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: 280,138 (as of 2015)

Catholic Population: 54,400 (as of June 30, 2016)

 

PARISH ORGANIZATION
(as of October 1, 2016)

Parishes: 75

Area Faith Communities: 20 (4 have two parishes, 5 have three parishes, 9 have four parishes, 2 have five parishes)

 

LEADERSHIP
(as of October 1, 2016)

Active Priests: 37

Retired Priests: 23

Permanent Deacons: 15

Pastoral Administrators: 1

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
(as of july 1, 2015)
 

Elementary Schools (K-8): 15 [2016-2017 enrollment: 1,562]

High Schools (9-12): 3 [2016-2017 enrollment: 251]

Catholic School Total Enrollment K-12 (2016-2017): 1,813

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.