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WORLD YOUTH DAY weekend in Iceland
will be held in Christ the King Parish at Landakot in Reykjavík March 24 - 25, 2018.
It is important that all confirmands participate in order to experience living faith.
The program of the weekend consists of education, entertainment and participation in ceremonies.
Participation fee is ISK 2,000 per child. Included is accommodation and food. The program starts on Saturday March 24 at 10 am. and ends at noon on Sunday, March 25.
If you have any questions, please contact Unnur: unnur@catholica.is or tel. 899 1975

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Ash Wednesday is a week away!
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Pope Francis' message for Lent 2018

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romereports.com February 6, 2018,“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)

Pope's prayer intention for February: No to corruption

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February 2018:
Say “No” to Corruption
Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

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Presentation about
MONASTERIES IN ICELAND
in Christ the King Cathedral Parish Hall (Hávallagata 16)
March 5th, at 20.00

The Association of Catholic Lay People is very excited to announce that Steinunn Kristjansdottir PhD., author of the books; The Awakening of Christianity in Iceland (2004), Isländsk arkeologi: Stagnation eller utveckling? (1993), Sagan af klaustrinu á Skriðu (2012), Leitin að klaustrunum – klausturhald á Íslandi í fimm aldir (2017), will be having a presentation about the Monasteries in Iceland, in regards to her latest book.

Steinunn Kristjansdottir is also gracious enough to offer guests to purchase autographed copies of her books at a good price. Coffee/tea and cakes/biscuits will also be served.

This is a rare event, and we expect this presentation to be both educational and astounding. Everyone is welcome!

Candlemas - Friday, February 2nd 2018 in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Reykjavik.
We remember that Jesus was brought to the Lord in the temple 40 days after his birth.
A festive Mass at 6 pm. You can bring to be blessed any candles you plan to use for devotions in your home.

Pilgrimage to Rome from October 15 - 22, 2018
on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Reykjavik Diocese.
Price: ISK 160.000.- (Flight, accommodation and breakfast included).
Please sign up before March 1, 2018.
For registration and further information please contact: Fr. Horacio Cabana, tel. 697 8471 or serahoracio@catholica.is

Hello Iceland! A new sister arrived! :-)

Kirkjubladid-janúar-febrúar-2018.pdf

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The Catholic Church Paper "Kirkjublaðið" for January and February 2018 has been published :-)
Summaries in English and Polish:
1. In this issue we bring you a resumé of the message of the Holy Father on the occasion of the 26th World Day of the Sick, which is on 11th of February 2018. On that day in 1858 Virgin Mary made her first appearance to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes. The Pope’s message can be read in its entirety in many languages on the website of the Vatican, w2.va
2. We publish the program for the yearly Week of Prayer for Christian unity, which will last from 18 to 25 January. On Wednesday, January 24, there will be an ecumenical prayer-service in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Landakot, beginning at 20.00h.
3. On October 13, 2017, the Knights of the Order of Malta in Iceland celebrated Holy Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Reykjavík on the feast day of Blessed Gerard, the founder of the Order. Among many other things the Knights accompany sick people every year on their pilgrimage to visit the Holy shrine of Our Lady in Lourdes, and will do so also this year in May.
4. In our news from the World Church we have a short article about Cardinal Anders Arborelius, who was chosen “Man of the Year 2017” by the secular press in Sweden.
5. Apart from the regular announcements we bring you short reports from the different parishes or congregations, as well as an invitation written by Unnur Gunnarsdóttir, our catechetical assistant, for all the young people in the Diocese to join in on our annual World Youth Day-meeting in Landakot, March 23-24, 2018. She also conducted a short interview with Ron Deala, the main organizer of this meeting.
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Streszczenie numeru styczeń-luty 2018

