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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]


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]


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]


Ash Wednesday 6 March 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 till 59 years of age. Abstinence, that is the injunction of abstaining from meat, comprises everybody from the age of 14 years off[more]


Eucharistic Devotion and Confession every Thursday

On every ordinary Thursday from now on there will be Eucharistic Devotion and access for confession after the Mass (which is at 6 pm).


Parish Council Minutes

Would you like to stay updated on the activities of the Parish council? Please use the button “Parish Council meetings” in the left side menu, to find the council agendas and council minutes. This page is always updated, documents are presented when we receive them. The latest news from the Parish council are minutes from their meeting of 30....[more]


A preparation for the season of Lent.

In the Catholic Church’s liturgy before 1970 the three last Sundays before Lent were intended to be observed as a preparation for Lent, which is itself a period of spiritual preparation for Easter. The fact that this part of the liturgy was omitted after the Second Vatican Council does not mean that we should not prepare ourselves for the coming...[more]


P. Kjell Arild Pollestad i Katolsk Forum 12. februar

Foredraget har tittelen "Om å oversette Bibelen", og vil bli holdt i kirkens atrium, tirsdag 12. februar, klokken 19:00. I de fleste moderne oversettelserav bibelengjøres det forsøk på å få teksten så nær vår egen tid og vår egen språkfølelse som mulig. Man oversetter gjerne tekstens «mening», og «ommøblerer» bibelspråket for å tilpasse det vår...[more]


Kallshelg på Munkeby Mariakloster 15-17 februar

Gi deg selv tid til å lytte til Gud, reflektere over ditt kall i livet sammen med andre, og oppdage klosterlivet. For menn fra 18 til 40 år. Påmeldingsfrist 31 januar 2019. [more]


Flott juletrefest i anledning Helligtrekongersdagen 6. januar

Kjempefin juletrefest i St. Olav domkirke med masse barn og voksne. De hellige tre konger (prestene) gikk først i prosesjon, mens de bar hver sin konge frem til Jesusbarnet i julekrybben. Det var svært symbolrikt og fint å følge de hellige tre konger der de la gavene "gull", røkelse og ordentlig myrra til Jesusbarnet. Etterpå var det sang og...[more]

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St. Olav Catholic Parish
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Phone: 73 80 87 50
E-mail: trondheim [at]

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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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