Tracing our Catholic Roots!

  Considering how small the parish is, the story of the Catholic Church on the Faroe Islands is quite remarkable, and sometime deeply moving. Despite many obstacles and setbacks, our forbearers remained faithful to the practise of their faith and contributed much...

Church Tax

Dear parishioners, The fifth precept of the Church states that, ”You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church”. Thanks to financial support from parishioners, you help the church with: • the upkeep of the church and buildings • salaries for priests and other...

Lent 2024

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (14 February). Mass will take place in Mariukirkjan at 7.30 p.m. and will include the distribution of blessed ashes. The ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday are a call to repentance, reminding us that we are dust and to dust we shall return,...

Christmas Services

  4 Sunday in Advent, 24 December, 11 a.m. Mass in Mariukirkjan Christmas Eve, December 24, Midnight Mass in Mariukirkjan Christmas Day, 25 December, at 11 a.m. Mass in Mariukirkjan Feast of St. Stephen, 26 December, at 11 a.m. Mass in Mariukirkjan Wednesday, 27...

Sad News from the Franciscan Sisters…

  On Sunday, 27 August, parishioners in Mariukirkjan received the sad news at the end of Sunday Mass that the convent of the Franciscan Sisters (Franciscan Missionaries of Mary) will be closed in June 2024 and the sisters moved elsewhere. The news was relayed to...

Holy Week and Easter Services

  I hope our celebration of Holy Week and Easter will support you in your faith, and invite you to take part in as many services as you can. Please encourage others to come with you. Have a very happy Easter! Father Peter   Holy Week and Easter Services in...