1. W tym numerze publikujemy przesłanie Ojca Świętego z okazji obchodów 26 Światowego Dnia Chorych, który przypada w dniu 11 lutego 2018 roku. W tym dniu Matka Boża po raz pierwszy objawiła się Bernadecie Soubirous w Lourdes. Treść przesłania Papieża Franciszka w całości można przeczytać na stronie internetowej Watykanu, w2.va
2. Od 18 do 25 stycznia obchodzimy Tydzień Modlitw o Jedność Chrześcijan, w tym numerze można zapoznać się ze szczegółowym programem. W środę 24 stycznia w naszej katedrze Chrystusa Króla na Landakocie odbędzie się spotkanie ekumeniczne. Początek o godzinie 20:00
3. W dniu 13 października 2017 roku, Zakon Rycerzy Maltańskich na Islandii uczestniczyli we Mszy Świętej w katedrze Chrystusa Króla w Reykjaviku w święto założyciela zakonu błogosławionego Gerarda. Rycerze Maltańscy towarzyszą chorym każdego roku w pielgrzymce do sanktuarium Matki Bożej w Lourdes. W tym roku w maju również będą uczestniczyć i towarzyszyć pielgrzymom.
4. Z wydarzeń ogólnoświatowych w Kościele Katolickim zamieszczamy artykuł o kardynale Anders Arboreliusie, który przez świecka Szwedzką prasę został wybrany 'Człowiekiem roku 2017'.
5. Miedzy innymi zapowiedziami i sprawozdaniami z naszych parafii i wspólnot publikujemy zaproszenie Pani Unnur Gunnarsdottir – diecezjalnej asystentki katechetycznej – skierowane do wszystkich młodych ludzi w diecezji na spotkanie Światowego Dnia Młodzieży, które odbędzie się 23 – 24 marca 2018 roku na Landakocie w Reyikjaviku.
Możemy zapoznać się z ideą Światowych Dni Młodzieżowych czytając krótki wywiad z Ronem Dealą, głównym organizatorem spotkania

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Alþjóðleg samkirkjuleg bænavika 2018 | Þjóðkirkjan

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2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins today!
"Your right hand, O Lord, magnificent in power" (Exodus 15.6)

kirkjan.is Fólkið í kirkjunni er kallað til að biðja saman og í einrúmi þessa viku 18. – 25. janúar, til að biðja fyrir einingu kristinna manna með systrum og bræðrum í trúnni um víða veröld.

Pope Francis' Prayer intentions for January 2018

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Pope Francis’s prayer intentions for January 2018
Religious Minorities in Asia: That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.

Religious Minorities in Asia

+ David Tencer, Reykjavíkurbiskup - Boð um köllun

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Bishop David Tencer OFMCap calls for new vocations in Iceland

+ DÁVID B. TENCER, OFMCap. REYKJAVÍKURBISKUP ÍSLAND biskup@catholica.is catholica.is

Home blessing will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018
or anytime in January after consultation with your priest.

Traditionally at Epiphany, when we celebrate the visit of the wise men from the East to the baby Jesus, families hold a short service of prayer to ask God’s blessing on their dwellings and on all who live, work with and visit them. In this way, we invite Jesus to be a “guest” in our home.

Houses are marked with chalk like this 20 + C + M + B + 18 – which is the year and the initials of the wise men, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. C M B above the door, also stands for Christus Mansionem Benedicat, Latin for “May Christ Bless this House.”

Those who are interested in receiving a blessing for their homes are kindly requested to contact the office, tel. 552 5388.
You will also be able to register on special forms in the church and the parish hall.

Father Peter Kovacik in St. Thorlac´s Parish in East-Iceland sends his blessings and some pictures from the Mass on Christmas Eve in Reyðarfjörður .

Christmas and New Year 2017-2018
in Christ the King Cathedral in Reykjavík

Saturday, December 23rd: Feast of St. Thorlac
Mass in Icelandic: 8:00 am.
Mass in Spanish: 4:00 pm. (Vigil Mass of Sunday)
Mass in Icelandic: 6:00 pm. (Vigil Mass of Sunday)

Sunday, December 24th: 4th Sunday of Advent
Mass in Polish: 8:30 am.
Mass in Icelandic: 10:30 am.
Mass in Polish: 1:00 pm.
Mass in English: 6:00 pm.

Christmas Eve
Mass in Polish: 9:00 pm.
Midnight Mass: 24:00 pm.

Monday, December 25th: Christmas Day
Festive Mass in Icelandic: 10:30 am.
Mass in Polish: 1:00 pm.
Mass in English: 6:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 26th: St. Stephen´s day
Mass in Icelandic: 10:30 am.
Mass in Polish: 1:00 pm.
Mass in Icelandic: 6:00 pm.

