Breiðholt & South Iceland

St. Mary´s Parish

St. Mary´s Church

Mass Times

Christmas and New Year

December 23rd, Feast of St. Thorlac
Mass at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th
Mass at 3:00 pm in Spanish.
(No mass at 6:30 pm)
Christmas Mass at 11:00 pm
Confessions from 9:30-10:00 pm

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th
Mass at 11:00 am
(No children’s mass. No mass at 6:30 pm)
Confessions from 10:30-10:50 am

The second day of Christmas, Monday, December 26th
Mass at 6:30 and 11:00 am
(No Mass at 6:30 pm).
Confessions from 10:30-10:50 am

Tuesday, December 27th
Mass at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm

Wednesday, December 28th – Feast of the Holy Innocents in Bethlehem
(“Day of Respect for Life” in the Diocese of Reykjavík)
Mass at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm
A time of prayer for unborn children and Adoration of the Eucharist from 7:10 to 8:00 pm.

Friday, December 29th
Mass at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm

Saturday, December 30th – Feast of the Holy Family
Mass at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm

New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31st
Mass at 3:00 pm in Spanish.
Mass at 10:30 pm. (No mass at 6:30 pm)
Adoration of the Eucharist from 9:15 to 10:15 pm
Confessions from 9:15 – 10:00 pm

New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1st – Feast of Mary the Mother of God
Mass at 11:00 am. (No children’s mass. No mass at 6:30 pm)
Confessions from 10:30 – 10:50 am

Sunday, January 8th – Ephiphany of the Lord
Mass at 11:00 am and children’s mass at 12:15 pm

Mass Times

Mondays – Fridays

6.30 am

6.30 pm


3.00 pm in Spanish

6.30 pm Sunday Mass in English


Mass 11.00 am

Eucharist Adoration

Every Monday and first Friday of the month at 7.00 – 8.00 pm

On first Monday of the month we pray for unborn children. All are welcome.

Confession times

Daily before Mass or by appointment.

Parish priest: Fr. Denis O’Leary,

Raufarsel 8, 109 Reykjavík

Tel. 557 7420 and 862 8246

Fr. Mercurio Rivera III

Tel. 824 1464

St Mary´s Church is on Facebook

Community Activities & Lay People´s Groups

Lay Missionaries of Charity

The Lay Missionaries of Charity (LMC) is an international Association of Catholic lay people married and single, who adhere to the spirit and charism of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

LMC members freely and unconditionally respond to the authentic call of God to “satiate the infinite thirst of Jesus for the love of souls”, by the profession of the four private vows of chastity (conjugal), poverty, obedience and wholehearted and free service to the poorest of the poor, beginning with the members of one´s own family.

For more information contact April Frigge, tel. 845 -2104.

Stella Maris Charismatic Community

Stella Maris Charismatic Community (SMCC) was founded in 2001 and the name honours the Blessed Virgin Mary who guides this group. A small prayer group of lay people in the Parish of St. Mary under the spiritual direction of the parish priest. Members tend to experience a deepening prayer life. Emphasis is placed on daily Mass, praying the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other forms of personal prayer. Also monthly Confession, daily Bible reading, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fasting, Recollections/Retreats and so on.

Everybody is welcome to join in the prayer meeting on the first Sunday evening of each month, and on Friday nights for the rest of the month, in St. Mary´s Church Parish Hall at 20:00. For more information contact Napoleon Gelito, tel. 562 4937.

The Cenacle

The Cenacle is a prayer based on the Rosary. There are 3 Cenacle groups in Reykjavík. Each week (except the first Friday) the Lady of All Nations picture is brought to families who are willing to pray the Cenacle in their homes at 19:30. Everybody is welcome to join a Cenacle and anyone can invite the Cenacle to their home. But always on the first Friday of the month, the Cenacle is prayed in Maríukirkja at 19:00. For more information contact: Napoleon Gelito tel. 562 4937 or Maria Priscilla Zanoria, tel. 897 5391.

Missionary Families of Christ

Missionary Families of Christ is an international movement of the lay faithful committed to building strong families in Christ and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world by bearing witness to our faith through our daily lives.

For more information about MFC-Iceland, contact Gerry/Nila Santo tel. 822 8994 or Ron/Anna tel. 618 4937.

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart (PTAA) The Pioneer Movement was founded by Fr. James Cullen, SJ in Ireland in 1899 to address the problem of Alcohol abuse. Today it has branches in several countries including Iceland. For more information contact Fr. Denis, tel. 557 7420.

Pro-Life – Lífsvernd

The mission of Lífsvernd is to pray and work for the ending of abortion in Iceland.The Lífsvernd website can be found at  and on Facebook. Lífsvernd members are invited to attend the monthly board meetings at Maríukirkja. Members are also invited to gather at the pro-life bell in front of  Landakotskirkja on Tuesdays at 12 noon to pray the Rosary for an end to abortion.  For more information contact Mike Frigge, tel. 782 6377.

Vinafélag Riftúns

Vinafélag Riftúns was founded in Riftún in October 2003. The purpose of Vinafélag Riftúns was to support the Catholic Church in caring for, maintaining and improving the facilities in Riftún. Now Riftún has been sold so the challenge for the near future is the building of a new church in Selfoss. There are no regular meetings. For more information contact Fr. Denis, tel. 557 7420.


In the parish house guests can borrow Catholic books and pamphlets in Icelandic and English.


Mass Times

Christmas and New Year

Christmas Day, December 25th
Mass in Smáratún 14, Selfoss at 2.00 pm in Polish and 4:00 pm in Icelandic

Monday, December 26th
Mass in Hvolsvöllur at 5:00 pm

New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2023
Mass in Þorlákskirkja, Þorlákshöfn at 5:00 pm in Polish


Mass Times


Mass at 4.00 pm

Smáratúni 12
800 Selfossi
Tel. 557 7420 and 862 8246

Mass Times in other parts of South Iceland

Mass Times

Þorlákshöfn – Þorlákskirkja
First Sunday of the Month
Mass at 5.00 pm

Hvolsvöllur – Stórólfshvolskirkja
Third Sunday of the Month
Mass at 5.00 pm