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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim




Saint Olav, our friend in heaven, pray for us!

We have a friend in heaven, and that is Saint Olav. He is Norway’s apostle—let us convey the joyful message. He is a soldier for Christ—let us strive for the expansion of God’s kingdom. He is the enemy of idolatry—let us fight everything that attempts to pull us away from Christ.[more]


Olsok program in four languages!

Under the menu button named ”Olsok 2017” you may now find the program for The Catholic Church's national celebration of Olsok - St. Olav Feast - in Trondheim and at Stiklestad 2017 in four languages: English, Norwegian, Polish and German. [more]


Cancellation for Olsok

Unfortunately, Bishop Paul Tighe will not be able to come for the Olsok celebration because of an accident that caused a broken leg. The Diocese and the Olsok Commission are working to find someone to replace him for the pontifical mass in Nidaros cathedral on 29 July. Information will be given as soon as a solution has been found.


Visit from the Vatican for Olsok!

Bishop Paul Tighe, Official of the Pontifical Council for Culture, will participate in this year’s Olsok celebration. He was invited to Oslo by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, and accepted the invitation from bishop Bernt Eidsvig to Trondheim and Stiklestad for the celebration of St. Olav after his visit in Oslo.[more]


The Solemnity for the birth of John the Baptist.

During the liturgical year the Church commemorates three birthdays, those of Christ, St. Mary and St. John the Baptist. St. John the Baptist, who was six months older than Jesus, was designated to be his forerunner, and to prepare the way before him. For this reason the Church teaches that St. John the Baptist was cleansed of original sin before...[more]


Requiem mass for Fr. Alfeo Ganoy Botero.

From the Philippines the message arrived that our dear fr. Alfeo Ganoy Borero died on 11 June. Fr. Alfeo was parish priest of St. Sunniva parish in Molde from March to December 2007. After that he came to Trondheim and was chaplain of St. Olav Parish from July 2009 to September 2012, when he moved back to the Philippines. [more]


First Communion in the new Cathedral!

Joyful and solemn celebration of First Communion in the new St. Olav Cathedral on Trinity Sunday 11 June. The Polish children celebrated first communion during mass in Polish at 14:00 on the same day. [more]


Trinity Sunday

On Sunday 11th of June we celebrate the feast of The Holy Trinity. We may gain a deeper understanding of the Trinity by reading the Athanasian Creed (5th century).[more]


The first Confirmation in the new St. Olav Cathedral!

After many years in rented locations due to lack of space in the old church, St. Olav parish witnessed the confirmation of 30 young people by bishop Bernt Eidsvig in our new and beautiful church on Pentecost Sunday. Congratulations! [more]


John Paul II’s square, one step forward

On Pentecost Sunday, and the Confirmation Sunday in St. Olav Cathedral, the mounting of the memorial plaque of St. John Paul’s visit to Trondheim in June 1989 was marked by bishop Bernt Eidsvig during a small ceremony. He expressed his joy that the square will be named after the Holy pope John Paul II.[more]


Catholic Forum 13 June: The Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima – 100 years.

Based on her own experiences through visits to Fatima, Norwegian-Portuguese Maria Elisabeth Fongen will give a lecture on the Marian apparitions at Fatima in 1917. She grew up in Oslo, she is married with ten children! Since 2001 she worked for OKB as leader of “familiesenteret”, and from 2013 as consultant for “pastoralavdelingen”. [more]


Welcome to the celebration of St. Elisabeth at Tiller on June 5th!

The Brigidine sisters at Tiller invites us to the celebration of St. Elisabeth. There will be mass at 17:00 followed by a social gathering including a meal at 18:00. Please sign up for the meal and the social gathering in advance by phone:72 89 40 00 or[more]


Pentecost or Whit Sunday(Whitsun)

"Pentecost" is from Greek meaning "fiftieth." The name Pentecost was originally given to the Jewish Feast of Weeks(Shavuot) which fell on the fiftieth day after Passover. Originally this feast lasted for seven days. On Shavuot the Jews celebrates that the Torah was given to them on the Mount Sinai, and the wheat is riped for harvest.[more]


John Paul II's square?

On 4 June, Pentecost Sunday at 10:30, the unveiling of a bronze relief in memory of pope St. John Paul the second’s visit to Trondheim in 1989 will take place. The relief will be mounted on the wall of the bell tower by St. Olav church. Bishop Bernt Eidsvig will attend the unveiling. [more]


Altar Frontal of St. Olav and Crucifix to St. Olav Cathedral

A very special votive mass of St. Olav was celebrated on Friday 19 May, when two Apostolic Dominican sisters from St. Catherine’s Convent in Oslo presented the Altar Frontal of St. Olav and the newly restored Crucifix that once belonged to the first church on this site. Among the sisters there are competent professionals both on ikon painting and...[more]


Friday 19. May: Votiv mass and presentation of gifts

At 18:00 we celebrate a Votiv mass of St. Olav on the occasion of a visit from the Apostolic Dominican sisters from St. Catherine’s Convent in Oslo. Sr. Anne Bente Hadland and sr. Dana Benedicta Pawlowicz are bringing gifts to our church: an Altar Frontal of St. Olav and Stations of the Cross, painted by sr. Else-Marie Nordland, and our old copy...


Newly-restored confessional returned to its place

Our French confessional has found its place by one of the side walls. It was a gift from the priests and parish members of Dol-de Bretagne, who wish to develop bonds of friendship with St. Olav parish in Trondheim. [more]


17 May party in St. Olav Cathedral!

On the occasion of Norway’s Constitution Day everyone is invited to celebrate the day starting with mass 12:00. Food will be served from 13:00 in the parish hall. On the menu is sodd (meat and vegetable soup) and hotdogs. For desert there will be ice cream with chocolate sauce. Adults 200 NOK, children 20 NOK. Drinks are not included, but can be...[more]


New altar servers in St. Olav Parish

On the first Sunday of May, there where more ministrants than usual during high mass at 11:00, some experienced, and some new. Since catechism for the 10 -13 year old children started under the leadership of Bernadette Fuglem, several children wish to learn altar service. [more]


Parish council minutes

You may read the minutes from the parish council meeting that was held on 26 April here.[more]

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St. Olav Catholic Parish
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