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Diocese of Joliette

Dioecesis Ioliettensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Gilles Lussier, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 27 January 1904
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Montréal
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Province: Québec
  • Country: Canada
  • Square Kilometers: 8,800 (3,399 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Montreal
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: J
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocesedejoliette.org/
  • Mailing Address: Eveche, C.P. 470, 2 rue Saint-Charles-Borromée Nord, Joliette, QC J6E 2T5, Canada
  • Telephone: (450)753-7596
  • Fax: 753-7933

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
27 January 1904ErectedArchdiocese of Montréal (Joliette, Berthier, and Montcalm Counties with part of L’Assomption County) Diocese of Joliette (erected)
31 May 2007Territory AddedDiocese of Amos Diocese of Chicoutimi (Opitciwan (Obedjiwan))
Diocese of Joliette (Manawan)
Diocese of Trois Rivières (Parent)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195084,72586,45598.0%1857225732927583652ap1951
1966103,859105,86498.1%1867125740419786855ap1967
1970113,099115,77297.7%1746323747719686855ap1971
1976131,583134,49497.8%1425820065719967885ap1977
1980153,366157,10697.6%1305718782019664384ap1981
1990168,685177,80094.9%102471491,132215450357ap1991
1999202,130212,30095.2%83531361,486517329048ap2000
2000206,815217,89094.9%83551381,498516927357ap2001
2001213,980226,65594.4%81531341,596516527148ap2002
2002214,460227,86094.1%77491261,702515425457ap2003
2003219,165231,75094.6%74481221,796515124857ap2004
2004218,445231,43094.4%74471211,805514922757ap2005
2006214,875228,04094.2%68561241,732514420956ap2007

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


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