Where Can I Go to Mass in Finland?

There are 8 Catholic parishes in Finland: two in Helsinki (St. Henry’s Cathedral and St. Mary’s parish), one in Turku (Birgitta), Tampere (Risti), Jyväskylä (Olavi), Kouvola (Ursula), Oulu (Perhe) and Kuopio (Joosef). All these parishes cover a larger area of neighbouring cities and towns as well. Catholic Masses are regularly celebrated also in many towns where there is no Catholic church, often in a Lutheran or Orthodox church or parish hall. Please find an alphabetical list of these towns (in brackets the parish to which they belong) below.

There are also two Catholic chapels/churches where there is no resident priest, but the priest travels there regularly to celebrate Mass: in Pietarsaari (Pyhän Mikaelin kappeli/St. Michael’s chapel) and in Vaasa (Pyhän sydämen kappeli/Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel), both belonging to the parish in Tampere. In Lohja, Mass is celebrated at the Diocesan centre ”Stella Maris”.

1) Parishes and their regular Mass schedule (see the full program here)
2) Masses in other cities

Helsinki: Henrik
(Pyhän Henrikin katedraali/St. Henry’s Cathedral Parish, Pyhän Henrikin aukio 1, 00140 Helsinki, 09-637853, henrik@katolinen.fi)
Sat. 17.40 Vespers, 18.00 Mass in Finnish. Sun. 9.30 Mass in English, 11.00 High Mass in Finnish [NOT DURING SUMMER: 12.30 Mass in other languages, Family Mass or 13.00 Gregorian Mass], 18.00 Mass in Finnish. Mon., Wed., Fri. 18.00 Mass in Finnish, Tues. and Thurs. 7.30 Mass in Finnish. Wed. 17.30 Rosary, Fri. 17.30 Adoration. Wed., Sat. 19.30 Liturgy of the Neocatechumenal Way. Confessions Sat. 17.00-17.45, Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun. 17.30 and by appointment. Masses also in other cities.

Helsinki: Maria
(Pyhän Marian seurakunta/St. Mary’s Parish, Mäntytie 2, 00270 Helsinki, 09-2411633, maria@katolinen.fi)
Sat. 18.00 Mass in Finnish. Sun. 9.30 Rosary in Finnish, 10.00 High Mass in Finnish, 11.30 Mass for Catholics from Africa, 14.00 Mass in Tagalog (2nd and 4th Sun.), 16.00 Mass in Polish, 17.30 Rosary in English, 18.00 Mass in English. Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs.. Fri. 17.15-17.50 Adoration, 18.00 Mass in Finnish. Confessions Mon., Tues., Wed. Thurs., Fri., Sat. 16.45-17.05, Sun. 9.30-9.50 and 17.30-17.50. Parish office open Mon.-Fri. 10.00-14.00.

Also in Helsinki:
* Mass is celebrated twice a month in Tapanila (Tapanila Lutheran church, Veljestentie 6, Helsinki). (Parish: St. Henry’s)

* Masses at the Studium Catholicum chapel (Dominicans, Ritarikatu 3 b A, 00170 Helsinki): more information www.studium.fi, 09-61206711

TurkuBirgitta
(Pyhän Birgitan ja autuaan Hemmingin seurakunta/St. Bridget’s and Blessed Hemming’s Parish, Ursininkatu 15a, 20100 Turku, 02-2314389, birgitta@katolinen.fi)
Sun. 9.00 Mass in Latin, Swedish or Finnish, 10.00 Rosary, 10.30 High Mass in Finnish, 1st Sunday of the month: 12.30 Mass in Polish, 2nd Sunday of the month: 12.30 Mass in Vietnamese, 3rd Sunday of the month: 12.30 Mass in Tagalog, 18.00 Mass in English. Wed., Fri., Sat. 7.30 Mass in Finnish, Tues., Thurs. 18.00 Mass in Finnish. Thurs. 17.30 Adoration. Confessions half an hour before Mass and by appointment. Masses also in other cities.

Jyväskylä:Olavi
(Pyhän Olavin seurakunta/St. Olav’s Parish, Yrjönkatu 36, 40100 Jyväskylä, 014-612659, olavi@katolinen.fi)
Sun. 10.00 Rosary, 10.30 High Mass, 12.00 Mass in English. Mon. 18.00 Mass, Tues. 7.00 Mass in Sisters’ Chapel, 18.00 Gregorian Mass, Wed. 18.00 Mass, Thurs. 18.00 Adoration and 18.30 Mass, Fri. 7.00 Mass in Sisters’ Chapel. Sat. 10.00 Mass (Family Mass in Finnish once a month at 12.15). Confessions Thurs. 17.30-17.55 and Sun. 10.00-10.25 and 11.40-11.55 or by appointment. For the latest updated program, see olavi.katolinen.fi.

TampereRisti
(Pyhän Ristin seurakunta/Holy Cross Parish, Amurinkuja 21 A, 33230 Tampere, 03-2127280, risti@katolinen.fi)
Sun. 10.00 Rosary, 10.30 High Mass in Finnish, 16.30 Rosary in English, 17.00 Mass in English. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 18.00 Mass. Wed. 17.40 Vespers, Tues., Thurs. and Fri. 18.30 Adoration. Sat. Mass time varies. Confessions every day half an hour before Mass or by appointment. Please check the bulletin board at the back of church for possible changes. Masses also in other cities.

