Priests and religious congregations in Reykjavík Diocese

Priests

From Poland:

Fr. Rafał Sikorski in Reykjavík, Tel. 861 2043 and 552 5388

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

Fr. Mikolaj Kecic in Breiðholti og South Iceland Tel. 618 5550 and 557 7490

Fr. Grzegorz Adamiak in Reykjanesbær, Tel. 690 0532

Fr. Adam Antonowicz in Stykkishólmur Tel. 841 1571 and 456 3804

From Slovakia:

Fr. Pétur Kovácik OFM.Cap. in Reyðarfjörður Tel. 857 1430 and 471 1340

Fr. Pétur Fintor OFM.Cap. in Reyðarfjörður Tel. 849 8054 and 471 1340

Br. Martin Turosak OFMCap. in Reyðarfjörður Tel. 773 8466 and 471 1340

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. 462 1119 and 659 1330

From France:

Fr. Jakob Rolland in Reykjavík Tel. 824 1464 and 552 5388

From Argentina:

Fr. Adrián Horacio Cabaña IVE in Hafnarfjörður Tel. 697 8471 and 554 7010

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

From Iceland:

Fr. Hjalti Þorkelsson. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From Britain

Séra Edward Booth OP, who has now retired, tel. 438 1127, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pastoral service

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

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.

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.

The Order of Prémontré One priest from the convent of the Order of Prémontré in Prague works in Iceland.

Dominican Order One priest of the Dominican Order lives in Iceland. He has retired after 13 years of service in the diocese.

Sister´s congregations

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.

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 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 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.

The Servants of Saint Margaret Mary and of the Poor The sisters came from Mexico in 1997 and worked in the Christ the King parish until 2010. They worked in the cathedral and in the house of the priests.

Hermanitas del Corazón de Jesús y de los Ancianos Desvalidos In 2010, sisters from Mexico replaced the Servants of Saint Margaret Mary and of the Poor and stayed here until October 2016.

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.

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.