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DIOCESE AT A GLANCE

Date Established: Nov. 18, 1957

Current Bishop: Most Reverend John M. LeVoir (2008-Present)

Past Bishops:
Most Reverend Alphonse J. Schladweiler (1957-1975)
Most Reverend Raymond A. Lucker (1975-2000)
Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt (2001-2007)

 

GEOGRAPHY AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Minnesota Counties: 15 (Big Stone, Brown, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon,
McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Swift, Yellow Medicine)

Total Square Miles: 9,863

Total Population: 279,864 (as of 2016)

Catholic Population: 53,328 (as of June 30, 2017)

 

PARISH ORGANIZATION
(as of July 1, 2018)

Parishes: 68

Area Faith Communities: 20 (7 have two parishes, 6 have three parishes, 6 have four parishes, 2 have five parishes)

 

LEADERSHIP
(as of JULY 1, 2018)

Assigned Priests: 32

Retired Priests: 19

Permanent Deacons: 20

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
(as of july 1, 2015)
 

Elementary Schools (K-8): 14 [2017-2018 enrollment: 1,468]

High Schools (9-12): 3 [2017-2018 enrollment: 240]

Catholic School Total Enrollment K-12 (2017-2018): 1,708

Religious Education Total Enrollment K-8 (2015-2016): 4,085

Religious Education Total Enrollment 9-12 (2015-2016): 1,941

 

Latino POPULATION

There are vibrant Latino communities in Glencoe, Litchfield, Marshall, Montevideo,
Sleepy Eye, Willmar, and a number of smaller towns. The estimated resident Latino
population in the diocese's 15 counties is 13,487.