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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim




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]


Retreat at the Bridgetine Monastry in February

The retreat is arranged as a collaboration between The Bridgetine Monastry and "Reatreat In Nidaros" from 7 Feb 17:30 to 10 Feb 13:30. The language spoken will be Norwegian. [more]


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]


Saturday 5 January: "Juletrefest" for all!

On Epifany Eve we meet for a traditional Norwegian Christmas Party, Juletrefest, with dans around the Christmas tree and surprises for the children. All are welcome, children as well as adults from all nationalities, in the parish hall at 12:00.[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]


A very happy Advent Get-together!

A lively and successful advent party on 15 December completed this autumn’s fundraising for the rehabilitation of our old parish hall. A long table filled with delicious food of great variety created a happy atmosphere from the very beginning. Musical entertainment by our dear friends Espen Selbæk and Bjørn Vevang raised spirits even higher! [more]


A worthy farewell to a beloved priest and dear friend

Priests from far and near came to celebrate the pontifical requiem mass for Fr. Olav Müller, who died on 6 November this year. Many friends among the lay people were present too. After mass the parish hall was filled to capacity by people who wanted to take part in the reception. It was a celebration in Fr. Olav’s spirit, a wonderful mix of the...[more]


Lectio Divina during Advent

Welcome to Lectio Divina (in Norwegian) in the Advent season 2018, led by p. Paul. Day: Every Wednesdays, beginning from 28, Nov and 5th,12th,19th December. Time: 18.40-20.00. Activity: Each week, we reflect on each Sunday Gospel reading and we follow the five steps of Lectio Divina. We finish with Sacrament Adoration in the Church.[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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