The Catholic Church in Iceland

Catholic Church in Iceland

The Pope Video 09-2017 – Parishes at the service of the mission – September 2017

Pope Francis Prayer Intention for September 2017:
Evangelization: Parishes.
That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

September 2017. The Pope Video: The doors of our parishes are always open, not waiting for people to come in but ready to go out to meet them. Let us pray th...

The Nordic Bishop Meeting in Reykjavík

This year the autumn meeting of the Nordic Bishops Conference will be held in Reykjavik from 15 to 19 September 2017. Sunday, September 17, the bishops will read a Holy Mass in Icelandic and Latin in the Cathedral of Christ the King of Landakot. The Mass begins at 10.30 and all are warmly welcome.

Our Pilgrimage to Holy Land is getting closer!
A meeting will be held on Monday, September 18th at 19.30 at the St. Joseph´s Church Parish Hall.
For more information contact fr. Horacio Cabana: or (After September 4th) tel. 697 8471

Pilgrimage to Viðey Islands: Attend on the 2nd of September at. 11.00 and we will take the ferry at. 11.15 from Skarfagarður (Sundahöfn). We will come back at. around 15.30 (ferry from Viðey at 15.30). Bring your refreshments.


The Catholic Church Paper "Kirkjublaðið" for August & September 2017 has been published :-)

Fimmtudag 20. júlí / Thursday, July 20

Stórhátíð / Solemnity of

Þorláks helga / Saint Thorlac

verndardýrlings Íslendinga / Patron Saint of Iceland

Hátíðarmessa kl. 18.00 / Solemn mass at 18:00 hours

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Sunnudag 23. júlí / Sunday, July 23

Stórhátíð / Solemnity

Kirkjuvígslu Krists konungs dómkirkju (1929)

Dedication of Christ the King Cathedral (1929)

Hátíðleg biskupsmessa kl. 10.30 / Pontifical Mass at 10:30 hours

Messur á hátíðinni: / Masses on the Feast Day:

Laugardagur: / Saturday: Kl. 16.00 / 16:00 hours
Kl. 18.00 / 18:00 hours

Sunnudag: / Sunday: Kl. 08.30 / 08:30 hours
Kl. 10.30 / 10:30 hours
Kl. 13.00 / 13:00 hours
Kl. 18.00 / 18:00 hours

On July 16th (Sunday) - is the great celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (the Virgin Mary of the scapular). The mass in our chapel at the Carmelite convent will be at 8:30 a.m.
Over the centuries, Mother Mary has been granted a special place in our Rule, called the Protector, Mother, Queen, Sister, Model, and the Guide in prayer and spiritual life. The day of July 16th relates to a special event in history of Carmel: When the Carmelite brothers came from Palestine to Europe in the 13th century, they were not welcomed, especially because of their eastern spirit, and not least because they called themselves the brothers of the Virgin Mary. Opposition to them was so great they feared that the Carmelite rule would die. The head of the Rule, Simon Stock asked Our Lady for help. On July 16th, 1251, Mary appeared to him, dressed in the Carmelite habit, and promised him that the scapular would be a sign of her protection and love, and anyone who would bear it with respect would receive special graces and protection. Later the scapular, that was formerly a kind of apron, became the Virgin Mary's garments. The scapular became a symbol of the Mother’s protection. Over time, the scapular became widely known, and lay persons and religious people around the world were wearing the scapular to rest in the protection of the Virgin Mary from Carmel. Mother Mary fulfilled her promise to Simon Stock and helped Carmelites in the 13th century and over the years. Both the Carmelite and everyone who turns to her enjoys her sweet and gracious protection. She also wants to surround us with this protection in our daily lives. Those who accept the scapular should bear that in respect and aim to resemble the Virgin Mary in their lives. She points out, like in Cana of Galilee (John 2,5 "Do whatever He tells you”. Anyone who responds to this incentive of the Virgin Mary will have the experience that water of our weaknesses changes into the wine, love of God, who alone makes our hearts happy.


Dear sisters and brothers,
Diocese of Reykjavik is conducting a survey to gather information on current situation in our parishes. Your responses will guide the development of a planning process intended to develop pastoral plan and program for the Diocese.

Please fill following survey in one of three languages at our survey page:

You can find the survey also on our official web page:
Thank you for your cooperation. Home

Pope Francis' prayer intentions for July 2017 - Those distant from the Christian faith

Pope Francis´ Prayer Intentions for July 2017

Evangelization: Lapsed Christians.
That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.

The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope World Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions...

Pilgrimage to Maríulind next Wednesday!

Wednesday July 19, 2017, a pilgrimage to Maríulind in Snæfellsnes will take place. This will be our seventh trip there.
Departure from St. Joseph's church in Hafnarfjörður at 8 am, from Landakot (Túngata) at 8.30 am and from the parking at Maríukirkja in Breiðholt at 9:00 am. From there we will drive to Stykkishólmur with a stop in Borgarnes. On the way, we will enjoy the view and pray and sing. In Stykkishólmur will be a Mass in the chapel. At 12.00 lunch is served at Fransiskus, the guesthouse of the church.
We will arrive at Maríulind at 3 pm, where we will pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Departure to Reykjavík is estimated at 4 pm.
Those who are planning to join us this year are asked to sign up in the parish churches or contact the chancery at Hávallagata 14-16 in Reykjavik, tel. 552 5388 or 649 6198. Email: (Ivan Sović).
Participation fee 6000 kr. for adults,
2000 kr. for children under the age of 12.
Bank account: 513-14-370500, Kennitala: 680169-4629.



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Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:30
Thursday 07:30 - 18:30
Friday 07:30 - 18:30
Saturday 07:30 - 18:30
Sunday 07:30 - 18:30
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