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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim




The Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz

Sunday 24. September is the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz, as well as Caritas Sunday. After High mass at 11:00, our Philippine friends will serve lunch with many dishes, and we may eat as much as we like for 100 NOK. The money raised will go to St. Olav Church.


Caritas Trondheim starting in newly refurbished premises

We start on 25. September with language café on Mondays from 18:00 to 20:00, says chair of the board Åshild Kofoed. Caritas is the aid agency of The Catholic Church. The next step will be a course in Norwegian on A1 level, primarily directed towards Polish immigrant workers. The sessions will be held twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 –...[more]


September 14: The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

We should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, for he is our salvation, our life and our resurrection: through him we are saved and made free (Introitus).[more]


Relic of the True Cross given to St. Olav Cathedral

Great was the surprise and joy when parish priest Klaus Rein from Einhausen in the diocese of Mainz gave a relic of the True Cross as a gift to our parish priest Egil Mogstad after High mass on Sunday 12. September. Once more a relic of Christ has come to Nidaros, said f. Egil. In 1165 a Holy Blood relic was given to Kristkirken (the Nidaros...[more]


Requiem mass for Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor on Tuesday 5. September

Our dear Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor died on Friday 1. September. He was appointed representative by the Vatican for the inauguration of the new St. Olav Cathedral in Trondheim on November 19, 2017. He won our hearts by his warm and cheerful personality, and will be long remembered by the members of St. Olav parish. Let us pray for his eternal...[more]


Run for St. Olav Cathedral!

Our untiring fundraiser Isabel Bjørnaas announces the start of activities this autumn. The activity for September is “Run for St. Olav Cathedral”. All children, youth, parents and other adults are invited to run or walk for our church. The Activity is simple: every round a person runs or walks raises money for St. Olav Cathedral from people who...[more]


John Paul II’s Square – soon to be a reality

On Pentecost Sunday the memorial plaque of St. John Paul’s visit to Trondheim in June 1989 was mounted on the bell tower of St. Olav Cathedral. The event was marked by bishop Bernt Eidsvig during a small ceremony. He expressed his joy at the prospect of the Square being named after the Holy pope John Paul II.[more]


Paul Opata will serve as Deacon in St. Olav Parish

On 26. August Paul Obata will be ordained deacon by bishop Bernt Eidsvig. After that he he will come to Trondheim for his one year-long practicum before he will be allowed the ordination as priest. We wish him heartily welcome!


P. Piotr has left us!

P. Piotr Ostafin was released from his position as chaplain in St. Olav Parish from 1. August, and appointed parish priest to St. Torfinn Parish at Levanger from the same date. We want to thank p. Piotr for his contribution to our Parish, and we wish him the best for his work in Levanger.


St. Olav domsogn søker ny sekretær

St. Olav domsogn i Trondheim er en voksende menighet som består av mer enn 6000 medlemmer fra over 100 land. Høsten 2016 flyttet vi inn i ny kirke og et nytt menighets-senter. Sognet har 3 prester. Vi søker etter sekretær i 50 % stilling med snarest mulig tiltredelse. Sekretæren bistår sognepresten i hans daglige arbeid og svarer direkte til...[more]


August 15: The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven

On this day we celebrate that the Virgin May, "having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory." This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950. The Feast of the Assumption has been observed by the Eastern Church from the 5th century, and by the Roman Catholic Church from...[more]


Catechesis for Confirmation and First Communion will soon start

An invitation has been sent to everyone belonging to these age groups, but for different reasons some may not have received this by mail. The invitations are now available on our website. The Confirmation candidates should fill in the attached registration form. [more]


En verdig og innholdsrik dag i Den katolske kirkes nasjonale Olsokfeiring

Olsok i Trondheim begynte med en svært spesiell begivenhet. Statuen av Hellig Olav i Nye St. Olav domkirke ble kronet under en høytidelig seremoni. Olavsalteret med Olavsrelikvien er nå blitt et sted som lyser av hellighet og inviterer oss til å be om vår evige konges forbønn. [more]


The Olsok celebration has started!

The Olsok celebration of 2017 started on the 27th of July with a mass dedicated to The Holy Spirit. Parish priest Egil Mogstad expressed the joy and gratitude felt by all that at last we were able to celebrate Olsok in our new church, after two years’ of ”exile” during the building process. [more]


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.


The St. Olav altar is now consecrated

After High Mass on June 25th, the third of a total of four altars in St. Olav domkirke was consecrated by Bishop Bernt Eidsvig. (The two previously consecrated are the high altar and the St. Mary altar, while the baptism altar still remains.)[more]


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]

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St. Olav Catholic Parish
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