Facts & Figures

A diocese is a territorial division of the Catholic Church in a region or province. The head of a diocese is referred to as a bishop.

The Diocese of Orlando in Florida was officially established on June 18, 1968. In 1968, there were 50 parishes with 128,000 Catholics. New boundaries were established on July 17, 1984. The Diocese currently encompasses 9,611.11 square miles.

Counties 9 Orange, Seminole, Lake, Brevard, Osceola, Volusia, Polk, Sumter, Marion
General Population 4,320,834 U.S. Bureau of the Census: www.census.gov
Catholic Population 393,271 Catholic Census Information
Patroness of the Diocese Mary, the Mother of God
Active Bishop Most Reverend John Noonan
Former Bishops Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Most Reverend Norbert M. Dorsey, C.P., S.T.D.
Most Reverend William D. Borders
Most Reverend Thomas J. Grady
Clergy 207  
Permanent Deacons 96  
Sisters 78  
Brothers 3  
Seminarians 24  
Parishes 79  
Missions 12 Mission Churches
Schools 31
1
5
Elementary Schools
Special Education School
High Schools
Campus Ministry 6  
Basilicas 2 The Basilica of St. Paul, Daytona Beach
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, Orlando
Shrines 1 The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, Orlando

** This information was last updated April 2014.


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