30pm. [more]

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

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Parish priest:

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73 80 87 50 (Office)
995 65 587 (Mobile)

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