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Diocese of Erie

Dioecesis Eriensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 29 July 1853
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 25,734 (9,936 Square Miles)
  • Description: Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield, Cameron, Elk, McKean, Potter, and Warren Counties.
  • Conference Region: III (NJ, PA)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: E
  • Official Web Site: http://www.eriercd.org/
  • Mailing Address: St. Mark's Catholic Center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd., P.O. Box 10397, Erie, PA 16514-0397
  • Telephone: (814)824-1111
  • Fax: 824-1128

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
29 July 1853ErectedDiocese of Pittsburgh Diocese of Erie (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949153,691766,87320.0%199103302508118915123ap1951
1966220,285853,16725.8%29419313703991,242127ap1967
1970209,206874,47123.9%2695632564372977130ap1971
1976207,238857,03524.2%2734732064760825126ap1977
1980223,000877,00025.4%2785132967762731158ap1981
1990213,749875,00024.4%24124265806124662155ap1991
1999229,659874,90026.2%24415259886112518127ap2000
2000233,586871,61226.8%231142459531516512127ap2001
2001230,016865,04126.6%224152399621617451127ap2002
2002227,162874,05726.0%225142399502316459126ap2003
2003225,197874,05725.8%2219230979259438126ap2004
2004225,607874,05725.8%21392221,016319425126ap2005
2006230,000890,00025.8%20282101,095418421125ap2007
2010221,508851,95526.0%18261881,178566319120ap2011
2012221,550868,00025.5%18671931,147627304117ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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