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Diocese of Rochester

Dioecesis Roffensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Salvatore Ronald Matano, Bishop
  • Matthew Harvey Clark, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 3 March 1868
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of New York
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 18,400 (7,107 Square Miles)
  • Description: Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Cayuga, Yates, Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, Schuyler, and Tompkins Counties.
  • Conference Region: II (NY)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: ROC
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dor.org/
  • Mailing Address: 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624
  • Telephone: (585)328-3210
  • Fax: 328-3149

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 March 1868ErectedDiocese of Buffalo Diocese of Rochester (erected)
1896Territory AddedDiocese of Buffalo Diocese of Rochester (Counties of Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, and Tioga)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950320,000975,00032.8%35270422758701,309169ap1951
1966449,1981,206,44637.2%4111755867662781,505190ap1967
1970450,0001,206,44637.3%3501545048922231,460195ap1971
1976358,8501,439,60024.9%3991095087061541,115161ap1977
1980369,8401,467,30025.2%404985027361531,045161ap1981
1990392,7481,421,80027.6%303863891,00974144839161ap1991
1999337,6131,479,72722.8%2776233999512139681161ap2000
2000294,8271,565,73318.8%25164315935105102687180ap2001
2001338,5011,470,30423.0%253533061,10610994667171ap2002
2002340,0001,490,89122.8%258643221,055111102647159ap2003
2003341,5001,489,57622.9%236622981,14593110651158ap2004
2004341,5001,485,83723.0%244613051,11911592588151ap2005
2010354,0001,557,00022.7%201522531,39912781481124ap2011
2011357,0001,570,00022.7%193542471,44513581468106ap2012

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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