CATHOLIC MASS “The liturgy, in particular the Mass, is the summit to which tends all the activity of the Church and at the same time the source whence comes all her energy.” – Second Vatican (Sacrosanctum Concilium)
LANGUAGE Usually Icelandic language is used in sermons and rituals. But since a significant number of Catholics do not understand the language, there are regular Masses in Polish and English. There are also Masses in Lithuanian in St. Joseph´s Church in Hafnarfjörður.
“DIASPORA” The Catholic Church in Iceland is partly a “diaspora” or a scattered church. This means that many Catholic people live scattered throughout the country, often far from Catholic churches or chapels. Because of this, priests and sisters travel from place to place to visit administer and distribute the sacraments.