KouvolaUrsula
(Pyhän Ursulan seurakunta/St. Ursula’s Parish, Valimontie 1, 45100 Kouvola, 05-5444110, ursula@katolinen.fi)
Sun. 11.00 Mass in Finnish (1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sun.) or 18.00 (3rd Sun.). Thurs. 18.00 Mass in Finnish. 1st Friday of each month 18.00 Mass and Adoration. Confessions half an hour before Mass and by appointment. Pastor most easily contacted on Thursdays. Masses also in other cities. (See the Mass schedule for diaspora below.)

OuluPerhe
(Nasaretin pyhän perheen seurakunta/Holy Family of Nazareth Parish, Liisantie 2, 90560 Oulu, 08-347834, perhe@katolinen.fi)
Sun. 10.00 Mass in English, 11.15 High Mass in Finnish. Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 17.00 Mass in Finnish. Thurs. 17.00 Adoration, Mass after Adoration. Tues., Wed., Sat. 19.30 Liturgy of the Neocatechumenal Way. Confessions Fri. 17.30-18.30, half an hour before Mass and by appointment. Masses also in other cities.

Kuopio:: Joosef
Pyhän Joosefin seurakunta/St. Joseph’s Parish, Lönnrotinkatu 24, 70500 Kuopio, 044-3657142, 0449744608, joosef@katolinen.fi)
Sun. 11.00 High Mass in Finnish. Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 18.00 Mass in Finnish. To 18.00 Adoration followed by Mass. (No Adoration on Feast Days and during June and July.) Sat. 19.00 Liturgy of the Neocatechumenal Way. Confessions Sun. 10.30-10.50 and by appointment.
Sun. 11.00 High Mass in Finnish. Mon., Tues., Wed., Thu., Fri. 18.00 Mass in Finnish. Sat. 19.00 Liturgy of

Mass is celebrated also in:

Ahvenanmaa/Åland: Lutheran church, St.Mårtensgården, Hindersböle (parish: Birgitta, Turku)

Espoo: Olari chapel, Kuunkehrä 4 (parish: Maria, Helsinki)

Eurajoki: Lutheran church, Kukkapolku 2 (parish: Birgitta, Turku)

Hamina: (in a private home, ask more information from parish: Ursula, Kouvola)

Hyvinkää: Lutheran church, Uudenmaankatu 13 (parish: Maria, Helsinki)

Hämeenlinna: orthodox parish hall, Matti Alangon katu 11 (parish: Risti, Tampere)

Joensuu: orthodox seminary, Torikatu 41 (parish: Joosef, Kuopio)

Kajaani: Orthodox church, Kirkkokatu 17 A (parish: Perhe, Oulu)

Karjaa: Lutheran church, Lärkkullantie 26 (parish: Maria, Helsinki)

Kemi: Lehtokatu 31 (parish: Perhe, Oulu)

Kokkola: Orthodox chapel, Katariinankatu 3 (parish: Risti, Tampere)

Kotka: Orthodox parish center, Kymenlaaksonkatu 2 (parish: Ursula, Kouvola)

Kristiinankaupunki: Lutheran church, Läntinen Pitkäkatu 20 (parish: Risti, Tampere)

Lahti: Orthodox church (parish: Ursula, Kouvola)

Lappeenranta: Orthodox church at Linnoitus (parish: Ursula, Kouvola)

Lapua: (in a private home, ask more information from the parish: Risti, Tampere)

Lohja: Stella Maris, Sirkkoontie 22, 09630 Koisjärvi, more information: www.stellamaris.fi, 050 305 5304, stellamaris@katolinen.fi)

Mikkeli: Lutheran crypt, Savilahdenkatu 20 (parish: Joosef, Kuopio)

Pietarsaari: Pyhän Mikaelin kappeli/St. Michael’s Chapel, Kappelintie 5 (parish: Risti, Tampere)

Pori: Orthodox church, Maantiekatu 46 (parish: Birgitta, Turku)

Porvoo: Orthodox church at Tattarinmalmi (parish: Henrik, Helsinki)

Raahe: Brahenkatu 2 (parish: Perhe, Oulu)

Rovaniemi: Ounasvaarantie 16 (parish: Perhe, Oulu)

Savonlinna: Lutheran Pääskylahti church, Kaartilantie 6 (parish: Joosef, Kuopio)

Seinäjoki: Lutheran Lakeuden Risti church, Ala-Kuljunkatu 1 (parish: Risti, Tampere)

Tornio: Lukiokatu 1 (parish: Perhe, Oulu)

Vaasa: Jeesuksen pyhän sydämen kappeli/Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel, Rauhankatu 8 C 22 (parish: Risti, Tampere)

Varkaus: Orthodox church, Relanderinkatu 5 (parish: Joosef, Kuopio)

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISHES FOR MORE INFORMATION.