St. Mary´s Parish

St. Mary´s Church

Mass Times

Mondays to Fridays
Mass at 6.30
Mass at 18.30

Mass at 15.00 in Spanish
Mass at 18.30 Sunday Mass in English

Mass 11.00
Children´s Mass at 12.15 (from September to May)

Eucharist Adoration
Every Monday and first Friday of the month at 19.00 – 20.00
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

LMC (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 Nida Ladion, Tel. 776-3021.

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.

MFC (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, Nila Santo tel. 848 9943.

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

Every Sunday
Mass at 16.00 pm

Fourth Sunday of the month
Mass at 16.00 in Icelandic
Mass at 18.00 in Polish

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 17.00 in Polish

Hvolsvöllur – Stórólfshvolskirkja
Third Sunday of the Month
Mass at 17.00 in Polish