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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim




Snart 500 år siden et katolsk relikvieskrin befant seg i Trondheim!

Nidaros ble frarøvet sitt Olavskrin da danske kong Kristian II tok det med seg til København etter å ha innført reformasjonen i Norge. Han smeltet det om til dalere og dukater for å finansiere krig. Fredag 12. oktober klokken 16:30 fikk katolikker i Trondheim oppleve å ta imot relikvieskrinet til en av Kirkens store helgener, Thérèse av Lisieux.[more]


The great event is coming soon!

On Friday 12 October a transport with relics that lately have been traveling all over Northern Europe, will arrive in Trondheim. By now the news have hopefully reached most Catholics in Trondheim, that the relics of Thérèse of Lisieux, one of the great saints of the Catholic Church, will be visiting St. Olav Cathedral together with her parents’. [more]


Would you like to join the gathering after evening mass on Friday 12 and/or Saturday 13 October?

Pilgrims to the relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux will gather for a meal (soup with bread) on both evenings. Food NOK 50, drinks not included. Registration is required, please write your name on the list on the message board in the Parish hall at St. Olav Cathedral. [more]


An interview with parish priest Egil Mogstad on video and as text (both in Norwegian)

A journalist from Oslo Catholic Diocese made an interview with fr. Egil during the celebration of our patron saint Olav (Olsok) in late July, recently published in St. Olav kirkeblad (the national catholic journal), the video published on the website "" [more]


Light a candle for St. Mikael!

On Michaelmass, the Feast of the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the venerable old baroque statue of St. Michael was blessed after high mass during a solemn ceremony.[more]


Inspirasjon til rosenkransbønnen

Mange savner en god veiledning når de vil lære seg hvordan man ber rosenkransen. Nå har en av de 12 frivillige som driver St. Eystein bokhandel laget en fin og inspirerende manual som er å finne i bokhandelen, ved siden av det rikholdige utvalget av rosenkranser.[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]


September 29: Michaelmass, the feast of the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil.[more]


An enjoyable meeting with priests and lay people from Bonifatiuswerk.

The visit from Germany ended with high mass, followed by “kirkekaffe” (coffee and food after mass) on Sunday 23. September. On Saturday evening our guests participated at a church gathering where delicious food of different national origins was served, and people from the parish entertained. [more]


Will the Archangel Michael be in place on Michaelmas 29. September?

Many will have noticed the newly installed stone pedestal standing by the confessional In St. Olav Cathedral, wondering what it’s purpose may be. It is waiting for a large statue of St. Michael, parish priest Egil Mogstad tells us. It is an old wooden statue from the 17th century, in great need of restoration.[more]


Parish gathering on Saturday 22. September

20 Germain Catholics from Bonifatiuswerk will be visiting St. Olav parish, and since they wish to meet the parishioners, there will be a parish gathering at 19:30 in the parish hall, after mass in English on Saturday 22. September. Food will be served, and various groups from the parish will entertain. Tickets may be bought at St. Eystein...[more]


Decree from The Holy See

Bishop Bernt Eidsvig has applied to The Holy See for a change of dates regarding the memorial of St. Martha from 29. to 28. July, in order to avoid a conflict with the celebration of St. Olav on 29. July. An answer to this request has arrived in the form of the following decree: [more]


Tre intervjuer med P. Olav Müller i gratis hefte!

Dordi Glærum Skuggevik har intervjuet p. Olav i perioden 2016-2017, og slik henvender han seg til oss antakelig for aller siste gang. Han ble født i Trondheim den 18. april 1924, og er dermed i sitt 95. år [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]


Books in English about Thérèse of Lisieux.

It is time to start preparations for the visit of the relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her holy parents here in St. Olav Cathedral from 12-14. October. Would you like to prepare yourself by reading about Thérèse and the story of her life? In St. Eystein Bookstore there are two titles in English: «The Little Way for Every Day» by Francis...[more]


New sounds from the organ

By now most parishioners have probably noticed that something is going on with our organ these days. During Sunday mass new tones are heard, as well as a difference in sound.[more]


12.-14. October: A great event in Trondheim Diocese.

The relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her holy parents are coming to Norway as part of a tour in Northern Europe. The relics will be on display in St. Olav Cathedral from their arrival 16:30 on Friday 12. October till their departure on Sunday 11:30. During these three days there will be a comprehensive programme with masses and prayers in the...[more]


September 8: The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

From the liturgi on this day: Impart to your servants, we pray, O Lord, the gift of heavenly grace, that the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin may bring deeper peace to those for whom the birth of her Son was the dawning of salvation. [more]


Katolsk Forum tirsdag 4. september kl. 19:00: foredrag om Thomas Merton v/Mette Nygård

Katolsk Forum starter opp igjen etter sommerferien første uke i september med et foredrag ved Mette Nygård, som hun har kalt "Thomas Merton - om fred og interreligiøs dialog». [more]


Reminder to parents with children born 2010, 2011 or earlier that wishes to participate in saturday catechesis 2018/19

The parish office wishes to remind you of the invitations to catechesis on Saturdays that has been sent to all children registered in the parish, born in 2010 or 2011. The catechesis will take place one Saturday a month, starting September 1st. From this year on, the preparations before the first Holy Communion will last for two years.[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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