Priests & Religious Orders

Pastoral Service

If you know old or sick people who cannot go to church but want to get a priest to visit, please inform the parish priest.

Priests in the Reykjavik Diocese

From Poland:

– Fr. Piotr Majtyka in Reykjavík
Tel. 888 1142,

– Fr. Edwin Słuczan-Orkusz in Ísafjörður
Tel. 456 3804 and 823 0082,

– Fr. Mikolaj Kecik in Reykjanesbær
Tel. 618 5550,

– Fr. Damian Wyzkiewicz in Stykkishólmur
Tel. 850 6867,

– Fr. Krzysztof Sliwa in Stykkishólmur
Tel. 850 7576,

– Fr. Marcin Kedzia in Reyðarfjörður
Tel. 850 6705,

From Slovakia:

– Bishop David B. Tencer OFM.Cap.
Tel. 552 5388,

– Br. Peter Kováčik OFM.Cap. in Reyðarfjörður
Tel. 471 1340 and 8571430,

– Br. Pétur Fintor OFM.Cap. in Reyðarfjörður
Tel. 849 8054 and 471 1340,

From Czech Republic:

– Fr. Metod Kozubík O.Praem. in Reykjavík
Tel. 618 9699,

From Ireland:

– Fr. Patrick Breen in Reykjavík
Tel. 848 2655 and 552 5388,

– Fr. Denis OʼLeary in Breiðholt and South Iceland
Tel. 862 8246 and 557 7420,

From Germany:

– Fr. Jürgen Jamin in Akureyri
Tel. 659 1330,

From France:

– Fr. Jakob Rolland in Reykjavík
Tel. 888 8269 and 552 5388,

From Argentina:

– Fr. Juan Carlos Escudero IVE in Hafnarfjörður
Tel. 696 6366 and 554 7010,

From the Philippines:

– Fr. Mercurio Rivera in Breiðholt, Reykjavík
Tel. 824 1464,

From Iceland:

– Fr. Hjalti Þorkelsson. Email:

Reglufólk í Reykjavíkurbiskupsdæmi 2020

Sister´s Congregations

The Polish sisters In 2019, the Lord’s missionary sisters came from Poland. They assist in parish work in Christ the King Parish in Reykjavik with a focus on Polish speaking people. Tel: 776 4553

The Discalced Carmelites Sisters from the Netherlands founded the Carmelite convent in Hafnarfjörður in 1939. They left in June 1983. In March 1984, sisters came from Poland. They live a life dedicated to prayer.
The Carmelite Convent, Ölduslóð, 220 Hafnarfirði. Tel: 555 0378

The Missionaries of Charity The Missionaries of Charity have been working in Reykjavík since 1996. The sisters have a soup kitchen for the poor in their home and take care of children’s catechism.
Ingólfsstræti 12, 101 Reykjavík. Tel: 557 9799

Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus, DCJ In 2001, Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus, DCJ came to work in the north of Iceland. They assist in parish work and run a day care centre for young children. They have a chapel in their home as well as in Dalvík, where the order bought a house recently.
Álfabyggð 4, 600 Akureyri. Tel: 461 2693 and 895 1970

The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin Mary of Matará came to Iceland in 2004. They assist in parish work and take care of children’s catechism both in Hafnarfjörður and in Stykkishólmur.
Jófríðarstöðum, 220 Hafnarfirði. Tel: 555 3140
Austurgötu 9, 340 Stykkishólmi. Tel: 438 1070 and 822 8379

Franciscan Missionaries of Mary From 1936 to 2009, Franciscan sisters from Belgium and the Netherlands operated a hospital, a kindergarten and a printing office in Stykkishólmur. They were also active in congregational work in Reykjavík and Hafnarfjörður.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry In 1896, St. Joseph sisters from Denmark came to Iceland. They founded a school in 1897 and a hospital in Landakot in Reykjavík in 1902. In 1926, they also built a hospital and a school in Hafnarfjörður. The St. Joseph sisters did a pioneering work for the benefit of the sick in Iceland. The St. Joseph sister left Iceland in 2001.

Men's Congregations

Montfortians Priests of the Montfortian Congregation came from the Netherlands and served in Iceland as priests and teachers from 1903 to 2008. They played a major role in building up the Catholic Church in Iceland.

The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) In 2006, priests came from “The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE)” from Argentina to work in Hafnarfjörður, where they serve as priests.
Jófríðarstöðum, 220 Hafnarfirði. Tel. 554 7010 og 697 8471

The Capuchin Order Brothers belonging to the Capuchin Order came from Slovakia in 2004 and founded a monastery at Kollaleira in Reyðarfjörður. They take care of the parish in East Iceland.
Kapúsínaklaustrið á Kollaleiru, 730 Reyðarfjörður. Tel. 849 8054

The Premonstratensians One priest from the Czech Republic works in Reykjavík on behalf of the order, P. Metod Kozubík O.Praem. Tel. 618 9699