Saturday, December 30th
Mass in Spanish: 4:00 pm.
Mass in Icelandic: 6:00 pm.

Sunday, December 31st: New Year´s Eve. Feast of the Holy Family
Mass in Polish: 8:30 am.
Mass in Icelandic: 10:30 am.
Mass in Polish: 1:00 pm.
Mass in English: 6:00 pm.

Monday, January 1st: New Year´s Day. Solemn Feast of Mary, Mother of God
Mass in Icelandic: 10:30 am.
Mass in Polish: 1:00 pm.
Mass in English: 6:00 pm.

Christmas Concert at St. Joseph's Church in Hafnarfjörður
Friday December 22nd
"Carol singing and performances"

Schedule:
Doors open 18:30.
Concert 19:00.
Entrance: Donation.
Refreshments 20:00
Entrance: 1.500 isk.
Children 10 years old and under: Free.
The proceeds will be used to support Pastoral Activities of St. Joseph's Church.
We look forward to your support and thank you in advance!

Fr. Horacio,
Parish Priest of St. Joseph's Church

Maríukirkja in Breiðholt
Christmas and New Year

Saturday, December 23rd: Feast of St. Thorlac
Mass in English: 6:30 pm.

Sunday, December 24th: 4th Sunday of Advent
Mass: 11:00 am.

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve
Mass: 11:00 pm.
Confession times: 9:45 – 10:15 pm.
Nativity Play: 10:30 pm.

Monday, December 25th: Christmas Day
Mass: 11:00 am.
Confession times: 10:30 – 10:50 am.
(No Mass 6:30 am. and 6:30 pm.)

Tuesday, December 26th: St. Stephen´s day
Mass: 11:00 am.
Confession times: 10:30 – 10:50 am.
(No Mass 6:30 am. and 6:30 pm.)

December 27 to 29:
Mass times: 6:30 am. and 6:30 pm.

Årets svensk: Anders Arborelius – vår man i Vatikanen – Fokus

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Cardinal Anders Arborelius has been named “Swede of the Year”, the first ever Catholic prelate to receive the prestigious accolade.

“Swede of the Year” is a title given annually, since 1984, to a person who during the year has distinguished her or himself in a way that has changed Sweden for the better.

An independent jury set up by the nation’s leading news magazine Fokus revealed on Thursday evening that Cardinal Arborelius, Bishop of Stockholm came out tops on its list of candidates who are “interesting and challenging: not simply well-known.”

This is the motivation of the jury:

"Nineteen years ago, the Swede of the year stepped into a role that no Swede had played since the 16th century. This year he became the first Swede ever to wear the red biretta. The Swede of the year has already made history, but he is also a person who, ever since his appointment in 1998, has been part of Swedish public debate. To represent the Catholic Church in a country, whose identity is mainly secular and otherwise Lutheran, requires a fearless attitude. As bishop of the diocese of Stockholm the Swede of the year also plays an essential role in bringing native Swedes and immigrant Swedes together. The Swede of the year is Anders Arborelius, bishop and cardinal."

Commenting on the recognition, Cardinal Arborelius told Vatican Radio that people sometimes ask him whether he really is Swedish because they think that it is impossible for a Swede to be a Catholic priest, bishop and cardinal!

“I am happy for the nomination and I think Fokus showed courage in having chosen me. It is a sign that the Catholic Church is increasingly becoming a reality in Sweden and part of Swedish culture. It is part of a process of integration that one can be Swedish and a cardinal at the same time” he said.

fokus.se Att vara svensk och katolik räcker för att vara udda. Nu är han kardinal också.

