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Diocese of Great Falls-Billings

Dioecesis Magnocataractensis-Billingensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 14 February 1980
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Montana
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 241,276 (94,158 Square Miles)
  • Description: Big Horn, Blaine, Carbon, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Hill, Musselshell, Park, Rosebud, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Valley, Wibaux, and Yellowstone Counties.
  • Conference Region: XII (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: GR
  • Official Web Site: http://diocesegfb.org/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 121 23rd Street South, P.O. Box 1399, Great Falls, MT 59403-1399
  • Telephone: (406)727-6683
  • Fax: 454-3480

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Great Falls
18 May 1904ErectedDiocese of Helena Diocese of Great Falls (erected)
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings
14 February 1980Name ChangedDiocese of Great Falls Diocese of Great Falls-Billings

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Great Falls
195048,875288,60016.9%84241084522427558ap1951
196675,000360,00020.8%98281265953231066ap1967
197070,000360,00019.4%85311166033526571ap1971
197666,000352,00018.8%78391175644216573ap1977
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings
198067,000358,00018.7%733410762643420075ap1981
199066,800355,00018.8%66269272632913356ap1991
199955,117392,90014.0%75148961937852ap2000
200057,796386,40015.0%6014747813147667ap2001
200159,902394,45015.2%5814728315157766ap2002
200255,405392,79614.1%5913727695147766ap2003
200357,144391,36014.6%6114757616157466ap2004
200457,144391,36014.6%6014747728157165ap2005
200651,629391,36013.2%6014746976146766ap2007

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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