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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim




Ordination of Deacon Paul Opata!

His time as deacon in St. Olav parish in Trondheim is over. On the 21th of April his ordination will take place in St. Olav Cathedral, Oslo, by bishop Bernt Eidsvig. On Sunday 29. April he will be back in Trondheim for his First Mass, and after mass we will all celebrate this grand occasion with a parish feast.[more]


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]


New Superior at Tautra Mariakloster

On Thursday 5. April Sr. Brigitte Pinot was elected Superior at Tautra Mariakloster. The term is for six years, and Mother Brigitte will be the third superior at Tautra. Congratulations! [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. [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]


The Catholic Church’s St. Olav Celebration (Olsok) 2018

The program is ready, so do not hesitate to make plans for a pilgrimage to Trondheim for this 3 days celebration of Norway’s Patron Saint, King and Martyr. The celebration starts on Friday 27. July and ends on the day of the Feast of St. Olav, Sunday 29. July. The celebration will be a bit shorter than usual since Olsok is on a Sunday. [more]


Nuntius msgr. James Patrick Green visits Trondheim Parish

During Chrism Mass on 26. March Nuntius will visit our parish for the first time. He is Nuntius of the Scandinavian countries since October 2017, which means he is a diplomatic representative of the Holy See, having ambassadorial status. [more]


The Spear by the Catholic novelist Louis de Wohl

This panoramic novel of the last days of Christ ranges from the palaces of imperial Rome to the strife-torn hills of Judea – where the conflict of love and betrayal, revenge and redemption, reaches a mighty climax in the drama of the Crucifixion.[more]


Confession during Lent

There is opportunity for confession every Friday during Lent 5-6pm and 7-8pm. You may also ask for a special appointment with one of the priests.


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]


Catholic Forum February the 20th: The Cistercian life - what does it mean to the Christians of today?

The Catholic Forum will start its 2018 winter/spring season with a lecture by Sr Hanne-Maria from Tautra Mariakloster: "The Cistercian Life - what does it mean to the Christians of today?". The lecture will take place at the council meeting hall, and will begin at 7 pm.[more]


The fundraising of the external lightning has reached the goal!

The happy news of the week is that we now - thanks to a private donator - have reached the goal of the fundraising for external lightning, which was kroner 180.000,-. The works will begin as soon as possible.


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]


Ash Wednesday February 14th with distribution of ash crosses during Mass at 6 pm

Ash Wednesday the faithful are required to observe fast and abstinence. Observation of fast comprises all faithful from 18 til 59 years of age. Abstinence, that is the injunction of abstaining from meat, comprises everybody from the age of 14 years off. [more]


Celebrating the World Day for Consecrated Life, St. Olav domkirke, February 2nd.

[Translate to Engelsk:] The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord has for the last 20 years - after it was instituted by Pope St. John Paul II - been attached to the World Day for Consecrated Life. Here in Trondheim this is done by at gathering of the monastic sisters and brothers of our diocese.[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]


Update regarding the fundraising for outdoor lights

We are getting still closer to our goal, and the fundraising will go on with full strength beginning this Sunday![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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