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Diocese of Joliet in Illinois

Dioecesis Joliettensis in Illinois



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Bishop(s)

  • Robert Daniel Conlon, Bishop
  • Joseph Mark Siegel, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Joseph Leopold Imesch, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 11 December 1948
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Illinois
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 10,920 (4,218 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the Counties of Du Page, Kankakee, Will, Grundy, Ford, Iroquois and Kendall in the State of Illinois.
  • Conference Region: VII (IL, IN, WI)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: JOL
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseofjoliet.org/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 425 Summit St., Joliet, IL 60435
  • Telephone: (815)722-6606
  • Fax: 722-6602

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
11 December 1948ErectedArchdiocese of Chicago
Diocese of Peoria
Diocese of Rockford
Diocese of Joliet in Illinois (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
194990,544355,57325.5%831302134256192972ap1951
1965275,000810,00034.0%1742444186573861,102103ap1967
1970310,820925,00033.6%1712614327194711,064106ap1971
1976374,0001,060,00035.3%19518437998653331,146110ap1977
1980411,0001,191,00034.5%1922023941,043363221,104111ap1981
1990445,0001,321,00033.7%1971593561,250139280948116ap1991
1999538,0781,494,97836.0%1971063031,77514090765120ap2000
2000571,7421,494,97838.2%1831022852,006152193696120ap2001
2001591,7061,609,74036.8%1791012802,113152193669120ap2002
2002609,2521,647,91437.0%1891092982,044174196655120ap2003
2003620,3631,694,17336.6%1841203042,040171206652122ap2004
2004625,1891,734,30436.0%1821132952,119171189631122ap2005
2006655,0511,808,30836.2%1821112932,23599183593121ap2007
2010655,4151,904,00034.4%1731102832,315209173496120ap2011

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


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