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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim




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]


Trinity Sunday

On Sunday 16th 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 congregation needs volunteers

As announced during Pentecos, the congregation will introduce its own "inner caritas".[more]


Konfirmasjon i St. Olav domkirke

Lørdag 8. juni ble 34 ungdommer konfirmert (fermet) i St. Olav domkirke av generalvikar Ole Martin Stamnestrø som var kommet for anledningen. I sin preken forklarte han hva det betyr å bli fermet i Den katolske kirke: «Jesus vil være nær oss. Dette er kjernen i fermingens sakrament. Jesus vil være nær deg, Han vil dele livet med deg.[more]


Pentecost Party in St. Olav Parish!

Happy birthday! Said parish priest Egil Mogstad after high mass on Pentecost Sunday. He invited all parishioners to celebrate the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Church and the apostles. People from the Polish group made a barbeque that lasted the whole day and served delicious food after every mass. [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]


Many participants joined the Parish outing

44 persons of all ages defied the wet and cold weather on Saturday, May 11, 2019 and attended this year's Parish outing to Munkeby Mariakloster.[more]


Fundraising run for our church raised NOK 9315!

On Saturday May 4 the children of St. Olav parish defied the cold and rainy weather and ran 85 rounds all in all, sponsored by NOK 50,- per round from parents and other members of the parish. The run was part of the large fundraising program for the restoration of the old parish hall. [more]


Waiting for the new Bishop

From the pews in St. Olav cathedral we catch sight of something new up on the wall in the choir on the left side. Parish priest Egil Mogstad informs us that it is a copy of a head in soapstone from the choir of Nidaros Cathedral. The original dates back to the 14thcentury, and our copy was given to us by the Norwegian Government during the 150...[more]


May is the month of Our Virgin!

The month of May is dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the Catholic Church. It is traditional to pray the rosary both in church and at home. In St. Olav cathedral we pray the rosary at 17:30, before evening mass from Monday to Saturday. The word rosary has two meanings. The first indicates the chaplet of beads which is handled during prayer. The...[more]


Join the Parish outing to Munkeby Mariakloster Saturday 11 May!

The Parish Council invites to an all day bus excursion to Munkeby Maria Monastery.The bus leaves from Nidaros Cathedral, Bispegata at 09:00. Price kr. 100 per adult, children under the age 12 free of charge.[more]


Easter Octave

In Norway we wish each other Happy Easter already before Palm Sunday, and when we return to work after Easter Monday we consider Easter to be over. That is not how it is in the Catholic Church. Easter, the Solemnity of the Easter Feast, does not begin until Easter Day with the resurrection, and lasts for eight days. These eight days make up the...[more]


Easter Triduum

The Easter Triduum begins at Vesper on Holy Thursday. The Triduum symbolises the three days of Jesus' passion, death and burial. The Triduum lasts until Vesper on Easter Sunday. Originally, the entire story of Jesus' death and resurrection was celebrated on a single day, Easter Sunday. [more]


On Palm Sunday we commemorate Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem

The Palm Sunday celebration has its roots in a folk tradition which arose around year 600, where the gospel was dramatised by bringing branches to church and calling out Hosiannah. Later this developed into a procession. In this day’s liturgy the branches are blessed, and the following year they are burned to provide the ash which is used to mark...[more]


High mass with the Nordic bishops

How wonderful it is that we can celebrate today’s mass here in one of the most holy places in Scandinavia, said Cardinal Anders Arborelius as he began the celebration of the 4th Sunday of Lent in St. Olav Cathedral in Trondheim. [more]


Scandinavian Bishops’ Conference in Trondheim!

All the bishops from the Nordic countries with Nuntius will meet for the Bishops’ conference at The Brigittine monastery at Tiller from 29 March to 2 April. On Sunday 31 March the bishops will celebrate Pontifical high mass in St. Olav Cathedral. They will participate in our social gathering after mass, before leaving for the Cistercian...[more]


The Catholic book stands in a proud tradition.

Norway’s first book was published by the Archbishop of Nidaros in 1519, so St. Eystein bookstore has roots that reach far back in time, says head of St. Olav Publisher, Kristine Dingstad. She is holding a facsimile edition of the first printed book in Norway, Missale Nidarosiense. [more]


Monday 15 March: The Annunciation of the Lord

"The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived of the Holy Spirit" This is the introduction to the Angelus prayer. The prayer sums up the mystery of the incarnation - the angel's message to Mary and her Yes to give birth to Jesus Christ.[more]


Altar Servers on the go!

11 altar servers from St. Olav parish in Trondheim spent a very busy weekend in Kristiansund where they met with other altar servers from Molde, Ålesund and Kristiansund for training and contest from 8 to 10 March. [more]


Caritas Lenten Campaign 2019: Ending Hunger!

Hunger is stealing childrens’ future. More than half of the 821 million people who starve are children. Securing children food gives hope to their families. Caritas helps children in Asia and Latin-America by assisting families in growing their own food during climate change. Caritas also gives aid to families in crisis. Your gift will save lives....[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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