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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim




Bring a Lenten Box home!

At the exit of St. Olav Cathedral we may find so called "Lenten Boxes" from Caritas. Together with prayer, fasting and confession, our Lenten Season should be marked by alms, says parish priest Egil Mogstad. Here the Lenten Box may challenge us and bring help to the poor and sick through Caritas, he says. [more]


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]


Prepare for Easter by reading «Jesus of Nazareth» during Lent

This is the last book in the triology «Jesus of Nazareth» by Joseph Ratzinger/ pope Benedict XVI. We follow Jesus from the entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. [more]


Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

Forty days after Christmas we celebrate the event which took place when the Holy Family travelled up to Jerusalem to comply with the demands of the Law that the firstborn should be presented to God. The event is related in Luke's Gospel (Luk 2,22-39). In English this day is traditionally called Candlemass, in Norwegian "Kyndelsmesse". [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]


The conversion of the apostle Paul - one of the most important events in the history of the Church

On 25. January we celebrate that Saul, on his way to Damascus to persecute the Christians there, was blinded by a sudden vision and a heavenly voice which spoke to him: "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" Saul asked:" Who are you, Lord?" The answer came:"I am Jesus, the one whom you persecute. Rise up and enter the city and it will be revealed...[more]


Catechesis for adults in St. Olav parish starts on Tuesday 6 February

For those who want to know more about the Catholic faith or who are considering converting to Catholisism, or for anyone who wants to reflect upon Catholic faith and practice. [more]


Baptism of the Lord.

The Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on Sunday, January 7. This marks the beginning of Ordinary Time, which is celebrated in two segments: from the Monday following the Baptism of Our Lord up to Ash Wednesday; and from Pentecost Monday to the First Sunday of Advent. This makes it the largest part of the Liturgical Year.


Christ Bless this Home! Epiphany on January the 6th

There is a beautiful Catholic tradition in connection with the celebration of Epiphany: the Blessing of peoples' homes. Originally, the parish priest would visit each home and write above the door with a piece of chalk. This is hardly practical in larger cities. [more]


On Boxingday, 26. December, we celebrate St. Stephen, first martyr of the Church

Stephen was accused of blasphemy by the Sanhedrin (the Jewish Council) and stoned to death outside Jerusalem. There was no court case and he was not given the opportunity to defend himself. Present in the crowd was a young man named Saulus of Tarsus who looked after the cloaks of the stone throwers. It was this man who later became St. Paul, the...[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]

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St. Olav Catholic Parish
Schirmers gate 1

Phone: 73 80 87 50
E-mail: trondheim [at]

trondheim [at] katolsk.noBank account: 4200 59 64088
New St. Olav church: 4200 36 09736

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Parish priest:

Egil.Mogstad [at]
73 80 87 51 (Office)
995 65 587 (Mobile)

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