Diocese of Phoenix Statistics

Updated: October 12, 2016

Established:
December 2, 1969

Diocesan Patroness:
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Diocesan Boundaries:
43,967 square miles including: Maricopa County, Mohave County, Yavapai County, Coconino County (except Navajo Indian Reservation), and the Gila River Indian Reservation in Pinal County.

Total Catholic Population:
1,145,593 Estimated Individuals
296,652 Catholic Households

Diocesan Priests (Includes retired, sick or absent): 133
Extern Priests: 77
Religious Priests: 91
Permanent Deacons: 233
Religious Brothers: 14
Religious Sisters: 147
Seminarians: 31
Parishes: 93
Missions: 24
High Schools (Diocesan and Private): 6
Elementary Schools: 28
Pre-Schools: 28
Catholic Cemeteries: 6
Catholic Funeral Homes: 2

Present Bishop:
Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted
Installed December 20, 2003

Auxiliary Bishop:
Most Reverend Eduardo A. Nevares, V.G.
Ordained July 19, 2010

Former Bishops:
Most Reverend Thomas J. O’Brien
Installed January 18, 1982
Retired June 18, 2003

Most Reverend James S. Rausch
Installed March 22, 1977
Died May 18, 1981

Most Reverend Edward A. McCarthy
Installed December 2, 1969
Transferred to Miami, Florida, on July 7, 1976
Died June 7, 2005

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Catholic Households in PHX
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Catholics in Phoenix (est.)
0
Parishes
0
Parish Missions
0
Catholic Pre-Schools
0
Catholic Elementary Schools
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Catholic High Schools