Kirkjublað, desember 2017.pdf

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The Church Paper "Kirkjublaðið" for December 2017 has been published.
Summaries in English and Polish
1. In this December-issue we publish an article about Caritas Iceland. The organization’s focus has been redefined. Previously, the goal of Caritas was to raise funds via concerts to support worthy causes both locally and abroad. Now, Caritas’ new focus is upon the “accompaniment” of seriously needy individuals who approach the Church for help with food, shelter, employment etc. We are all encouraged to support this important organization.
2. A Polish priest, Fr. Edwin Słuczan-Orkusz, has arrived in Iceland. We publish a short interview with him, where he describes his origins, his vision and thoughts about his future in our country.
3. Next year, our Diocese will celebrate its 50th anniversary. In remembrance of that, there will be a pilgrimage to Rome in 2018, organized by the Diocese. We bring you all the necessary details for booking and participation in this historic event. Fr. Horacio in Hafnarfjörður is the main organizer and we encourage all who are interested to make contact with him as soon as possible.
4. Ivan Sovic, the pastoral assistant of the Bishop, recently took part in a conference in Rome on the contribution of Christians in the future of the European Union and Europe as a whole. He even had the honour to meet Pope Francis at the conference.
5. Recently, Bishop David took part in a celebration in Cologne in Germany on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Jón Sveinsson, Nonni. The Bishop also took part in the opening meeting of the Diaspora-Action of the Bonifatiuswerk in Erfurt, Germany. As you may know, the Bonifatius¬werk has been helping the Diaspora-Church in the Nordic Countries and elsewhere, through generous financial assistance.
6. Apart from the regular announcements we bring you short reports from the different parishes or congregations, as well as an invitation written by Unnur Gunnarsdóttir, our catechetical assistant, for all the young people in the Diocese to join in our regular World Youth Day-meeting in Landakot, March 23-24, 2017.
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Streszczenie zawartości numeru
1. W grudniowym numerze publikujemy artykuł o Caritas Islandii. Zadania tej organizacji zostały ostatnio na nowo zdefiniowane. Dotychczas zadaniem Caritas było wspieranie inicjatyw krajowych i zagranicznych, dzięki funduszom pozyskiwanym w trakcie organizowanych koncertów. Obecnie Caritas skupi się na pomocy osobom potrzebujących, które zwracają się do parafii i diecezji z problemami socjalnymi dotyczącymi wyżywienia, mieszkania, zatrudnienia itd. Wszyscy powinniśmy włączyć się we wspieranie tej ważnej organizacji.
2. Na początku listopada przybył na Islandię ks. Edwin Słuczan-Orkusz. W numerze publikujemy krótki wywiad z ks. Edwinem, w którym opowiada o sobie, dzieli swym dotychczasowym doświadczeniem oraz przemyśleniami dotyczącymi swej pracy na Islandii.
3. W przyszłym roku nasza diecezja obchodzić będzie 50. rocznicę powstania. W związku z tym, w 2018 r. odbędzie się pielgrzymka do Rzymu organizowana przez diecezję. W numerze zamieszczamy przydatne informacje dotyczące rezerwacji i udziału w tym wydarzeniu. Wszystkich zainteresowanych prosimy o szybki kontakt z ks. Horatio, proboszczem w Hafnarfjörður, który jest odpowiedzialny za przygotowanie pielgrzymki.
4. Ivan Sovic, asystent duszpasterski biskupa Davida, uczestniczył niedawno w konferencji zorganizowanej w Rzymie, poświęconej udziałowi chrześcijan w przyszłości Unii Europejskiej i Europy jako całości. Miał też okazję spotkać się na audiencji z papieżem Franciszkiem.
5. Niedawno biskup David wziął udział w specjalnej sesji z okazji 160. rocznicy urodzin ks. Jóna Sveinssona - Nonniego, która miała miejsce w Kolonii, w Niemczech. Z kolei w Erfurcie Biskup uczestniczył w spotkaniu inaugurującym Akcję Diaspora w ramach organizacji Bonifatiuswerk. Niemiecka organizacja Bonifatiuswerk wspomaga Kościół katolicki w krajach nordyckich udzielając hojnej pomocy finansowej.
6. W numerze, jak zwykle, prezentujemy też krótkie sprawozdania z wydarzeń parafialnych, a także zaproszenie Unnur Gunnarsdóttir, diecezjalnej asystentki ds. katechetycznych, skierowane do młodzieży w związku z diecezjalnymi obchodami Światowego Dnia Młodzieży. Spotkanie odbędzie się na Landakocie, w dniach 23 – 24 marca 2018 r.

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