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Diocese of Amarillo

Dioecesis Amarillensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Patrick James Zurek, Bishop
  • John Walter Yanta, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 3 August 1926
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Antonio
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 67,185 (25,800 Square Miles)
  • Description: Childress, Hall, Brisco, Swisher, Castro, Parmer, and ... Counties.
  • Conference Region: X (AR, OK, TX)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: AMA
  • Official Web Site: http://www.amarillodiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 1800 N. Spring St., Amarillo, TX 79107; P.O. Box 5644, Amarillo, TX 79117-5644, USA
  • Telephone: (806) 383-2243
  • Fax: 383-8452

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 August 1926ErectedDiocese of Dallas
Diocese of San Antonio
Diocese of Amarillo (erected)
16 October 1961Territory LostDiocese of Amarillo
Diocese of Austin
Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth
Diocese of El Paso
Diocese of San Angelo (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
194940,048700,0005.7%3240725564019235ap1951
195872,8001,040,0007.0%6235977503622058ap1960
196680,000777,33910.3%7720978242218090ap1967
1970875,000.0%7373056ap1971
197675,819750,00010.1%6217799591715059ap1977
198089,051812,00011.0%5623791,127332516861ap1981
199031,781385,0008.3%4585359934812633ap1991
199946,356393,82211.8%612637354414835ap2000
200048,783401,26112.2%4935293846313835ap2001
200154,208413,06713.1%486541,00354713835ap2002
200256,361432,19013.0%491059955541114435ap2003
200349,361436,42211.3%43952949541013035ap2004
200443,651432,19010.1%341145970541210635ap2005
200639,609422,4489.4%371148825471210635ap2007
201250,237427,92711.7%371653947571610538ap2013

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


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